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Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

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Kenneth J. Ryan

Kenneth J. Ryan

Kenneth J. Ryan, MD, is director of education at GmbH, which owns BE.educated, an e-learning platform for industrial automation software tools. Ryan is the cofounder of the Center for Applied Mechatronics at Alexandria Technical and Community College. He created the first PLCopen-certified, university-based IEC 61131-3 curriculum and training center in North America. Ryan has been president of SERCOS North America, a member of the PLCopen board of directors, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Automation, and chair of a National Science Foundation – Advanced Technology Education Committee.

Recent Posts:

Mechatronics: The Evolution From Mechanical to Information-Based Industrial Automation

At the core of any automated system is the basic closed-loop paradigm: sense, decide, act. This mode...
Kenneth J. Ryan Oct 7, 2019 9:00:12 AM

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