Plant Growth Chambers and Rooms
Standard Growth Chambers The Fitotron SGC 120 is centred on core attributes of versatility and userfriendliness. It is these, combined with exceptional quality that sets it apart from any other chamber of its type.
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It is available in a variety of flexible shelving and lighting options enabling it to be utilised for a range of applications. The shelves can easily be added or removed by the user giving maximum flexibility and ease of use. It has been designed with the user in mind and as such has a host of features that reflect this, such as the SIMPAC controller and Colour Touch Panel for programming, digital safety thermostat, and eye level controls. The 3.5 inch TFT Colour Touch Panel allows a wide range of user programmable options to be selected. Temperature and humidity conditions can be set at the touch of a button, as can day/night timings. SIMPAC also features a 100 program memory, graphical representation of conditions inside the chamber, a USB port for a data storage device and an ethernet connection.
SGC 120 Tissue Culture Chamber The Fitotron SGC 120 Tissue Culture Chamber provides a generous shelf area, along with insulated shelves. Optional humidity of up to 80%RH is available, further widening the range of capabilities of the SGC 120. • 5 shelves as standard • 3.4m2 shelf area • -2°C to 40°C lights off • +5°C to +35°C with full lighting • Optional humidity up to 80%RH • Dimmable lighting
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th Chamber The Fitotron SGC 120 Plant Growth Chamber offers unsurpassed accuracy and reliability in the control of temperature, humidity and lighting. Larger plants of up to 1.5m can be grown inside. It allows the researcher access to most world climatic conditions while eliminating the variability found in nature. • Available with up to 5 shelves • Shelves can easily be added or removed by the user • Individually controllable shelf lighting • Growth area up to 3.4m2 • Max. growth height 1275mm • Optional humidity up to 80%RH
ge Chamber Perfect for simulating the cool, dry conditions associated with long term seed storage. The Fitotron SGC 120 is supplied with an air drying system to remove humidity to a level of 15%RH at 4°C. It combines user friendliness and cost effectiveness with unequalled reliability and durability. • 10 shelves • Growing area of 6.8m2 • Air drying system to remove humidity to 15%RH at 4°C • Suitable for the preservation of medium and long term collections
SGC 120 Arabidopsis Chamber The design of the Fitotron SGC 120 Arabidopsis Chamber allows researchers to access and make measurements of small leaves that are tightly bunched together by providing unrestricted access- measurements that were previously difficult, if not impossible to make. • Supplied with 3 shelves as standard • Shelves can easily be added or removed by the user • Individually controllable shelf lighting • Growth area of 2.04m2 • Standard growth height of 400mm • Optional humidity up to 80%RH
SGC 120 Insect Incubation Chamber The Fitotron SGC 120 Insect Incubation Chamber provides a solution to Entomologist’s needs to study and store Drosophila, Bees, Mosquitoes & other insects within a controllable environment. Each shelf is available with an optional bank of High Frequency lighting, minimising the effects of stroboscopic stress on insects. • 3 shelves as standard • 2 further shelves can be fitted • Individually controllable lighting for each shelf, variable from an intensity of 10% to 100% • Insect friendly lighting • Standard shelf area 2.04m2
High Specification Plant Growth Chambers The Fitotron High Specification Plant Growth Chambers (HGC) are based on a modular design. Should your research requirements change then the chamber can be adapted to the new situation by exchanging or retrofitting individual modules. As well as 3 chamber sizes, it is possible to modify: light source and intensity, airflow direction, temperature range and internal maximum growing height. This flexible design allows the chambers to be modified for different applications and as such provides a ‘future-proof’ investment. Standard Performance with irradiation module 1 Temperature range +5°C to +45°C lights off +10°C to +45°C lights on
Optional irradiation module
Optional height module
40%rh to 95%rh lights off 40%rh to 85%rh lights on
450 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 200mm
Horizontal or Vertical
Performance with irradiation module 2: Lighting intensity
900 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 350mm
Performance with irradiation module 3: Lighting intensity
700 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 500mm
Optional airflow module
Optional low temperature module -10°C
Performance with irradiation module 4:
1000 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 500mm
• Wheat • Maize • Cotton • Rice • Large plants grown through to maturity • Plants requiring high light and/or high humidity levels
Performance with low temperature module: Temperature range -10°C to +45°C lights off Additional options: Adjustable height module 1, to raise or lower module 1 Height module, extending height by 500mm
HGC 0714 Plant Growth Chamber
Growth area 0.7m2
HGC 1014 Plant Growth Chamber
The HGC range uses a combination of different lamps to simulate a daylight spectrum. Through the use of high frequency fluorescent lamps, dimming of light intensity from 10% to 100% is standard. Dawn and dusk is simulated by the addition of a high proportion of red light. As an option, the height of the lamps can be adjusted using an external motor. This ensures that the growing conditions remain constant and the plants are not disturbed. Metal Halide lamp modules with higher light intensity of 700 and 1000 mmols @ 500mm are available. The lamps are installed in a separate air-cooled lamp compartment, together with the UV light source.
