Friday, August 25, 2017

Safety programmable loop display.

The SIL 3 capable SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display for use in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) has been released by Moore Industries. The SLD has been certified by exida® with full Functional Safety approval after rigorous evaluation to ensure conformance with strict IEC 61508 standards for safety-related applications.

The SLD is part of the FS Functional Safety Series family and the loop-powered SLD provides reliable and accurate display of real-time process status in mA, percent, or any designated 5-character Engineering Units (EGU). Built for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), the SLD can be taken out of the loop with the –LMD option (Loop Maintenance Diode) without affecting the integrity of the safety function.

The SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display is DTM programmable with user oriented basic configuration for fast and accurate setup. The SLD can be programed with any FDT compliant host or program such as PACTware utilizing Moore Industries’ DTM and USB communication cable. DTM programmability allows the SLD to be custom scaled to display percent or scaled directly in engineering units to show process measurements such as pressure, temperature, level, or flow. Additional settings for display such as span, zero, input range, display range, and filtering frequency are easy to program. The free software allows users to select square root or linear curve from the library, or quickly create a custom one or even import a curve from Microsoft Excel.

The SLD flexibility doesn’t end there; it is loop-powered using less than 2.3 Volts, includes robust RFI/EMI protection and has an easy-to-read display with two rows of large characters. With 360 degree mounting, the SLD can be mounted at any angle in almost any environment using one of the Moore Industries’ explosion-proof and flameproof housings..

SIL 3 capable third-party certified SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display is the perfect reliable solution to accurately display process status in a safety loop. The SLD has superior accuracy reading any 4-20mA signal, displays information with phenomenal accuracy of ±0.012% of input scale, and flexible enough to mount anywhere. The SLD continues to support Moore Industries’ reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction with exceptional accuracy and long-term stability with up to 5 years between scheduled calibrations.

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Insights into cybersecurity!

It seems like every week we hear the name of a new, devastating cyber attack. Names like ‘Wannacry’, ‘Petya’ and ‘Stuxnet’ may not mean much at first, until it’s your plant that is affected by these increasingly frequent attacks. That’s why,  an ISA publication, has compiled the extensive Cybersecurity eBook - Advancing Automation-Cybersecurity Insights.

They've been working with leaders from across the industry to deliver a detailed guide to help organizations secure industrial networks and control systems, as well as make forward-looking security decisions to protect the facility before the next attack happens.

This ebook includes:

  • Owl Cyber Defense Solutions’ detailed guide on how to secure your organization when you can’t use patches
  • Indegy’s article discussing the necessary practices to protect your industrial networks and IIoT technology
  • Ultra Electronics 3eTI’s expansion of the US Department of Homeland Security’s 7 strategies for Industrial Control System (ICS) defense
  • Belden’s big picture discussion on who truly owns organizational responsibility for cyber defense strategy

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Interchangeable probes for transmitters!

The EE220 transmitter from E+E Elektronik measures relative humidity and temperature in the range from -40 °C to 80 °C (-40 °F to 176 °F) with a high accuracy of ±2 % RH and ±0.1 °C (±0.18 °F). The basis unit can be fitted with various pluggable and interchangeable sensing probes. Separate probes for humidity and temperature enable highly accurate loop calibration. The easy-to-clean metal enclosure and stainless steel probes are ideal for clean room applications and use in the pharmaceutical and food industry.

Probe exchange in a matter of seconds
The EE220 basis unit can be equipped with a combined humidity and temperature probe or two separate probes, one for humidity and one for temperature. The EE07 probes can either be plugged directly onto the basis unit or mounted up to 10 m away using extension cables. Thanks to the plug-in system, the sensing probes can be exchanged in just a few seconds. As the calibration data is stored in the intelligent probes, the transmitter does not need to be re-calibrated after a probe replacement.

Loop calibration according to FDA recommendation
The use of separate stainless steel sensing probes for humidity and temperature enables most accurate loop calibration, as recommended by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Using extension cables and without dismounting the EE220 basis unit, the humidity probe can be placed in a portable humidity calibrator and the temperature probe in a dry block calibrator. Thus, the entire measurement chain from the probe to the controller can be calibrated on-site (loop calibration).

