Smoking Machine VC 1/7

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

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.

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.
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.
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.
Square, ISO, Health Canada Intense, Massachusetts and Human Puff Profile regimes (option) can be smoked.
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.
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.
This optional feature offers the ­possibility to upload human ­puff-profile data registered by ­Smoking Puff Analyzers to the ­machine controls.
The VC 1/7 machine can be integrated with and connected to other lab systems, e.g. analytical systems.
The VC 1/7 is able to generate ­aerosol with puff volumes up to 200 ml using square profiles and all relevant time settings.
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.
The VC 1/7 machine meets the requirements for 55 ml/30 sec puff frequency requirements.
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.
All VC 1/7 machines are specifically designed to be exceptionally service-friendly and have a secure internet-based remote servicing module.
Input is communicated via PC with flat screen monitor or laptop (part of delivery).

Highly flexible modes of operation

Mode 1 for e-cigarettes

Direct connection of draw-actuated cigarettes to the syringe drives.

Mode 2 for e-cigarettes

7 individual vapestarter units with button activators for tank products are connected to the syringe drives.

Mode 3 for combustion cigarettes

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

Features VC 1/7

Smoking parameters

The following parameters can be adjusted according to the needs of the experiment: Puff and exhaust duration, Puff frequency, Puff volume, Puff profile, Flow rate, Clearing puff number, Puff duration hold time, Butt length via sensor

Unique syringe drive system

Linear motor drive system with lowest dead volume and easy cleaning features. Each syringe drive can be programmed with an individual regime.

State of the art controls for the 7 syringe drives to highest precision

Drawer with linear motor drives

State of the art controls for the 7 syringe drives to highest precision

Optional impinger rack for chemical analysis

Option: Human Puff Profiles

Data generated by a Smoking Puff Analyzer is directly loaded to the controls of the machine.

Option: Special Holder System for e-Cigarettes

Secure and tight connection of any puff-actuated device.

Option: VITROCELL Vapestarter

Innovative solution for smoking machines: automatic button activation of e-cigarettes.

Technical Data

  • Dimensions: Mounted on cart 1.800 x 800 x 1.530 mm (L x W x H)
  • Voltage: 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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