ISA Interchange

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.

What Is MQTT, and How Can Industrial Automation Companies Use It?

If you are getting involved at all with the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), you are bound to s...
David Schultz Apr 13, 2021 5:15:00 AM

The Evolution of Alarm Management

Alarm systems were not always a problem. Before the 1990s, alarms for operators were essentially a b...
Bill Hollifield Apr 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Spotlight on the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference

Across multiple vertical industries, hybrid manufacturing applications have been impacted significan...
Kara Phelps Apr 6, 2021 5:15:00 AM

What Are Cobots?

The first thing that pops into my mind when someone mentions a cobot is the robot vacuum that wander...
Mark Arkell Apr 2, 2021 5:30:00 AM

5 Ways RFID Technology Facilitates Inventory and Production Visibility

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags help manufacturers and suppliers maintain inventory overs...
Emily Newton Mar 30, 2021 5:00:00 AM

What Is Digital Transformation in Manufacturing?

A company’s capacity to adapt to a changing business environment plays a major role in determining i...
Rajabahadur V. Arcot Mar 26, 2021 5:15:00 AM

What Are the First Steps to Protect ICS Assets from Existing Cyber Threats?

Cybersecurity failures should be considered global risks—and they are among the most likely global r...
Hanan Hussain Mar 23, 2021 5:30:00 AM

9 Automation Engineers' Ideas and Principles for Everyday Working Life

The following discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored...
Greg McMillan Mar 19, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Digitization of Operations Management in the Process Industry

Preface: Safe Operation Is the Process Industry’s Top Concern Refineries and petrochemical plants ha...
M.A. Baliga Mar 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM

ISA President's Column: Virtually Free

The 2021 International Society of Automation (ISA) President Steve Mustard is featured monthly on th...
Steve Mustard, ISA President Mar 12, 2021 5:00:00 AM

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