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SCS | Smoking & Vaping Machine


The Smoking Cycle Simulator

The Cambustion SCS is a highly flexible smoking machine compatible with combustible cigarettes (tobacco, cannabis) and e-cigarettes. The SCS's flexibility and high repeatability make it ideally suited for both product development applications (including e-cigarette, vaporizers and heat not burn devices) and Quality Control applications.

Cambustion SCS with button pusher controlling e-cigarette
Cambustion SCS with lung

Device Development

The SCS is widely used in the development of both e-cigarettes and vaporisers.

The user is afforded complete flexibility with regard to puff volume, repeat frequency and flow rate. Standard regimes such as FTC, ISO 3308, ISO 20768 and Heath Canada intense are pre-programmed, and users can generate custom regimes.

The SCS is supplied as a complete standalone system, while an API offers easy integration of the SCS with other equipment if desired.

Optional user thermocouples allow recording of temperatures inside the device under development such as coil/wick or vape aerosol temperatures.

Recording of all operational parameters including flow rate, puff volume and resistance-to-draw ensures excellent traceability even over long term projects.

Collection of aerosol with gas bags, cold traps, liquid impingers or quartz filters for chemical analysis, e.g. GC-MS or HPLC.

Collection of gas and aerosol from individual puffs (or a sequence of puffs) in a gas bag is supported. Subsequent solvent extraction from the gas bag allows analysis of species of interest including THC, CBD, CBDA, CBN, THCA and more on a puff-by-puff basis.

Access to realtime aerosol for online analysis- e.g. for particle size, concentration, cell exposure studies.

The SCS is available with a fully programmable actuator, providing control of manually triggered devices.

Quality Control

The SCS is also used in Quality Control (QC) applications for both electronic and combustible products.

With combustible products such as tobacco or cannabis, packing density and leaf characteristics may vary, causing changes in resistance-to-draw and burn characteristics.

With e-cigarettes and vaporisers, the SCS provides a convenient method for batch sampling of devices to validate correct operation.

The SCS is supplied as a complete standalone system, while an API offers easy integration of the SCS with other equipment if desired.

Collection of gas and aerosol from individual puffs (or a sequence of puffs) in a gas bag is supported. Subsequent solvent extraction from the gas bag allows analysis of species of interest including THC, CBD, CBDA, CBN, THCA and more on a puff-by-puff basis.

Recording of all operational parameters including flow rate, puff volume and resistance-to-draw ensures excellent traceability.

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