The probes can be individually adjusted with buttons on the E220 electronics board. Adjustment and calibration is particularly comfortable using the optional display, which can be simply plugged onto the EE220 board for this purpose.

Accuracy check with reference probes
Two reference probes can be used instead of the regular probes to check the correct functioning and accuracy of the EE220 basis unit. The reference probes simulate defined humidity and temperature values which can be compared with the EE220 outputs.

Optimum sensor protection
The optional E+E proprietary coating is brings relevant benefits in harsh ambient conditions. It protects the sensing elements from dirt, dust and corrosion, thereby considerably improving the long-term stability and lifetime.

Options and accessories
The EE220 basis unit and the EE07 sensing probes are available with polycarbonate or stainless steel enclosure. The current measured data is available locally on the optional display. The EE220 is suitable for wall mounting and rail installation according to DIN EN 50002. A duct mounting kit is also available.

• E+E Elektronik products are marketed in Ireland through Instrument Technology.

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EtherCAT connectivity.

Harting has added EtherCAT connectivity to its MICA® (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) system: an open source platform for industrial applications.
EtherCAT is a real-time Industrial Ethernet technology originally developed by Beckhoff Automation. The EtherCAT protocol which is disclosed in the IEC standard IEC61158 is suitable for hard and soft real-time requirements in automation technology, in test and measurement and many other applications.

The main focus during the development of EtherCAT was on short cycle times (not greater than 100 µs), low jitter for accurate synchronisation (not greater than 1 µs) and low hardware costs.

With the EtherCAT interface, MICA can capture directly from industrial production networks via two M8 connectors, then pre-process it and transmit it to higher-level systems and cloud applications via various standard protocols such as OPC-UA and MQTT.

MICA®s modular Open Source Software Architecture makes it the ideal solution for developing edge and cloud applications in production. Creating the EtherCAT functionality as an internal MICA® function module enables MICA® to deliver further benefits, such as protection class IP67, connectors suitable for industrial use and compliance with major industry standards.

 @Harting #PAuto @EtherCAT_Group

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ethernet line extender!

Within critical infrastructure applications the loss of data communication at any point is not an option and therefore network resilience is becoming increasingly important. Supporting this demand for network reliability, Westermo has launched a new version of its proven Wolverine Industrial Ethernet Line Extender that includes functionality that helps to overcome both power and unit failure.

The Westermo Wolverine DDW-142-12VDC-BP Industrial Ethernet Line extender is based on SHDSL technology and enables existing copper cables to be used to create Ethernet IP-based networks. This helps to achieve significant time and cost savings when installing new communication networks.

Because old cable networks were rarely installed with resilient data paths in mind, there is a potential risk when using these as part of a modern IP-based network. Should a unit suffer a power failure, the Wolverine Line Extender’s integrated bypass relay short-circuits the two SHDSL interfaces allowing a renegotiation between adjacent extenders; this allows communication to be restored automatically.

In addition, the Westermo Wolverine series offer `power failure resiliency’ ensuring continued network operation in the event of a primary power failure. A dual power supply is now complimented by a 12 VDC option, which enables a battery to provide the power supply redundancy. The transition between primary and secondary power is immediate and seamless, ensuring maximum network uptime.

The DDW-142-12VDC-BP enables networks to be created over distances of up to 15km, offering data rates of over 15 Mbits/s on a single twisted pair cable. Bonded pairs double this rate to over 30 Mbit/s. An integral switch enables two Ethernet devices to be attached and a further RS232 port ensures legacy equipment can be incorporated into an IP network.

The DDW-142-12VDC-BP is very easy to install, with no configuration required for basic applications and a web interface to support simple configuration for more complex networks. The device is ideal for basic point-to-point or multidrop networks in applications where failures can result in significant costs. The WeOS operating system supports secure and resilient multimedia ring networks.

The unit offers exceptional reliability and is certified for installation in environments with high levels of vibration and extreme temperatures such as those found in rail, marine and the utility applications.

@Westermo #PAuto  @westermo_global  @HHC_Lewis 

Multi-Tier lockable IEC Socket.

