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.

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

What Is MQTT, and How Can Industrial Automation Companies Use It?

If you are getting involved at all with the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), you are bound to s...
David Schultz Apr 13, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Spotlight on the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference

Across multiple vertical industries, hybrid manufacturing applications have been impacted significan...
Kara Phelps Apr 6, 2021 5:15:00 AM

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

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