The Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division (also known as SMIIoT) is the newest and fastest growing division of ISA aimed at helping our members grow professionally and technically. The primary goals of SMIIoT are to provide clarity around these ever-evolving spaces, develop useful technical content, develop standardized approaches to solve critical problems, and provide a forum for networking and collaboration. ISA's understanding and focus of Smart ManufacturingIndustry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will continually evolve to adapt to the high level of activity and interest throughout the worldwide community, constant developments of new technologies, new applications, and new concepts from most of the major hardware manufacturers, solution providers, businesses, research institutions, and even governmental agencies.

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  • Good evening, I am looking for some advice on which courses on the ISA website would be most beneficial for future career path. I have worked industrial instrumentation for 17 years on the process/mechanical side on installation of instruments, tubing, valves etc. Supervising ...

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    RE: Asset Inventory

    I am not positive that I understand your question, but I will take a stab at it. ISA/IEC 62443 follows through the enterprise system with the Purdue Model of Enterprise Structure. There are no specific positions for OSI or TCP/IP structured devices (Layer 3 switching, ect). ...

  • Conduits definition, under ISA/IEC 62443, includes the physical or virtual path routes that flows through an Instrumentation & Control System with data. These conduits can be wireless connections, networks, cables, and other communication media. Its related Standards focuses ...

  • Your definition of a conduit seems like the definition of a channel, to me. What would be contained in those conduits that would constitute a channel? An individual connection, so the channels may be multiplexed over time? The way I have seen conduits described visually tends ...

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    RE: Introduce Yourself

    It's all in fun. And it's all evolving, so we all get to grow with the technology. Learning new things and new ways is definitely not a bad thing. There are definitely challenges to explore and build on in automation.

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