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We are the leading supplier of analytical and measuring instruments for the tobacco, hemp and vaping industries. Ensure the quality of your products is always consistent by taking advantage of our physical, mechanical and digital expertise.

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You expect your products to meet the highest quality standards. We ensure that you can achieve them. We specialize in mechanical, electronic and computer-aided quality control and monitoring systems. We are experienced in all practical and theoretical aspects of physical measurement, including statistical methods and analyses. We know what criteria user interfaces are required to meet – and how to present the data collected in a clear and understandable way.

Vaping machines

Our vaping machines are suitable both for routine applications and for use in research and development for e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products. We also offer a wide range of peripheral devices and tools for setting and monitoring vaping parameters.

Smoking machines

Our smoking machines are suitable both for routine applications and for use in research and development for tobacco and hemp products. These include rotary and linear machines with various levels of automation, as well as numerous peripheral devices and tools for setting and monitoring production parameters. 

Test stations

Our test stations allow you to monitor the most important filter rod, cigarette or THP production parameters. The modules are interchangeable, so you can put together a station that is ideally suited to your needs.

Physical measuring instruments

Our physical measuring instruments are suitable for all tobacco and hemp industry products, both for finished consumer products as well as individual components.

Laboratory accessories and special equipment

We supply quality assurance equipment and tools for smoke laboratories as well as for use in research and development, which we develop and improve on a continual basis.

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Our service and laboratory technicians can give you qualified advice on all aspects of our products. Thanks to a pool of locally based experts, we can provide you with maintenance and calibration support on site worldwide.
Our consulting team can help you identify available potential in your laboratory workflow and prepare for local accreditations. Our unique experience in setting up and running smoke laboratories enables us to create synergies between work processes, analysis steps and the right technologies.

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HAUNI SMI - DIAMETER or CIRCUMFERENCE is designed to measure the diameter or circumference of cigarettes, filter rods and small cigars. For this, the laser head scans the product to produce the mean diameter of the sample.

Features:

  • displays the diameter or the circumference
  • complies with ISO 2971
  • SMI modular stations are stackable and easy to use
  • compact and robust design makes them ideal for production environments
  • readings are displayed speedily in 2 to 3 seconds after a measurement
  • the SMI modules are connected to a PC
  • 4 SMI modules can be connected to one PC

Sodiscan-MWS is a capsule filter rod and cigarette analyzer whose speed far exceeds anything currently available on the market.

It can often happen that defects caused during conveyance or hairline cracks in the capsule are not discovered until at least 24 hours after production. Its high speed means it can measure a large sample number so creating reliable statistics and enabling you to react quickly if production deviates from the specifications.

Features:

  • Checks each individual sample for:
    • Presence / number of capsules
    • Position of capsules
    • Damaged or empty capsules
  • Analyzes up to 80 samples per minute:
    • Each containing 1-12 capsules
    • Finished cigarettes and filter rods of all sizes, from super slim to king size
    • Multifilter applications
    • Symmetrical as well as asymmetrical capsule position
  • Specially designed MIDAS microwave sensor
  • Ideal for laboratory and production environments
  • Beckhoff control system with VISU+ and touchscreen interface as on HAUNI makers

Sodiline is a series of test stations for measuring the parameters of cigarettes, filter rods, cigars and cigarillos, offering the ultimate in modularity and flexibility.

The Sodiline series consists of six test stations that can each accommodate up to six modules. Pick and choose from up to 15 different plug & play modules to create your ideal station. All modules can be mixed and matched with one another, so you can change or add a module at any time as your needs vary.

Versions available:

  • Minilab-EX with 1 module
  • Sodilab with 2 modules
  • Sodiline with 3 modules
  • Sodiline-EX with 4 modules
  • Sodimax with 5 modules
  • An extra module can be added to each station

Features:

  • High level of customization
  • Touchscreen with easy-to-follow menus, instrument settings and data access
  • Hopper designed to handle large sample quantities
  • Suitable for automatic sampling (cigarettes and/or filters)
  • Compatible with the Sodilink-F closed-loop control system (specially designed for the KDF filter rod maker)
  • The plug & play modules are fully interchangeable between all six station types in next to no time
  • Fully compatible with modules from previous series

Modules:

  • Sodim-W weight module with a choice of: Sartorius weighing scale, Mettler weighing scale or a Mettler weighing scale for cigars
  • Sodim-PD pressure drop module
  • Sodim-PDV pressure drop and ventilation module
  • Sodim-PDV pressure drop and ventilation module for cigars 
  • Sodim-PDV pressure drop and ventilation module with multiple flows 
  • Sodim-PDVM pressure drop, ventilation module and moisture module
  • Sodim-D diameter module as a laser or infrared model
  • Sodim-DD double diameter module
  • Sodim-DL diameter and length module 
  • Sodim-L length module
  • Sodim-H hardness module
  • Sodim-SI section and shape inspection module

SodiQube is an automatic test station in a set configuration with a weight, diameter, pressure drop and ventilation module for cigarettes and filter rods. Suitable for laboratory and production environments.

