Advanced in vitro exposure systems.

Cigarette Smoking Machines & Robots

VITROCELL® Smoking Machines are designed to fulfill the requirements of in vitro experiments as well as of various other research tasks. All VITROCELL® Cigarette Smoking Machines and Smoking Robots are suitable to generate precisely whole smoke, gas phase as well as sidestream smoke. All machines can also handle electronic cigarettes via special e-cigarette product packages.

VC 1

VC 1

Manual smoking machine for conventional and electronic cigarettes with high tech features.

VC 1/7

VC 1/7

Linear smoking machine for conventional and electronic cigarettes with 7 individually programmable syringe drives.

VC 10®

VC 10®

Fully automated smoking robot for conventional and electronic cigarettes.

VC 10® S-TYPE

VC 10® S-TYPE

The high end smoking robot for conventional and electronic cigarettes.

VITROCELL® Vapestarter

VITROCELL® Vapestarter

Innovative solution for the button activation of e-cigarettes. Suitable for all sizes of tank products.

Why choose Smoking Machines & Robots from VITROCELL®

  • Specially designed for in vitro research and development thus providing the right smoking parameters for in vitro exposure modules as well as for routine testing.
  • Capabilities for conventional and e-cigarettes featuring square wave puffs and triggered automatic button actuation.
  • Generation of smoke or vapour with the shortest distance to cell cultures. For the success of an experiment with mainstream tobacco smoke it is important that the distance between the smoke generation and the VITROCELL® exposure modules is as short as possible in order to avoid ageing.
  • Open and flexible system for incorporation of other analytical tools. The Smoking Machines are designed to allow easy access to all tubes, filters and the syringe system.
  • Freely programmable parameters. The software allows highly flexible programming of the smoking process. Changing from single cigarette smoking to serial smoking mode for a defined number of cigarettes is easy. All parameters of the smoking process like puff duration, puff volume, puff frequency and exhaust duration can be defined according to the needs of the experiment.
  • Statistics. The data of the smoking process are logged into an Excel© sheet for further processing.
  • Easy cleaning. All components are easy to clean. In particular the work with unfiltered mainstream smoke or e-cigarettes demand frequent cleaning of all parts of the robot which are in contact with the aerosol. Due to the easy access to all parts and the genuine VITROCELL® tube valve system cleaning can be performed quickly and efficiently.
  • Compliance with ISO 3308, Massachusetts, Health Canada and Square Wave regimes. Also, there is the capability to reproduce human puff profiles.
  • Quality. The Smoking Machines are built to the highest standards using reliable and durable components used in high speed automation. Precision of the process is ensured by a stepper motor for smoking port rotation and a strong linear motor to drive the syringe.
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