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 DCS and process control systems and HMI/SCADA capabilities.    

Sponsored by Inductive Automation, Stratus, 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 tips on how to choose industrial controller hardware, software and PLC migration improves uptime for spice supplier.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Copia Automation


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 robotic welding system enables more welding applications for collaborative robots, six industrial robotics trends for 2023 and more.

Sponsored by Omron, Performance Motion Devices

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 stories on […]

Sponsored by dataParc, Seeq

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 testing motor insulation systems, drive modernization and more.

Sponsored by AutomationDirect, Dataforth, Schneider Electric, 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 how AI and machine learning can drive sustainable 5G, mastering artificial intelligence and machine […]

Sponsored by GE Digital

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 safety-certified and diverse-redundant encoders for motion control, black-channel approach to functional safety, and functional safety networks for Ethernet communication protocols.


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 how to choose between managed and unmanaged switches, how to optimize control cabinet construction and so much more in this 42-page eBook!


Get More Value from Your VFD

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become an essential component for success in today’s new world of technological innovation and possibilities. This eBook will introduce you to: The benefits of dynamically varying the speed and torque of electric motors. Why VFDs with built-in PLCs provide advanced capabilities for a range of complex applications. Industry examples of […]

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric

Product of the Year Nominees 2023

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