Network Adapter for Printing and Data Transfer
Network Adapter for Printing and Data Transfer
PT-Node is an adapter that connects up to two Pharma Test instruments simultaneously to a network using a wired LAN or wireless Wi-Fi connection. This way you can print test results from the instrument via your web browser on any local or network printer. Furthermore, it is possible to transfer the test results from the instruments to external systems in the same network. PT-Node launches with support for several different Pharma Test instruments and support for more instruments is planned.
PT-Node Network Adapter for Printing and Data Transfer
A small OLED screen shows the network connection status of the device including its IP address. For the initial setup PT-Node creates a Wi-Fi access point to which you can connect from your computer or smartphone to configure your network setting. Both wired LAN and wireless Wi-Fi connections are supported with either static IP addresses or DHCP.
Once this initial setup is performed the display shows which instruments are connected to both channels of the PT-Node. An icon shows that PT-Node is currently receiving data and from which channel. The current date and time are displayed as well.
PT-Node is configured through a web interface that you can access through your desktop or mobile browser without installing any software locally. The connection setting for many Pharma Test instruments are pre-defined. You can connect up to two instruments at the same time and they can simultaneously send data to PT-Node.
Through this device manager screen you can change what model of instrument is connected to either of the two channels of PT-Node.1 / 5
PT-Node stores the data it receives from the connected instruments to its internal SD card. It makes the data available via network (Ethernet/TCP) either by a wired LAN or wireless Wi-Fi connection. By default, connection to the network is made by DHCP but static IP addresses can also be configured. To perform the initial network configuration PT-Node creates a Wi-Fi access point through which the web interface of PT-Node can be accessed.
The result data stored on PT-Node can be accessed through a FTP connection. The data itself is stored in .csv files.
Supported Pharma Test Instruments
Hardness Testing Instruments
Private: PTB 420
"4-in-1" Tablet Hardness Tester for up to 10 Samples – with Balance Connection and Optional Feeder
Private: PTB 420 Auto
"4-in-1" Tablet Hardness Tester for up to 25 Samples – with Integrated Balance and Feeder
Disintegration Testing Instruments
Friability Testing Instruments
Powder Testing Instruments
Dissolution Testing Instruments
This 6 station tablet dissolution bath with individual stirring speed control is ideal for R&D purposes.
"Dual drive" tablet dissolution bath with independant stirring speed control for front and back row.
- Connect your Pharma Test instruments to your company network
- Use either wired LAN and wireless Wi-Fi connections
- Print result reports via web browser on any local or network printer
- Transmit test results to external systems like LIMS via a wired FTP connection
- Configure PT-Node via a simple web-based interface
- Connect up to two Pharma Test instruments at the same time
- Use your existing printers to document your test results
- Use both local and network printers as well as PDF writers
- Use the same PT-Node for different Pharma Test instruments
- Export test result via a network to external systems without a direct cable connection
- No need to install any software locally
|Display||OLED screen shows network status, IP address, connected instruments and date & time|
|Configuration||Web-interface through web browser|
|Data storage||Internal SD card|
|Interfaces||2 x RS-232 serial port to connect up to two Pharma Test instruments simultaneously, 1 x LAN port or WiFi to connect to company network|
|Printer support||Printing via web browser on any local or network printer|
|Data access||FTP server connection|
|Power||115-230 Volt AC, 50/60 Hz|
|CE / EMC certification||All CE / EMC Certification provided|
|Validation||All IQ & OQ documents included|
Features are subject to chance due to ongoing development. We reserve the right to make technical changes without any prior notice.
Standard Scope of Supply
PT-Node comes ready to use with the following standard scope of supply:
- PT-Node device with ports to connect up to two instruments simultaneously
- LAN cable and power adapter
- Comprehensive documentation folder including:
- User manual
- QC/DQ testing certificate
- IQ documentation
- OQ documentation
- Conformity Declaration
- CE/EMC Declaration
- Instrument logbook