Smoke Machine Hire / Rental

Overview - Hire  

If your budget doesn’t run to purchasing a smoke machine outright or you have a very specific one-off project in mind, why not consider hiring one from us? 

We stock an extensive range of smoke systems for hires.  As well as our standard range of industrial smoke generators we also hire / rent; battery powered smoke machines, hand-held systems, gas powered smoke generators and more!  We also have a large selection of accessories / consumables.

Most hires are dispatched same day (orders received before 2pm) and delivered within 24 hours (UK Mainland).  Same day deliveries are available - contact us for more information. 

If you are new to using smoke machines or are unsure on what smoke system will be suit your application please feel free to contact us.  We are always happy to offer advice to customers that hire from us.

For more complex projects, such as tunnel ventilation testing, emergency exercise drills, hot smoke tests etc, we can also ‘hire’ out an experienced operator to assist your team.

How to hire?

Hiring from Concept is simple, just follow the steps below:

  1. If you need advice on what machine(s) / consumables & accessories you require, give us a call or send an email - we are here to help!
  2. Check stock levels for your anticipated hire.
  3. To book your hire email Concept your requirements.  We will need; company details, invoicing address, delivery address (if different), contact name & number.
  4. Concept will then reply to your hire request with a Hire Agreement Form and Pro Forma invoice.  The Hire Agreement Form will need to be checked, signed and returned.  Full payment for the anticipated hire is required before the equipment can be dispatched.
  5. The hire will start on the day that the equipment is dispatch and finishes once received back at our factory in Maidenhead.

For more information please contact us.

What smoke machines can I hire?

The main smoke systems available are listed below along with some keywords to help you choose the most appropriate machine for your application.  Click on the name of the smoke machine for further information and to see the associated accessories / consumables:

To see our Hire Terms & Conditions, Quick Start Guide & FAQ's - please click here. 

Smoke Machines available for hire / rental: 

Air Trace Smoke Machine

Product Code:   HIRE-AT-O (hire per week / part week)

Description:  The Air Trace is a small battery powered smoke machine.  The unit is only designed to create small volumes of smoke and the resulting effect disperses very quickly.  Every hire machine comes with; smoke machine, Pb battery, charger, extension spout and carry case.  

Commonly used for: airflow visualisation, indoor photography, building into prop's

500ml Smoke Fluid - Air Trace

Product Code: S/FLUID-AT-0.5 (sale item)

Description:  500ml container of Air Trace smoke fluid.  The Air Trace uses only 2ml of smoke fluid per minute (500ml container = 250 minutes).

Mains Adaption Kit - Air Trace

Product Code: HIRE-AT-MAK (hire per week / part week)

Description: The mains adaption kit will allow prolonged running periods whilst the machine is connected to the mains power.

Radio Remote Control - Air Trace

Product Code: HIRE-AT-RRC (hire per week / part week)

Description: The radio remote control can be plugged into the side of the Air Trace and will allow operation from up to 20mtr's away (line of sight). 

Spare Battery - Air Trace 

Product Code: HIRE-AT-SB-PB (hire per week / part week)

Description: A spare lead acid battery.


Wired Remote Control - Air Trace 

Product Code: HIRE-AT-WRC (hire per week / part week)

Description: A wired remote control / timer module.  Plugs into the side of the smoke machine. 


Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the Air Trace Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us. 

Air Trace - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Air Trace (HIRE) £ 60.00 
Air Trace - Smoke Fluid (SALE) £ PAO
Air Trace - Mains Adaption Kit (HIRE) £ 15.00
Air Trace - Radio Remote Control (HIRE) £ 15.00
Air Trace - Spare Battery (HIRE) £ 10.00
Air Trace - Wired Remote Control / Timer (HIRE) £ 10.00

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B1 Battery Powered Smoke Machine

Product Code:   HIRE-B1SMOKEGEN (hire per week / part week)

Description:  The B1 is a hand-held battery powered smoke machine.  The output from the B1 is impressive from a smoke machine of its size.  The resulting smoke is very persistent.  Every hire machine comes with; smoke machine, Pb battery, charger, and carry case.

