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Conveyor Scanalyzer

Conveyor-based Scanalyzer Solutions for glasshouses, growth rooms, climate chambers, cultivation halls, or indoor farms

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

LemnaTec is the global specialist for Conveyor Scanalyzer Solutions that not only save time and labour, but also provide a much broader base of information compared to visual scoring. This technology is dedicated to users who work with individually potted plants and demand for side- and top-view images of their plant material.

  • Plant-to-Sensor
  • Potted plants moving on conveyors
  • Handling conveyor loops for imaging, weighing, watering
  • Storage conveyor lines as growth area
  • Imaging cabinets with advanced illumination and optics
  • Broad range of cameras
  • Conveyor configurations according to application cases
  • Weighing and Watering options
  • Plant carrier re-positioning and randomising

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.

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Recommended for most crops: cereals (e.g. rice, wheat, barley) or dicot plants (e.g. rapeseed, soy bean, tomato) and young stages of large grasses (e.g. maize, sugarcane, sorghum)

  • Maximum total height of the plant with pot (in mm): 1500
  • Maximum plant diameter of the plant with pot (in mm): 750
  • Max. pot height (in mm): 250
  • Max. diameter of the pot (in mm): 250
  • Maximum total weight of the plant + pot with substrate and water (g): 8000
Conveyor Scanalyzer - Plant to Sensor - 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
Fluorescence Imaging ModuleFluorescence signals of pigments after appropriate excitation
Chlorophyll Fluorescence Kinetics ModulePAM imaging, chlorophyll status and activity
Hyperspectral Imaging ModuleSpectrally resolved reflectance
Multispectral Imaging ModuleReflectance at a series of distinct wavelengths

Example: 1.8 m tall plant in 20 cm (height/diameter) pot (= 2 m overall height); total weight with wet peat soil 6 kg.

Recommended for small seedlings of any plant species, for later stages rosette-forming plants (e.g. Arabidopsis) and low-growing plants.

  • Maximum total height of the plant with pot (in mm): 500
  • Maximum plant diameter of the plant with pot (in mm): 200
  • Max. pot height (in mm): 110
  • Max. diameter of the pot (in mm): 110
  • Maximum total weight of the plant + pot with substrate and water (g): 2000
Conveyor Scanalyzer - Plant to Sensor - 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
Fluorescence Imaging ModuleFluorescence signals of pigments after appropriate excitation
Chlorophyll Fluorescence Kinetics ModulePAM imaging, chlorophyll status and activity
Hyperspectral Imaging ModuleSpectrally resolved reflectance
Multispectral Imaging ModuleReflectance at a series of distinct wavelengths

Example: 1.8 m tall plant in 20 cm (height/diameter) pot (= 2 m overall height); total weight with wet peat soil 6 kg.

Recommended for grown-up stages of large grasses (e.g. Maize, Sugarcane, Sorghum), young stages of trees, tall dicots.

  • Maximum total height of the plant with pot (in mm): 2500
  • Maximum plant diameter of the plant with pot (in mm): 1500
  • Max. pot height (in mm): 300
  • Max. diameter of the pot (in mm): 300
  • Maximum total weight of the plant + pot with substrate and water (g): 16000
Conveyor Scanalyzer - Plant to Sensor - 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
Fluorescence Imaging ModuleFluorescence signals of pigments after appropriate excitation
Chlorophyll Fluorescence Kinetics ModulePAM imaging, chlorophyll status and activity
Hyperspectral Imaging ModuleSpectrally resolved reflectance
Multispectral Imaging ModuleReflectance at a series of distinct wavelengths

Example: 1.8 m tall plant in 20 cm (height/diameter) pot (= 2 m overall height); total weight with wet peat soil 6 kg.

Recent references – more than 70 references available

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Cazzonelli CI, Hou X, Alagoz Y, Rivers J, Dhami N, Lee J, Marri S, Pogson BJ (2019) A cis -carotene derived apocarotenoid regulates etioplast and chloroplast development

Ward B, Brien C, Oakey H, Pearson A, Negrão S, Schilling RK, Taylor J, Jarvis D, Timmins A, Roy SJ, Tester M, Berger B, van den Hengel A (2019) High-throughput 3D modelling to dissect the genetic control of leaf elongation in barley (Hordeum vulgare). The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology

Asif MA, Schilling RK, Tilbrook J, Brien C, Dowling K, Rabie H, Short L, Trittermann C, Garcia A, Barrett-Lennard EG, Berger B, Mather DE, Gilliham M, Fleury D, Tester M, Roy SJ, Pearson AS (2018) Mapping of novel salt tolerance QTL in an Excalibur × Kukri doubled haploid wheat population. TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik

Berry JC, Fahlgren N, Pokorny AA, Bart RS, Veley KM (2018) An automated, high-throughput method for standardizing image color profiles to improve image-based plant phenotyping. PeerJ 6:e5727

Camargo AV, Mackay I, Mott R, Han J, Doonan JH, Askew K, Corke F, Williams K, Bentley AR (2018) Functional Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) Associated With Plant Performance in a Wheat MAGIC Mapping Population. Front. Plant Sci. 9:887

da Costa RMF, Simister R, Roberts LA, Timms-Taravella E, Cambler AB, Corke FMK, Han J, Ward RJ, Buckeridge MS, Gomez LD, Bosch M (2018) Nutrient and drought stress: implications for phenology and biomass quality in miscanthus. Annals of Botany

Plant carriers on conveyers

Moving Field

To ensure a high degree of homogeneity within treatment groups, LemnaTec’s MOVING FIELD uses conveyers to constantly move plants around in a predefined sequence. This also enables users to optimize plant density and simulate more realistic agricultural growing conditions resulting in more relevant research data.

Sensor-to-Plant

In phenotypic studies there is an increasing demand for sensor-to-plant platforms, as it is preferable not to move the plants to avoid mechanical stress. For such applications, a motorized gantry can be fitted inside the greenhouse to transport sensors above the plants. The Greenhouse Scanalyzer Sensor-to-Plant can carry a variety of sensors that capture phenotypic properties and sensors for environmental factors.

Canopy Scanalyzer

Greenhouse Scanalyzer Sensor-to-Plant