Automated Storage / Germination

Our family of germination systems allows our
customers to store plates and/or trays in different formats and different configurations. Synchron has developed a scalable building block principle system that scales from a few plates to several thousands and from several trays to a thousand, for automated root analysis.
The same building blocks can also be configured for storage in media such as agar, soil and Rockwool to monitor the growth progress. The systems can be equipped with liquid handling and a balance to constantly monitor the weight.
The software enables you to schedule imaging and automate the entry and retrieval of large batched of plates or trays using a trolley based system.

 

1 | DOUBLE TELESCOPE TRAYFEEDER

The TrayFeeder is the central part in auto- mation of our germination systems. This unit takes care of the transport of multiple plates or germination supports on a transport tray from/to trolley, shelve and analyser(s). The doubles telescope mechanism enables the pick-up and delivery on both sides of the centre of the system, which double the capacity of the systems.

2 | TROLLEY BASED (UN)LOADING

In all our Germinator systems, the plates, trays of other formats can be loaded into- and unloaded from the systems. The most smallest type system is simply one trolley in a TrayFeeder. The TrayFeeder can be also placed on a rails, to accommodate multiple trolleys enables a larger shelve surface to be automated. Plants can be grown in the dark or under light conditions.

3 | PLANT IMAGING

Building blocks can configure a storage to monitor the growth progress of young plants. The systems can be equipped with liquid handling and a balance to constantly monitor the weight.
The software enables you to schedule imaging and automate the entry and retrieval of large batched of plates or trays using a trolley based system.