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 […]

Sponsored by Lapeyre Stair

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 how to organize, protect and apply big data in automation and AI in manufacturing: […]

Sponsored by TwinThread

Process Instrumentation & Sensors

Process instrumentation and process sensors are used to monitor temperature, flow and more in process manufacturing facilities. They play a key role in ensuring these facilities, which include oil and gas and chemical manufacturing, operate safely. Featured stories in this eBook include advanced process control and more sensors, despite strained supply chain.

Sponsored by Balluff, SOR Inc.

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!

Sponsored by iBASEt, Stratus

Applying Industrial Analytics

Analytics are designed to give the user precise information in a synthesized format they can use to make better and more informed decisions. This is critical for engineers, who deal with more information daily. Making the right decision at the right moment can make an enormous difference. Featured articles in this eBook include four analytics […]


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 control maintenance and troubleshooting best practices, beyond the purchase: […]

Sponsored by Advanced Micro Controls (AMCI), AutomationDirect, Beckhoff, Rotork, SEW Eurodrive

Control Systems

A control system makes decisions about how a discrete, continuous or hybrid processes function, generally ensuring processes operate within appropriate parameters, safely, at an appropriate rate and within required quality. Control systems also help factories and facilities produce quality goods safely and efficiently. Featured articles include advice on removing advanced process control roadblocks and heat […]

Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth

Industrial Networking

Industrial networking refers to the use of networking technologies and protocols to connect industrial devices and systems, such as sensors, controllers and other equipment, to facilitate communication and data exchange. Featured articles in this eBook include WLAN design basics and applying network best practices.

Sponsored by Axiomtek


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 maintenance and troubleshooting fundamentals and how PLCs power industrial data integration.

Sponsored by Aerotech, AutomationDirect, WAGO

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 a ransomware attack on food giant Dole temporarily halts North American production and how an edge ecosystem helps industrial environments.

Sponsored by Opswat