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.

The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

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

Cobots Help Manufacturers Succeed In Light of the Pandemic

The manufacturing industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic. There’s the obvious impact ...
Emily Newton Feb 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Digitalization of Production Facilities

The term “digitalization” (or the phrase “digital transformation”) has different meaning as applied ...
Anil Pushkaran Feb 19, 2021 5:30:00 AM

IT and OT in Manufacturing Execution Systems

Recently, there has been renewed interest within manufacturing execution systems (MES) as to the del...
Tom Seubert Jan 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Augmented Reality in Smart Manufacturing

In today’s digital age, new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), a...
Sandeep Kumar Dec 18, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Vision-Guided Robotics

Part I The driver behind digitalization is the growing demand for accuracy, enhanced quality, and re...
Vikas Anwekar Sep 8, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Here's Why You Should Consider Getting Your FE

So, a few years ago, you decided you wanted to go to engineering school. You did your research and f...
Brad S. Carlberg Jul 3, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The Future of Automation: Will Robots Take Your Job?

“Automation.”
Chris Sciulli May 19, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Energy in Fluid Mechanics

  This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of...
Edward J. Farmer Dec 11, 2019 9:00:25 AM

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