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.

Alarm Management and DCS Versus PLC/SCADA Systems

  The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Feb 19, 2020 7:42:56 AM

How to Achieve Pilot-Scale Process Control Flexibility and Agility

Pilot-scale process control has posed some of the biggest automation challenges I have faced working...
Chris Marinucci Oct 21, 2019 9:00:29 AM

Mechatronics: The Evolution From Mechanical to Information-Based Industrial Automation

At the core of any automated system is the basic closed-loop paradigm: sense, decide, act. This mode...
Kenneth J. Ryan Oct 7, 2019 9:00:12 AM

Cost-Effective Option for Using Cellular Data for SCADA and Data Acquisition at Remote Sites

The Internet of Things needs technology to connect people to machines and processes. From the operat...
Marcia Gadbois May 29, 2019 9:00:48 AM

Webinar Recording: Drivers for Cloud SCADA Operations

  This ISA co-hosted webinar on cloud SCADA operations was presented by Pete Rullman, SCADA expert a...
Contributing Authors Jan 24, 2018 10:42:13 AM

Automatic Subsea Blowout Preventer Stack Control System Using PLC-based SCADA

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions.  All ISA Transactions articles are free t...
ISA Transactions Jul 25, 2016 10:42:14 AM

The Unsung Hero of Eliminating Unplanned Downtime: HMI/SCADA

This guest post was written by Matthew Wells, general manager of Automation Software Solutions at GE...
Contributing Authors Oct 7, 2015 10:42:53 AM

The Top Four Criteria for Manufacturing Software Comparison

This post was authored by Mark Davidson, a principal research analyst at LNS Research.
Contributing Authors Apr 2, 2014 10:42:10 AM

What's the Best Way to Integrate Packaged Equipment into Plant SCADA Systems?

  This article was written by Todd Nydam of JWC Environmental and Graham Nasby, ISA leader and speci...
Contributing Authors Feb 17, 2014 10:42:23 AM

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