ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces Premier Process Analyzer Technology Conference and Training Event
Research Triangle Park, NC (9 June 2005) - ISA announced today that the Process Analyzer Technology (PAT) Conference and Training event will be held 3-4 October at ISA Headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC.
"As a key part of ISA's ongoing effort to help professionals solve difficult industry problems, this event will provide a forum for sharing knowledge and best practices," said Dale Lee, ISA Director, Convention, Education and Certification Services.
The conference, held on 4 October, will focus on key industry topics including process analyzers; process control tools; multivariate tools for design, data acquisition and analysis; continuous improvement and knowledge management tools. The conference sessions will also feature expert presentations on systems for designing, analyzing, and controlling manufacturing through timely measurements of critical quality and performance attributes of raw and in-process materials and processes with the goal of ensuring final product quality. A one-day training seminar related to the key topics will be held on 3 October.
The event, endorsed by the ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Division, will be an opportunity for industry professionals to gain knowledge and network with peers. To register for the event, call (919) 549-8411 or register online at www.isa.org/PAT.
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).