iTHERM TrustSens, the self-calibrating thermometer from Endress+Hauser, receives a 2018 Breakthrough Products Award
iTHERM TrustSens, the world’s first self-calibrating thermometer for hygienic applications, has been recognized once again: Endress+Hauser is the recipient of the 2018 Breakthrough Products Award. With this award, the industry publication ‘Processing’ recognizes outstanding product innovations. This is the seventh time TrustSens has been recognized this year.
iTHERM TrustSens is capable of fully traceable self-calibrations without process interruption. This innovative technology relies on the Curie point physics principle and fixed-point calibration method normally employed in lab environments. This compact thermometer was designed specifically for hygienic and aseptic applications in the food & beverage and life sciences industries.
“iTHERM TrustSens minimizes the risk of undetected measurement deviations, improves product safety and prevents system downtime,” says Keith Riley, product manager for temperature and pressure at Endress+Hauser USA.
Typical calibration procedures require interruption of the process and the removal of the sensor. Depending on the application, calibrations can occur several times a year which requires a significant amount of time, effort and lost production time. iTHERM TrustSens automatically performs an in-situ calibration during each sterilization in place cycle thus eliminating the risk of undetected drift without interruption to the process. The fully traceable calibration complies with GMP guidelines.
The Breakthrough Products award, which is handed out each year by the US industry publication ‘Processing’, recognizes innovative technology solutions in the process industry that help users make their systems better, faster and more cost-effective. Nine other companies were recognized in addition to Endress+Hauser.
The award follows on the heels of the success of the iTHERM TrustSens in France (Mesures, CFIA), the Czech Republic (Zlatý Amper), the Netherlands (WoTS TechAward 2018) and Germany (HERMES AWARD, AMA Innovationspreis).
Further information about iTHERM TrustSens is available in our video on YouTube .