Issue No. 05 - September/October (1971 vol. 4)
Industrial applications have been one of the key markets motivating the development of minicomputers. Some of the first small computers were designed specifically to perform tasks in process control, manufacturing and laboratories. Thus the history of industrial applications is as long and varied as the history of minicomputers themselves.
R.A. Henzel, "Some Industrial Applications of Minicomputers", Computer, vol. 4, no. , pp. 7-12, September/October 1971, doi:10.1109/C-M.1971.216834