Wireless networks: ISA creates wireless factory automation standard working group

New working group will develop ISA 100.16 standard for factory automation under the ISA 100 family of wireless networking standards.

12/08/2008


Research Triangle Park, NC — Work on ISA’s wireless family of standards reached another milestone, bringing the factory automation community one step closer to having an industry-wide standard for wireless interconnection of automated machines. The 68 eligible members of the ISA 100 Working Group overwhelmingly voted to createns.”
The
• December 19, 2008– working group review of first draft;
• February 2009– draft release for working group approval;
• April 2009– vote to release to committee;
• July 2009– final release to public.
The deliverables the working group is charged with providing include: documents coveringal groups, such as IEC, PNO, and ODVA, to ensure one family of interoperating international standards for factory automation is developed. They are also expected to collaborate with IEC to create a group to develop an international family of such standards, and actively participate with the IEC toensure the interests of ISA are adequately considered in these activities. Finally, they are to deliver a lexicon defining terms, such as “factory automation,” “discrete,” and “hybrid,” appropriate for discussing wireless factory automation networkingissues. This follows on the successful efforts of the ISA 100.11a Working Group, which is completing a similar standard for process automation. The ISA 100.11a standard is now undergoing final review, and is expected to be completed in January 2009.
“The ISA 100 family of standards,” says Wayne Manges, co-chair of the ISA 100 working group overseeing the overall wireless standardization effort, “will include a standard universal application layer to provide a standard interface for all wireless automation communications, with various standards, such as ISA 100.16, under it
The balloting also installed 20 working-group voting members, including co-chairs Jim Reizner of Procter & Gamble, and Cliff Whitehead of
Also read:

Will wireless devices interoperate? ISA, NIST want you to know


Commentary: What makes a wireless system open?
C.G. Masi , senior editor
Control Engineering
Register here .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
Detecting security breaches: Forensic invenstigations depend on knowing your networks inside and out; Wireless workers; Opening robotic control; Product exclusive: Robust encoders
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.