ISA Interchange

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

Reflecting on an Automation Career

This is my 25th, and last, guest blog post. It has been an adventure! The original intent was to int...
Ed Farmer Dec 22, 2020 5:00:00 AM

How Can We Improve Operator Trust in a PID Controller?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Dec 4, 2020 5:00:00 AM

What No One Tells You About Industrial Automation Marketing (Part 1)

So you’re a marketer in an industrial automation company. You’ve got it down, right? At this point, ...
Chris Sciulli Oct 20, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Are You Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day This Year?

Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician and writer who lived in the early 1800s, was one of the first...
Kara Phelps Oct 8, 2020 5:30:00 AM

How Can We Develop and Motivate New Automation Professionals?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Sep 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Future of Work in the Industrial Sector

This is the first part of a multi-part blog series.
Contributing Author Aug 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Managing Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies use a number of methodologies in an effort to improve the efficiency of manu...
Contributing Author Aug 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Inclusion Work in STEM: A Conversation with ISA Member and EMPower List Honoree Rhonda Pelton [Q&A]

Rhonda Pelton, a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and a former director of IS...
Kara Phelps Jul 10, 2020 5:15:00 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

Mechanical Engineering Student Becomes MIT's First Black Woman Student President

Danielle Geathers, a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI...
Kara Phelps Jun 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM

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