Growth area 1.0m
In addition to these a dimmable fluorescent lighting module is also available, providing 900 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 350mm. An additional height module capable of extending the height by 500mm is also available.
HGC 1514 Plant Growth Chamber
Growth area 1.5m2
Airflow Both horizontal and vertical airflow are standard. The plenum wall and floor design ensures a low air velocity whilst guaranteeing a high degree of temperature/humidity uniformity.
Low Temperature An optional low temperature module is available which is capable of a temperature of -10°C
Plant Growth Rooms Fitotron Standard Growth Rooms Fitotron Standard Growth Rooms are available in a number of different formats. Standard Growth Rooms are available with growth area sizes from 1.4m2 to 24.5m2, and are available with lighting up to 500 mmol. m-²s-¹ with full humidity control. The standard modular design allows for combinations such as single or double sided (one or two bays), one, two or three light banks deep (cells) and one, two or three tiers high. Applications include: • Arabidopsis • Insect incubation • Tissue Culture • Algae • Seed Storage • Seed Germination • Fungi 3 cells deep
2 cells deep
1 cell deep
3 tiers high 2 tiers high 1 tier high
1 bay wide
2 bays wide
Plant Growth Rooms Fitotron High Specification Growth Rooms The Fitotron High Specification Growth Rooms (HGR) modular in design. Light intensity, growth height, temperature range and type of airflow can all be selected by the user. The standard airflow is vertical via a perforated floor. Growth area ranges from 4m2 to 12m2. Applications include: • Grasses • Cereals • Rice • Fruit • Arctic • Tropical • Vernalisation HGR 4018
Performance Temperature range +5°C to +45°C lights off +10°C to +45°C lights on Humidity range
40%rh to 95%rh lights off 40%rh to 85%rh lights on
Module 1 450 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 200mm Fluorescent lamps
Module 1V As above but vertically adjustable height
Module 2 Metal Halide & Krypton lamps 700 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 500mm
Module 3 Metal Halide & Krypton lamps 1000 mmol.m-²s-¹ @ 500mm
Horizontal or vertical
Several additional options are available: • Low temperature module capable of achieving -10°C • Fluorescent, Metal Halide, UV, LED lighting
Multi-tier Cultivation Rooms The Multi-Tier Cultivation Rooms (MCR) from Weiss Gallenkamp have been specifically designed to be suited to a variety of different plant growth applications. They are ideal for research involving Arabidopsis and similar sized plants. MCR’s can be assembled and fully operational within a short space of time, making them the ideal solution for immediate requirements. In addition to this, MCR’s can be fitted with a number of different shelf and lighting options to suit a wide range of biological applications Lighting Lighting can be specified by the user, and is available in racks of 3 or 4 tiers. Lighting racks can be purchased independently of the room itself, and are delivered as complete, free-standing ‘plug and play’ units, incorporating the growing surface, lighting and air distribution. Each lighting bank ensures even distribution of airflow across the shelves, resulting in minimum temperature variations. Lighting in the MCR range provides medium intensity of 250 µmol m-2s-1 @ 300mm for the 3 tier version, and 180 µmol m-2s-1 @ 300mm for the 4 tier version. Lighting racks are supplied with fluorescent lamps, each level of which is individually dimmable from an intensity of 100% down to 10%. LED lighting can also be fitted if required. Users also have the option of adding light boxes, within which specimens can be cultured at different temperature and lighting conditions to the plants grown on the open light racks, so users can have different conditions within the same room. Control The MCR range features the latest touch screen controller, conveniently mounted on the front of the room. Refrigeration Cooling for the MCR range is designed for maximum energy efficiency, as the unit senses when it is required to be in operation. This is far more efficient than other ‘continuous compressor operation’ systems whilst maintaining the same close control of environmental conditions. Humidity An optional humidifier can be added, giving a humidity range of 50% rh to 80% rh lights off, and 50% rh to 75% rh lights on. The use of steam to generate humidity produces sterile atomized water which is the safest and cleanest method of humidification, eliminating risk of airborne contamination such as Legionella.
