Narrow Gauge Root Imager (CI-602)

A new minirhizotron system compatible with 2-inch diameter tubes

A new minirhizotron system compatible with 2-inch diameter tubes


Product Details

A New Minirhizotron System Compatible with 2-inch Diameter Tubes!

Observing a root system throughout a plant’s life cycle is key to understanding overall plant behavior and health, and to improving crop performance. 

The CI-602 Narrow Gauge Root Imager is a minirhizotron system that captures non-destructive, high-resolution, digital images of living roots in soil over multiple growing seasons. Compatible with root tubes measuring two inches in diameter, the CI-602 gives users the ability to work within new and existing tube installations.



  • High-resolution scanner head
  • White calibration tube
  • Collapsible indexing handle for consistent, repeatable measurements throughout each tube
  • Six 1-meter clear acrylic tubes included with scanner package
  • Handheld tablet computer preloaded with CI-602 operational software, as well as RootSnap! Image Analysis Software


Image Size 21.59 × 18 cm (8.5" × 7.1")
Scan Speed ~30 seconds* (depending on selected 
Image Resolution Up to 1200 DPI
Interface USB Cable
Scan Head Dimensions 35.9 cm long × 4.6 cm diameter
Control Box Dimensions 18 cm x 7.5 cm x 5 cm
Total Dimensions 1950g or 4.3lbs

*Scan speeds for handheld table included with scanner. Scan speeds vary with device used to operate scanner.

Root Tube Dimensions

Inner Diameter 2 in (5cm)
Outer Diameter 2.25 in (5.7cm)
Wall Thickness 0.125 in (3.2mm)
Standard Length 41.3 in (105cm)



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