how can i learn about automation - online?


Thread Starter


i'm an engineering student right now, would any one please suggest me a website where i can learn about automation, control systems, plcs (all about automation). any online magazines??
thank you.

Jennifer Powell

Hello Rizmi,

Here on, there are some other areas of the site you might investigate:

Our Links page is at contains references to many online automation and control magazines, professional organizations, and many other sites organized according to the topics covered in our forum.

Also, on our home page, look near the top of the central column for the heading "Cool Stuff". Here are links to each topic area of the forum: Business, Engineering, HMI, PLCS, Software, and more. When you go to each of these topic pages, you'll find links to relevant tutorials and white papers at the bottom of most pages (following the collection of past messages).

Good luck!

Jennifer Powell

Diana C Bouchard

Some suggestions for magazine sites:

ISA for its 3 magazines InTech, Industrial Computing, Motion Control and
refereed journal ISA Transactions:
Managing Automation:
Control Magazine:
Sensors Magazine:

I'm sure there are lots more but these will get you started.

Diana Bouchard

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Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican)
Process Control Group
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