Based on a modular concept, MCR’s are available in multiple formats, and can be added to with retro-fittable lighting racks. MCR 210 Two lighting racks, one along each side of the room, three tiers high. Two lighting racks, one along each side of the room, four tiers high. Two lighting racks, one along each side of the room, one three tiers high, one four tiers high. MCR 220 Four lighting racks, two along each side of the room, three tiers high. Four lighting racks, two along each side of the room, four tiers high. Four lighting racks, two along each side of the room, combination of three and four tiers high. MCR 230 Six lighting racks, three along each side of the room, three tiers high. Six lighting racks, three along each side of the room, four tiers high. Six lighting racks, three along each side of the room, combination of three and four tiers high. Integrated air distribution 3 tier freestanding lighting/air distribution module
4 tier freestanding lighting/air distribution module
Performance Temperature range (lights ON and lights OFF) Lighting Intensity 3 tiers Lighting Intensity 4 tiers Humidity Range* (lights ON) Humidity Range* (lights OFF) Dewpoint Range* (lights ON) Dewpoint Range* (lights OFF)
15°C to 30°C 250 µmol m-2s-1 @ 25°C 300mm below lights 180 µmol m-2s-1 @ 25°C 300mm below lights 50% to 75% RH 50% to 80% RH 10°C to 22°C 10°C to 24°C *with optional humidifier
MCR 210 External Width mm 3160 Depth mm 2310 Height mm 2580 Growth Height mm 3 tier 4 tier Growth Area per tier m2
3160 3960 2580
3160 5760 2580
Growth Area per lighting rack m2 3 shelf 4 shelf
Options - 3 tier light rack - 4 tier light rack - Humidifier - External Water Chiller, if no chilled water supply is available - Non boosted RO (purified water) supply, if no RO is available - Boosted RO (purified water) supply if RO is available but without the pressure required - Condensate pump - 24 hour Performance Test
Bespoke Plant Growth Chambers & Rooms We specialise in the design and build of bespoke Plant Growth Chambers & Rooms where performance requirements fall outside the standard range. Over many years, we have developed the knowledge and experience to provide turnkey projects to major research and educational establishments worldwide.
Weiss Gallenkamp: • Work with clients, architects and design consultants to define user specifications and engineering requirements. • Design cost-effective solutions. • Manage the implementation in consultation with all other contractors.
Examples of our capabilities for bespoke facilities include: Extremes of Temperature Arctic and Tropical climates can be accurately simulated in Weiss Gallenkamp Plant Growth Rooms.
Category 3 Containment • Special filtration change systems • Independent air circulation • 2 levels of pressure differential, Under and Over Pressure to prevent contamination and leakages
Lighting Capabilities As part of our standard and bespoke range, we offer a variety of lighting including UV, fluorescent, LED and metal halide, which can be fitted into a room in order to give high light intensities.
Global Service and Support The training undertaken by our agents and engineers is of the highest standard in the industry, ensuring that our customers are supported by the highest level of technical expertise and as such can be assured that their equipment will perform to the standards required at all times. To contact your local Fitotron agent, please email email@example.com
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