SMOKE MACHINE NEWS
latest news from PEA SOUP and the smoke machine industry. Last updated:
1 May, 2010
3rd February 2006
We can now send Mini Mist Turbo smoke machines and
Neutron XS Hazers to the United States in 110v versions.
Product Improvement - Hand
Portable Smoke Machine
8th August 2005
The Remote control versions of our aerosol smoke generators
previously were not capable of 'off-mains' use. The product has
now been developed to accommodate this - when connected to the mains,
the remote can be used. When disconnected from the mains power,
the remote cannot be used, but you can use the on-board smoke activation
button as on the basic versions of these machines.
New Product - Heavy Fog
1st March 2005
With the DNG-100
Fog Chiller there is no need for dry ice
or CO2. A self contained cooler converts output from smoke machines
into a low lying fog. Comes complete with hose and adaptors.
New Product - Micro Rocket Fog
24th Feb 2005
Micro Rocket Smoke Machine is a highly portable battery
powered machine designed for photographers, but suitable for theatrical
and cinematic purposes. Powered by a 12V DC battery for true portability!
New Product - Rosco Delta
10th January 2005
Rosco Delta 3000 is a digital fog machine designed
to give ultimate control over fog output and can fill most stages
within a minute. 1.5kW
New Info section launched
5th November 2004
Harking back to the days when smokemachines.NET was
a non-profit making information and resource website about smoke
machines, we have made these independent information pages available
once more. They are still actively updated, and we thank visitors
who have recently sent reviews and tips in to us for inclusion on
these pages. Click on the link below to visit:
Sugababes in TV Hits! Magazine
28th August 2004
We recently supplied TV Hits! Magazine with silver
glitter for a Sugababes photoshoot. One of the photos in the article
appeared on the cover of September's magazine (right).
New Look Website
12th June 2004
The main Pea Soup website, www.smokemachines.NET,
has a new look. We hope the new design allows you to more easily
find what you are looking for. The various types of smoke machine
have been split into sub-sections instead of all being on one page.
Let us know what you think of the new design by dropping
us an email
Freeze Fog now available
28th May 2004
Le Maitre's replacement for the LSG
(Low Smoke Generator) is the Freeze
Fog, and has similar if not better specs than the LSG for a
lower cost. It converts the smoke output from the G300
into a thick heavy fog which is less hassle than using dry ice for
17th May 2004
We now have more videos on our website
of selected machines. These now include all Pea Soup branded machines,
all Le Maitre machines and a large number of Martin / Jem models.
We hope these show what the machines do more than descriptions.
Hundreds of users are already downloading and watching them and
we hope they assist to you in making the right choice with Pea Soup.
21st May 2004
We have begun the design and production
of data specification and product information sheets to compliment
our informative website after numerous requests from customers who
wanted comprehensive data sheets they could print off. These will
initially be produced for more popular machines as Adobe Acrobat
Reader format files for users to save, view or print.
24th May 2004
We pride ourselves on our unbeatable
customer service. Our phone lines are now open from 9.00am - 6.30pm
(GMT/BST). We want to help you chose the right machine for your
application and make a better decision with Pea Soup.
The Ultimate Hazer
Soup Ltd. are proud to stock the Phantom
Hazer, the latest hazer in an ever increasing market.
But this isn't like any normal hazer. The Phantom Hazer creates
haze THERMALLY, killing any bacteria or any bugs that may be present
in the fluid's journey from tank to airbourne aerosol. Most conventional
oil-based hazers do not heat up the fluid to make the particles
airbourne, which therefore increases the risk of bacteria or other
harmful agents to simply become dispersed in the air. The particle
size of the haze generated by the Phantom Hazer is 0.2 microns in
diameter. The haze is also much more persistent, such that a single
generator can replace several conventional systems. The Phantom
Hazer can also act as a very powerful smoke machine simply by switching
off the dispersal fan. At using fluid at a rate of 1 litre per 40
hours, the Phantom Hazer is
one of the most efficient hazers around today. Order yours now!
Pea Soup Ltd. now accepts payments from a wider range of credit
and debit cards than ever before. These include Visa, Mastercard,
Switch, Solo, American Express, Eurocard, Visa Electron, Visa Delta
and JCB. We hope this makes it even easier to purchase from us either
online or via mail order.
Smoke on The Simpsons?
episode 20 of series 14 of The Simpsons (EABF15
- episode #311) "Brake my wife, please", Homer is given
the hard sell and purchases many electrical devices to plug into
his in-car cigarette lighter. As he drives along, unable to see
the road, he plays with his DVD player, spins records, uses his
deep fat fryer and then - presses a button to activate a fog machine!
As the fog rolls in he says, "Even I think this is crazy!".
The fog machine bears resemblance to the
Glacier heavy fog machine. It's a powerful heavy fog machine
with a difference - all you need to do is add ice! It's very easy
to operate and is one of the lowest priced heavy fog generators
110v / 220v - Your
The following machines can be supplied for 110V power supplies at
no extra cost:
Colt 3 / 4,
Colt 4 Turbo, Spirit
900, ViCount Compact,
Soup machines and Jem can also be supplied, but please note
that there may be a slightly longer delivery time (up to 14 days).
The Le Maitre Mini
Mist Turbo, G300, Pea
Souper and Neutron
XS Hazer can also be supplied rated 110v.
