H GC 1514 2

High Specification Growth Chambers

Our Fitotron® High Specification Growth Chambers (HGCs) are based on a high performance modular design offering unsurpassed accuracy and reliability in the control of temperature, humidity and lighting.

The chambers are available with three growth areas of 0.73m2, 0.95m2 and 1.5m2. Additional user options are available including increasing the growth height to 1.7m², increasing the light intensity to 1000 µmol m-2s-1 and CO2 control.

The Fitotron® HGC Series is suitable for applications including wheat, maize, cotton, rice and for larger plants grown through to maturity.

Many other types of application also exist for this product.

Product Features

  • 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)
  • Temperature stability of ±0.5°C
  • Choice of growth area - 0.73m2, 0.95m2 and 1.5m2
  • Choice of growth capacity - 1000, 1300 and 2000 litre
  • Growth height of 1.4m
  • Lighting intensity of 450 µmol m-2s-1
  • Horizontal airflow
  • One shelf
  • 3.5" colour touch panel
  • S!MPAC 32-bit control and monitoring system
  • Automatic water replenishment
  • Seven steps of 'day/night' programmable cycle with 'dawn/dust' effects
  • Dimmable lighting intensity from 100% to 10%
  • USB interface
  • RJ45 Ethernet interface
  • Level indication with low water alarm
  • Independent adjustable tmin/tmax temperature limiter
  • Adjustable software tmin/tmax temperature limiter
  • Mobility with castors
  • Aluminium with PVF-coating (RAL 9010 pure white) interior
  • Galvanised sheet steel with resistant powder coated paint finish (RAL9002 grey/white) exterior
  • Manufactured in the United Kingdom

User Benefits

  • Lighting, temperature and airflow modules can be exchanged or retrofitted to suit changing research needs
  • User-friendly eye level programming software
  • High efficiency lamp with low energy usage and long life - 16,000hr usage
  • Excellent accuracy and reliability for the control of temperature, humidity and lighting
  • Safety tested with CE certification

Areas of Application

Technical Data

Fitotron® Model

HGC 0714

HGC 1014

HGC 1514

Growth area

0.73m2

0.95m2

1.5m2

Growth volume

1000 litre

1300 litre

2000 litre

Interior dimensions (w x d x h)

970mm x 750mm x 1400mm

1270mm x 750mm x 1400mm

1990mm x 750mm x 1400mm

Exterior dimensions (w x d x h)

2120mm x 980mm x 1985mm

2420mm x 980mm x 1985mm

3140mm x 980mm x 1985mm

Temperature range - lights off

+5°C to +45°C

+5°C to +45°C

+5°C to +45°C

Temperature range - lights on

+10°C to +40°C

+10°C to +40°C

+10°C to +40°C

Temperature stability

±0.5°C

±0.5°C

±0.5°C

Humidity range - lights off

40%RH to 95%RH

40%RH to 95%RH

40%RH to 95%RH

Humidity range - lights on

40%RH to 85%RH

40%RH to 85%RH

40%RH to 85%RH

Standard lighting module 1 -
lamp types

840 fluorescent,
100% to 10% dimmable

840 fluorescent,
100% to 10% dimmable

840 fluorescent,
100% to 10% dimmable

Standard lighting module 1 - maximum intensity1

450 µmol m-2s-1

450 µmol m-2s-1

450 µmol m-2s-1

Door/s

One door with observation
window

One door with observation window

Two doors, each with observation window

Electrical connection

3/N/PE 400V 50/60Hz 16A

3/N/PE 400V 50/60Hz 16A

3/N/PE 400V 50/60Hz 16A

Approximate weight (net)

400 - 500kg

480 - 675kg

590 - 805kg

1Measured at 200mm below tube at 25°C

Options

Lighting Module 2

  • Fluorescent lamps, 100% to 10% dimmable, intensity of 900 µmol m-2s-1 @ 200mm

Lighting Module 3

  • Air-cooled separate lamp compartment, metal halide and krypton, 700 µmol m-2s-1 @ 500mm

Lighting Module 4

  • Air-cooled separate lamp compartment, metal halide and krypton, 1000 µmol m-2s-1 @ 500mm

Other

  • Low temperature module - extended temperature range from -10°C to +45°C (time limited and lights off)
  • Air flow module - vertical air flow over perforated floor
  • Height module - extension of height by 500mm
  • S!MPATI PC-based remote logging and control software
  • CO2 control
  • RS232 interface

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