The B1 is a good choice when medium volumes of smoke are required in areas with no access to mains power. 

Commonly used for: airflow visualisation, leak testing, indoor photography, outdoor photography, building into prop's, haze / atmospherics.  


Smoke Fluid - B1

Product Code: S/FLUID-B1-0.5, S/FLUID-B1-2.5, S/FLUID-B1-5 (sale item)

Description:  Smoke Fluid for the B1 Smoke Machine.  The B1 uses 10ml of smoke fluid per minute (on maximum continuous output) (500ml container = 50 minutes).


External Battery Connection Lead - B1

Product Code: HIRE-B1-EBC1 (hire per week / part week)

Description: The external battery connection lead will allow you to connect the B1 to a suitable larger battery (car battery for example), if you require longer running times.  


Radio Remote Control - B1

Product Code: HIRE-B1-RRC (hire per week / part week)

Description: The radio remote control can be plugged into the rear of the B1 and will allow operation from up to 100mtr's away (line of sight). 


Spare Battery - B1

Product Code: HIRE-B1-SBP (hire per week / part week)

Description: A spare lead acid battery.  30 second operation to swap batteries - no tools required.


Wired Remote Control XLR - B1

Product Code: HIRE-B1-WRC-XLR (hire per week / part week)

Description: A wired XLR remote control.  Plugs into the rear of the smoke machine. The remote also allows control of the smoke output / volume.


DMX Control Interface - B1 

Product Codes: HIRE-B1-DMX

Description: A plug in DMX module. Allows variable output via DMX controller.


Timer Control Module - B1 

Product Codes: HIRE-B1-TIMER

Description: A plug in Timer module. Allows users to set smoke on / smoke off periods. 


Ducting Adapter - B1 

Product Code: HIRE-B1-ADAP32 (hire per week / part week)

Description: A 32mm ducting adapter can be screwed onto the front of the B1.


Flexible Hose / Ducting - B1 

Product Code: HIRE-B1-HOSE32 (hire per week / part week)

Description: 2mtr x 32mm Flexible Neoprene hose.  To duct smoke short distances.


Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the B1 Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us.

B1 - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
B1 Battery Powered Smoke Machine (HIRE) £ 90.00 
B1 - Smoke Fluid 500ml (SALE) £ POA 
B1 - Smoke Fluid 2.5ltr (SALE)  £ POA 
B1 - Smoke Fluid 5ltr (SALE)  £ POA
B1 - External Battery Connection Lead (HIRE) £ 30.00
B1 - Radio Remote Control (HIRE) £ 35.00 
B1 - Spare Battery (HIRE) £ 65.00
B1 - Wired Remote Control XLR (HIRE) £ 10.00 
B1 - DMX Control Interface (HIRE)  £ 30.00
B1 - Timer Control Module (HIRE)  £ 30.00
B1 - Ducting Adapter (HIRE)  £ 6.00
B1 - Flexible Hose 2mtr (HIRE) £ 25.00

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Colt 3, 1.1kw Hand-held Smoke Machine

Product Codes:  

Colt 3 Basic 1.1kw:  HIRE-C3-BASIC (hire per week / part week)

Colt 3 Remote 1.1kw: HIRE-C3-HYBRID (hire per week / part week)  

Description:  The Colt 3 is a powerful hand-held smoke machine.  It is designed to create a quickly dispersing effect.

The Colt 3 requires mains power but once pre-heated it can be unplugged and used as a portable smoke machine.  

The remote version of the Colt 3 can operated via a 5mtr wired remote control when connected to the mains power source.

Voltage needs to be confirmed (110 / 230v).

Commonly used for: photography, films, special effects, steam effects  


Colt 3 Smoke Aerosols

Product Code: C3-AEROSOLS-1, C3-AEROSOLS-10 (sale item)

Description:  Smoke canisters for the Colt 3 smoke machine.  Available as single canisters or in a box of 10.


