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 how predictive maintenance impacts preventive maintenance, introducing lean manufacturing tools and techniques, […]

Sponsored by Endress+Hauser, EXAIR

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 leveraging MQTT, industrial edge devices in automation projects, sustaining SI support for water/wastewater facilities, and removing IT/OT barriers […]

Sponsored by GE Digital

Product of the Year Nominees 2023

Download this eBook to see which products are nominees in the 12 categories. Cast your votes before March 14, 2023 to make sure that your favorites have a chance to take home the gold.



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, PAC and edge controller availability and an example of a time-constrained PLC integration project.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Copia Automation

Enterprise Asset Management

Asset management helps plant-floor engineers make more informed and better decisions. Featured articles include five tips to avert the leading causes of failure in industrial edge computing, leveraging real-time data across the enterprise and DCIM maintains uptime, drives efficiency and protects distributed IT assets.


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 stories on improving power factor to reduce demand and […]

Sponsored by WAGO


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 robots deployed to improve on-the-job safety for retail workers, soft robots grip with the right amount of force and more.

Sponsored by Omron

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

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.