Growth Unit
Research under controlled growing conditions
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Growth Units serve for precisely controlled plant cultivation and comparison studies.

Growth Units are primarily intended for placement in climatized chamber (not part of Growth Unit), where a large number of them are located and controlled via programmable logic controller (PLC). PLC is an option to purchase. Alternatively - if only a single or few Growth Units are purchased – they may be controlled individually via the display located on the front part. No PLC needed in such case.

The Growth Units arrangement enables multiple experimental setups in one cultivation space. Every single Growth Unit offers possibility of different light and temperature regime, which makes them very suitable for multiple or parallel experiments.

Key Features

  • Illumination: adjustable in intensity (from 0 to 100 %), timing, modulation, and diurnal cycling
  • Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature
  • LED technology for optimum plant growth: White LED illumination with supplementary Far-Red LEDs or Red-Green-Blue LED illumination with supplementary Far-Red LEDs
  • Maximum PPFD up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 30 cm (higher intensity on request)


  • Rapid modulation of irradiance simulating light flecks
  • Precise adjustment of the light intensity in the range
    of 1 to 100 % of the total output
  • Homogeneous illumination over the whole cultivation
    area of 1.4 m2
  • 4 standard types - different in height
  • Incorporated module for measuring light intensity or fluorescence (optional)

Growth Units

Growth Units serve for precisely controlled plant cultivation and comparison studies.

Growth Units are primarily intended for placement in climatized chamber (not part of Growth Unit), where a large number of them are located and controlled via programmable logic controller (PLC). PLC is an option to purchase. Alternatively - if only a single or few Growth Units are purchased – they may be controlled individually via the display located on the front part. No PLC needed in such case.

The Growth Units arrangement enables multiple experimental setups in one cultivation space. Every single Growth Unit offers possibility of different light and temperature regime, which makes them very suitable for multiple or parallel experiments.

Temperature can be regulated in the range of +2 to +12 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature (optionally up to +20 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature). In standard version, illumination may be controlled up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 30 cm (higher light intensities on request).


ONLINE MEASURED PARAMETERS


  • Temperature
  • Light intensity (optional)
  • Fluorescence (optional)

APPLICATIONS


  • Precise plant cultivation in controlled light and temperature conditions
  • Physiological studies in parallel
  • Phenotypical analysis (Arabidopsis)
  • Vernalization (Brassica, Hordeum)
  • Dusk/dawn response simulation

CULTIVATION ROOM (optional)


  • Sophisticated system of air ventilation
  • Very low air flow - up to 0.25 m/s
  • Minimum heat introduction into the chamber
  • No water condensation
  • Light-independent regulation of temperature

SOFTWARE


  • Data collection in real time
  • Data upload for processing – even when the experiment is running
  • Real time d ata visualization in graphs or tables
  • Web interface
  • LCD color touch screen located at the front side of the chamber
  • Included software for user-friendly protocol programming
  • Memory for 100 user-defined protocols
  • Graphical representation of conditions inside the Growth Unit – displayed are both actual conditions and target values
  • Data transfer via Ethernet or USB interface
  • Enabled is also remote control over LAN
  • Warning messages via SMS

Pricing


Growth Units
Version Characteristics Price
Growth Unit 400 Intended primarily for placement in climatized chambers. Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the ambient temperature. Internal dimensions: 180 x 40 x 78 cm (W x H x D). LED-based illumination - maximum PAR up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1(at 30 cm from the panel). Please enquire
Growth Unit 550 Intended primarily for placement in climatized chambers. Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the ambient temperature. Internal dimensions: 180 x 55 x 78 cm (W x H x D). LED-based illumination - maximum PAR up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the panel). Please enquire
Growth Unit 700 Intended primarily for placement in climatized chambers. Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the ambient temperature. Internal dimensions: 180 x 70 x 78 cm (W x H x D). LED-based illumination - maximum PAR up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the panel). Please enquire
Growth Unit 1100 Intended primarily for placement in climatized chambers. Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the ambient temperature. Internal dimensions: 180 x 110 x 78 cm (W x H x D). LED-based illumination - maximum PAR up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the panel). Please enquire

Accessories

Parameters Options Characteristics Price
Extended temperature range optionally up to +20°C above the cultivation room temperature Please enquire
Hardware Options Characteristics Price
RGB digital colour imaging RGB Imaging station with one top view camera. Includes homogenous LED light source for image acquisition. Please enquire
Kinetic chlorophyl fluorescence imaging Custom-designed PAM chlorophyll fluorescence measuring system. Open FluorCam System to growth area with 1.4MP resolution. Supplied with multiple light sources. Please enquire
Thermal imaging Thermal imaging station with high-end calibrated thermal camera. Includes reference, programmable LED light source with desired spectral range for thermal imaging and protocols for temperature dynamics studies. Camera mounted above plant for top view. Please enquire
Shaker SHK-2013 Orbital shaker with speed range 30-500 RPM; dimension 320 x 375 x 125 mm; weight 8 kg; loading capacity 5 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included. 1.890,- €
Tray with Sticky Matting Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels onto the Shaker SHK-2013. 270,- €
50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml. 220,- €
100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml. 200,- €
250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml. 190,- €
500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml. 190,- €
1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml. 190,- €
Software Options Characteristics Price
Integrated Control Software for Growth Unit Optional feature for intelligent control of illumination in the Growth Units. Includes LCD color touch screen. Inquire for price
Monitoring Options Characteristics Price
Chlorophyl fluorescence measuring module Module for measuring standard chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (FT, QY, etc.) in grown plants. 3.990 €
Module for precise gas composition control Includes gas mixing system GMS 150 (up to 4 channels) and sealed cultivation compartment with precisely controlled atmospheric conditions . Please enquire
Spectrum measuring module Module for measuring spectrum parameters with spectral response range from 340 to 780 nm. 3.999 €
GSM module Module enabling sending sms in case of parameter deviation. 460 €
IP camera Possibility to control the growth chamber interior wherever you have an internet connection. 150 €