Ducting & Hose

Various ducting adapters, fans and hoses are available for hire to use with the Colt 3.  Please see Hire Concept Ducting & Hose.


Colt 3 - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Colt 3 Basic 1.1kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 70.00
Colt 3 Remote 1.1kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 75.00
Single Smoke Canister - Colt 3 (SALE) £ POA
Box of 10 Smoke Canisters - Colt 3 (SALE) £ POA

Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the Colt 3 Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us.


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Colt 4, 1.1kw Hand-held Smoke Machine

Product Codes:  

Colt 4 Basic 1.1kw:  HIRE-C4-BASIC (hire per week / part week)

Colt 4 Remote 1.1kw: HIRE-C4-HYBRID (hire per week / part week)  

Description:  The Colt 4 is a powerful hand-held smoke machine.  It is designed to create a very persistent smoke.

The Colt 4 requires mains power but once pre-heated it can be unplugged and used as a portable smoke machine.  

The remote version of the Colt 4 can operated via a 5mtr wired remote control when connected to the mains power source.

Voltage needs to be confirmed (110 / 230v).

Commonly used for: leak testing, spray booth clearance,  photography, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics.


Colt 4 Turbo, 2.2kw Hand-held Smoke Machine 

Product Codes:

Colt 4 Turbo 2.2kw: HIRE-C4-TURBO (hire per week / part week)

Colt 4 Turbo Remote 2.2kw: HIRE-C4T-HYBRID (hire per week / part week)

Description: As above but twice the smoke output.


Colt 4 Smoke Aerosols

Product Code: C4-AEROSOLS-1, C4-AEROSOLS-10 (sale item)

Description:  Smoke canisters for the Colt 4 smoke machine.  Available as single canisters or in a box of 10.


Ducting & Hose

Various ducting adapters, fans and hoses are available for hire to use with the Colt 4.  Please see Hire Concept Ducting & Hose.


Colt 4 - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Colt 4 Basic 1.1kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 70.00
Colt 4 Remote 1.1kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 75.00
Colt 4 Turbo 2.2kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE)  £ 95.00
Colt 4 Turbo Remote 2.2kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE)  £ 100.00
Single Smoke Canister - Colt 4 £ POA
Box of 10 Smoke Canisters - Colt 4 £ POA

Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the Colt 4 Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us.


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Artem Gas Powered Smoke Gun

Product Code: HIRE-ARTEMGUN (hire per week / part week)

Description:  The Artem Gun is an extremely powerful gas powered smoke machine.  The smoke produced is extremely persistent.  Comes with protective guard.

It is an excellent tool when large volumes of smoke are required in areas with no mains power.

We only recommend using the Artem Gun outdoors. 

Commonly used for: large scale external exercises, photography, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics.


Artem Smoke Canisters 

Product Codes: ARTEM-AEROSOLS-1, ARTEM-AEROSOLS-10 (sale item)

Description: Artem Smoke Canisters are available as single aerosols or as a box of 10.  On continuous maximum output one smoke canister will last approx 6-8 minutes.


Artem Gas Canisters

Product Code: ARTEM-GAS-AERO-1

Description:  Butane / Propane gas canister for us in the Artem Gun. Sold individually.  One continuous maximum output one gas canister will last approx 18 - 20 minutes.



Artem Smoke Gun - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Artem Smoke Gun (HIRE) £ 115.00
Single Artem Smoke Canister (SALE) £ POA
Box of 10 Artem Smoke Canisters (SALE) £ POA
Single Gas Canister (SALE) £ POA

Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the Artem Smoke Gun - for more information please contact us.


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Spirit 900 Smoke Generator (Internal Fluid Tank)

Product Code: HIRE-S900-INT (hire per week / part week)

Description:  The Spirit 900 is a continuously rated high output smoke generator.  The smoke output is adjustable from a small wisp to large plume.

