• Narrow Gauge Root Imager

Narrow Gauge Root Imager


ION 700 Benchtop MeterA New Minirhizotron System Compatible with 2-inch Diameter Tubes!

Observing a root system throughout a plant’s life cycle is key to understanding overall plant behavior and health, and to improving crop performance. 

The CI-602 Narrow Gauge Root Imager is a minirhizotron system that captures non-destructive, high-resolution, digital images of living roots in soil over multiple growing seasons. Compatible with root tubes measuring two inches in diameter, the CI-602 gives users the ability to work within new and existing tube installations.

The CI-602 is a durable and lightweight minirhizotron that is easy to transport to any field location and can be used in sites with root tubes across a range of treatments or conditions. Our free root analysis software, RootSnap!, quickly and easily calculates parameters including root length, area, volume, diameter & branching angle. 

Features

  • Compatible with transparent root tubes which have an inner diameter of two inches (including Bartz tubes).
  • Comes with six durable transparent root tubes:
    1. Available in lengths of 105cm or 182cm
    2. Made of extruded acrylic
    3. Feature custom-machined watertight bottom plug and insulated top cap to prevent moisture build-up in the tube
  • Durable and field-ready
  • Lightweight and easy to transport to any location
  • Suitable for sites with root tubes across a range of treatments or conditions
  • Controlled and powered by included tablet pre-loaded with RootSnap Analysis Software. Use RootSnap to quickly calculate parameters from images including total and individual root:
    1. length
    2. area
    3. volume
    4. diameter
    5. branching angle
mage Size: 21.59cm × 18 cm (8.5" × 7.1")
Scan Speed: ~30 seconds (depending on selected resolution)
Image Resolution: Up to 1200 DPI
Interface: USB Cable, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Scan Head Dimensions:  35.9 cm long ×  4.6cm diameter (14.125” x 1.8")
Control Box Dimensions: 18 cm × 7.5 cm × 5 cm (7.125” × 3” × 2”)
Total Dimensions: 1950g or 4.3lbs
* Scan speeds for handheld tablet included with scanner. Scan speeds vary with device used to operate scanner.  
   
Root Tube Dimensions  
Inner Diameter: 5 cm (2")
Outer Diameter: 5.7 cm (2.25")
Wall Thickness: 3.2 mm (.125")
Standard Length: 105 cm (41.3")