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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 developing an effective PPE program for long-term success, determining quality PPE standards and best practices, how electrical, power system trends are affecting and impacting safety standards and so much more!

Sponsored by TuffWrap, Vac-U-Max

AI & Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming crucial to manufacturing’s success. How a machine and an industrial network learn and adapt to their surroundings is as important for them as it is for humans. Featured articles in this eBook include eight ways to optimize operations with industrial AI, maximizing generative AI’s value for manufacturers, […]

Sponsored by TwinThread

Wellsite Automation

Wellsite Automation provides engineers in the oil & gas industry the information they need to make quick, accurate decisions that can have a major effect on operations as well as safety. The faster and more accurate the data is, the better the operator’s decision. This eBook includes characteristics and test properties of rotating electrical machine […]

Sponsored by Krohne, Rotork

Oil & Gas Engineering

The oil & gas industry plays a major role in manufacturing and helps keeps operations running in many industries. Featured articles in this eBook include the circular economy’s impact on the oil and gas industry and what companies are doing to promote sustainability.

Sponsored by SmartSights, Xylem

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 choosing a VFD for medium-voltage motors and three topics in […]

Sponsored by Beckhoff, Hiwin Corp., maxon, parvalux by maxon, SEW Eurodrive, Yaskawa

Air Compressors

Air compressors help keep plants running efficiently behind the scenes and are crucial to overall success. Featured articles in this eBook include 12 reasons why users should monitor air compressor data, choosing the right compressed air pipes for a facility, and so much more in this 49-page eBook!

Sponsored by Kaishan

Material Handling & Automation

The modern supply chain must run at warp speed, and the tools available—from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders—have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change. Featured articles include helping companies and users find the right material handling, conveying solutions, technology improvements for logistics, material handling applications, how an […]

Sponsored by SEW Eurodrive

PID Tuning

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning is a key aspect of control systems and process manufacturing. Proper tuning and knowledge is a must for success and it requires precision and know-how. Featured articles in this eBook include stories on three reasons to tune control loops: Safety, profit, energy efficiency, benefits of multivariable process control, tutorial on how to […]


Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a hot buzzword in manufacturing today, but what does it mean? What does it mean for manufacturers and what effect will it have for the present and future? This helpful eBook offers several examples of the many digital transformation is taking hold in manufacturing. Featured articles include how to excel in digital […]

Sponsored by Adatafy, Honeywell, IMI Sensors


AppliedAutomation is the premier title serving manufacturing and utilities. This eBook demonstrates how automation, instrumentation and control techniques are applied to increase capacity, enhance design and production, improve efficiency, increase profitability and meet regulatory requirements. Featured articles include next-generation, open automation infrastructure controllers and excelling with automation upgrades.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure is more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks than ever. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are merging together and manufacturing systems are vulnerable. Featured content in this eBook include how to lower industrial cybersecurity risk: Help from CISA, INL, ARC Advisory Group, overcoming SCADA integration cybersecurity challenges, 8 steps to defend against foreign […]

Sponsored by Burns & McDonnel

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 include new PICMG InterEdge standard helps open, modular process control systems,control system integrators: How to excel with automation upgrades, […]

Sponsored by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Grantek


Maintenance, in all its forms, allow manufacturing plants to prevent problems before they happen and keep their workers safe. It is a constant process, though, and requires all workers in many departments to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Featured articles include three tech-fueled tailwinds behind asset life cycle management and steps to take […]

Sponsored by ABB Motion Services, Endress+Hauser, Exair, Grace Technologies, Nord-Lock

Industrial Automation Cable Solutions

Industrial automation is the use of technologies such as computer software and robotics to control machinery and processes which replace human beings in performing specific functions. The functions are primarily centered on manufacturing, quality control and material handling processes. Featured articles in this eBook include design considerations for dynamic applications, UL approved data cables, industrial […]

Sponsored by Helukabel

2024 Trade Show Report: MODEX

MODEX 2024 brings together the entire supply chain ecosystem together to showcase end-to-end solutions for your operations. See the solutions of over 1,175 of the leading manufacturing and supply chain suppliers. Connect and learn with thought leaders on the latest trends—from traditional equipment to sustainability to workforce to automation, robotics, and emerging tech. What can […]


Arc Flash & Electrical Safety

Arc flash and electrical safety are critical aspects in a manufacturing facility. Knowing and understanding the fundamentals often mean the difference between life and death. Companies and workers need to stay on top of the electrical codes so they can better protect themselves from a potential accident. Featured articles in this eBook include when and […]

Sponsored by Leviton, Meltric

Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatics play a key role in a manufacturing facility and are a large reason for the difference between success and failure. Featured articles in this eBook include maintenance and safety considerations for pneumatic and hydraulic controls and maintenance troubleshooting best practices for fluid power.

Sponsored by Vac-U-Max


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 top 5 industrial robot trends for 2024, robots are becoming more versatile and human and so much more in this 24-page eBook!



