ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Automation West 2006 Presents Innovation Alley: Sneak Preview of Tomorrow's Technology
Research Triangle Park, NC (28 March 2006) - ISA is giving automation professionals another reason to attend its premier western region automation and control event. ISA Automation West 2006 will feature Innovation Alley, the brainchild of keynote speaker and engineering visionary Richard E. "Dick" Morley. The Alley will showcase seven technologists with the latest automation and control solutions.
Morley hand-picked the technologists based on the most ground-breaking thinking in the automation and control industries. "We're trying to find new innovation that will make an impact on the industry in the years to come," said Morley, "These companies represent the future, and I'm excited to feature them at this event."
Innovation Alley will assemble a broad spectrum of companies, such as:
* Divelbiss Corporation - makers of PLC on a Chip, a single chip programmable logic controller.
* Evergreen Enhancement, Inc. - offers a new approach to engineering support for embedded technology legacy products.
* National Center for Manufacturing Sciences - the largest cross-industry collaborative manufacturing research consortium in the United States devoted exclusively to manufacturing technologies, processes, and practices.
* Phred LLC - an operating system that enables plug and play devices for the manufacturing process.
* Risk Services & Technology - creators of RiskTrakTM, a software tool that effectively tracks identified risks and risk mitigation actions.
* SoftSwitching Technologies - created the first Dynamic Sag Corrector to eliminate downtime caused by dirty power.
* Solstice Technologies - linking information technology and autonomous navigation.
ISA Automation West 2006 will be held at the Long Beach Conference Center in Long Beach, Calif., on 2-3 May. The technical conference will feature more than 20 tutorials, panels and papers. Eight continuing education and training courses will offer rigorous professional education to enhance skills and performance. A product and technological exhibition will showcase the latest automation and control solutions.
For more information about Automation West 2006, and to register, visit www.isa.org/autowest.
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).