ISA European Office Announces Rockwell Automation as a Technology Partner
Eindhoven, The Netherlands (8 July 2010) -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced Rockwell Automation as its newest Technology Partner today. The partnership was unveiled at the European office of Rockwell Automation in Kempen, Germany. Rockwell Automation is one of the world’s largest companies dedicated to industrial automation and technical information.
“Rockwell Automation is pleased to work with a leading industry association such as ISA,” said Uwe K?ppers, director of software in Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Rockwell Automation. “By offering our information to those who look to the ISA websites for the latest information in the automation and systems professions, we ensure that our capabilities are discoverable and visitors have a bright view of the integration of the ISA standards in the Rockwell products.”
ISA Technology Partners are leading manufactures who make their resources, products, and expertise easily available to automation professionals who use or have interest in the ISA-88 and ISA-95 standards.
ISA-88 is the international standard that helps manufacturers realize flexibility in their manufacturing processes. The standard consists of models and terminology for structuring the production process and equipment contol. ISA-88 can be applied in fully automated, semi automated, and even in completely manual production processes.
ISA-95 is the international standard for the integration of enterprise and control systems. ISA-95 consists of models and terminology that can be used to determine which information must be exchanged between systems—for sales, finance, and logistics; and for systems for production, maintenance. and quality.
“ISA has long been committed to offering Members and other automation professionals the tools and resources they need to excel in their careers,” said Pieter van der Klooster, director of ISA operations in Europe. “Through this technology partnership with Rockwell Automation, we can provide an excellent overview of one company that has adopted ISA standards. It gives us the opportunity to provide even more value to individuals who are looking to ISA for professional guidance.”
Technology Partners’ websites are linked to the ISA-88 and ISA-95 websites, creating a quick and easy portal for users. Rockwell Automation joins 20 other ISA Technology Partners for the ISA-88 standard and 8 for the ISA-95 standard. Interested companies can become Technology Partners by contacting Pieter van der Klooster at email@example.com. Additionally, companies can weave a technology partnership into a larger sponsorship within the ISA Corporate Partnerships Program by contacting Jennifer Infantino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. ISA is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a second European office in the Netherlands. 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.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc., is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. For more information on Rockwell Automation, please visit www.rockwellautomation.com.
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