Two years ago, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) launched the Industrial Automation Exchange, with the intention of helping industrial automation end-user clients find system integrators and their suppliers. Now, CSIA has made the site even easier to use, featuring its own blog that is largely authored by system integrator members and member partners. It has also incorporated a new library-resources section.

“As guest bloggers, control system integrators and suppliers can inform end users of trends and events across all industries and specialties,” says Jose Rivera, CSIA’s CEO. “They can share how-to guides and evergreen resource material helpful to automation clients. CSIA is proud of the Exchange’s progress. Its database has grown to over 1,200 integrators and more than 200 supplier partners. The CSIA Exchange is becoming a trusted hub of knowledge for automation clients on which to research integration and technology teams.”

While some cosmetic changes will make information more accessible, the update is about making it easier for integrators to post relevant information, and ultimately, for clients to find them.

Tony Veroeven, CSIA Exchange manager says, “The quality of control system engineering content posted on the Exchange by CSIA members is outstanding, so clients find the site to be a great resource when vetting system integrators. Blog articles and resource content will make it even easier to find quality system integrators.”