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 the benefits of industrial networking enabling IT/OT integration, minimizing design planning, wireless instrumentation communication propels plant processes and […]

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, WAGO

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 the benefits of cloud-based historian […]

Sponsored by GE Digital, TrendMiner

IIoT Cloud

Learn how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the cloud are changing manufacturing in this helpful eBook. Featured content includes IIoT implementation advice, reducing battery sizes and safety validation.

Sponsored by Advantech, Emerson, GE Digital, Skkynet, Tadiran Batteries, 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 developing a new approach to protecting critical infrastructure and securing access to industrial data.

Sponsored by Skkynet

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 three considerations for selecting the right enclosure, specifying industrial enclosures and more.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect


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 2022 robot trends, blockchain technology and reasons to robotize soldering operations.

Sponsored by Encoder Products, Universal Robots


Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are a mainstay for engineers and allow them to better perform their tasks in a variety of industries. This helpful eBook features articles on incorporating awareness in an HMI as well as HMI system design and four HMI screen design tips.    

Sponsored by Emerson, Exor, Siemens, Trihedral


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 PLCs in modern automation, edge controls and PLCs’ role in an IIoT world.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Emerson

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 software supply chain attacks, secure device onboarding, the impact of SolarWinds and more.


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 VFD definitions, reasons why electric motors fail and integrating vibration […]

Sponsored by Dataforth, Emerson, Rotork, SEW Eurodrive