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The latest on new equipment, updates on how our amazing customers are using our products, and where we will be next!

April 2, 2019

The Game-Changing Technology Generating the Fastest & Easiest Measurements Possible!

Interested in Ultra-Fast A/Ci curves?
Experience the CIRAS-3’s proven game-changing technology and our innovative high-speed CO2 ramping technique that is generating the fastest & easiest measurements available.

Easy to use. Highly intuitive.
Minimal training is needed. Begin collecting data shortly after your system arrives. Built-in system help dialogs guide even the most inexperienced user every step of the way.

Highly customizable measurements

The CIRAS-3 is a very popular instrument in my lab. Its intuitive interface has made it easy for the graduate students to learn how to use it. Light and CO2 response curves are easy to measure, as are regular leaf gas exchange measurements. The CIRAS-3 has been very reliable and provides consistent data. We are excited to have it available in the lab.

— Dr. Marc van Iersel
University of Georgia

Would you like to learn more? Select from the resources below or give us a call!

Fully mobile. Fast response.
Expect laboratory results with the system that is redefining “portability” for high-level field research.

Mobile
At just 4.5 kg for the main console and 0.75 kg for the leaf cuvette, field measurements become an entirely new research experience.

Fast & Accurate
The CIRAS-3 is a true differential gas analyzer featuring 4 independent, non-dispersive infrared gas analyzers for both CO2 & H2O. Its small system volume is optimized for the fastest, most accurate measurement of photosynthesis available.

Return to factory IRGA recalibration NOT required
If properly maintained, our Auto-Zero measurement principle allows for fast warm-up, adaptation to changing ambient conditions, and unsurpassed long-term stability and calibration accuracy – saving time and money!

You’re in control
Fully automatic, independent and programmable control of CO2, H2O, light, and temperature – one of the widest temperature control ranges and the most reliable in the industry.

Measure photosynthesis & chlorophyll fluorescence simultaneously
Our CFM-3 Chlorophyll Fluorescence Module does double duty as both a fluorometer (PAM) and independent light source saving time, space and cost while you measure Fm’ using our unique “MultiPulse™ technology.

…So many plug & play accessories:

  • Several leaf cuvettes & head plates for leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence measurement
  • Insect respiration
  • Soil CO2 efflux & Net canopy flux
  • Use your own chambers! The CIRAS-3 can also be used as a stand-alone CO2 and H2O differential gas analyzer.
Marc van Iersel Phd Student Jun Liu

March 14, 2019

The Most Versatile Portable CO2 Gas Analyzer Available!
The Ideal Solution for Soil CO2 Efflux, Net Canopy CO2 Flux & More!

Versatility meets mobility
The popular EGM-5 Portable CO2 Gas Analyzer is the instrument of choice for applications that demand portability and a high level of accuracy and control.

Quick set up and intuitive software provides a highly user-friendly experience for monitoring, logging and recording environmental sensor data.

Our proprietary non-dispersive infrared gas measurement technique, coupled with microprocessor-based signal processing means excellent stability and specificity to CO2.

Minimal maintenance is required with no need for factory recalibration — saving you both time and money.

Additional features include:

Auto-Zero
Our innovative Auto-Zero measurement technique ensures fast warm-up and a level of long-term stability, accuracy and analyzer calibration our customers have come to expect. Additionally, this technology minimizes the effects on span gas sensitivity, sample cell contamination, IR source aging, changes in detector sensitivity and electronics.

Rugged portability
Compact and lightweight (1.5 kg), the rugged aluminum enclosure and shock-absorbing polyurethane base provides absolute reliability under even the harshest environmental conditions.

Powerful battery technology
An energy-efficient, rechargeable Li-ion battery allows for up to 16 hours of field operation.

Touch display
The large, high-contrast display offers outstanding readability in the brightest sunlight.

Integral air sampling pump
A miniature, long life air sampling pump comes standard for dynamic gas sampling and if needed, is easily disabled for static measurements.

Would you like to learn more? Select from the resources below or give us a call!

