Mettler Toledo Introduces Intelligent Sensor Management

May 6, 2015
Mettler Toledo introduces Intelligent Sensor Management and Sensors That Learn.

Mettler Toledo introduces Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) technology and Sensors That Learn for process analytics. ISM is a digital platform for analytical sensors that increases process reliability, simplifies senor handling and reduces maintenance, according to the company. At its core, ISM features a series of advanced algorithms that continuously monitor a sensor's "health" and provide diagnostic tools that predict when maintenance will be required and when a sensor will reach the end of its reliable lifetime.

New ISM algorithms launched in 2015 allow pH sensors to actually learn from the conditions in a process. Sensors That Learn delivers quicker and more accurate sensor health diagnostics and enhances the consistency of sensor lifetime information

iSense software is a support and maintenance tool for ISM sensors. When an ISM sensor is connected to a PC running the software, all relevant data is displayed on the software's iMonitor screen using simple color-coding. If the diagnostics recommend that the sensor needs servicing (e.g. calibration), iSense guides operators step-by-step using simple animations. A newly released version of iSense enables transferring learned data on applications between sensors to provide the highest assurance of sensor performance from first installation.

For the pharmaceutical industry, a version of iSense is available that is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11, which enhances the security of eDocumentation.