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ISA Members Develop Key Standards That Advance the Industrial Automation Industry

In my discussions with users, they express the desire for automation and control systems with useful, consistent features and interfaces that satisfy real-world needs. Automation professionals have the opportunity to influence and improve automation industry directions when they are active members of ISA, participating in the development of high-quality, unbiased automation information, standards, and technical […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for July and August

During four consecutive weeks in July, ISA will be offering a series of basic-to-advanced, hands-on and highly-intensive industrial data communications and cybersecurity training courses. Be prepared to act not react, with ISA’s new System Wide Awareness Training (S.W.A.T.) Camp, intensive training for protecting control systems from cyberattack. In August, look to the Mile High City […]

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New Industrial Standards for Robotic Safety

The past few years have been marked by significant changes in industrial safety standards in the U.S. Safety managers, plant managers, and others who are not carefully monitoring these developments may not be keeping pace with the latest codes and regulations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “machine guarding” that pertains to […]

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Are Parents Out of Touch with Careers in Manufacturing?

There’s plenty of concern about the retiring generation of industrial professionals and the potential shortage of skilled workers needed to fill new jobs created by revolutionary advances in automation and manufacturing technology.  Industry leaders remain hyper-focused on the challenges of encouraging high school and college students to pursue industrial careers. But according to a new […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for June and July

Throughout the month of June, Houston will be home to an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training in a highly condensed format. Technical Training Camp classes focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to expand their […]

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How to Choose the Right Industrial Control System

Finding the right control system for an industrial operation is a huge challenge. The longevity, expense and fundamental role the system plays in the plant’s productivity and profitability guarantee this. Industrial organizations must maximize uptime, achieve high levels of reliability while controlling maintenance costs, and respond to challenges in terms of energy efficiency, regulatory compliance, […]

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Is Your Industrial Content Marketing Program Effective?

Manufacturing and industrial marketing have something in common. They focus on building a product and delivering it to the customer. Both want to make sure the customer comes back for more, since the cost of winning new business generally far exceeds the cost of retaining current customers. What do marketers build? A lot of interesting […]

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The Most Empowering 4 Letter Word

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation, entitled “Are we there yet?”,  to a group of attendees – a mixed bag of engineering students, a few employees, and employers – at the National Society of Black Engineers 42nd Annual Conference in Boston. The session was  focused on diversity & inclusion or D&I. I […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for May-June

In May, ISA will offer technical training in conjunction with the 16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium and the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium. Get ready for a full month of training in June, as ISA’s Houston Section hosts an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training […]

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