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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases New Handy Resource for Flexible Manufacturing
Research Triangle Park, NC (18 January 2007) -- ISA recently announced the publication of a new resource entitled "Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing."
Drawing from his vast experience in the development of multiple control projects and the ISA-88 batch control standards, author Dennis Brandl documents effective rules that should be used when applying the ISA-88 standard to both batch manufacturing (called the S88 design pattern) and continuous and discrete manufacturing problems (called the NS88 design pattern for non-stop production).
As the chair of the ISA-SP88 committee, Brandl developed these patterns and subsequent rules while applying the batch series in several projects. This book clearly identifies what elements are defined in the batch series and what elements make up the S88 and NS88 design patterns for flexible manufacturing.
The book also defines design patterns for control system programming, providing patterns for the organization of programmable logic controller (PLC), digital control system (DCS), and other control system application code. Automation professionals in a batch, continuous, or discrete manufacturing environment will find that the design patterns in this resource can be applied to a wide range of production systems, making systems easier to design and implement.
For more information about this resource or any of ISA's resources, visit www.isa.org/books or call (919) 549-8411.
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).