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 teaching robots to perform tasks faster, tiny, shape-shifting robot can squish itself into tight spaces, mobile robot component market growth due to […]

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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 know what to prioritize when choosing a valve, optimize control cabinet construction with standards, how to improve electrical maintenance with predictive tests and so much more in this 43-page […]

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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 stories on […]



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 language fundamentals and the impact of a time-constrained PLC integration project.

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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 select the right PPE to take control of electrical risks, seven clean-in-place design best practices and benefits of a rack […]

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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 five safety fencing benefits and considerations, using edge machine learning for anomaly detection, predictive maintenance and so much more in this 54-page eBook!

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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 customizing an OSHA-compliant PSM system for non-PSM facilities, establishing a centralized asset performance system for increased efficiency, reliability, four LOTO best practices for a food manufacturing facility, updating a facility’s risk […]

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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.


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 […]

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