Speed of Light
It doesn't seem too long ago that Le
Maitre released the G150, but it has now been replaced by the Speedfogger
Active. The Speedfogger can be supplied with either a variflow
remote, timer variflow remote or as DMX. It offers all of the same
features as the G150 including virtual continuous output, and also
has the benefits of a spill-proof fluid tank and easy change technology
for when parts require replacement.
This fog is as thick as Pea Soup!
Pea Soup smoke machines
cater for all requirements - from the competitively priced
550 to the RXS, or the Glaciator
for heavy fog and the ZR24/7
for professional haze effects, Pea Soup smoke machines
have it covered. Their smoke machine factory is based in the UK
and employs 45 people.
We sell the full Pea
We're very happy that Rosco are now among
the select fog machine manufacturers to be represented by us. Rosco
are immensley popular in the world of theatrical productions as
they sell many lighting accessories (gels, gobos, etc.) and scenic
paint. We sell the full range of Rosco
fog products including the new replacement for the legendary
Rosco 1500 - the Rosco 1700.
After many requests about the possibility
of hiring our machines, we now offer a range of smoke machines for
hire, catering for a wide range of industrial, commercial and testing
applications. View our Hire
page for more details.
Would you like Source with that?
At last a UK company who designs economical
smoke machines themselves to rival those of far-east origin. They
make three types - essentially small,
medium and large
output machines. We sell all of the smoke machines, fluids and remote
controls available, which are proving very popular for cost-conscious
Le Maitre Smoke Machines
We've very proud to be selling Le Maitre smoke
machines and special effects on SmokeMachines.net. After recently
celebrating their 25th anniversary supplying special effects, the
company is still market leader in smoke machines. From the competitive
to the digital microporcessor controlled G300,
Le Maitre machines are used and respected the world over. From the
West End of London to Hollywood and the Ministry of Defence, you'll
find Le Maitre smoke machines in action providing the highest quality
operation. We also supply the famous Pea
Souper dry ice machine, fog chillers such as the Dry
Icer and LSG,
and a Le Maitre's large range of smoke machine accessories, which
makes us the one-stop-shop for all smoke effects. Also included
in the Le Maitre range is the industry standard portable machine
the Mini Mist Turbo,
the aerosol based Microfog,
the powerful range of new machines including the G150
which can operate with continuous output, and the ultimate hazer
- the Neutron
XS Hazer which is respected world-wide as one of the best
New Concept in Smoke Machines
We now supply Concept
Smoke Systems smoke machines on our site at the lowest price
in the UK. Concept are one of the few smoke machine manufacturers
to be NATO approved, as many of their machines create smoke with
a particle size of 0.2 - 0.3 microns. The
Spirit 900 is truly the Rolls Royce of water based smoke
machines with its massive controllable output. Often seen in theme
parks, the Spirit 900 smoke generator is also immensely popular
with fire training scenarios and industrial applications. Concept
also manufacture the popular portable 'Colt' series of smoke guns
which are available in a variety of formats. The Colt
3 creates quick dispersing smoke, the Colt
4 persistent smoke. There is also a Colt
4 Turbo version available, which is one of the most powerful
smoke guns available today. Colts can be used off-power for a time,
making them very portable for a variety of applications, including
special effects, leak testing and so on. We also sell the ViCount
series which are very high output oil based machines designed
for industrial and fire training applications, as their smoke can
withstand temperatures in excess of 180C. The Brick
is a car battery powered smoke machine where the size of unit is
as important as the smoke output, taking only 2.5 seconds to heat
from cold. We're very pleased to offer Concept smoke machines on
happy to announce that we now supply the
F-100 Performance Fog Generator to customers in the UK.
You can buy this high output smoke machine on this web site - [more].
The F100 is a very popular smoke machine and is suited to
a variety of applications. It is very popular with nightclubs, television
studios, theatres and film studios. It has a very low noise level
of operation, as the pump is acoustically isolated from the chassis.
It can produce continuous fog, making it ideal for low-smoke converters.
It totally blows cheaper machines out of the water.
End credits on the Eurovision
Song Contest from Estonia this year showed several mentions of 'smoke
operators'. However, we believe that these names were actually to
do with a digital video editing system called "Smoke"
and had nothing to do with smoke or fog machines, which didn't seem
to be used in the event very much at all!
Security Smoke Screen
Smoke machines used for
security purposes received some publicity on national television
in the UK on "Tomorrow's World". Machines were demonstrated
live in the studio showing how the intruder's visibility is reduced
in seconds by the systems, which are continually gaining in popularity.
We sell Smoke
Security Systems (as seen on TV!)
Jem Smoke, now a subsiduary of Martin Professional, have recently
launched a new heavy fog generator. The Glaciator requires no dry
ice, LN2 or anything other than smoke fluid and electricity. A worthy
model to replace the discontinued line of Jem 'Heavy Fog' machines,
the Glaciator is set to become very popular with concert tours and
theme park installations.
New Rosco Designs
Rosco have been at the drawing board for a while
before they launched a number of new smoke machines to compliment
the replacement models for the popular Rosco 1500. Models include
Alpha 900, the new Delta 3000 and the new Model 1700. All are available
Antari fog chiller
Antari have recently introduced a smoke cooler
system which can use either normal ice or dry ice to chill smoke
from the on-board smoke machine. Antari say the ICE Low Fog Machine
is the first time this method of smoke chilling has been fitted
into a unit this small.