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The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a non-profit professional association of engineers, technicians, and management engaged in industrial automation. As the globally trusted provider of foundational standards-based technical resources for the profession, ISA strives to build a better world through automation.


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What are the Aspects of Safe Automation Systems?

What are the Aspects of Safe Automation Systems?


Various definitions of “safe” as it applies to devices, I/O, control systems, critical parameter measurements, and processes.

Read on ISA Interchange
Platform Ascendency for Cyber-Physical Integration

Platform Ascendency for Cyber-Physical Integration


Many organizations compete to tie-in multiple integrations with other infrastructures to be the central point of command and control.

Read on ISAGCA
If AI Is So Awesome, Why Aren’t You Using It?

If AI Is So Awesome, Why Aren’t You Using It?


Artificial intelligence can help grow our businesses and eventually be used in nearly every electronic product companies make. What can you do to take advantage of AI?

Read on InTech
How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server

How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server


Operate multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform without impacting the controllers’ real-time core.

Read on Automation.com

Upcoming Events

Automation & Robotics in Industrial Inspection: Trends & Advances

Webinar | 5 October 2021 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET

Fast-Tracking Sustainability in Oil and Gas with No Code AI Solutions

Webinar | 12 October 2021 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

ISA Cybersecurity Standards Implementation Virtual Conference

Conference | 19 October 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

ISA Process Industry Virtual Conference

Conference | 2 November 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

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Join ISA to help build a better world through automation! ISA offers professional and student memberships with exciting benefits.

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Build your Career, Volunteer


ISA invites you to give back to the automation community in ways that optimize your skills and respect your busy schedule.

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Since 1949, ISA has helped automation professionals streamline processes and improve safety, efficiency and profitability. 

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Gain a Basic Understanding of Process Control

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