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Smoking Machine VC 1

Smoking Machine VC 1

The manual smoking machine VC 1 is designed to fulfill the requirements of in vitro experiments with cultivated cells, e. g. from humans. For conventional and electronic cigarettes.

It is suitable for working with side- and mainstream smoke, and offers significant advantages over other commercial smoking machines.

  • Generation of smoke 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 (cigarette holders) and the VITROCELL® cell cultivation and exposure system is as short as possible in order to avoid aging and to guarantee a smoke composition matching the real-life situation.
  • Open and flexible system / incorporation of other analytical tools
    The VC 1 machine is designed to allow easy access to all tubes, filters and the pumping system. Additional analytical equipment relevant to the experi- ment can be installed without difficulty by the operator.
  • Freely programmable parameters
    The computer system allows highly flexible programming of the smoking process. 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.
  • Small dimensions of machine suitable for lab workplace
    The VC 1 machine is divided into 2 major components: computer, control box with smoking platform.
  • All components are easy to clean
    In particular the work with unfiltered mainstream smoke demands frequent cleaning of all parts of the machine which are in contact with the smoke. Cleaning must take place after each experiment in order to avoid any influence of residual products on the following experiment. Due to the easy access to all parts the cleaning can be done quickly and efficiently.
  • Human puff profile capability
    This optional feature offers the possibility to feed data of human puff profiles registered by Smoking Puff Analyzers to the machine controls.
  • Compatibility with other systems in the lab
    The VC 1 machine can be integrated with and connected to other lab systems, e. g. analytical systems.
  • Compliance with ISO 3308:2012
    The VC 1 machine meets the requirements of ISO 3308:2012 which assures a compatibility with data generated for quality assurance purposes on other smoking machines.
  • Compliance with Health Canada / Intense Conditions
    The VC 1 machine meets the requirements for 55 ml/30 sec puff frequency requirements if the interchange option is purchased.
  • Quality
    The VC 1 machine is built to the highest standards using reliable and durable components. Precision of the process is ensured by a linear motor drive for the piston.
  • Service
    All VC 1 machines are designed to be very service-friendy and have a secure internet-based remote servicing module.

Smoking Machine VC 1

VC 1 Smoking Machine Technical Data

605 x 455 x 533 mm (L x W x H)

1 x 230 V, 50/60 Hz , 4 A

Compressed air
4 bar (58 psi) min.

Remote service module
Included / Internet access mandatory

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