The microchip in ISM probes continuously monitors a sensor’s condition while it’s operating in a process. Sophisticated algorithms convert data from the process and data on the sensor itself into a number of valuable diagnostic tools. 


 With predictive maintenance you can:

- See a sensor’s condition all the time

- Plan maintenance for when it will be needed

- Know if a sensor will operate reliably throughout the next batch

What is predictive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance technology determines the condition of sensors, analyzers, and other equipment in order to predict when maintenance should be performed in order to prevent degradation in the equipment’s performance. 

What is the difference between predictive and preventive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance is scheduled as required by the sensor, analyzer or other asset, and preventive maintenance is scheduled at regular intervals. A predictive maintenance approach results in less use of labor and materials than preventive maintenance.

How is predictive maintenance used with ISM sensors?

Advanced algorithms in ISM sensors continuously monitor sensor condition and predict the number of days remaining until maintenance, calibration, and replacement should be performed. 

Why is predictive maintenance better?

Predictive maintenance is better than other maintenance philosophies because it is based on how equipment is performing and suggests when and what corrective actions should be performed. Other maintenance philosophies either suggest conducting maintenance at predetermined intervals, even though maintenance may not be required, or conducting maintenance after a problem has been detected.