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.

Why Are Process Automation Projects So Difficult to Manage?

Reflecting on my long career as a project manager, I have come to realize process automation project...
Lee Swindler Feb 3, 2020 7:42:13 AM

Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

  This post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on large project execution. The...
Lee Swindler Apr 24, 2017 9:00:18 AM

Webinar Recording: How Machine Learning is Advancing Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

This guest blog post was written by Tim Goecke, director of enterprise application integration at MA...
Contributing Authors Mar 1, 2017 10:42:47 AM

How to Apply ISA Standards to Achieve Industrial Production Agility

This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a consultant for MAVERICK Technologies. This ...
Contributing Authors Nov 28, 2016 10:42:57 AM

How to Future-Proof Industrial Systems with Standards-Based Design

This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a consultant for MAVERICK Technologies. This ...
Contributing Authors Nov 14, 2016 10:42:05 AM

Successful Outsourcing Depends on Understanding Your Culture

  This post was authored by Paul J. Galeski, CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Au...
Contributing Authors Jan 18, 2016 10:42:42 AM

Applying Mechanical Integrity and Inspections to Asset Performance Management

This post was written by Michael Warren, senior consultant at Asset Optimization Consultants, Inc.
Contributing Authors Jan 11, 2016 10:42:13 AM

How to Achieve Success in Your Automation Career

  This post was authored by Dean Ford, CAP, PE, serves as executive vice president at Westin Technol...
Contributing Authors Dec 30, 2015 1:45:49 AM

Using ISA-88 to Enhance MES Implementation

  This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a senior engineer for MAVERICK Technologies...
Contributing Authors Dec 21, 2015 10:42:12 AM

Supplementing PID Feedback Control with Feedforward Action

This guest blog post was written by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a senior engineer for MAVERICK Technologies. ...
Contributing Authors Dec 7, 2015 10:42:08 AM

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