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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Extends Enterprise-Control System Integration Standards Series
Research Triangle Park, NC (18 May 2006) -- ISA's SP95 committee is conducting what is expected to be the final review and voting on Part 5 of its widely used series of industry standards on enterprise-control system integration.
The ISA-95 standards help to reduce the costs, risks, and errors associated with implementing enterprise systems and manufacturing operations systems so that they interoperate and easily integrate. The standards may also be used to reduce the effort associated with implementing new product offerings.
The Part 5 standard, focusing on business-to-manufacturing transactions, extends the ISA-95 series by specifying the information exchanges to support the object models defined in the previously published ISA-95 Part 1 standard, "Models and Terminology," and Part 2, "Object Models and Attributes." The exchanges are intended to enable information collection, retrieval, transfer and storage in support of enterprise-control system integration. The models covered are: Personnel Model, Material Model, Equipment Model, Process Segment Model, Capability Model, Product Definition Model, Production Schedule Model, and Production Performance Model.
"The completion of Part 5 will mark another key milestone in the growing adaptation and use of the ISA-95 standards," stated ISA-SP95 Chairman Keith Unger of Stone Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).