The Spirit 900 can be configured to accept 3 different smoke fluids:

  • Smoke Fluid A - Very persistent
  • Smoke Fluid B - Quickly Dispersing
  • Smoke Fluid C - Medium Persistency  

The internal 2ltr fluid reservoir will last approx 40 minutes.  

Confirm voltage when ordering.

Commonly used for: smoke logging large area, spray booth clearance tests, leak testing, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics.


Spirit 900 Smoke Generator (External Fluid Tank) 

Product Code: HIRE-S900-EXT (hire per week / part week)

Description: As described above but with a 25ltr external fluid reservoir (with low fluid sensor / protection). Approx 8 hours of smoke production between refills.


Smoke Fluid A, B, C - Spirit 900

Product Codes: S/FLUID-A-5, S/FLUID-B-5, S/FLUID-C-5

Description:  Smoke fluids for the Spirit 900.  Available in 5ltr containers.

  • Smoke Fluid A - Very persistent
  • Smoke Fluid B - Quickly Dispersing
  • Smoke Fluid C - Medium Persistency

Radio Remote Control - Spirit 900 

Product Codes: HIRE-S900-RRC

Description: Radio remote control module.  Allows wireless / remote operation from up to 150mtr's (line of sight).

DMX Control Interface - Spirit 900 

Product Codes: HIRE-S900-DMX

Description: A plug in DMX module.  Allows on / off operation. 

 

Timer Control Module - Spirit 900 

Product Codes: HIRE-S900-TIMER

Description: A plug in Timer module.  Allows users to set smoke on / smoke off periods.

 

Low Fog / Chiller - Spirit 900 

Product Codes: HIRE-LOWFOGGER

Description: A low fog chiller is available for use with the Spirit 900. For best results we recommend using Smoke Fluid B. 

 
 

Ducting & Hose 

Various ducting adapters, fans and hoses are available for hire to use with the Spirit 900. Please see Hire Concept Ducting & Hose. 

Spirit 900 - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Spirit 900 Internal Fluid Reservoir 2.2kw  (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 115.00
Spirit 900 External Fluid Reservoir 2.2kw (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 135.00
Smoke Fluid A (5ltr) (SALE) £ POA
Smoke Fluid B (5ltr) (SALE)  £ POA
Smoke Fluid C (5ltr) (SALE) £ POA
Radio Remote Control Module (HIRE) £ 35.00
DMX Control Module (HIRE)  £ 30.00
Timer Control Module (HIRE)   £ 30.00
Low Fog Chiller (HIRE)  £ 245.00

Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the Spirit 900 Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us.


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ViCount 1300 1.1kw 

Product Code: HIRE-VC1300 (hire per week / part week)

Description:  The ViCount 1300 1.1kw has a 1.3ltr fluid reservoir.  If making smoke at maximum output, continuously this will last approx 40 minutes.  

The ViCount comes with a 5kg CO2 cylinder, CO2 regulator / hose & 5mtr wired remote control.

Confirm voltage when ordering.

Commonly used for: HEPA filter testing, medium sized smoke tests, leak testing, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics.


ViCount 5000 2.2kw

Product Code: HIRE-VC5000 (hire per week / part week)

Description: The ViCount 5000 2.2kw has a 5ltr fluid reservoir. If making smoke at maximum output, continuously this will last approx 85 minutes.

The ViCount comes with a 5kg CO2 cylinder, CO2 regulator / hose & 5mtr wired remote control.

Confirm voltage when ordering.

Commonly used for: large scale leak testing, building envelope test, tunnel test, hot smoke tests, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics.


Vulcan 5000 2.8kw 

Product Code: HIRE-VULCAN (hire per week / part week)

Description: The Vulcan 5000 2.8kw has a 5ltr fluid reservoir. If making smoke at maximum output, continuously this will last approx 60 minutes.

The Vulcan comes with a 5kg CO2 cylinder, CO2 regulator / hose & 5mtr wired remote control.

Available in 230v.

