Reich Friction Smoke Generators


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Reich invented the first fully automatic friction smoker, which was patented back in 1980. It’s still the same technology that many smoke generators use now. Reich also patented the special stainless steel friction wheel, which shows Reich’s leading role in the area of friction smoke generation.

  • The patented original
  • Pleasantly mild smoke aroma
  • Very good colouring properties
  • Low toxin content due to the low smoke generation temperature
  • Environmentally friendly in the closed CircoSystem®
  • Starts and stops smoke generation in seconds
  • No risk of fire or explosion when used according to instructions
  • Good cleaning properties
  • Low smoke generation temperatures
  • Very robust patented stainless steel friction
  • Variable controllable smoke intensity
  • Smoothly adjustable pressure
  • Made in Germany


How it works

A friction smoke generator works by pressing a wooden rod against a friction wheel turning at high revolutions. The smoke density is determined by two factors:

  • The pressure of the wooden rod against the rotating friction wheel
  • Combination of work & pause intervals
  • When one rod is exhausted the next automatically drops into place for continuous smoking which is great from when no one is on site

Various sizes available with varying magazine capacities


FrictionSmoker FR 702 FR 1002 FR 2008
Body width [mm] 400 mm 400 mm 760 mm
Body depth [mm] 745 mm 745 mm 900 mm
Body height [mm] 1330 mm 1630 mm 2090 mm
Three-phase motor [kW] [V] 5.5 kW, 400 V, 50Hz 5.5 kW, 400 V, 50 Hz 2 x 5.5 kW, 400 V, 50 Hz
2 x 0.9 kW, 400 V, 50 Hz
Compressed air consumption approx. 50 litres/h (4 – 6 bar) approx. 50 litres/h (4 – 6 bar) max. approx.100 litres/h (4- 6 bar)
Hopper 2 friction rods 2 friction rods 8 friction rods
Friction rod size 80 x 80 x 700 mm 80 x 80 x 1000 mm 80 x 80 x 1000 mm


Units 1-6 Mountain Farm, Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2JD. | Registered No: 05766547, Registered in England.

EORI No’s: GB621813661000 XI EORI number (Ireland) XI621813661000s