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PP Systems has been designing and manufacturing innovative instrumentation to enhance the research and educational experience of plant and soil scientists since 1984.

Please choose your area of interest below to learn how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research.

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Photosynthesis & Chlorophyll Fluorescence

CIRAS-3 Enhancing the high-level field research experience

CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis &
Chlorophyll Fluorescence System

APPLICATIONS

*Chlorophyll fluorescence & photosynthesis can be measured simultaneously.

The demands of high-level field research have changed. Researchers have a lot of data to collect and analyze and not a lot of time. True portability, speed, and accuracy are key.

  • The CIRAS-3 is the fastest and most accurate mobile system for simultaneous leaf gas exchange & chlorophyll fluorescence measurement.
  • The CIRAS-3’s small system volume is optimized for high-level field performance.
  • You have full control of CO2, H2O, temperature & light
  • Perform rapid A/Ci curves in minutes with our innovative high-speed CO2 ramping technique

As accurate as it is portable!

Experience less site disturbance and easier access with CIRAS-3’s compact 4.5kg console (including both Li-ion battery packs) and 0.75kg cuvette. Learn more…

Measurements in seconds!

The CIRAS-3’s small system volume is optimized for the fastest, most accurate measurement of photosynthesis available. Learn more…

Ultra-fast A/Ci curves!

See how easy & streamlined the process is using our high-speed CO2 ramping technique with our CIRAS-3. Learn more…

The small system volume advantage

Learn the benefits of small system volume & low flow rates. Learn more…

TARGAS-1 The affordable solution for teaching & basic research

TARGAS-1 Portable Photosynthesis System

The TARGAS-1 is cost-effective and very easy to use. It’s robust & lightweight (2.1kg) as well as extremely reliable under harsh environmental conditions—ideal for field measurements.

  • Two non-dispersive infrared gas analyzers for CO2 & H2O ensuring accurate measurement & control of both CO2 & H2O.
  • Gas analyzers employ a non-dispersive, infrared measurement technique & microprocessor-based signal processing to achieve excellent stability & specificity to CO2 & H2O.
  • Our innovative “Auto-Zero” technology ensures fast warm-up, long-term stability, accuracy & analyzer calibration.
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery for up to 10 hours of field operation.
  • USB flash drive for easy data transfer to your PC.
  • Innovative, large, touch display features simple, intuitive system navigation
  • Excellent viewing under bright sunlight.

Handy PEA+
Ideal for rapid, large-scale screening of samples in the field or greenhouse!

Chlorophyll fluorimeter

Looking for a highly portable continuous-excitation chlorophyll fluorometer that’s easy to use?

Handy PEA+

The Handy PEA+ is a compact, highly portable continuous-excitation type chlorophyll fluorescence analyzer. The rugged yet lightweight design makes Handy PEA Plus particularly suitable for rapid, large scale screening of samples in the field or greenhouse in both research and teaching applications.

  • Compact (170 x 85 x 40mm), lightweight (565gms)
  • Large-scale screening capacity up to 1000 full trace data files
  • High time resolution detection for discrimination of fast chlorophyll fluorescence induction kinetics
  • Saturating high intensity focused LED array for accurate determination of Fmax
  • Upload user-defined, repeatable protocols for automatic field execution
  • Interchangeable sensor unit cables with lengths of up to 20 meters
  • Powerful Windows® data transfer & analysis software included

Pocket PEA
Ultra-accurate chlorophyll fluorescence measurement in the palm of your hand

PocketPEA

Rapid screening capability with single-button operation. Highly portable & easy to use!

Suitable for teaching, research & a variety of commercial applications, the robust Pocket PEA Chlorophyll Fluorometer’s compact hand-held design is reliable & easy to use.

  • Rapid screening capability with single button operation & storage of up to 200 full data sets
  • Automatic parameter calculation including Fv/Fm & OJIP analysis
  • Robust enclosure with sealed, high-intensity optics
  • 100kHz sampling frequency with 16bit resolution
  • Bluetooth wireless data transfer as standard
  • Powerful Windows® data transfer & analysis software included

APPLICATIONS

  • Chlorophyll Fluorescence

APPLICATIONS

  • Chlorophyll Fluorescence

Soil & Net Canopy CO2 Flux

CFLUX-1 No need for multiplexing chambers!

CFLUX-1 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System

A dedicated, self-contained system for long-term deployment & unattended operation for measurement of soil respiration. Ideal for both spatial & temporal analysis.

