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.