Smoking Machine VC 1 S-Type

Manual smoking machine VC 1 S-TYPE to fulfill the requirements of chemical characterization and in vitro experiments.

The manual smoking machine VC 1 S-TYPE is specifically designed and manufactured to fulfill the requirements of chemical characterization and in vitro experiments. Suitable for conventional and electronic cigarettes.

Optimal when researching whole aerosol, it 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 (product holders) and the VITROCELL® cell exposure system or to e.g. impingers is as short as possible to guarantee authentic aerosol-composition.
Open and flexible system / incorporation of other analytical tools
The VC 1 S-TYPE machine is ­designed to allow easy access to all tubing, filters and the pump system. ­Additional analytical ­equipment relevant to the experiment can be easily and individually installed.
The control system facilitates highly flexible programming of the puffing process. All parameters like puff duration, puff volume, puff frequency and exhaust duration can be defined according to experiment requirements.
High flexibility for all smoking regimes
ISO, Health Canada Intense, Massachusetts, Square and Human Puff Profile regimes (option) can be smoked. An upgrade for Shisha smoking is available.
Smoking process data are logged into an Excel® sheet for further processing.
Machine dimensions are suitable for constrained lab workplaces
The VC 1 S-TYPE machine is divided into 4 major components: computer, ­control box with syringe drive platform, impinger and device rack.
In particular the work with unfiltered whole aerosol demands frequent cleaning of all machine parts which come into contact with aerosol. Cleaning must take place after each experiment to avoid any residual product ­contamination to subsequent experiments. Easy access to all component parts 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 S-TYPE machine can be integrated with and connected to other lab systems, e.g. analytical instruments.
The VC 1 S-TYPE 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 S-TYPE machine meets the requirements of 55 ml / 30 sec puff frequency for puffing combustion as well as electronic cigarettes.
The VC 1 S-TYPE 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.
All VC 1 S-TYPE machines are ­designed to be exceptionally ­service-friendly and have a secure internet-based remote servicing module.
Input is communicated via PC with monitor or laptop (part of delivery).

Filter Holders
Control Box with Syringe Drive
Laptop or computer/monitor
Integrated Button Actuators
Examples of e-cigarettes

Components Top View

Piston Pump Unit
Aerosol Exhaust
Smoking Start Button
System off Button
Emergency Stop
Laptop or computer/monitor

Special features of the VITROCELL VC 1 S-TYPE Smoking Machine

  • Max. of 5 ports for e-cigarettes, NGP‘s and conventional cigarettes
  • For chemical analysis and in vitro applications
  • No cross-contamination in product change due to change parts and very easy cleaning
  • Capable of all current regimes ISO, HCI, CRM 81 and up to 300 ml puff volume
  • Small dead volumes
  • Integrated button actuators

Configuration 1: chemical analysis „e-cigarettes / NGP‘s“

Control Box with Syringe Drive
Impinger Rack
Examples of e-cigarettes / NGP's
Filter Holders
Integrated Button Actuators

Configuration 2: in vitro „e-cigarettes / NGP‘s“

Control Box with Syringe Drive
Control Box with Syringe Drive
In vitro Exposure System
Examples of e-cigarettes / NGP's
Integrated Button Actuators

Configuration 3: chemical analysis „Conventional Cigarettes“

Control Box with Syringe Drive
Impinger Rack
Filter Holders
Smoking Box
Sidestream Exhaust Tubes

Configuration 4: in vitro „Conventional Cigarettes“

Control Box with Syringe Drive
Sidestream Exhaust Tubes
In vitro Exposure System
Smoking Box

More about VC 1 S-TYPE


On-line gas analysis of electronic cigarettes

Powerful linear motor syringe drive with contact-free valve system

  • Proven linear motor drive
  • Unique 6-port valve system for contact-free aerosol flow
  • Software platform from VC 1 / VC 1 S-TYPE / VC 10® / VC 10® S-TYPE

State of the art controls for highest precision

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.

VC 1 S-TYPE Software & Controls

Electrical control box

The control box houses the controls for the stepper motors, sensors and pneumatic valves. The whole process is controlled by Beckhoff software in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 10®. This setup offers extensive possibilities for integration with common Microsoft Office® applications and the exchange of data with Excel®-sheets.

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

Technical Data

  • Dimensions without racks: 605 x 455 x 533 mm (L x W x H)
  • Voltage: 1 x 208-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 4 A
  • Compressed air: 4 bar (58 psi) min.
  • Remote service module: Included / Internet access mandatory
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