Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been at the heart of manufacturing facilities for decades. The rise in new technologies is making them even more important. Featured articles in this helpful eBook include PLC programming tips, PLCs and cybersecurity and more.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Emerson, WAGO

Enterprise Asset Management

Asset management helps plant-floor engineers make more informed and better decisions. Featured articles in this helpful eBook include configuring alarms in an asset tree improves alarm management, applying IIoT and AI to midstream asset management and how to improve the maintainability of critical assets. .

Sponsored by GE Digital, Novity


Robotics are one of the fastest-growing industries and their impact can be felt on many manufacturing floors. There’s more to the robot, however, than what you see on the plant floor. This helpful eBook includes articles about 2022 robot trends, robot safety standard updates and advice.

Sponsored by Boston Dynamics

Protecting Critical Infrastructure


Sponsored by Skkynet

Supply Chain eBook

Featured articles include unshackling the supply chain, COVID-19’s effect on the supply chain and ways to secure the supply chain.

Sponsored by Datalogic, Wurth

Motors & Drives

Maintaining motors and drives and keeping them cost-effective is crucial. It often requires knowledge of many different types of motors, drives and the standards behind them. Successful maintenance, repair and knowledge of these standards help keep manufacturing plants running safely and efficiently. Featured articles include motor management techniques, picking a monitoring system and how drives […]

Sponsored by Emerson, IDEC, Rotork, SEW Eurodrive

Supply Chain Attacks

The supply chain is more vulnerable than ever as integrating information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) makes it more susceptible to cyber attacks. Featured articles in this eBook include software supply chain attacks and a throwback attack involving government espionage.

Sponsored by Moxa

Plant Floor Safety

Plant safety and keeping workers healthy and productive is more important than ever for manufacturers. Learn more in this helpful eBook on topics including how to achieve effective process safety, explosion protection systems for dust collectors, and how to evaluate the true costs of dust collection.

Sponsored by Camfil APC, Motorola Solutions, Vac-U-Max

Air Compressors

Air compressors help keep plants running efficiently behind the scenes and are crucial to overall success. Featured articles in this eBook include three tips for designing a trouble-free pneumatics system, how to select a dust collection system and food packaging company cuts compressed air costs by $250,000.


System Integration

System integration is a crucial aspect of manufacturing for control engineers and they are involved in many different aspects and industries. They help companies become more efficient, streamlined and smarter in their day-to-day operations. Featured articles in this eBook include IT/OT convergence, securing your facility and cybersecurity tactics.

Sponsored by Emerson Automation Solutions, Sensata