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.

How Standards and New Technology Enable Humans and Robots to Work Safely Together

Not many years ago, the idea of collaborative robotics – with a robot and human worker sharing an ac...
Carole Franklin Dec 9, 2019 9:00:51 AM

Industry 4.0 Concepts for Discrete Manufacturing Applied to Process Automation

  This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief...
Bill Lydon Dec 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

PID Controller Tracking of Industrial Robotic Manipulators [Technical]

  This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free ...
ISA Transactions Nov 20, 2019 9:00:30 AM

How to Achieve Pilot-Scale Process Control Flexibility and Agility

Pilot-scale process control has posed some of the biggest automation challenges I have faced working...
Chris Marinucci Oct 21, 2019 9:00:29 AM

AutoQuiz: How Are Errors Corrected in Industrial Network Data Communications?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Sep 27, 2019 9:00:07 AM

PID Power System Stabilizer for Damping Low Frequency Oscillations in Power Systems [Technical]

  This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free ...
ISA Transactions Aug 14, 2019 9:00:47 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Situatio...
Joel Don Jul 15, 2019 9:00:10 AM

Decentralized Control Strategy vs MPC for Industrial Methanol Distillation [technical]

  This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free ...
ISA Transactions Jul 10, 2019 9:00:12 AM

How Long Does It Take to Detect a Leak on an Oil or Gas Pipeline?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Edward J. Farmer Jul 8, 2019 9:00:36 AM

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

  The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Jun 12, 2019 8:00:36 AM

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