The following associations are resources to manufacturers and clients in industrial automation. If you would like to be listed, please contact CSIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Association for Advancing Automation serves the members of RIA, AIA, MCMA and A3 México. A3 sponsors trade shows, conferences and other networking events; develops leading global websites on automation technologies; collects industry statistics and generates market research; develops consensus standards; provides multiple certification programs and engages in a wide variety of other educational activities. The association interacts on a regular basis with its 1,100+ member organizations around the world and is always developing new ways to better serve the industry.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is a trade association that provides services on a global basis for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the following industries: agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility. AEM's membership is made up of more than 1,000 companies and represents 200+ product lines.
For 30 years the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) has worked to increase the productivity, profitability and market share of automation solution providers and manufacturers.
Today, through a wide spectrum of association programs and services, designed by and for members, AHTD is a valuable resource for member companies to achieve their goals.
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.
The American National Standards Insitute (ANSI) facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs). These groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
The Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM) coordinates the development of technical standards, which are developed by working groups composed of experts from member companies. ASAM pursues the vision that the tools of a development process chain can be freely interconnected and allow a seamless exchange of data. ASAM standards define protocols, data models, file formats and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the use in the development and testing of automotive electronic control units.
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The Brake Manufacterers Council (BMC) is dedicated to providing members current information relating to the brake industry and communicating with federal, state and local government and regulatory agencies on members' behalf.
BMC is comprised of brake friction manufacturers dedicated to: providing and maintaining, for the mutual benefit of all its members, communications as appropriate with federal, state and local governmental authorities, bodies and agencies, in short, authorities - such as NHTSA - with legislative or regulatory function whose actions may affect automotive brake parts or systems, obtaining and disseminating to members information on topics of interest to the brake parts industry, and conducting any further activities as may be appropriate and for the common benefit of manufacturers of automotive brake parts or systems.
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The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.
Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global trade association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has over 500 member companies in 35 countries.
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA) is an international trade organization of over 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in nearly 80 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology. The mission of EASA is to help members enhance their performance and achieve greater levels of success through education, information and networking opportunities.
FieldComm Group is a global standards-based non-profit member organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of communication technologies for the process industries.
With over 140 distributor and manufacturer members (and growing), FPDA is a trade association on the move, representing motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies (the so-called "tri-technologies") and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability.
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its 330 member companies that represent more than 60,000 employees in Georgia.
The Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) is a trade association of companies that provide custom-fabricated components and services like gaskets, tapes, adhesives, polymers, die-cutting, laminating, converting and more. Its strong and ever-growing membership is comprised of companies of all sizes and offers regular, productive opportunities for its members to network, share ideas and support each another in an easy, comfortable setting.
The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction exists to encourage, facilitate and promote the coordination of scientific and technical development in Automation and Robotics in Construction (ARC); facilitate the collection, compilation, publication, exchange and dissemination of scientific ARC data and information; encourage the execution of fundamental ARC studies; advance research, laboratory investigations and field tests and accelerate the use of ARC; and to assist the end-user application of automation and robotics in the construction industry.
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) has been the voice of member companies that produce more than a quarter of the nation's lubricants and three-quarters of its metalworking fluids for customers who use their products to improve performance and increase efficiency.
ILMA’s members make specialized lubricants for everything from backhoes to bone screws. Their products keep planes in the air; cars on the road; and the machines in businesses, households and hospitals running efficiently. Without lubricants and metalworking fluids, American businesses and manufacturing would grind to a halt.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, hosts conferences and exhibits, and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.
The Innovation Research Institute (IRI) (formerly the Industrial Research Institute) is an inclusive membership organization with nearly 200 global members in private-sector companies and federally funded laboratories. Founded in 1938, it leads and advances the field of innovation management by creating contemporary practices. Some of the world’s most widely adopted models – such as “open innovation,” “front end of innovation” and “stage-gate” – were born from the work of its members. IRI values strength in cooperation and partners with other organizations at the forefront of developments in innovation management, creating a hub for all to convene and contribute in an experimental, noncompetitive and noncommercial environment.