  • Built-in CO2 & H2O infrared gas analyzers (IRGAs). No need for multiplexing chambers!
  • Large hemispherical articulating chamber (2500 cm3)
  • Precise control over chamber opening & closing at user-defined intervals
  • Measure soil moisture & soil temperature along with flux data
  • Easily monitor remotely from phone or computer—from anywhere!
  • View sensor data & information via computer or mobile device
  • Store data directly to a USB Flash Drive or external data logger

EGM-5 Highly portable, accurate & versatile!

EGM-5 Portable CO2 Gas Analyzer with SRC-2 Soil Respiration Chamber & STP-2 Soil Temperature Probe

The popular EGM-5 Portable CO2 Gas Analyzer is the ideal solution for soil CO2 efflux, net canopy CO2 flux & more! 

  • Quick setup & intuitive software
  • Excellent stability & specificity to CO2.
  • Minimal maintenance
  • No need for factory recalibration
  • Fast warm-up
  • Long-term stability, accuracy, and analyzer calibration
  • Compact and lightweight (1.5 kg)
  • Rugged reliability under the harshest environmental conditions
  • Energy-efficient, rechargeable Li-ion battery: Up to 16 hours of operation
  • Large, high-contrast display for excellent readability in bright sun
  • A miniature, long-life air sampling pump comes standard

See how fast & easy measurements are with the EGM-5!

Wind Speed & Direction

3-Axis Ultrasonic Professional Anemometers
All anemometers can be calibrated with an optional Gill wind tunnel test to provide optimum performance.

WindMaster™

WindMaster™ Pro

Ideally suited to measure air turbulence around bridges, buildings, wind turbine sites, building ventilation control systems, meteorological & flux measurement sites.

Features include:

  • Precision ultrasonic 3D wind measurement
  • U, V & W vector outputs
  • 0 – 359° wind direction
  • Speed of sound & sonic temperature outputs
  • IP65 protection class
  • Optional custom calibration
3-axis ultrasonic anemometer

Additional Features:

  • 20 Hz output rate (32 Hz optional)
  • Aluminum/carbon fiber construction
  • 0-50 m/s wind speed

APPLICATIONS

  • Power lines
  • Bridges
  • Viaducts
  • Building ventilation control systems
  • Measurement masts
  • Skyscrapers
  • Wind turbine test sites
  • Meteorological & flux measurement sites
3-axis anemometer

Additional Features:

  • 32 Hz output rate
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • 0-65 m/s wind speed

APPLICATIONS

  • Meteorological systems
  • Flux systems
  • Structural safety
  • Wind profiling
  • Marine research
  • Wind turbine site survey

WindMaster™ RA

WindMaster™ HS

3-axis right-angled ultrasonic anemometer

Measure air turbulence around bridges, buildings, wind turbine sites, building ventilation control systems, meteorological & flux measurement sites.

Additional Features:

  • Right-angled precision anemometer
  • 20 Hz output rate (32 Hz optional)
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • 0-65 m/s wind speed

APPLICATIONS

  • Power lines
  • Bridges
  • Viaducts
  • Building ventilation control systems
  • Measurement masts
  • Skyscrapers
  • Wind turbine test sites
  • Meteorological & flux measurement sites
WindMaster HS 3 axis ultrasonic anemometer from Gill Instruments

Horizontal head design for accurate measurement of high angles of attack with minimum flow interruption from the anemometer geometry.

Additional Features:

  • Horizontal head
  • 32 Hz output rate
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • 0-45 m/s wind speed
  • Integral electronics

APPLICATIONS

  • Eddy covariance systems
  • Offshore installations
  • Structural monitoring
  • Wind profiling

3-Axis Ultrasonic Research Anemometers
All anemometers can be calibrated with an optional Gill wind tunnel test to provide optimum performance.

Designed for scientific research applications.

Features include:

  • Precision ultrasonic 3D wind measurement
  • U, V & W vector outputs
  • 0 – 359° wind direction
  • Speed of sound  & sonic temperature outputs
  • 0-45 m/s wind speed
  • IP65 protection class

HS-50™ & HS-100™

3-axis horizontal-head research anemometer

A unique horizontal head design allows for more accurate measurement of vertical flows with minimal interruption from the anemometer geometry. The instrument can be positioned close to the ground or to crop and tree canopies for accurate measurement of surface turbulence.

Additional Features:

  • Horizontal head for minimal flow disturbance
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Output rate of 50 Hz or 100 Hz
  • Built-in inclinometer
  • Separate electronic unit

APPLICATIONS

  • Wind turbulence measurement
  • Component wind velocity UVW
  • Wind profiling
  • Remote research facilities
  • Offshore installations
  • Test sites

R3-50™ & R3-100™

R3-100 3-axis ultrasonic anemometer

Ideal for scientific research applications, this 3-axis anemometer is used extensively for eddy covariance analysis and the study of turbulent airflows.

