Fitotron Multi-Tier Cultivation Rooms

Fitotron Multi-Tier Cultivation Rooms

Fitotron® Multi-tier Cultivation Rooms (MCR’s) have been specifically designed to suit 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 - the ideal solution for immediate requirements. In addition, 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% 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. Users can therefore have different conditions within the same room.

Performance

  • Temperature range (lights on and lights off): +15°C to +30°C
  • Lighting intensity 3 tiers: 250 μmol m-2s-1 @ 25°C 300mm below lights
  • Lighting intensity 4 tiers: 180 μmol m-2s-1 @ 25°C 300mm below lights
  • Humidity range* (lights on): 50%RH to 75%RH
  • Humidity range* (lights off): 50%RH to 80%RH
  • Dewpoint range* (lights on): +10°C to +22°C
  • Dewpoint range* (lights off): +10°C to +24°C
  • The MCR range features the latest 3.5” Color Touch Panel for programming, 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, providing 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. This is the safest and cleanest method of humidification, eliminating the risk of airborne contamination such as Legionella.

Options

  • 3 tier light rack or 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
Fitotron Multi-Tier Cultivation Rooms