Features:

  • User-friendly:
    • Two doors at the side and one glass door at the front
    • User-friendly touchscreen and network access, USB port and printer
  • Flexible:
    • Option of two feeding positions
    • Removable hopper
    • Software is compatible with Sodimax, Sodiline and Sodilab
    • Adjustable drum for king size, slim, ultraslim cigarettes
    • Compact and robust design makes them ideal for production environments
    • Help menu makes for easy maintenance
    • Own CPU card

Complies with ISO 2971, ISO 9512 and ISO 6565

Modules:

  • Weight module designed to measure cigarette or filter rod weight
  • Pressure drop and ventilation module designed to measure pressure drop of cigarettes and filter rods, filter and/or cigarette paper ventilation as well as total cigarette ventilation
  • Diameter and circumference module for cigarettes, filters and cigarillos 

Sodiscale is a high-speed automated scale for analyzing or sorting large quantities of cigarettes or filter rods. Options for sorting up to five customer-defined weights make it highly flexible. It has a top speed of 120 filter rods per minute.

Features:

  • Analysis: products are weighed and fed into a collection bin. The data obtained enables an analysis of the maker's accuracy in controlling the cigarette or filter rod weight.
  • Sorting: products are weighed and classified according to user-defined weight criteria. They are then fed into separate collection bins according to weight.
  • Maker setting: large batches of cigarettes can be weighed at high speed. The data obtained can be used to adjust the weight settings of the maker (external weight verification).
  • Very reliable industrial weighing cell, robust and extremely accurate.
  • User-friendly help menu for calibration and maintenance.
  • Target weight can be determined if the average product weight is unknown.

The LM1 is a linear 1-port smoking machine that is designed to smoke conventional cigarettes under ISO and intense conditions, as well as with user-defined settings.

It is airflow-controlled and allows the use of all common trapping systems such as glass fibre filters, impingers and electrostatic precipitation traps as well as gas collection systems. It also meets all the requirements of ISO 3308 and ISO 20778,

The machine consists of the PM1 high-performance piston pump and the smoking unit. The PM1 is the center piece of the smoking machine, with its user-friendly software which is used to register samples, run the analysis and display the results, and an integrated Ethernet interface which is used to transfer the measured values to an external PC. It is controlled via touchscreen interface and can be connected easily to other units from our modular smoking machine series.

The LM1 delivers all the features and capabilities of the larger models, and its modular design makes it the perfect tool for method development and research tasks.


The LM5 is a linear 5-port smoking machine that is designed to smoke conventional cigarettes under ISO and intense conditions, as well as with user-defined settings.

It is airflow-controlled and allows the use of all common trapping systems such as glass fibre filters, impingers and electrostatic precipitation traps as well as gas collection systems. It also meets all the requirements of ISO 3308 and ISO 20778.

The machine consists of the PM1 high-performance piston pump and the smoking unit. The PM1 is the center piece of the smoking machine, with its user-friendly software which is used to register samples, run the analysis and display the results, and an integrated Ethernet interface which is used to transfer the measured values to an external PC. It is controlled via touchscreen interface and can be connected easily to other units from our modular smoking machine series.

The LM5 delivers all the features and capabilities of the larger models, and its modular design makes it the perfect tool for method development and research tasks.


The LM5S sidestream smoke machine is a member of our modular family of instruments specifically designed for production and laboratory environments while maintaining the smallest possible footprint and supporting the widest range of products.

The LM5S collects sidestream smoke following the procedures specified in ISO 20773 and ISO 20774. It offers a highly flexible platform for standard sidestream smoke analysis as well as for research smoking.

Combinations of mainstream, sidestream with or without impingers, Dewar flask options for cryogenic work, both in single and double arrangements are possible with the LM5S. It is also suitable for determining Hoffmann analyses in sidestream smoke.

The LM5S smokes in a sequential manner, meaning that the cigarettes can be lit with the fishtail chimneys in situ without affecting the smoking results.

Special infrared sensors used for endpoint detection trigger the machine to raise the chimneys automatically.


The 20-port LX20 is a member of our family of linear smoking machines. With unmatched flexibility, it provides capabilities previously not possible in a single smoking operation.

The LX20 can be set to run the same smoking regimens on all 20 ports at the same time, or to smoke different regimens on groups of 5 ports according to ISO 3308, ISO 207878, Canadian Intense, Massachusetts and Bidi regimes.

