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.

What Is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. What do these terms mean? Can they be used interchangeably or ...
Jeff Winter Nov 20, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Making Legacy Machines Smart

It’s a myth that the adoption of Industry 4.0 means getting rid of legacy machines.
Sujata Tilak Nov 17, 2020 5:30:00 AM

What's the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest buzzwords for 2020 and will only continue to beco...
David Schultz Nov 6, 2020 5:30:00 AM

What Is IIoT?

To define IIoT, we first must define IoT. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of intelligent d...
Manjunath Hiregange Oct 27, 2020 5:00:00 AM

What Is an HMI?

What is an HMI? Human machine interfaces, more commonly known as HMIs, have been used since a person...
David Schultz Oct 23, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Leveraging Digital Technology in Manufacturing

The influence of digital technology on automation began with the introduction of distributed control...
Rajabahadur V. Arcot Oct 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The COVID-Free Smart Building: Sustainably Transforming Beyond COVID (Part 2)

While COVID-19 has accelerated developments in smart buildings, these building trends and innovation...
Vinod Bijlani Oct 9, 2020 5:15:00 AM

The COVID-Free Smart Building (Part 1)

A vision of how smart technology can change the way buildings are designed and maintained to safegua...
Vinod Bijlani Sep 25, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Coding for Automation Projects Is More Than Writing Code

Translating mathematical equations into code is part of, but also removed from, the development of a...
Edward J. Farmer Sep 22, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Advancing Technology in the New Work Scenario

Technological developments have steadily changed the work scenario since the First Industrial Revolu...
Ronaldo Ribeiro Sep 18, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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