With "Sartocheck 4" Sartorius AG has developed a Linux-based, network-enabled device for testing the integrity of membrane filter systems. The field of application of the worldwide-marketed system is the production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry. The device is operated using a large colour display (touchscreen) with a multi-lingual, graphical user interface.
The test results, which are important for quality assurance, are stored in a database on the Sartocheck 4 and can be transferred in a way that is secured against manipulation to the electronic data processing system of the pharmaceutical manufacturer via a local network. The same method can be used to transfer test configurations between various devices. Maximum interoperability and the authentication of individual devices are ensured by the internet data transfer protocol that is used. All the procedures necessary for the test are carried out fully automatically by the measuring system. Inside the device, the embedded Linux system communicates with a whole range of pneumatic components and sensors, and then processes the data obtained.