But the LX20’s flexibility does not end there, these regimens do not have to be grouped together on consecutive ports, they can be randomly spread across all 20 ports, so providing true randomized smoking as described in the smoking standards.

Many of the time-consuming tasks normally associated with linear smoking can be performed much faster with the LX20 thanks to simplified or automated setup operations.

Besides the standard glass fiber filter pad holders (CFP), all types of alternative trapping systems such as liquid traps and electrostatic traps can be connected to the machine. Gas collection bags are used for the gas collection phase. Integrated gas analyzers provide a fast and precise gas measurement.


The RM20H2 is a 20-port smoking machine that unites a variety of smoke traps with minimized dead volumes by using a standard rotary smoking system to determine both the traditional and special compounds in mainstream cigarette smoke.

The rotary smoking principle provides the most efficient platform for the collection of raw condensates and the gas phase for subsequent analysis. 

The RM20H2 meets the requirements of ISO 3308 and ISO 20778. It is not only suitable for routine smoking according to ISO 4387 and ISO 20779, it also allows for the smoking of fine-cut smoking articles (FCSAs) according to ISO 15592-3. It also meets the criteria of the Massachusetts and Health Canada methods.

By accommodating various trapping systems such as impingers, glass fiber filters and electrostatic precipitation traps, the RM20H2 is ideal for research and development use as well as for special applications.

Besides routine smoking applications, puff-by-puff smoking can also be performed with the RM20H2.


The RM20M is a rotary 20-port desktop smoking machine. Sample loading and butt extraction, as well as connecting the chosen trapping system and gas collection bag, are all done manually.

The smoking operation is controlled via the PM1 control module and is switched off automatically. Besides the standard glass fiber filters (CFP), all types of alternative trapping systems such as liquid traps and electrostatic traps can be connected to the machine.

The RM20M meets the requirements of ISO 3308 and ISO 20778 as well as the Massachusetts and Health Canada methods. It can be used for routine applications as well as for intense smoking operations. Fine-cut smoking articles (FCSAs) according to ISO 15592-3 can also be smoked.


The RM200A2 is designed to support routine smoking for the determination of nicotine, tar and CO and, optionally, NOx. The rotary smoking principle provides the most efficient platform for the collection of raw condensates.

The RM200A2 meets the requirements of ISO 3308 and ISO 20778. It is not only suitable for routine smoking according to ISO 4387 and ISO 20779, but also for smoking fine-cut smoking articles (FCSAs) according to ISO 15592-3. The conditions of the Massachusetts and Canada Intense methods are also met and preinstalled.

Capabilities and features that include the automatic handling of glass fiber filter holders (CFP) and cigarette cassettes, as well as an integrated scale and fully automated smoking operations from cigarette loading to butt extraction, enable the machine to perform 10 consecutive smoking operations without any operator intervention.

All common alternative trapping systems such as liquid traps and electrostatic traps can be connected to the machine as well.


The LM5C has five ports for the sequential smoking of all kinds of cigars and cigarillos. The machine meets all the requirements of CRM 64 (CORESTA Recommended Method).

It supports products of all diameter types. Besides the standard glass fiber filter pad holders (CFP), all types of alternative trapping systems such as liquid traps and electrostatic traps can be connected to the machine. Gas collection bags are used for gas collection.

The LM24E was developed to generate larger amounts of aerosol under reproducible conditions, which can be collected and/or made available for further experiments.

In both cases, the swiveling vaping bar allows the samples to be vaped at different angles to the horizontal position. The 24 individual ports can be equipped with aerosol detectors as well as product activation units and proven support options for samples of all sizes and formats of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs).

The entire vaping process is coordinated by the control unit according to the master/slave principle. The operator is guided by the self-explanatory software and informed as comprehensively as possible about the current status of the machine. The machine can be connected to central computer systems via an Ethernet interface in order to transfer testing schemes and result tables.


The LM1E enables the collection of aerosols from e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs).

The LM1E is a member of our modular smoking and vaping machine series (MSM), but can also be used as a stand-alone device.

It consists of the PM1 high-performance piston pump unit with pre-installed software that enables samples to be registered, analyses to be carried out and the results to be displayed. The swiveling LM1E vaping bar offers one sample port with an automatic activation function and a freely adjustable support option for samples of all sizes and formats from e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs). 

The LM1E meets all the requirements of ISO 20768.


The LM5E enables the collection of aerosols from all types of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs).

The LM5E is a member of our modular smoking and vaping machine series (MSM), but can also be used as a stand-alone device.

It consists of the PM1 high-performance piston pump unit with pre-installed software that enables samples to be registered, analyses to be carried out, the results to be displayed and, finally, trend diagrams to be created. The LM5E swiveling vaping bar offers 5 sample ports with an automatic activation function and freely adjustable support options for samples of all sizes and formats from e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs). 