Additional Features:

  • Custom calibration provided as standard
  • Aluminum/carbon fiber construction
  • Output rate of 50 Hz or 100 Hz

APPLICATIONS

  • Wind turbulence measurement
  • Component wind velocity UVW
  • Wind profiling

R3A-100™

3-axis ultrasonic anemometer asymmetric head configuration

Designed for scientific research applications and features an asymmetric sensor head configuration, which allows for more accurate measurement of horizontal flows with minimal interruption from the prevailing wind.

Additional Features:

  • Asymmetrical sensor head configuration
  • Aluminum/carbon fiber construction
  • Output rate of 100 Hz
  • Optional inclinometer
  • Calibration provided as standard
  • Optional inclinometer

APPLICATIONS

  • Wind turbulence measurement
  • Component wind velocity UVW
  • Wind profiling
  • Structural monitoring
  • Eddy covariance analysis
  • Missile test sites

2-Axis Professional Ultrasonic Anemometers
All anemometers can be calibrated with an optional Gill wind tunnel test to provide optimum performance.

Designed for scientific research applications.

Features include:

  • Precision ultrasonic 3D wind measurement
  • 0 – 359° wind direction
  • NMEA output
  • Fast start-up
  • Solid-state & maintenance-free
  • Compact & lightweight
  • Corrosion-free
  • IP66 protection class

WindSonic™ & WindSonic™ 75

WindSonic ultrasonic anemometers from Gill Instruments

This low-cost anemometer has no moving parts & offers maintenance-free operation in a wide variety of applications.

Additional Features:

  • 0-60 m/s or 0-75 m/s wind speed
  • Low power consumption
  • Polycarbonate housing

APPLICATIONS

  • Remote weather monitoring stations
  • Building controls
  • Data buoys
  • Marine vessels
  • Small airports & helipads
  • Road & rail tunnels
  • Environmental field sites
  • Ports & harbors
  • Mobile weather monitoring vehicles
  • Coastal weather monitoring stations

WindSonic™ M

For the most extreme environmental conditions.

Features include:

WindSonic M from Gill Instruments

With impact-resistant housing & optional heating system, this anemometer is operational down to -40 °C.

Additional Features:

  • 0-60 m/s wind speed
  • Hard anodized aluminum alloy construction
  • -40 °C operation (with optional heating)
  • Impact resistance to UL 2218 Class 1
  • Analog output (optional)
  • Vibration BS EN 60945-2002

APPLICATIONS

  • Remote weather monitoring stations
  • Building controls
  • Data buoys
  • Marine vessels
  • Road & rail tunnels
  • Environmental field sites
  • Ports & harbors
  • Remote airports & helipads
  • Coastal weather monitoring stations

Compact Weather Stations
MaxiMetTM compact weather stations are available in the widest number of measurements and output protocol options available which makes them easy to install and use and with zero maintenance.

Features include:

  • Consistent high-quality measurements
  • Measure multiple parameters with a single instrument
  • Cost-effective
  • Plug & play
  • Easy-to-use software
  • Easy installation
  • Robust construction
  • No moving parts
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Low power Eco Mode

GMX-100

PARAMETERS

  • Precipitation

GMX-101

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PARAMETERS

  • Solar radiation

GMX-200

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Compass
  • GPS (option)

GMX-240

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Precipitation
  • GPS (option)

GMX-300

PARAMETERS

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure

GMX-301

PARAMETERS

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Solar radiation

GMX-400

PARAMETERS

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation

GMX-500

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Compass
  • GPS (Option)

GMX-501

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Solar Radiation
  • Compass
  • GPS (Option)

GMX-531

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation (Tipping bucket & cable supplied)
  • Solar radiation
  • Compass
  • GPS (option)

GMX-541

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation (Optical Rain Gauge & cable supplied)
  • Solar radiation
  • Compass
  • GPS (option)

GMX-550

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Tipping bucket connector (Tipping bucket & cable not supplied)
  • Compass
  • GPS (option)

GMX-551

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Tipping bucket connector, (Tipping bucket & cable not supplied)
  • Solar radiation
  • Compass
  • GPS (Option)

GMX-600

PARAMETERS

  • Wind
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Compass
  • GPS (Option)

APPLICATIONS

  • Building & industrial controls safety & environment
  • Authorities statutory obligations
  • Transport Land/Sea/Air
  • Coastal onshore and offshore
  • Agricultural farming and research
  • Safety event management
  • Educational schools and colleges
  • Commercial extreme weather
  • Energy (solar/wind/wave)