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26 Automation Trailblazers Who Changed the World

Titans of Automation  The International Society of Automation (ISA) explores the lives and careers o...
Bill Lydon Jan 22, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The Genius of ANSI/ISA S84.01-1996

By Iwan van Beurden and William M. Goble   The real genius of a standard is measured by the level of...
Contributing Author Jan 11, 2021 5:00:00 AM

IT and OT in Manufacturing Execution Systems

By Tom Seubert   Recently, there has been renewed interest within manufacturing execution systems (M...
Contributing Author Jan 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM

ISA Celebrates 75 Years: A Practical History

By James W. Harris   A Practical History of Measurement, Communication, Standards, Automation, and C...
Contributing Author Dec 24, 2020 5:30:00 AM

How to Quickly Identify Tuning Mistakes

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Oct 2, 2020 5:30:00 AM

State of the Mining and Metals Industry in 2020

As the world is getting used to the new normal, mining and metals companies are trying to move on an...
Contributing Author Sep 4, 2020 5:00:00 AM

What Is a Meaningful Sample for a Statistical Analysis?

We wonder about conditions on our processes and we try to assess them by sampled data. Every so ofte...
Ed Farmer Aug 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Why Are Engineers So Against Derivative Action?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Jul 28, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Searching for the Next Big Thing for a Career in Industrial Automation

My great-grandfather found his way to Western Colorado toward the end of the 19th century because of...
Ed Farmer Jul 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Understanding OEE in Manufacturing Operations Management [Book Excerpt]

Recently, there has been renewed interest in monitoring manufacturing production efficiencies in rea...
Contributing Author Jul 7, 2020 5:30:00 AM

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