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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.

How to Select a Platform to Implement a Batch Automation Solution

Making a platform selection to implement a batch automation solution should start with the evaluatio...
John Parraga Dec 4, 2019 9:00:45 AM

Webinar Recording: Small Batch Manufacturing

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Sep 4, 2019 9:00:32 AM

Modern Batch Control Delivers Visibility and Accessibility to All Stages of Production

Batch process manufacturers are continuously looking for new ways to improve processes and productio...
Dan UpDyke Nov 19, 2018 10:42:31 AM

Automation Project and Startup Humor – How to Laugh Rather Than Fret

Project meetings and startups can be stressful times to say the least. Here we gain insights by look...
Greg McMillan Nov 7, 2014 10:42:21 AM

How to Optimize Batch End Points and Cycle Times

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Succe...
Greg McMillan Dec 13, 2013 9:56:43 AM

A New Approach to Advancing the Connected Enterprise

This guest post is authored by Rob Gellings, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Integration, MAVERI...
Contributing Authors Feb 18, 2013 10:42:09 AM

Food Safety and the Role of an Enterprise Batch Record

This guest post is authored by Dave Loesche, Director of DCSNext, MAVERICK Technologies.
Contributing Authors Dec 17, 2012 6:17:44 PM

How to Improve Batch Reactor Temperature Control

This guest post was written by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process contro...
Greg McMillan May 25, 2012 7:04:02 PM

What Is an Automation Migration Project Best Path Forward?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Jan 20, 2012 1:05:24 PM

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