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Jem ZR12 AL Smoke Machine

The ZR12 AL is a mid-sized portable smoke machine with enhanced output providing a continuous flow of dry, dense smoke.

The ZR12 AL is the result of classical Jem design principles. Electronic pump ramping provides continuous and even smoke output. Soft start electronics gives a low level of operating noise, ideal for TV and theatre environments. Overheat protection is provided by the Direct Thermal Protection device. Output has been enhanced through a 1000W vaporizing chamber and unlike other machines of its size, the ZR12 AL is extremely quick to heat-up meaning greater control of smoke when you want it.

Jem’s unique "8 x Mode" expands the time capability of the standard timer settings by multiples of 8, far beyond those normally found on smoke machine remotes. This makes the ZR12 AL the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications including DJs, musicians, rental companies, TV studios, small clubs and theatres. And uniquely for a machine of its class, multiple machines can be linked and operated from the multifunctional remote control. Auto timer and smoke level controls are available as well.



  • 1000w heater
  • 7 minute heat up time
  • Analogue link socket
  • Approx. 500m3 smoke output (17657 cubic feet/min)
  • Multifunctional remote control (5m)
  • Run time and delay time controls
  • Output level control
  • 2.5 litre fluid container
  • Direct thermal protection
  • Continuous output

Mechanical Specifications:

Power Requirements:
4.8A @ 220-240v
9.5A @ 110v
500mm x 225mm x 165mm

Fluid consumption (max.):
0.018 Imp. gallon/min.

Timer remote (supplied)

This small yet crucial component is the last line of defence against catastrophic failure. This machine's DTPD is made from a solid ceramic composite. This guarantees extremely precise overheat monitoring and is unaffected by ambient temperature changes.

Electronic Pump Ramping (EPR)
EPR is an intelligent means of warning of a drop in temperature which could result in 'wet smoke' (residue). The pumps respond to this signal by running slower and pumping less fluid, thus allowing the heaters to restore optimum operational temperature. This guarantees a continuous flow of smoke using highly efficient, lower wattage heaters.

Soft Start Electronics
The 'crack' created during the initial burst of smoke is caused by the pump pressure overcoming the incredible back pressure of the heat exchanger. The unique Soft Start Electronics in this machine gradually powers the pump, eliminating this crack and ensuring a quieter and smoother operational level following initial start up.

Jem Multifunctional Remote
This reliable remote offers more than the usual auto timer and smoke level output controls. Easily engaged, the timer gives complete adjustment for both 'Fog On' and 'Fog Delay' modes. These timer functions can be expanded even further by engaging Jem's unique '8X Mode' which multiplies the selected timer setting by eight.

On-Board Remote System
Greatly appreciated by rental companies, this hand-held remote can be stored during transit on-board the machine, making it easy to find at show time and eliminating transit vulnerability. But storage isn't the only advantage. Portability is greatly enhanced by having on board controls.

Analogue Link
Whether you've run out of DMX channels or simply want to link two smoke/haze machines together and operate them from a single remote, Jem’s link facility is the solution. This feature even allows multi-machine connection, making operation a simple one-finger action.

Fluid Container (2.5 litre)
All Jem smoke, haze and heavy fog machines are designed to carry removable fluid containers of varying sizes depending on the model´s application. The removable container makes for quicker refills and protects the machine from damage through spillage in transit.

Heat Exchangers (1000W)
All Jem heat exchangers are designed for high efficiency performance. Only the purest grade LM24 aluminium is used in the production process which eliminates the risk of porosity (pockets of gas within the casting which can cause heater failure). All heat exchangers contain cuprous helicoils of at least 2.8 metres in length, ensuring a continuous flow of pure, dry, white smoke.

Download ZR12 info sheet PDF

Download ZR12AL user manual PDF


Jem ZR12 DMX Smoke Machine

Watch a video of this smoke machine in action

The ZR12-DMX uses a single channel of DMX as a variable output control.

The ZR12 DMX includes all the same features as the ZR12 AL yet has added DMX input via a specially designed on-board interface for extra flexibility and control.

Now the ZR12 can be programmed into any DMX controller and easily incorporated into the light show design. Additionally the DMX interface features a test fire button that enables operation without the DMX connection as well.

All the top features of the ZR12 AL are available in this DMX version including fast heat-up time, overheat protection, electronic pump ramping and 1000W vaporizing for high and continuous smoke output. Furthermore the ZR12 DMX operates at a low noise level, ideal for TV studios and theatres, and for ultimate flexibility multiple machines can be operated from a single remote.

With onboard DMX you will have access to the machine from any DMX controller or desk.

DMX Controller (supplied)

Like the ZR12, the ZR12 DMX is suitable for a wide range of applications including DJ/Club, theatre, TV, rental and more.

Download ZR12 info sheet PDF

Download ZR12DMX user manual PDF


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