Schaffner has extended its range of IEC lockable outlets with the introduction of a new multi-tier version available with either 4 or 6 outlets. The integral locking system improves the reliability of electronic systems exposed to vibration or traction.

The new Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlet family features a patented locking system, provides a space saving alternative to separate outlets and is compatible with all standard C14 connectors. Each individual power outlet has its own locking mechanism which protects against accidental disconnections and maintains uptime.

The 4-tier outlet saves 12mm and the 6-tier outlet saves up to 21mm when compared to fitting single connectors and meets the needs of the current trend for panel downsizing. All outlets are powered from a single connection point reducing assembly time.

The Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlet series can be utilized in all applications where reliable mains connection is paramount, including IT, Datacentre and telecommunications systems, medical equipment, laboratories, home appliances or difficult to access mains connections. The locking system can take up tensile forces up to 200N without additional traction relief system.

Installing Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlets offers system manufacturers cost savings by removing the requirement for using individual connectors with traction relief. The C13 multi-tier outlet is supplied by default in black with a red mark on the locking knob clearly distinguishing it from conventional outlets.

C13 lockable IEC outlets conform to the requirements of RoHS and REACH, meet international safety standards and are available ex-stock all over the world through Schaffner global distribution and sales network.

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PLC first awarded Security Certification.

The ControlEdge™ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) from Honeywell, has received ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Level 2 certification by exida, the ISO 17065 accredited certification body that conducted the assessment. The certification recognizes the integrity of both the PLC and its development lifecycle, and includes rigorous communication robustness testing as well as functional and software development security assessments.

ControlEdge PLC, from Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), is the first PLC to be awarded the ISASecure Level 2 certification, which builds on the Level 1 capabilities by providing additional security features such as: the confidentiality and integrity of data at rest and in motion; detection of unauthorized changes; and additional protection against Denial of Service attacks. The ISASecure-compliant controller has advanced features including a secure boot capability to prevent uploading of unauthorized software and a built-in firewall. PLC communication can also be secured using IPSec to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and unauthorised access.

“In the current operational environment, a strong cyber security defense is an essential part of control system safety and availability,” said Andrew D’Amelio, vice president and general manager of HPS’ Process Measurement and Control business. “That defense starts with industrial control devices such as PLCs that are resilient to rogue communications and unauthorised access, and developed with a security mindset.”

The ISASecure program has been developed by the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) based upon the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, with a goal to improve cybersecurity for industrial automation and control systems.

“ISASecure EDSA is the first of three certifications offered by ISCI, and focuses upon the security of embedded devices and supplier development practices for those devices,” said Andre Ristaino, ISCI managing director. “The level 2 EDSA certification of Honeywell’s PLC is an industry first and demonstrates Honeywell’s leadership in securing control systems technology.”

ControlEdge PLC is used in a variety of balance-of-plant control applications, such as water treatment, pump systems, and material handling. It is part of a next generation family of controllers offering unprecedented, secure connectivity through all levels of process and business operations.

Honeywell’s integrated Distributed Control System (DCS)/PLC approach provides a significant reduction in integration efforts and project costs. This is achieved through seamless integration of a DCS with PLC, Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), HART field device asset management, and HMI panel PC. Only Honeywell can serve as a single vendor for all these automation requirements. This combination also minimizes downtime through unified support, and lowers total cost of ownership through an extended system lifecycle. In addition, ControlEdge PLC provides an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-ready open platform using OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) as a communication protocol.

@HWusers  #PAuto #Cybersecurity #ISAuto

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dedicated to motion control and positioning in Germany!

On March 2, 2016 Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for our new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, (D). Construction and relocation to the new building has been completed and the opening ceremony was held on May 18th, 2017.
Aerotech have expanded with a dedicated building in Germany.
According to Norbert Ludwig, the Managing Director of Aerotech Germany, "We had approximately 40 participants from outside [Aerotech] plus 20 Aerotech Representatives at the opening ceremony. Participants at the opening ceremony included customers and suppliers, architects, and craftspeople. Our special guest was the Major of the city of Fürth.”

