CI-602 Narrow Gauge Root Imager

Miniaturized, non-destructive root imaging for plant and crop research

Improving root research in new and existing installations

With the Narrow Gauge Root Imager, vital root research can be carried out non-destructively in virtually any 2” diameter root tube installation.


CI-620

Lightweight & portable

After installing root tubes in desired locations, simply transport the handheld scanner to each location to begin taking quick and easy measurements.

High-resolution scanner

With the ability to scan at up to 1200 DPI, The Narrow Gauge Root Imager is capable of taking scans at double the resolution of the CI-600.

Faster scan times

Substantially improved scan times vs the CI-600.

Fits narrow gauge root tubes

Carry out non-destructive root research in virtually any 2” diameter root tube installation.

RootSnap!

Use our free software RootSnap! to quickly and easily calculate root parameters.

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Lightweight & portable

After installing root tubes in desired locations, simply transport the handheld scanner to each location to begin taking quick and easy measurements.

2

High-resolution scanner

With the ability to scan at up to 1200 DPI, The Narrow Gauge Root Imager is capable of taking scans at double the resolution of the CI-600.

3

Faster scan times

Substantially improved scan times vs the CI-600.

4

Fits narrow gauge root tubes

Carry out non-destructive root research in virtually any 2” diameter root tube installation.

5

RootSnap!

Use our free software RootSnap! to quickly and easily calculate root parameters.

More than 170+ published
research papers

on root analysis

Download the papers here

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Rapid root data in the field

Included tablet
computer

Scanner operation in controlled via a provided, intel-powered Acer tablet with pre-installed specialty software.

One instrument,
unlimited locations

Work beyond the rhizotron box – install root tubes anywhere & generate measurements from unlimited locations.

Double the
resolution

With the ability to scan at up to 1200 DPI, The Narrow Gauge Root Imager is capable of taking scans at double the resolution of the CI-600.

Scan
5x faster

Take scans more than 5x faster with the Narrow Gauge Root Imager’s state-of- the-art scan head.

2” diameter
compatible

Carry out non-destructive root research in virtually any 2” diameter root tube
installation.

RootSnap!
software

Use our free software RootSnap! to quickly and easily calculate root parameters such as length, area, volume, diameter & branching angle.

  • Does this product come with a warranty?

  • All CID instruments come with a 12-month warranty from the point of sale. The warranty covers repairing and replacing defective parts of the instrument that were manufactured directly by CID Bio-Science. The warranty does not cover wear and tear, neglect, misuse, accident, or excessive deterioration. Further, repair and alteration by an unauthorized party voids the warranty. More information can be found in the operation manual of your instrument.

  • Is the CI-600 waterproof?

  • The CI-602 is not designed to be waterproof and should not be used underwater. The CI-602 is designed to be water-resistant. Use in light rain is fine, however, there are electronics that can be damaged from water entering the instrument, so it is not recommended to use the CI-602 during heavy rainfall. Furthermore, it should be noted that the tablet provided with the CI-602 is not waterproof and a waterproof case would need to be purchased for use in wet conditions.

  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures?

  • You can use the CI-602 root imager in temperatures ranging from -5° C to 55° C.

  • What different types of researchers use the Narrow Gauge Root Imager?

  • Crop, forestry, environmental, plant, climate, hydrology, and soil researchers all benefit enormously from the metrics that the Narrow Gauge Root Imager provides.

  • Do I have to purchase RootSnap! separately?

  • No! RootSnap! software is free to all users of CID Bio-Science Root Imagers.

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Click the link below to speak with one of our staff scientists about your specific application.

Specifications

Image Size 21.59 cm × 18 cm (8.5″ × 7.1″)
Scan Speed ~30 seconds (depending on selected resolution)
Image Resolution Up to 1200 DPI
Interface USB Cable

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 1950 g or 4.3 lbs

* 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″)

Get to know the CI-602 Narrow Gauge Root Imager

Observing a root system throughout a plant’s life cycle is key to understanding overall plant behavior and health, and to improving crop performance. See what the Narrow Gauge Root Imager can do for you!

A versatile minirhizotron system

Capture high-resolution, digital images of living roots in soil over multiple growing seasons with the CI-602 Narrow Gauge Root Imager. Designed for use with 2-inch tubes, users now have the ability to work within new or existing tube installations.