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.

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

What Is Digital Transformation in Manufacturing?

A company’s capacity to adapt to a changing business environment plays a major role in determining i...
Rajabahadur V. Arcot Mar 26, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Digitization of Operations Management in the Process Industry

Preface: Safe Operation Is the Process Industry’s Top Concern Refineries and petrochemical plants ha...
M.A. Baliga Mar 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Remote Access Device Sourcing Considerations for Security

Operational teams running industrial systems rely on remote access devices to do their jobs and rare...
Jacob Chapman Mar 5, 2021 5:30:00 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

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