March 2020 Section Meeting

With the arrival of 5G technology, the manufacturing and production industries face their biggest transformation yet. Safer, flexible and more efficient systems will be possible thanks to the ultra-low-latency and reliability of 5G connectivity. This presentation will describe the benefits of 5G for Industrial IoT and the impact on smart manufacturing and smart production.

Champion Technology to Host ISA 18.2 Course

Section Sponsor, Champion Technology, is hosting Exida’s Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner Course: How to Apply ISA 18.2 / IEC 62682 training course this month. This course is designed to help develop the skills and knowledge to drive effective alarm management practices.  Examples from control systems […]

Presidents Message – January 2020

This is my first President’s message since October and we are hosting our first ISA meeting since September.  We are looking forward moving into 2020 celebrating ISA’s 75th Anniversary and continuing to deliver new content, programs, and events through ISA New Orleans. I attended the ISA Annual Leadership […]

February 2020 Section Meeting

Evolution of LED Lighting for Smart Facilities About our topic The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding across all markets and industries.  Companies have an almost unlimited amount of possibilities with these new capabilities. Connected lighting is one solution that can help a company take advantage of these […]

ISA publishes fourth edition of its Control Systems Engineering (CSE) exam reference manual

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the fourth edition release of its Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide—updated to cover the new, 2019 Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Control Systems Engineering (CSE) exam specifications developed and administered by the National Council of Examiners […]

New Guidelines for Optimizing HMI Usability and Performance Published by ISA

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs), the primary means by which users interact with industrial processes, provide the potential and opportunity to greatly enhance operations – or to confuse users and degrade operations. The International Society of Automation’s first American National Standard on HMI, ANSI/ISA-101.01-2015, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems, covers […]