After a general welcome, Norbert Ludwig gave a presentation on Aerotech GmbH describing the new, greatly expanded support capabilities in Germany, followed by some greetings and welcome words from the President of Aerotech, Mark Botos. After lunch the Major of Fürth spoke and there was also a presentation of an invited speaker, a Physics professor from a German university, talking about laser structuring of materials using Aerotech components.

The opening ceremony was very well received and the company looks forward to the additional sales, service, and support that our new office will allow them to expand the numbers of their customers in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The German building now joins a dedicated Britsh building, as well as a network of offices and representatives, in support of other European customers.

 @aerotechmotion #PAuto 

Barometric pressure sensors for portable applications.

Two new MEMS-based barometric pressure sensors from Omron Electronic Components Europe are specifically designed to support height and pressure measurement in drones, smartphones, pedometers and other battery powered mobile systems.

The new Omron 2SMPB-02B and 2SMPB-02E sensors provide stable and reliable height and pressure measurements, allowing changes in elevation of as little as 2m to be reliably recorded.

Developed as an evolution of the successful blood pressure gauge, the new sensors have been specifically remodelled for mobile applications and are smaller at just 2.0 x 2.5 x 0.85mm in size. Due to innovations in the production process and Omron MEMS technology, the devices are very competitively priced.

The new barometric sensors measures pressure with high accuracy based on the built-in low noise 24bit ADC and feature digital control and output via I2C / SPI interfaces. Both automatically power down non-working circuits to minimise the power consumption. Individual calibration parameters are stored in One Time Programmable-ROM (OTP), and are retained when the system is powered down. An integrated temperature compensation circuit helps ensure accurate absolute pressure measurements.

Commenting, Gabriele Fulco, Omron Sensors Product Manager for Europe, said “These easy to use sensors are perfect for the growing variety of wearable, handheld and mobile battery powered applications and have low power consumption making them optimal for smart phones, tablets, pedometers and drones. Usually MEMS sensors are affected by assembly stress, but because these sensors have a ceramic substrate and a metal lid, there is much lower parameter shift during assembly.”

Both sensors are configured to measure the pressure of air between 30kPa and 110kPa. Maximum pressure is 800kPa and the sensors can be used at temperatures of -40 up to 85 Celsius without condensation or icing. The sensors have a pin layout that is compatible with alternative solutions on the market, simplifying integration.

2SMPB-02E matches the features and performance of the 2SMPB-02B but offers a better level of accuracy down to +/-50Pa. The -02B version is +/-100Pa.

Applications are extensive and include wearables, tablets, smart phones, drones, altitude meters, car navigation and floor detection.

@OmronEurope  #Transport  #Pauto

Taking the strain out of USB strain modules!

The FSU-SSB innovative fast USB strain module has been released by Mantracourt Electronics.

Aimed at the precision-orientated Test & Measurement sector, the very competitively priced FSU-SSB is designed to thrive when coupled with dynamic, fast-moving applications that require ultra-high speed measurements. The benefits of the device are certain to be invaluable in the areas of impact, drop, vibration, materials and non-rotational torque testing.

The FSU-SSB simply connects to a PC (via a USB port) and offers a host of features that are sure to make it the go-to product in the field. It’s seriously fast, taking 4800 samples per second, and hugely reliable with a temperature drift of only 5ppm/°C – a fraction of that demonstrated elsewhere in the sector. Accuracy is key with this speedy (and simple to setup) product. A non-linearity reading of 25 ppm sets the FSU-SSB way ahead of the pack – providing unparalleled peace of mind (and value for money) to users.

“Accuracy and precision are what we do best, here at Mantracourt,” says Kelly Voysey, Sales & Marketing Manager at Mantracourt. “We’re always pushing the envelope, and with the FSU-SSB we’ve redefined what exactitude can mean in this sector.”

The device is based on the popular USB strain module (the DSCUSB) which combines high stability and superior performance at a lower rate of 100 samples per second. The DSCUSB remains a perfect choice for lower speed applications.
The FSU-SSB’s operating system builds on the strengths of its predecessors to offer superior functionality and user-friendliness. The Toolkit is free to customers – a gesture that shows the importance Mantracourt places in maintaining life-long relationships.