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 include PLC programming fundamentals for discrete manufacturing and using automation controllers without high costs.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect

Energy Management

Energy management is a crucial aspect of plant engineering as companies look to trim costs and reduce expenses. Keeping energy costs down by reducing energy where it isn’t needed and investing in better technology are a few methods companies use. Featured articles in this eBook include how to look at energy efficiency through nontraditional demand-side […]

Sponsored by Flowserve EAP, Krohne, WAGO

Pain Points & Solutions in Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete manufacturing covers many different industries, but they do have common challenges and issues they need to overcome. Featured articles in this eBook include how to integrate smarter motion controls into machine designs,  choosing between discrete, continuous position sensors for an application, making machine control open, secure and so much more!


Product of the Year Nominees 2024

Download this eBook to see which products are nominees in the 12 categories. Cast your votes before April 12, 2024 to make sure that your favorites have a chance to take home the gold.


2024 Trade Show Report: A3 Business Forum

A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,200 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies. What can you expect in this Trade Show Report? Exhibitor Analysis: Insightful coverage of exhibitor booths, highlighting innovative products, interactions with exhibitors, and company profiles. […]


Enclosures & Cut-to-length Wire

Enclosures and cut-to-length wires are a constant in an engineer’s day-to-day activity. They provide electrical protection for engineers and help prevent serious injuries and other hazards. Featured articles in this helpful eBook include how to select an industrial enclosure, energy efficiency gamifying market expected to reach almost $20 billion by 2033, NFPA 70B codification is […]


Vision Systems

Featured articles in this eBook include machine vision’s role in augmenting, enhancing AI in manufacturing, choosing between discrete, continuous position sensors for an application, how sensors enable smart factories and more efficient manufacturing and so much more in this 25-page eBook!


Mechanical & Electrical

Mechanical and electrical engineering are key aspects for a plant engineer and encompass many different aspects of a manufacturing facility. Featured articles in this eBook include how to use artificial intelligence: A guide for mechanical engineers, mechanical repairs play a key role in motor repair and reliability, maintenance and management strategies for better-performing electric motors […]


Enterprise Asset Management

Asset management helps plant-floor engineers make more informed and better decisions. Featured articles include using data to improve fleet and asset management systems, establishing a centralized asset performance system for increased efficiency, reliability, smart connected asset and operations market expected to double in next decade and so much more!


Defending your organization from ransomware

Ransomware is a constant and growing threat in the world of manufacturing. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) devices becomes interconnected, which has a great deal of potential, but risk, as well. Featured articles in this eBook include dairy giant forced to halt production because of ransomware, new approach allows for faster ransomware detection, […]


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 NERC CIP standards, supply chain forecasting and demand planning, steps to minimize cybersecurity risk in manufacturing and takeaways from Black Hat USA 2021.


Product of the Year Winners 2023

Download this eBook to learn about the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners in each of the 12 categories — including the Most Valuable Product — 37 winners in total.


Supply Chain eBook

Featured articles include why automating AI-as-a-service is now mission critical, automation and manufacturing trends for the future, strengthening the supply chain with IIoT technology and more in this 32-page eBook!  


How to Hire an Industrial Robot

When “hiring” an industrial robot, you need to find the one with the right qualifications for the job. Your robot should also be safe and easy to program, and industrial robots from Mitsubishi Electric come with a comprehensive three-year warranty. Download our free eBook, How to Hire an Industrial Robot, to learn about the capabilities […]

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric

Guide to Lean and Six Sigma in Maintenance Strategies

With the increasingly demanding environment today, manufacturers are more productive than they’ve ever been — and there’s more pressure to ensure that assets are working as soon as they’re needed with no delay to schedules. To meet these demands, many maintenance teams are adopting Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to maximize machine uptime. Explore this guide […]

Sponsored by Dude Solutions

Measurement Matters eBook

Intelligent, integrated solutions and accurate measurements help operators in the oil & gas industry minimize cost, schedule, and risk. This 38-page eBook from ABB and Oil & Gas Engineering provides information to help make oil and gas operations more precise and safer  for everyone.

Sponsored by ABB

Edge Computing Trend Report

The introduction of edge computing is the most significant plant floor advancement in industrial computing since the introduction of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) 30 years ago. This next wave of digital transformation offers tremendous potential to those who respond early and capitalize on the improvements that can be brought to their operators. Edge […]

Sponsored by Stratus

Best Practices in Asset Management Optimization

Asset management allows manufacturers to take stock of the information coming in and out of their plant and how to harness it. With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data, the tools are there to make to optimize this data and make the best possible decisions. Featured articles include wireless […]


Midstream Asset Management

The midstream is going through major developments in artificial intelligence, engine monitoring, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to name a few, and all of them are making the oil & gas industry more efficient and safer. This helpful eBook from Control Engineering and Oil & Gas Engineering will help readers learn about topics including fixing corrosion with predictive […]


Plant and Personnel Safety

Safety systems have identifiable stages and involve different specialized functions; know how each can help reduce risk in this eBook. Featured articles include process safety and compliance advice, determining safety integrity level for a process application, and four overlooked aspects of risk management and safety.

Sponsored by Honeywell

A Letter From The Editor

Since 1947, plant engineers, plant managers, maintenance supervisors and manufacturing leaders have turned to Plant Engineering for the information they needed to run their plants smarter, safer, faster and better. Plant Engineering's editors stay on top of the latest trends in manufacturing at every corner of the plant floor. The major content areas include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automation engineering and maintenance and management.

Amara Rozgus - Plant Engineering