Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Plant Growth Chambers offer capacities up to 75 cu-ft.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 25, 2014 - Available in 2-door and 3-door models with capacities of 50 and 75 ft³, respectively, Plant Growth Chambers and Arabidopsis/Algae Chambers feature light intensities up to 1,200 µmoles/m²/s and growth height capacities up to 50.5 in. Multi-tier models provide growth areas up to 36 ft². In addition to 7 in. color touchscreen that can be operated with gloves on, chambers features gLux™ energy efficient lamps, gROD™ Refrigeration on Demand, and foamed-in-place CFC-free insulation.

Caron Products & Services, Inc. - Marietta, OH

Original Press Release

Caron Introduces New Extra Large Capacity Plant Growth Chambers

Press release date: Mar 21, 2014

(Marietta, OH,) Caron is pleased to announce the new generation of its best-in-class Plant Growth Chambers. These new products are available in two-door (50 cu. ft.) and three-door (75 cu. ft.) capacities, extending the product line beyond Caron’s current Plant Growth Chambers available in 25 and 33 cu. ft. sizes.

This new series represents a broader product offering for additional applications, including: general plant growth experiments (shrubs, horticulture, crops), plant production, lighting for vascular plants, plant pathology, plant morphology, plant tissue culture, seed development, algae production, genetic studies involving arabidopsis, pharmaceutical development of cannabis and medicinal plants, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology and more.

“We have worked closely with plant researchers for years, delivering equipment tailored to optimally grow their plants and support their research,” said Steve Keiser, Caron Chairman. “Our customers have requested extra large capacity plant growth chambers to improve their workspace capacity and efficiency, and our engineers responded with these innovative, high quality units. As with other Caron products, they were designed to perform in tight performance ranges, with high energy efficiency and a long, trouble free life.”

The new products include six Plant Growth Chamber models and four Arabidopsis/Algae Chamber models with light intensities up to 1,200 μmoles/m2/s, growth height capacities up to 50.5 inches, multi- tier models with growth areas up to 36 ft2 and a wide temperature operating range. Many options and accessories are available to choose from, including dimmable/programmable lights, humidity control, CO2 control and chlorophyll-matching lamps.

The new chambers feature a 7” color touchscreen that is intuitive with easy-to-read icons and a familiar, user-friendly display that can be operated with gloves on. The control panel has a built-in status center that provides vital information updates, including a change lamp alert that keeps track of lamp life, notifying you when lamps should be replaced.

These new products are made of of stainless steel, making them easy to clean and highly resistant to corrosion, and they include and expand upon Caron’s key features such as:
• gLux™, energy efficient lamps that are 65% brighter and last up to twice as long as other light fixtures with a 24 hour cycle timer for day/night temperature settings
• gROD™; Refrigeration on Demand, which manages power consumption and saves electricity by providing refrigeration as-needed
• Ergonomic design takes up a minimal lab footprint and Caron green door handles are attractive and modern
• Tool-less removable interior makes products easy to clean and reconfigure

New features include:
• Magnetic, self-closing doors with locks
• Energy efficient foamed-in-place CFC-free insulation that contributes to minimal heat loss
• Full-color user interface with a configurable communication center
• Front access to electrical board and air filter, for easy maintenance

“Our products incorporate unmatched performance for repeatable, reliable results, energy efficient technologies that yield real cost savings and customer convenient features that enhance everyday operations,” Keiser said. “Caron engineers are experts and innovators with years of experience designing environmentally controlled laboratory equipment like these new plant growth chambers.”

For more information, contact Caron’s customer service department at 800-648-3042, email or visit

About Caron:
Caron Products & Services, Inc. is a Marietta, Ohio based manufacturer of environmental chambers for temperature and RH exposure testing; photostability chambers to conform to ICH Guidelines Q1B; Plant Growth Chambers; Insect Growth Chambers; Benchtop and Reach-in CO2 incubators for small to large scale, high volume cell culture; and baths/circulators for precise temperature control of laboratory devices.  For more information on Caron, visit our website at, contact us at 800-648-3042, fax 740-374-3760, or e-mail