The LM5E meets all the requirements of ISO 20768.


The LM5E-SF was specifically designed for use in research and development with a focus on the continuous collection of larger quantities of aerosols for further analysis.

It also meets all the requirements of ISO 20768 for analytical vaping machines while retaining all the benefits of the LM5E series.

The LM5E-SF allows the user to collect individual puff-by-puff sequences of one to five products of the same type on one trap, either individually or in defined puff blocks. This allows conclusions to be drawn about the composition of the aerosol over the entire generation interval and thus about the quantitative provision of aerosol components.


The LM5E-SP was specifically designed for use in research and development - with a focus on puff-by-puff analysis.

It enables the user to collect individual puffs from one to five individual products on individual filters. The LM5E-SP allows the filter holder to be changed very fast thanks to our proven quick-release mechanism. This allows conclusions to be drawn for up to five samples about the composition of the aerosol over the entire generation interval and thus about the quantitative provision of aerosol components.

The LM5E-SP also meets all the requirements of ISO 20768 for analytical vaping machines while retaining all the benefits of the LM5E series.


The LX20E3 offers 20 individually programmable vaping ports for testing larger sample quantities of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs). The vaping machine’s ports can be connected individually to all commonly used trapping systems such as glass fiber filters, liquid traps (impingers) or electrostatic traps.

Optionally, each port can be equipped with an aerosol detection unit to control the aerosol flow. Further options are integrated, freely adjustable sample activation units and sample holders in various designs to keep each test item in the ideal position.

The height-adjustable, swiveling vaping bar of the LX20E3 enables the user to vape at various angles of +/- 60° to the horizontal position to make handling easier for the user.

The entire vaping process is coordinated by the control unit according to the master/slave principle. The operator is guided by the self-explanatory software and informed as comprehensively as possible about the current status of the machine. The LX20E3 can be connected to central computer systems via an Ethernet interface in order to transfer vaping schedules and result tables.


The NGX10 has ten individually programmable vaping ports for testing larger sample quantities of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products (HTPs).

The height-adjustable, swiveling vaping bar NGX10 offers ten ports with an automatic activation function and adjustable support option for all sizes and formats of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and heated tobacco products. 

All channels, from the port to the pump of the vaping machine can be connected individually to all common trapping systems such as Cambridge filter pads, liquid traps (impingers) or electrostatic separators.

Optionally, each port can be equipped with aerosol detection units to control the aerosol flow.

The NGX10 allows gas analyses to be performed by using gas collection bags. Integrated CO gas analyzers with different CO measuring ranges offer a flexible option in accordance with ISO 8454.

The NGX10 meets all the requirements of ISO 20768 and CRM 81 but also allows user-specific, different vaping regimens.


The CO/CO₂ analyzer can be integrated into smoking machines RM20H2, RM200A2 and RM400A2 and is controlled by the smoking machine’s software. It operates based on the NDIR method (non-dispersive infrared absorption) according to ISO 8454.

The analyzer collects the particle-free gas phase throughout the entire smoking or vaping cycle. Once the smoking or vaping process is complete, CO/CO₂ concentration is automatically measured by the analyzer. Of course, the analyzer can also be operated as an external module.


With the IGM inert gas module, users can monitor the influence of the absence of oxygen on the composition of the particle phase and its influence on the components of the gas phase, e.g. nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide when vaping heated tobacco products (HTPs).

The chamber is continuously flushed with an inert gas, e.g. nitrogen, in order to displace any oxygen and thus prevent combustion. Direct comparison of the qualitative and quantitative composition of the particle and gas phase allows a reliable conclusion to be drawn on the generation of aerosol by evaporation only without pyrolysis or combustion.


NO/NOx analyzers form an integrable direct analysis system based on the chemiluminescence method. The NO/NOx analyzer can measure smoke and aerosols without dilution or dosage. It can be used to determine the quantities of NO and NOx in every single puff, every cigarette or every tobacco heated product, or even throughout the entire smoking or vaping cycle.

The analyzer is available as an integrable option for the smoking machines RM20H2, RM200A2 and RM400A2. It can be operated as an external module with all other smoking and vaping machines.

Certified quality

We incorporate our many years of experience through very active participation on committees for DIN and ISO standards as well as by being involved with CORESTA, which deals with scientific topics related to cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco. This knowledge enables us to give you the very best advice based on your requirements.

Our laboratory issues calibration certificates bearing the COFRAC logo (Comité français d’accréditation) for pressure drop, ventilation standards and critical flow orifice (CFO). This ensures optimum production traceability for our customers.

We have more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing physical measuring instruments for the tobacco and paper industry. That is why we have been certified to ISO standard 9001 v 2015 for a long time now.

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