Accessories

Accessories
Our wide range of accessories further enhances the already extensive list of the EGM-5 CO2 Gas Analyzer’s applications:

  • Soil Respiration Chamber
  • Canopy Assimilation Chamber
  • Soil Temperature Probe
  • Quantum Sensor for PAR
  • Temperature and PAR Probe
  • Soil Moisture & Soil Temperature Probe
  • Sample Injection Kit
  • Integrated Options

Don’t miss our latest EGM-5 application notes including: Measuring CO2 Efflux From Sedimentary Rocks

Rob Hilton EGM-5

February 7, 2019

Interested in performing ultra-fast A/Ci curves?
Experience the game-changing technology & technique that generates the fastest & easiest measurements available.

Check out our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System – the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research!

Are you attending #Phenome2019?
Check your tote bag! We have included a brochure that provides more information, or give us a call! We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities and latest software enhancements – NOW even faster and easier to learn and use!

Considering a portable photosynthesis system?
When we say plug and play in minutes we mean it. When it comes to size, performance & value, now is the time to seriously consider the CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System – the only truly mobile photosynthesis system featuring a superior technical specification and a strong reputation for being accurate, robust, stable, intuitive and reliable under demanding field conditions.

January 23, 2019

Experience the Next Generation of Liquid-Phase Photosynthesis & Respiration Measurement.
Unsurpassed performance & flexibility. Now faster & easier to use!

Oxygraph+
Unsurpassed functionality & performance

oxygen electrode system

The Oxygraph+ is the next generation computer-controlled oxygen electrode system for the study of respiration by oxygen uptake in liquid suspensions of 200µl – 2.5ml in cellular respiration and photosynthesis research applications.

Features include:

  • Quick and easy system calibration and configuration along with it’s integral systems make the Oxygraph+ an effective tool for the measurement of oxygen signals.
  • Allows for calibration and simultaneous measurement of either a pH or other ion-selective electrode (ISE) signal e.g. Ca+, TPP+ or an auxiliary input signal.
  • All in user-friendly O2view data acquisition and system configuration software. Learn more about the Hansatech Oxygraph+…

Oxytherm+R & Oxytherm+P
Oxytherm+ customized for respiration or photosynthesis

Both offer precision sample and sensor temperature control between 3 – 40°C via an integral Peltier element. Chamber temperature is configured from within the OxyTrace+ Windows software with actual chamber temperature indicated on an LCD display mounted on the front panel of the Oxytherm+ electrode chamber. A tricolor LED indicates if the chamber is cooling (blue), heating (red) or at set temperature (green).

Oxytherm+R
The Oxytherm+R is perfectly suited to measurements of cellular respiration with its predecessor used widely all over the world in measurements of mitochondrial respiration. Oxytherm+R is fitted with a gas-tight version of the plunger. Learn more about the Hansatech Oxytherm+R…

Oxytherm+ R
Oxytherm+ P

Oxytherm+P
The Oxytherm+P has additional functionality to provide optimum suitability for photosynthesis studies. 2 high-intensity white LED light sources are mounted against the outer wall of the reaction vessel. This provides uniform illumination of samples between 1 and 2ml in volume up to 4,000 μmols m-2 s-1. (blue), heating (red) or at set temperature (green). Learn more about the Hansatech Oxytherm+P…

If you are interested in learning more about any of the Hansatech products, please contact Tim Doyle 978.834.0505 x20 or email us @ sales@ppsystems.com. We would be happy to answer your questions.

January 4, 2019

Don’t miss the most advanced compact weather stations for demanding applications available!

Attending #AMS2019 next week Phoenix? We will be there in booth #701 with GILL Instruments’ MaxiMet Weather Stations on display!

MaxiMet
Compact Weather Stations

The GILL MaxiMet compact weather stations not only incorporate the advanced proven technology you have come to expect from GILL Instruments, it is capable of providing the widest number of measure meteorological and environmental parameters and output protocol to international standards available. It easy to install and use and requires zero maintenance.

compact weather stations

Features include:

  • Consistent high-quality measurement
  • Measure multiple parameters with a single instrument
  • Cost-effective Gill proven quality and reliability
  • Plug and play
  • Easy to use software
  • Easy installation
  • Robust construction
  • No moving parts
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Access to Gill customer support

