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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 is Simulation Leveraged for Qualification & Management of Change?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored...
Greg McMillan Dec 24, 2021 5:30:00 AM

How to Use Passive Loopback Process Simulation for Factory Software Deployment

One challenge faced by control systems integrators is the prospect of testing their software before ...
Michael Whitt Feb 5, 2020 9:00:03 AM

How Virtual Reality Makes Industrial Training More Immersive and Meaningful

Immersive technology advancements extend far beyond commercial and consumer use cases, having the po...
Peter Richmond Jan 27, 2020 6:42:30 AM

How to Use Lifecycle Dynamic Simulation to Optimize Process Plant Operations

This blog post was written by Mart Berutti, president and COO of MYNAH Technologies LLC.
Contributing Authors Oct 18, 2017 10:42:16 AM

How a Sequenced Changeover Approach for a Plant Upgrade Minimizes Downtime

This blog post was written by Marc Hunter, a global consultant with Rockwell Automation.
Contributing Authors Oct 16, 2017 10:42:39 AM

A Portable Hardware-In-The-Loop Device for Automotive Diagnostic Control Systems

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to...
ISA Transactions Nov 7, 2016 10:42:23 AM

The Benefits of Operator Training Simulators in the Modern Industrial Plant

With as much as 40 percent of the current workforce in some industries retiring in the next five yea...
Peter Richmond Jun 23, 2014 10:42:33 AM

How to Use Simulation and Virtual Plants for Process Improvement

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Succe...
Greg McMillan Feb 22, 2013 10:23:45 AM

Why a Virtual Plant Is Crucial for Process Control Improvement

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Succe...
Greg McMillan Dec 28, 2012 5:47:36 PM

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