February 2019

February 2019

Welcome to InTech Plus, the International Society of Automation’s online eNewsletter that connects automation professionals to all things automation.

Collaboration? Yes, That’s How We’ll Build a Robust Cybersecurity Landscape

By Andrew Kling

Ten years ago, cybersecurity was a trend, a small but important issue industrial manufacturers were just aware of. But today, with the threatscape increasing exponentially in scope and scale, cybersecurity is completely revolutionizing industrial manufacturing around the globe. Read more

Advanced Analytics for Process
Manufacturing Data

Advanced analytics enables you to leverage your data for continuous improvements in production results and margins. Root cause, monitoring, and predictive analytics, as well as reporting, are all supported in Seeq’s self-service applications.
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Webinar: Predictive Analytics
with Seeq

Learn how to use predictive analytics for improved outcomes with four unique use cases in Part 1 of this webinar series.
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Squandering Data Today?

By Bill Lydon

There are exciting opportunities with new technologies, including analytics, but it makes sense to leverage existing sensors and data. Figuring this out is why industrial automation professionals are valuable to their employers. Read More

OPC: Interoperability Standard for Industrial Automation

By Thomas J. Burke

End users and suppliers are overwhelmed with all these new innovations and are sorting out what makes sense to leverage from a business value perspective to maximize their effectiveness in daily production operations. Collaboration between the OPC Foundation and a wide range of other industry organizations is bringing clarity. Read more

IIoT-Enabled Remote Monitoring Improves Performance

Industrial IoT-enabled predictive maintenance is becoming increasingly attractive for manufacturers and other industrial organizations. This report explains why and how and includes three case studies.
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Leveraging Predictive Analytics

Often the first notification of a problem comes, hours, and sometimes days after the incident occurred. This can impact operations and increase the cost of resolution.
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Inside ISA


ISA to Provide End-User Perspective in New International Smart Manufacturing Collaboration


A major international standards program on smart manufacturing will receive end-user input from the International Society of Automation (ISA), a developer of widely used international consensus standards in key areas of industrial automation, including cybersecurity, safety and enterprise-control integration. Read more


Automation Federation Completes Third Review and Update of the Original Automation Competency Model


A review team of automation experts recently convened in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to perform the third critical review of the Automation Competency Model (ACM) since its inception in 2008. Read more

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Cybersecure ISA-88 Recipes and Control with IEC 61131-3

By Gary L. Pratt, PE , and Timothy L. Triplett, PE

21st century industrial controllers now have sufficient capacity, and 21st century industrial programming languages, such as IEC 61131-3, have sufficient capabilities to consolidate the entire operation in one place. Read more

Mobile apps are handy tools when you’re on the go. We have compiled a list of apps that are recommended by our members as being time- and effort-saving resources for automation professionals. Included in the list are engineering calculators and apps for reviewing AutoCAD drawings, as well as apps for specialized tasks, such as heat transfer calculation and decoding a Rockwell programmable logic controller (PLC) status light meaning. Click here for cool tools