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VCT 121

Test System VCT 121 for emission characterisation of vacuum cleaners (EN 60312)

The VCT 121 test system is designed for tests on vacuum cleaners (vac) for household or small business use according to the standard EN 60312.
Vacuum Cleaner Filtration Test System VCT 121, front view
For emission tests the suction air is prepared with a dust concentration of 550 mg/m³ and passed directly into the hose of the vac.

For dust retaining tests the suction air is prepared with a dust concentration of 100 mg/m³ in the inlet channel (mixing tube) described in the standard.


EN 60312
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  • manual control for service, calibration procedures and user defined tests
  • automatic test procedures in accordance with standard EN 60312
  • emission test with determination of the average result and determination of a confidence limit
  • filtration efficiency test with determination of a confidence limit
  • dust-reemission tests according to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 665 / 2013; known as ‘Energy Label for Vacuum Cleaners’


  • determination of particle emission of the vacuum cleaner into the exhaust air
  • determination of the dust retaining capacity of the vacuum cleaner
Parameter title Unit Value
test flow rate m³/h 18 ... 200
power supply - 230 V AC; 50-60 Hz; 16 A
operating medium, gas/air - dry, particle-free compressed air
operating medium, gas/air - compressed air supply bar min. 5 (min. 5 m³/h)
dimensions (w × h × d) mm 2600 ×2500 × 850
weight kg 350
  • control Software VCTWin for Vacuum Cleaner Test Rig VCT 121 (Topas GmbH)