Canopy Scanalyzer

Canopy Scanalyzer solutions for glasshouses, growth rooms, climate chambers, cultivation halls, or indoor farms

Automated high-throughput Canopy Scanalyzers combine rapid automated data recording with advanced analytical software and machine learning.

LemnaTec is the global specialist for automated Scanalyzer Solutions that not only save time and labour, but also provide a much broader base of information compared to visual scoring. The Canopy Scanalyzer technology is dedicated to users who work with ground-standing plants – directly in soil, in containers, or pots – that are not movable, or not intended to move. The sensor-to-plant system records imaging data from above the plants, and usually delivers data on plant canopies rather than on individual plants.

  • Sensor to plant
  • Sensors mounted on gantry structure that moves across plant area
  • Fixed plant positions
  • Broad range of imaging and sensing modules
  • Dedicated optics and illumination
  • Available for a range of dimensions
  • Sensing equipment in a sensor bay mounted on the gantry or sensor exchange system

We recommend to record environmental data in the plant growth area, such as temperature, light, or air humidity. We offer recording systems that store the environmental data together with the phenotypic data of the corresponding plants.

Recommended for plants that have fixed positions, suitable for any plant species

  • Width and height options on request
  • Sensor bay: the system carries one measuring head where all cameras/sensors are combined
  • Sensor exchange system: the sensors are stored at a sensor station and the gantry system attaches them one after the next for measuring
Canopy Scanalyzer - Sensor to Plant - sensor options
Visible-light (VIS) Camera Module Size, count, colour, morphology, texture, movement
Near infrared (NIR) Camera ModuleReflectance in the water band at 1450 nm
Infrared (IR) Camera ModuleThermal radiation in the range of 7500 - 13000 nm
Chlorophyll Fluorescence Kinetics ModulePAM imaging, chlorophyll status and activity
Hyperspectral Imaging ModuleSpectrally resolved reflectance
Multispectral Imaging ModuleReflectance at a series of distinct wavelengths
3D Laser Scanning Module3D point cloud, height and angle


The following papers refer to equivalent technology mounted outdoor (Field Scanalyzer). The measuring principles apply to indoor measurements, too. Technical desing may differ.

Sadeghi-Tehran P, Sabermanesh K, Virlet N, Hawkesford MJ (2017) Automated Method to Determine Two Critical Growth Stages of Wheat: Heading and Flowering. Front. Plant Sci. 8:252.

Sadeghi-Tehran P, Virlet N, Sabermanesh K, Hawkesford MJ (2017) Multi-feature machine learning model for automatic segmentation of green fractional vegetation cover for high-throughput field phenotyping. Plant methods 13:422

Virlet N, Sabermanesh K, Sadeghi-Tehran P, Hawkesford MJ (2017) Field Scanalyzer: An automated robotic field phenotyping platform for detailed crop monitoring. Functional Plant Biology 44:143

We bought a LemnaTec LabScanalyzer (the predecessor of PhenoAIxpert) in July 2018. The instrument was delivered to us and installed remotely by a Lemnatec technician that instructed us about the use of the instrument. We were happy about the service: very good communication and excellent instrument set-up. The Lemnatec LabScanalyzer works nicely and is even more user-friendly than we expected. Almost no training of new users is needed. We hope to expand the uses of the instrument to obtain additional phenotyping options in the future, by interacting with LemnaTec.

Prof. Pierdomenico Perata, School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, Institute of life science

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