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.

How Connected Buildings and Power Grids Make Cities 'Smart'

We are living through interesting times. Name any tech buzzword – be it artificial intelligence, big...
Claudia Vergueiro Massei Jul 24, 2019 9:00:16 AM

Process Plants Need New Approaches to Leverage Actionable Information From Big Data

In May 2011, the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company released a research report titled...
Michael Risse Jul 1, 2019 9:00:39 AM

What Should a Plant Manager Do During the First 90 Days on the Job?

It’s often said, "You only get one chance to make a good first impression." This adage may be a clic...
Bryan Christiansen Jun 26, 2019 9:00:26 AM

How Maintenance Managers Can Maximize Asset Performance with Automation and Control System Tools

Maintenance managers can relate with the pressure to constantly deliver a high level of asset perfor...
Bryan Christiansen Mar 27, 2019 10:42:12 AM

What Is the ROI on a Modern Industrial Maintenance Software?

These days, manufacturers need to run their physical assets – especially high-capital ones – at opti...
Bryan Christiansen Jan 7, 2019 10:42:39 AM

The Past and the Future of Industrial Maintenance Management

EDITOR'S NOTE: Learn more about predictive and preventive maintenance. Click this link to read Bryan...
Bryan Christiansen Aug 1, 2018 10:42:30 AM

What Is the Value of Standards-Based Cybersecurity Conformity Assessments for Industrial Automation and Control Systems?

  This post was written by Andre Ristaino, managing director of the ISA Automation Standards Complia...
Andre Ristaino Jun 4, 2018 10:42:50 AM

IO-Link Connects Intelligent Sensors and Actuators in the Process Industries

This guest blog post was authored by Rob Iten, director of marketing at Comtrol Corporation. Rob has...
Contributing Authors May 28, 2018 10:42:02 AM

What Are the Obstacles to Commercial, Off-The-Shelf Systems for the Process Industries?

As consumers, we are used to rapid advances in commercial software and hardware technology, to the p...
Michael Risse May 21, 2018 10:42:21 AM

How to Permanently Reduce Operating Costs in Your Maintenance Department

Every organization that wants to stay competitive on the market has to strive to increase its profit...
Bryan Christiansen May 14, 2018 10:42:46 AM

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