Time is Running Out for Celebrating Excellence Nominations

Time is Running Out for Celebrating Excellence Nominations

This post is authored by Leo Staples, 2011 ISA President. Have you submitted a nomination for this year’s Celebrating Excellence awards? The Celebrating Excellence awards program is an extension of our time-honored practice of recognizing those companies and...
Nominations for Celebrating Excellence awards program now open

Nominations for Celebrating Excellence awards program now open

This post is authored by Leo Staples, 2011 ISA President. 2013 will mark the 51st year ISA will honor the achievements of individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the Society and the automation community. I think of these individuals as...

Students – Are you a Solutioneer?

Our friends over at JMP Engineering are holding a contest for students to use their ingenuity and craftiness and compete to become a Solutioneer :-). What is a Solutioneer you may ask? A Solutioneer is a problem-solver; someone who accepts a challenge or who has...

ISA’s Gouhin Participates in World Manufacturing Forum

A recent press release by ISA noted that ISA’s Executive Director and CEO, Patrick Gouhin was in Stuttgart, Germany last week speaking to manufacturing executives from 44 countries during the annual World Manufacturing Forum. It is good to see ISA “play an...

Intelligent Device Management Standards Committee Seeks Members

Intelligent field devices, pervasive in modern process manufacturing, bring the promise of transforming the way information is utilized related to these devices and to the processes they control. Devices with impending maintenance problems, for example, can be...

ISA and Automation Federation Drive Engineering Agenda Forward

In mid-April, a core team of executives and volunteer leaders from ISA and Automation Federation (AF) took a seat at the table with several  engineering societies to discuss the future of the engineering profession.  More than 30 engineering groups participated in...

Celebrating Pi Day

I learned today is Pi Day…a celebration for most math, engineering and science wiz’s around the planet. As Wikipedia notes: Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/daydate format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in...

Fossil Fuel Committee Publishes Functional Requirements

Organizations that operate fossil fuel plant control room simulators deal with different operator and training practices. Yet they share common goals when it comes to personnel safety, maximum equipment availability and lifetime, and ensuring efficient operations....

Robotics in the Cloud from Google IO Conference

In reading my tweets this morning, I came across this video that I thought was worth sharing.  I want to give a shout out to Bernie Ritchie who published his Robotics and Manufactuing Paper.li (a daily summary of twitter postings), which is where I found this video....

Power, control two different issues

Advanced control applications are not in widespread use in the power industry. Why? Successful applications exist, but it takes work and education. You’ll need to study the technology and published experiences, work closely with and rely on technology vendors, and...

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