Learn more…

2 Axis Ultrasonics For accurate wind speed & direction measurement

WindSonic
Cost-Effective Ultrasonic Wind Sensors

  • Solid state
  • No moving parts
  • Highly accurate
  • Multiple output options
  • Excellent reliability
  • Low maintenance

Learn more about the Windsonic range of ultrasonic wind sensors…

3 Axis Ultrasonics
All with U, V & W outputs needed for accurate wind speed & direction measurements

Benefits include:

  • Industry-leading sonic temperature performance
  • Built-in electronics for easy installation
  • Reliable performance in all environments
  • Optimum path length for best flux measurements
  • Broadest range of 3-D anemometers on the market for scientific and industrial applications

WindMaster Range

  • Precision ultrasonic 3D wind measurement
  • Alu/carbon fiber or stainless-steel construction
  • Speed of sound & sonic temperature outputs

Learn more…

Pro Research Range

  • Professional ultrasonic 3D wind measurement
  • Ideal for eddy covariance analysis & study of turbulent airflows

Learn more…

December 6, 2018

3 Ways to Maximize Your Research Experience

If you are attending #AGU18 and are interested in learning how to maximize your research experience, stop by to see how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research.

Interested in performing ultra-fast A/Ci curves?
Experience the game-changing technology & technique that generates the fastest & easiest measurements available.

Stop by and see our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System – the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research!

We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities and latest software enhancements – NOW even faster and easier to learn and use!

Considering a portable photosynthesis system?
When we say plug and play in minutes we mean it. When it comes to size, performance & value, now is the time to seriously consider the CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System – the only truly mobile photosynthesis system featuring a superior technical specification and strong reputation for being accurate, robust, stable, intuitive and reliable under demanding field conditions.

Looking for Soil & Net Canopy CO2 Flux solutions?
Whether you require long-term deployment or survey measurements, our soil CO2 flux systems meet the demands of high-level research.

CFLUX-1
For Long-term Deployment & Unattended Operation
Ideal for both spatial & temporal analysis

  • Built-in CO2 & H2O Gas Analyzers
  • Fully Automatic, Programmable & Stand-alone Operation
  • Unique Venting System
  • Expanded Measurement Range
  • Optional Soil Moisture & Soil Temperature Sensor
  • Easy Installation & Setup

EGM-5
Rugged portability for survey measurement. Highly versatile!

EGM-5 with the SRC-2

  • High precision, compact non-dispersive infrared CO2 analyzer with automatic temperature and pressure compensation CO2 ranges up to 100000 ppm (10%)
  • Accuracy: < 1% of span concentration over calibrated range
  • Lightweight and truly field portable (1.5 kg)
  • Internal, rechargeable 7.2V lithium-ion battery providing up to 16 hours continuous operation
  • Built-in sampling pump with electronic flow sensor
  • Numerical and graphical display of data
  • Large, high-resolution touch display with excellent readability under sunlight conditions
  • Highly versatile! See the EGM-5 data sheet for optional accessories that will enhance your measurement capabilities!

Stop by booth #1227 to learn how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research at AGU18 next week! We look forward to seeing you!

September 25, 2018

WindObserver™ 90

The WindObserver™ 90 from Gill Instruments measures the highest wind speeds in extreme weather environments such as typhoons and hurricanes and is available with optional heating. The sensor provides data via RS422/RS485 bidirectional link, allowing several units to be networked together and data logged on demand.

With innovative transducer design, this anemometer boasts a very high wind speed range of 0 – 90 m/s (0-201 mph) and gives an output status indicating the validity of data so that you can be confident that the instrument is providing accurate information. With IP66-rated stainless-steel construction, this anemometer meets the stringent performance criteria specified by wind turbine manufacturers, airports, marine, oil and gas production, and meteorological organizations worldwide.

WindObserver™ 90

Wind Speed Range 0-90 m/s (0-201 mph)
Ultrasonic Output Rate (Hz) 1 – 4
Power Requirement:
> Anemometer Only
20-30 VDC
(60 mA max 50 mA average)
> Heating Max 7A @ 24 VAC or DC
Enhanced Heating Optional

WindObserver™ Industrial Anemometers

Gill Instruments’ range of anemometers is available with a range of mounting and connection options to meet your needs. All are:

  • Precision wind speed & direction measurement
  • Suitable for Harsh Industrial Applications
  • Compact & lightweight

WindObserver™ 75
Monitor high wind speeds up to 75 m/s (168 mph) with an optional onboard anti-icing heating system, allowing use in arctic or antarctic conditions.

