MicroScan for small digital plant measurements

MicroScan Small portable digital phenotyping

The MicroScan is a flexible tool to automate your digital phenotyping tasks or those how would like to get started with the digital assessment of crops.

  • Use in all environments
  • Easy traveling with small case
  • Scan volume of 108000 cm3 in 20 seconds
  • Morphological & Spectral data e.g. plant Height and Color
  • 20+ plant parameters each scan
  • Visualize & analyze data with HortControl

MicroScan - for small digital plant phenotyping tasks
MicroScan enables you to analyze plant traits where you need it. On bench tops, climate chambers, greenhouse or in the field. It moves a PlantEye over your plants and captures them in 3D and with multispectral information. This is used to calculate a wide suite of morphological- and physiological parameters – fully automatically and in real time!

Germination tray 3d NDVI
Germination tray scanned in 3D with RGB & NDVI – MicroScan

MicroScan for small digital plant measurements on your bench or desktop

MicroScan for small digital plant measurements on your bench or desktop

Plant sensors included:

PlantEye - Spectral 3D plant sensor

PlantEye automates phenotyping in 3 steps:

  1. PlantEye Scans plants and creates 3D files
  2. 20+ plant parameters are calculated
  3. Plant data is Visualized and Analyzed

PlantEye delivers 20+ parameters ready to be analyzed! Read more about the parameters and our automation process.


HortControl - data software for experiments with plant, biology, crop experiments

HortControl visualizes and analyzes your data:

  • Set up and monitor your trials
  • Data management, visualization and data export functions
  • Automated reporting functions

HortControl is the central software to setup, visualize and analyze your PlantEye measurements. Read more about HortControl and our automation process.

Typical applications you can automate with MicroScan:

Clients worldwide successfully use the MicroScan for the following applications:

  • Plant phenotyping
  • Germination assays
  • Disease quantification
  • Bioassays
  • Chemical screenings
  • Experimental control
  • Documentation
  • Quality control


Germination Assay

Doing a germination assay is easy with MicroScan. Place your germination tray (top picture) on the base, set the germination threshold, en let the scanner do its work. HortControl then visualizes a map with germination times. The image below does not correspond with the top picture.

HortControl 3.2 - germination assay app

HortControl Germination Assay app – Showing days after sowing for each unit

Travel case:

The casing is made for fast, easy and safe traveling with car or airplane. Construction is very easy and there are no tools needed. 

Technical details

Scan speed 50 mm / s
Scan Area (Platform) 40 cm  x 30 cm
Max. Scan Heigt (Incl. pot) 46.8 cm
Weight 30 kg including case
22 kg assembled system
Case dimensions 280 × 467 × 828 mm
System dimensions WxHxD 1080 × 1122 × 390 mm
Operating temperature range  0 – 40 °C
Humidity 0 – 96% rel. (non-condensing)
Power requirements 110 V / 230V AC
Power consumption Max. 100 W
Protection class Frame IP 42

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