Useful Industry Resources

ISA – The Instruments, Systems, and Automation Society page, in constant development, is now excellent resource. ISA  was formed some 50 years ago and boasts almost 50,000 members..

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers the world’s largest technical professional society. A non-profit organization, which promotes the development and application of electro technology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of its members.

Underwriters Laboratories : UL Standards , Procedures , And More. SGTEST1111

International Federation of Automatic Control was founded in September 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. In 1990, a number of prominent members of the Systems and Control community from countries of the European Union decided to set up an organization, named The European Union Control Association (EUCA), the main purposes of which is to promote initiatives aiming at enhancing scientific exchanges, disseminating information, coordinating research networks and technology transfer in the field of Systems and Control within the Union.

VDI/VDE-GMA Society for Measurement and Automatic Control in Germany.

The Institute of Measurement and Control is a British based organisation but they do have some international branches in Ireland and Hong Kong for instance.

Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation (GAMBICA) – Group of Association of Manufacturers of British, Instruments, Control and Automation.

The Institute of Instrumentation and Control Australia is the Professional Body serving those involved in the field of Instrumentation and Control in Australia.

China Instrument and Control Society (CIS), based in Beijing.

International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) – The main aim of IFSA is to provide a forum for academicians, researchers and engineers from industry to present and discuss the latest research results, experiences and future trends in the area of design and application of different sensors with digital, frequency (period), time interval or duty-cycle output. Very fast advances in IC technologies brought new challenges in the physical design of integrated sensors and microsensors. This development is essential for developing measurement science and technology in the next Millennium.

The SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, formed in 1955 as “The Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers”, serves over 11,000 professionals in the field throughout the world as does The Optical Society of America. The former is perhaps more applications and engineering oriented, the latter more in the field of research – although both areas overlap these days.

The International Instrument Users’ Association has been set up “for cooperative instrument evaluations by member-users and manufacturers.”

ASM International for management of materials.

The American Institute of Physics includes access to their publications.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) gives some information on publications and has some interesting links.

AFE – The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is a professional organization of 9,000 members, bringing together professionals who ensure the optimal operation of plants, grounds and offices at Fortune 500 manufacturers, universities, medical centers, government agencies and innovative small firms from around the world. And, they all look to AFE as the leading technical resource on engineering issues. Their St Louis Chapter has a very good website too.

The AMA – American Management Association is the world’s leading membership-based management development organization. AMA offers a full range of business education and management development programs for individuals and organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. MCE – Management Centre Europe is the European headquarters.

ASHRAE,the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

The Computer Society is the leading provider of technical information and services to the world’s computing professionals.

IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries. This is is a United States-based trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members worldwide, who are participants in the electronic interconnect industry.

The Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) an association for companies involved in deregulated radio anywhere in the world. It is believed to be the only such association for users and manufacturers of low power radio devices in the deregulated frequency bands.

The Manufacturing Execution Systems Association – MESA – to serve the manufacturing operations and management community and to provide thought leadership on the application of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in order to contribute toward the improvement of production companies’ competitive capabilities.

The Materials Research Society

Process Industry Practices (PIP) is a consortium of process industry owners and engineering construction contractors who serve the industry.

Process engineers will be interested in the site of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has developed the Global Manufacturing Network to help users find information on manufacturers, suppliers etc.

PROFIBUS Online : Standards , Guidelines , Technical Groups , Shows , GSD Library-All Things PROFIBUS.

Fieldbus Online : Foundation Fieldbus Resource : FAQs , User Support , Specs.. & More.

INTERBUS Club : INTERBUS Network Standard.

Temperature Sensors : Comprehensive Educational Site.

ARC Advisory Group : Offers Industry Analysis And Commentary.

New Equipment Digest : New Industrial Products , Equipment & Services.