Wind Speed Range 0-75 m/s (0-168 mph)
Ultrasonic Output Rate (Hz) 1-4
Power Requirement:
> Anemometer Only
9-30 VDC
(60 mA max 50 mA average)
> Heating  Max 7A @ 24 VAC or DC
Enhanced Heating Optional

WindObserver™ 70
Monitor wind speeds up to 70 m/s (157mph) with an optional high-power anti-icing heating system. The WindObserver 70 has been accepted for service by the FAA and CAA for reporting of surface wind in airport applications.

Wind Speed Range 0-70 m/s (0-156 mph)
Ultrasonic Output Rate (Hz) 1-4
Power Requirement:
> Anemometer Only
9-30 VDC
(60 mA max 50 mA average)
> Heating Max 7A @ 24 VAC or DC
Enhanced Heating Optional

WindObserver™ 65
A precision industrial anemometer offering wind speed (0-65m/s) and direction data in a robust stainless-steel construction. An optional heating system is available.

Wind Speed Range 0-65 m/s (0-145 mph)
Ultrasonic Output Rate (Hz) 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, or 10
Power Requirement:
> Anemometer Only
9-30 VDC
(30 mA @ 12 VDC)
> Heating (Optional) 32 @ 24 VAC or DC
Sonic Temp Range -40°C to +70°C
Analog Output Optional
Standard Heating Optional
3-axis-anemometer

WindMaster™ 3-Axis Sonic Anemometer

WindMaster™ HS
High performance across the board!
All the advantages of the scientific-grade HS measurement head design with the ease and feature set from the Gill WindMaster range.

  • Precision 3-axis sonic anemometer
  • Horizontal head for minimal flow disturbance
  • Integral electronics
  • 0-45 m/s wind speed
  • Stainless steel construction

The horizontal head design allows for highly accurate vertical flow analysis with minimal interruption from the anemometer geometry.U, V, W vector components, sonic temperature and speed of sound outputs come standard. Optional analog inputs or outputs are available.

August 3, 2018

Need long-term, unattended soil CO2 flux measurement? See our NEW CFLUX-1 system w/built-in CO2/H2O IRGAs & data logging capability @ ESA in NOLA!

Our NEW CFLUX-1 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System is the latest innovation in a long line of trusted and tested technology for the measurement of soil respiration from PP Systems.
Take a closer look at the only automated soil CO2 flux system with CO2 & H2O infrared gas analyzers (IRGAs) built into each chamber.
No need for multiplexing chambers!
  • Fully automatic, programmable & stand-alone operation
  • Integral CO2 & H2O infrared gas analyzers
  • WiFi for setup & remote monitoring from desktop & mobile devices
  • Easy installation & setup
  • Optional sensors for soil moisture & soil temperature

See how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research! Stop by and experience our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System‘s latest software enhancements at #ESA2018 in NOLA next week!

LIVE DEMO!
CIRAS-3 — the most “mobile” system for high-level field research available — is even easier to learn & use!

Stop by Booth #408. We would love to show you how we have made the CIRAS-3 even more user friendly and customizable!

Interested in performing Rapid A/Cicurves in minutes?
Stop by and see our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System-the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research! We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities.
Also featured: Our EGM-5 Portable CO2 Gas Analyzer w/environmental monitoring and soil/canopy measurement accessories, Hansatech fluorometers and Gill ultrasonics/compact weather stations. Stop by with any questions!
Already a customer? Then definitely stop by! We would love to hear about your research! Our passion is to continuously design innovative instruments for our plant/soil science researchers. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing how our instruments assist our researchers in achieving their research goals.

July 26, 2018

LIVE DEMO!
CIRAS-3 — the most “mobile” system for high-level field research available — is even easier to learn & use!

See how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research! Stop by and experience our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System’s latest software enhancements at #ASHS2018 in Washington D.C. next week!