Commonly used for: any taks where huge volumes of smoke are required, large scale leak testing, building envelope test, tunnel test, hot smoke tests, films, special effects, haze, atmospherics


Smoke Oil - ViCount & Vulcan 

Product Codes: S/OIL-135-5, S/OIL-180-5

Description: Smoke Oil for the ViCount and Vulcan.  For advise on what fluid is best suited to your application please contact us.

  • Smoke Oil 135
  • Smoke Oil 180 
 

Radio Remote Control - ViCount & Vulcan

Product Codes: HIRE-V-RRC

Description: Radio remote control module.  Allows wireless / remote operation from up to 150mtr's (line of sight).


DMX Control Interface - ViCount & Vulcan 

Product Codes: HIRE-V-DMX

Description: A plug in DMX module.  Allows on / off operation. 

 

Timer Control Module - ViCount & Vulcan

Product Codes: HIRE-V-TIMER

Description: A plug in Timer module. Allows users to set smoke on / smoke off periods.

 

Spare 5kg CO2 Cylinder - ViCount & Vulcan

Product Codes: HIRE-V-CYL-5KG

Description: A spare 5kg CO2 Cylinder for use with the ViCount or Vulcan.

 

Ducting & Hose 

Various ducting adapters, fans and hoses are available for hire to use with the ViCount / Vulcan. Please see Hire Concept Ducting & Hose. 


ViCount & Vulcan - Hire Prices (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
ViCount 1300 1.1kw  (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 149.00
ViCount 5000 2.2kw  (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 259.00
Vulcan 5000 2.8kw (230v) (HIRE) £ 335.00
Smoke Oil 135 (5ltr) (SALE) £ POA
Smoke Oil 180 (5ltr) (SALE) £ POA
Radio Remote Control Module (HIRE) £ 35.00
DMX Control Module (HIRE)  £ 30.00
Timer Control Module (HIRE)   £ 30.00
Spare 5kg CO2 Cylinder (HIRE)  £ 25.00

Other accessories / consumables are available to hire for the ViCount / Vulcan Smoke Machine - for more information please contact us.


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Miscellaneous Hire Items:

Ducting Adapters (Colt, Spirit, ViCount & Vulcan) 

Product Code: HIRE-ADAP-25, HIRE-ADAP-50, HIRE-ADAP-75, HIRE-ADAP-125

Description: A variety of ducting adapters can be hired for use with the Colt, Spirit, ViCount or Vulcan.  Ducting adapters screw onto the front face of the smoke machine.  Available in 4 different sizes; 25mm, 50mm, 75mm & 125mm. 


Ducting Flexible Hose (Colt, Spirit, ViCount & Vulcan)

Product Code: HIRE-HOSE-25-2, HIRE-HOSE-50-2, HIRE-HOSE-75-2, HIRE-HOSE-125-2

Description: A variety of flexible, high temperature hoses are available, suitable for the ducting adapters.  Hoses come in a 2mtr length.  We stock longer lengths for sale only.


Centrifugal Fan (Colt, Spirit, ViCount & Vulcan)

Product Code: HIRE-VBL6 (hire per week / part week)

Description: A smoke tested centrifugal fan is available to hire.  Useful if you need to duct the smoke over a long distance.  The centrifugal fan has a 75mm discharge outlet.  

Confirm voltage. 


DMX Effects Fan / Wind Machine 

Product Code: HIRE-DMXFAN (hire per week / part week)

Description: Small but high power fan with DMX interface.  Compact design with brackets.  Air discharge angle is adjustable.  230v only. 

 

Large Axial Blower

Product Code: HIRE-AXIALFAN (hire per week / part week)

Description: Large axial fan.  Speed controllable.  

230v only.


Miscellaneous Hire Items (exc VAT / Delivery) Price Per Week
Ducting Adapter (specify size) (HIRE) £ 6.00
Ducting Flexible Hose (specify size) (HIRE) £ 25.00
Centrifugal Fan (110 / 230v) (HIRE) £ 75.00
DMX Effects Fan (230v) (HIRE)  £ 45.00
Large Axial Blower (230v) (HIRE)  £ 60.00

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