Founded in 2006, The Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) was developed to advance the global understanding and use of motion control and related automation technologies and help member companies and the industry grow. It promotes innovation and growth from supply through distribution by providing comprehensive education, research, communication, industry trades shows, events and networking. It is committed to providing support and leadership on common industry issues.
Today, MCMA is serving the needs of hundreds of its member manufacturers, distributors, system integrators, manufacturers' representatives, end users, suppliers, consulting firms, researchers and academics from across the globe.
Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. The association's efforts are focused on helping the manufacturing community to use information technology to provide real-time visibility into the production process. Further, MESA is committed to connecting that visibility to create business results, achieving such real value chain objectives such as lean manufacturing, collaborative supply chain management, quality and regulatory compliance, asset performance management, and product lifecycle management.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the nation’s largest cross industry technology development organization, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based consortium, NCMS leverages its network of members and partners to research, develop, demonstrate and transition innovative technologies more efficiently, with less risk, and at a lower cost than going it alone. NCMS connects industry, government and education to work together on technology development and engage in unique growth opportunities for their businesses.
Founded in 1995, ODVA is a global association whose members comprise the world’s leading automation companies. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies in industrial automation.
For future interoperability of production systems and the integration of the production systems with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and standard, unmodified Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle wherever possible.
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) helps manufacturers and suppliers work together to identify new and innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of their production operations. OMAC brings together leading end-user manufacturers, OEM machine builders, system integrators, technology providers, and non-profit/government agency organizations to address issues that confront global manufacturing today. OMAC’s two working groups, Packaging and Manufacturing, lead the way in producing industry consensus guidelines that help manufacturers reduce their delivery times, be more efficient with available resources and increase profitability.
OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. It is platform independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.
The OPC standard is a series of specifications developed by industry vendors, end-users and software developers. These specifications define the interface between clients and servers, as well as servers and servers, including access to real-time data, monitoring of alarms and events, access to historical data and other applications.
PI North America is dedicated to showing industry the beneficial results of using fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet in general and PROFIBUS and PROFINET in particular, while assisting device manufacturers throughout North America in the development and marketing of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products.
Over 1,500 companies organized into 27 Regional PI Associations develop and supply fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet solutions for cost efficient and highly reliable automation.
RadTech is the nonprofit association for the advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam (UV & EB) technology. RadTech serves as an industry forum, addressing the educational needs of the users and suppliers of UV and EB equipment and materials.
Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is North America’s trade group serving the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms. RIA drives innovation, growth and safety in manufacturing and service industries through education, promotion and advancement of robotics, related automation technologies, and companies delivering integrated solutions.
The Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) is committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of electronic design automation professionals and students throughout the world. SIGDA does so in a variety of ways: sponsoring and organizing international workshops, symposia and conferences; leading the way in capturing archival electronic design automation publications; providing travel grants to sponsored workshops, symposia and conferences; pioneering the maintenance and distribution of electronic design automation benchmarks; hosting university and government researchers for software demonstrations; and producing newsletters, webinars and other educational materials.
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) connects more than 19,000 professionals from around the globe who leverage life sciences technology and discovery for scientific advancement. Every day, researchers, engineers, tech providers and related professionals from industry, academia and government use SLAS to exchange ideas, insight and answers to help tackle challenges old and new.
The Stanford Product Realization Lab is a multisite teaching facility where Stanford students discover the power to create the future. Established as the Student Shops when the university opened its doors, the PRL has been at the heart of Stanford’s pragmatic, results-driven curriculum for more than 125 years. Each year, under the mentorship of PRL faculty and course assistants, more than 1,000 Stanford undergraduate, graduate and professional school students make things of lasting value -- innovative medical, food production, transportation, communications, and consumer products -- that transform lives at home and abroad.
The associations above are resources to manufacturers and clients in industrial automation. If you would like to be listed, contact CSIA at email@example.com.