Stop by Booth #10. We would love to show you how we have made the CIRAS-3 even more user friendly and customizable!

Miss our poster “High Throughput Photosynthesis Characterization of C3 Plants” @ Plant Biology ’18?
Stop by our booth to receive a copy of the poster.

Interested in performing Rapid A/Cicurves in minutes?
Stop by and see our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System-the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research! We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities.

We will also have our TARGAS-1 Portable Photosynthesis System for basic research and Hansatech HandyPEA+ in the booth. Stop by with any questions!

July 11, 2018

LIVE DEMO!
CIRAS-3’s latest software update @ Plant Biology 2018.

See how PP Systems is redefining the boundaries of life science research! Stop by and experience our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System’s latest software enhancements at #PlantBio18 in Montreal next week!

Stop by Booth #1409. We would love to show you how we have made the CIRAS-3 even more user friendly and customizable!

Check out our poster
“High Throughput Photosynthesis Characterization of C3 Plants”.

Stop by our booth with any questions, comments or to receive a copy of the poster.

Interested in performing Rapid A/Cicurves in minutes?
Stop by and see our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System-the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research! We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities.

Ask about our trusted line of high precision, compact, non-dispersive infrared gas analyzers for accurate CO2 measurement including our popular EGM-5.

June 19, 2018

More customizable, even easier to use!

Elegant high contrast displays

  • Larger font size
  • Improved structure of data for enhanced viewing
CIRAS-3 software is easy to use

Plug & play – just minutes to measurements

  • Settings are highly user intuitive
  • Streamlined navigation
  • Improved help menus
  • Additional system status messages & instructions to guide the user
Highly customizable measurements
Streamlined navigation

Environmental control variables & units of measure now located within the same visual proximity as the measurement values

New measurement capabilities

  • Chlorophyll fluorescence only
  • Insect respiration

Robust customization options

  • Custom measurement display of data
  • Application specific data output formats

Create detailed comments with each measurement

  • Alphanumeric keyboard allows the option to create built-in comments directly in your data!

Rapid A/Ci curves faster and easier!

  • Supports the latest ramp response curve scripts
  • Our innovative High-Speed CO2 Ramping Technique allows users to perform non-steady state measurement of A vs. Ci much faster and easier than steady-state methods.

Are you a CIRAS-3 user?

Login to our User Resource Center and download v2.00 today. Instructions are included.

Considering the CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System?

When we say plug and play in minutes we mean it. When it comes to size, performance & value, now is the time to seriously consider the CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System – the only truly mobile photosynthesis system featuring a superior technical specification and strong reputation for being accurate, robust, stable, intuitive and reliable under demanding field conditions.

June 13, 2018

LIVE DEMO!
Experience CIRAS-3’s latest software update @ PBE2018!

We are pretty excited to share our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System’s latest enhancements with you and your colleagues at PBE18 in Copenhagen next week!

Stop by Booth# 10. We would love to show you how we have made the CIRAS-3 even more user friendly and customizable!

Check out our poster
“High Throughput Photosynthesis Characterization of C3 Plants”.

Stop by our booth with any questions, comments or to receive a copy of the poster.

Interested in performing Rapid A/Cicurves in minutes?
Stop by and see our popular CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System-the most mobile leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence system available for high-level field research! We would be happy to talk rapid A/Ci curves and demonstrate the CIRAS-3’s many capabilities.

Also learn more about our high precision, compact, non-dispersive infrared gas analyzers for accurate COmeasurement. Ask how our innovative “Auto-Zero” technology affects warm-up, long-term stability, accuracy, and calibration.

Already a customer? Then definitely stop by! We would love to hear about your research! Our passion is to continuously design innovative instruments for our plant/soil science researchers. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing how our instruments assist our researchers in achieving their research goals.

Upcoming Events

#EGU2019
Booth #52


April 7 – 12
Vienna, Austria

#ASHS2019
Booth #412

#ASHS2019

July 22 – 25
Las Vegas, NV

What Conferences Do You Attend? We’re always looking for conferences that our researchers benefit from. Let us know. We might see you there!

Are you presenting a poster or talk that references any of our instruments? Please let us know! We would love to learn more about your research and how you have put our instruments to good use!