3D Version


The basis of the IMAG-3D is the successful MAXI IMAGING head expanded by a 3D scanner. Using algorithms developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the system creates a 3D mesh from images of structured light casted on the plant by a projector. The projector is mounted on the backside of the instrument whereas the camera is positioned above the plant. For 3D imaging, this camera is used in the high resolution mode (1280 x 960 pixels) to precisely digitize the sample surface. For fluorescence measurements, highest sensitivity is achieved by switching the camera to 4 pixel binning which results in larger pixel size.

A dedicated tabletop housing offers ideal darkening for 3D and PSII analysis. The housing is optimized for high precision and cost efficiency. A manual turntable enables researchers to measure single potted plants with a rosette of 10 cm maximum diameter. The 3D version has a slim footprint so that it fits on almost every laboratory desk. For 3D recalibration purposes, the instrument is shipped together with two calibration patterns and a holder so that a quick calibration of the whole system is possible at any time.

Configuration of the 3D Version

Multi Control Unit

  IMAG-CG Multi Control Unit to connect Measuring Head and GigE –Vision® CCD camera as M-Series IMAGING-PAM MAXI, MINI and MICROSCOPY version including ImagingWin GigE Software.

Measuring Head

  IMAG-MAX/L (blue measuring light version, 450 nm, standard applications)

Camera and Lens

  IMAG-K6/MOD3D with increased NIR sensitivity (2/3" chip, primary resolution 1280 x 960 pixels ) with prime lens objective (F1.4/f=16 mm, c-mount). A filter slider with ND filter for 3D


  IMAG-3D/GS Stand. Darkening and rack for IMAGING-PAM 3D version


  IMAG-3D/PC a brand-name notebook PC (with Intel Core i5-5xx or higher CPU, NVDIA® graphics board (2 GB or more dedicated memory), SSD, 8GB RAM, internal Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), HDMI interface, Windows 10 OS)

System Combination

  Since the instrument is designed as a compact stand-alone unit there are currently no combinations with other Walz Instruments possible.