The powerful, intuitive, feature rich, Toolkit has many outstanding elements. It gives real-time data-analysis, automatically calibrates and captures up to 30 minutes of data at 4800 samples per second. Innovative Scope, FFT frequency analysis allows users to visualise data and establish patterns. The Toolkit’s intuitive navigation and features, combined with key functionality (such as the ability to highlight data of interest and delete unwanted data), confirm the FSU-SSB’s position as the one to beat.

“We’ve been leaders in this field for over 40 years. We constantly invest in people, skills, equipment and product development. That cycle is a central part of our DNA. By obsessively paying attention to details and working closely with our clients, we maximise efficiency. That’s why we can produce products like the FSU-SSB at such a great price.”

The FSU-SSB is just the latest in a long list of innovative products that Mantracourt is justifiably proud of. “The uniquely productive ecosystem we’ve set up, here in the south-west of England,” says Kelly Voysey, “means we’ve taken the strain out of USB strain modules!”

 @mantracourt #PAuto

Versatile device management wizard.

FieldMate® R3.03,  is a significantly enhanced version of the FieldMate device management software tool from Yokogawa. FieldMate software has the versatile ability to configure, adjust, and manage a wide variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites. It will be found useful for Process industries such as oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, and iron and steel.

In addition to having a function that displays past diagnostic data, this latest version of FieldMate includes new functions that provide a more intuitive visualization of pressure calibration data. Powerful new interfaces are also provided for connecting to devices that rely on non-standard protocols and connecting to host networks.

Development Background
FieldMate runs on PCs and is used to configure, adjust, and manage devices in plants. With its support of a variety of digital communication standards, FieldMate can connect to and manage many different manufacturers’ devices. This is a popular software tool that has been installed on more than 10,000 systems since 2006, and Yokogawa has steadily updated it with new functions that truly make it an all-in-one maintenance solution.

The functions added in Release 3.03 make it significantly easier to adjust, check, and calibrate devices, facilitate the sharing of maintenance information by field and office personnel, and allow the connection to devices and instruments that use non-standard communication protocols.

1. New functions that makes it easier to calibrate differential pressure/pressure transmitters which requires the use of their CA700 pressure calibrator.
Field devices must be periodically calibrated to maintain their accuracy. Differential pressure/pressure transmitters are widely used in plants, and their calibration requires skilled maintenance personnel. To calibrate a transmitter, a field engineer must apply pressure using a hand pump, measure that pressure with a pressure calibrator and a transmitter, and manually record the reading produced by the transmitter. This same procedure must be repeated at various standard pressure levels. Release 3.03 has a new function that clearly displays in real time the pressure calibrator and transmitter readings acquired from the pressure calibrator, and a new function that automatically records calibration data. With these functions, even inexperienced maintenance personnel can easily calibrate these devices.

2. Enhanced visualization of historical data needed to identify device deterioration
This latest FieldMate release comes with a new function that displays previous measurements on a graph, which is useful, for example, in identifying changes over time in the adjustments needed to eliminate an offset from the zero point. Used together with a function that displays a list of diagnostic data, this can help personnel identify field devices and other types of equipment that are in need of maintenance. Previously, such assessments required a good deal of experience in analyzing measurement data. Thanks to the improved visualization of data with this new function, even inexperienced maintenance workers can accurately make these assessments.

3. New external interfaces
A new external interface is now available on a special order basis which facilitates connections to host systems, including those that rely on the Cloud. This allows users to easily share FieldMate-generated maintenance reports with their colleagues in the field and back at the office.

In addition, while FieldMate supports all the major communication protocols used by field devices, some plants still rely on field devices and other types of equipment that use unique, non-standard communication protocols. A new external interface is now available that enables FieldMate to connect to, and handle, data from devices that use such non-standard protocols.

 @YokogawaIA  #PAuto

Key Account Manager, Nordic region.

Mikael Lundkvist is to be Key Account Manager for the Nordic region for ETAL Group.  He will be reporting to Global Sales Manager Michael Nielsen. He brings over twenty years sales and marketing experience to the ETAL team.

