Advanced in vitro exposure systems.

Smoking Machine VC 1/7

Smoking Machine VC 1/7

The linear smoking machine VC 1/7 is specifically designed and manufactured to fulfill the requirements of in vitro experiments. Suitable for conventional and electronic cigarettes.

This new concept for a smoking machine 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 whole aerosol it is vital that the distance between the aerosol generation (cigarette holders) and the VITROCELL® cell exposure system is as short as possible to guarantee authentic aerosol-composition.
  • Open and flexible system / incorporation of other analytical tools
    The VC 1/7 machine is designed to allow easy access to all tubes, filters and the pumping system. Additional analytical equipment relevant to the experiment can be easily and individually installed.
  • Freely programmable parameters
    The computer system facilitates 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 experiment requirements.
  • High flexibility for all smoking regimes
    Square, ISO, Health Canada Intense, Massachusetts and Human Puff Profile regimes (option) can be smoked.
  • Statistics
    Smoking process data are logged into an Excel® sheet for further ­processing.
  • Machine dimensions are suitable for constrained lab workplaces
    The VC 1/7 machine is divided into 3 major components: computer, ­control box, syringe drives and ­cigarette holder systems.
  • All components are easy to clean
    In particular the work with unfiltered aerosol demands frequent cleaning of all machine parts which come into contact with the constituents. Easy access to all component ensures quick and efficient cleaning.
  • Human puff profile capability
    This optional feature offers the ­possibility to upload human ­puff-profile data registered by ­Smoking Puff Analyzers to the ­machine controls.
  • Compatibility with existing lab systems
    The VC 1/7 machine can be integrated with and connected to other lab systems, e.g. analytical systems.
  • Compliance with all current ­e-cigarette regimes
    The VC 1/7 is able to generate ­aerosol with puff volumes up to 200 ml using square profiles and all relevant time settings.
  • Compliance with ISO 3308:2012
    The VC 1/7 machine meets the requirements of ISO 3308:2012, which assures compatibility with data generated for quality assurance purposes on other smoking machines.
  • Compliance with Health Canada / Intense Conditions
    The VC 1/7 machine meets the requirements for 55 ml/30 sec puff frequency requirements.
  • Quality
    The VC 1/7 machine is built to the highest standards using reliable and durable components. Precision of the process is ensured by linear motor drives for the piston.
  • Service
    All VC 1/7 machines are specifically designed to be exceptionally service-friendly and have a secure internet-based remote servicing module.
  • Software Control
    Input is communicated via PC with flat screen monitor or laptop (part of delivery).

Highly flexible modes of operation

VC 1/7 Smoking Machine smoking Mode 1

Mode 1 for e-cigarettes

Direct connection of draw-actuated cigarettes to the syringe drives.
VC 1/7 Smoking Machine smoking Mode 2

Mode 2 for e-cigarettes

7 individual vapestarter units with button activators for tank products are connected to the syringe drives.
VC 1/7 Smoking Machine smoking Mode 3

Mode 3 for combustion cigarettes

7 individual smoke boxes allow for smoking of combustion cigarettes. Integrated butt length sensors.

VC 1/7 Smoking Machine Technical Data

Mounted on cart 1.800 x 800 x 1.530 mm (L x W x H)

3 x 400 V, 50/60 Hz, or power converter 3 x 208 V, 16 A (C)

Compressed air
6 bar (87 psi) min.

Remote service module
Included / Internet access mandatory

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