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

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 choose the right arc flash PPE and fluid dispensing for assembly of medical and life sciences devices.

Sponsored by Vac-U-Max

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 how to optimize industrial motor communications, Part 4, cybersecurity and […]

Sponsored by maxon, parvalux by maxon, SEW Eurodrive

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 6 AI motion control applications to improve OEE, how generative AI works and helps […]

Sponsored by Micropsi, 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 North America driving global small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity, […]

Sponsored by Krohne

Air Compressors

Air compressors help keep plants running efficiently behind the scenes and are crucial to overall success. Featured articles in this eBook include ten ways to get an air compression system to meet carbon neutral goals, how oil sampling helps maintain a healthy compressed air system, pneumatics driving energy efficiency and so much more in this […]

Sponsored by Kaishan

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 fixing PID, Part 1, effective process control system migration, Part 1: Planning advice, from simulation to computer-aided design of […]


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!


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 addressing productivity and safety goals and safe fluid dispensing for medical and life sciences devices.

Sponsored by SEW Eurodrive