Crown Publications has printed a great number of handbooks whose content relates to the subject matter covered by its journals. From the Mick Crabtree series - all reprinted at least once - to those overseen by the Institute of Welding, to those compiled by Pierre van Rhyn editor of Quantum, to the Energy Efficiency handbooks compiled by the editors of Electricity+Control and Sparks Electrical News, the handbooks have supplied a depth of information and have been highly commended across the board.
Crown Publications has also been extensively involved in the production of the Eskom Power Series, created to offer individuals working within the utility environment a source of reliable, reputable and high level technical information. Each book in the series, and there are seven to date, with a further three nearing completion, is written and checked by a team of experienced specialists and consultants. The Eskom Power Series has been recognised worldwide for its practical value and the quality of its content.
Energy Efficiency Made Simple, Vol II, 2009
Launched in June 2009, this reader-friendly yet definitive handbook on energy efficiency addresses the various technologies available, provides workable solutions for the current energy crisis and suggests sustainable solutions for the future.
A Current Perspective on Motors and Drives
The way we control and manage motors has changed. Advances in electronics, the incorporation of drives into overall control systems and the realisation that motor and drive optimisation can have a significant impact on the bottom line has necessitated a look at current issues in this field.
Energy Efficiency Made Simple, Vol III, 2012 : Energy and enviroEfficiency
Launched in November 2012, this handbook comprises the writing of some wonderful authorities and thinkers, challenging us to accept that we need to change, but also that we need to do what we do better.
Industrial Communications Handbook
Five years after publishing the Industrial Communications Handbook 2008 - many changes have taken place. In the Industrial Communications Handbook 2013, author Mick Crabtree gives an account of the small, but significant, changes to some existing technologies; he describes the huge increase in the use of wireless technology, and he discusses the 'Smart Grid'.