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.

3 Ways Industry 4.0 Can Upgrade Industrial Water Treatment Methods

Industrial water treatment methods must evolve to remain relevant and efficient. Many decision-maker...
Emily Newton Mar 12, 2024 7:38:26 PM

Securing the Future: IoT Product Testing and Information Security in Smart Manufacturing

The Information of Things (IoT) industry is booming. Data collected by Statista shows that the secto...
Katie Brenneman Feb 15, 2024 10:19:28 AM

From Lab to Line: Navigating Calibration Requirements for Automated Technology in Manufacturing

Calibration in manufacturing is one of the most vital processes for quality assurance and output con...
Ellie Gabel Jan 9, 2024 11:42:55 AM

An Understanding of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

During my last years of working on industrial automation domain and with various industrial manufact...
Sukanta Kumar Rout Sep 6, 2023 12:48:52 PM

IT/OT Convergence is More than Integrating Data

IT/OT convergence is one of the popular buzzwords thrown around by most manufacturers as part of the...
David Schultz Mar 7, 2023 7:00:00 AM

PROFINET and EtherNet I/P: Key Protocols for Industry 4.0 and IoT Applications

Applications based on Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are revolutionizing communicatio...
Matheus Sokacheske Mar 3, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Breaking Barriers to Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Focusing on digital transformation in manufacturing opens significant opportunities for growth, impr...
Emily Newton Feb 24, 2023 7:00:00 AM

What Engineers Need to Know about Digital Transformation

Companies that can best optimize their cyber-physical systems and their workforce will be the winner...
Liz Neiman Feb 17, 2023 5:39:10 PM

IIoT Devices, Analytics Enable 'Servitization' Benefits

In recent years, every sector that needs expensive and complex assets—generator sets, jet engines, p...
Sujata Tilak Apr 23, 2021 5:15:00 AM

The Best Level for Optimization and Organization in the Smart Factory

The following discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored...
Greg McMillan Apr 20, 2021 5:00:00 AM

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