Michael Nielsen said, “ETAL is expanding strongly at this time, and Mikael has exactly the right combination of sales experience and enthusiasm to build our business in the Nordic region, our home territory which is always key to our success. Mikael and I have worked together in the past and I have great respect for his professionalism. His strengths are relationship building, account development and new business growth. I am excited to welcome him to the ETAL team.”

Mikael Lundkvist added, “I see great potential in ETAL with opportunities both to strengthen our relationship with existing customers and to explore opportunities in new markets such as electric vehicles and other green technologies. I am looking forward to working with Michael and my new colleagues at ETAL to develop these opportunities fully.”

Mikael Lundkvist previously ran his own business for eight years, focussed on sales, marketing and sourcing assignments in industries including batteries and GPS Equipment. Prior to this he spent twenty years in sales, product marketing and business development positions in the electronics industry. He worked at TE Connectivity, AVX/ Elco and Thomas & Betts.

ETAL Group is expanding strongly and announced the opening of a new British Research and Development Centre with a fast turnaround prototyping and small batch facility in July. It has acquired Sussex-based transformer and wound component specialist Grandchain. ETAL Group expanded its manufacturing capacity in 2016. It now has a 5000 sq mt site at Ratmalana, Sri Lanka and a 2400 sq mt. site in Estonia.

#ETALGrou #PAuto 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Change of executive in Automation Society.

"A strong foundation has been laid based on the effort of many passionate volunteer leaders and a wonderfully dedicated staff team that will allow the next Executive Director to hit the ground running." - Patrick Gouhin

Executive Director and CEO of the The International Society of Automation (ISA), Patrick Gouhin, is to step down from his position.

 ISA's President, Steve Pflantz, announced that a Search Committee will be formed in the immediate future to identify Mr. Gouhin's successor. The selection and announcement of a new Executive Director are expected to occur in the months ahead. Dr Peggie W. Koon, CEO & Founder of Leading Change, LLC, will serve as Interim Executive Director.

Pat Gouhin
"Pat has been our Executive Director since 2006 and has been a dedicated employee of ISA," Pflantz said. "Under Pat's leadership, ISA has progressed on many fronts. We will continue to ensure ISA's long-term vitality as we continue our commitment to advance the profession of Automation. The Board is committed to the strategy work that has been done thus far and is grateful for Pat's leadership in bringing us to this point."

"This is an exciting time in the history of ISA, and I am proud of what we have achieved and the work we are doing," Gouhin said. "A strong foundation has been laid based on the effort of many passionate volunteer leaders and a wonderfully dedicated staff team that will allow the next Executive Director to hit the ground running."

During his 11+-year tenure at ISA, Gouhin has overseen many significant milestones in the Society?s history, including the expansion of ISA?s brand family to include the founding of The Automation Federation and the Automation Standards Compliance Institute, and the acquisition of digital media powerhouse The world?s only consensus standard for industrial cybersecurity, IEC 62443, was also developed and expanded under his tenure.

Before joining ISA, Gouhin served as the Chief Operating Officer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He also served as the first Vice President of Operations and Technology Transfer for the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) at Langley Research Center, a start-up resulting from $69 million government contract award to build a world-class research and education institute.

Dr Peggie Koon
Interim Executive Director Dr. Koon's experience and expertise lies in strategy development and execution, leadership coaching, and change management. Dr. Koon is the former Vice President of Audience for the Augusta Chronicle/TAC Media, Morris Communications, LLC. She has over 25 years of experience in IT, process control, and process automation for both discrete and continuous process industries. She was a General Motors Scholar, earning a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Smith College. She also completed 2 years of graduate studies in Industrial and Systems Engineering as a General Motors Graduate Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she has a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Kennedy Western University.

In addition to her experience managing strategic change, Dr. Koon has also been a member and leader at ISA for more than 20 years. She has held a variety of prominent roles in the Society, including Society President (2014), Chair of the Automation Federation (2015), member of the ISA Executive Board (2016), and Chair of Workforce Development for the Automation Federation (2016).

• See also ISA Fires Pat Gouhin, Longtime Executive Director. (Walt Boyes, Spitzer & Boyes, 22 Aug 2017).

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