Keith Moran

As a co-founder of SL Controls, Keith has overseen the growth and development of the company’s services nationally and internationally. He has a deep understanding of the end-to-end process requirements of clients in SL Controls' target sectors and has structured the company’s services to respond to those needs. Keith has also established sustainable relationships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders and continues to stragically grow the company based on service and quality innovation.

Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Focus Topics for 2022

5 Crucial Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Focus Topics for 2022

At this time of year, it is common to see articles looking at the trends that will be important over the coming 12 months, particularly in relation to technologies. We even produce these articles ourselves at SL Controls. However, it is also important to look at smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 more broadly to assess …

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Transitioning to Smart Manufacturing

Transitioning to Smart Manufacturing – A Practical and Cost-Effective Approach

The business case for implementing smart factory technologies is compelling, with tangible improvements in revenue, output, quality, and safety, alongside reduced costs. It is not surprising, therefore, that smart manufacturing technologies are becoming an increasingly important competition driver. The technologies that are part of the Smart Factory include cloud computing, edge computing, vision systems, robotic …

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The Human-Centred Approach: A Key Component to Industry 4.0 Success

Industry 4.0 is transformative. Among other things, it enables you to move from being a product-centric organisation to being customer-centric. This presents massive and potentially game-changing opportunities for your business. Implementing Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory solutions is, of course, a marathon rather than a sprint. That said, even in the early stages of the …

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Industry 4.0 and the Manufacturing Industry in a Post COVID-19 World

Manufacturing operations globally are seeing disruption they have never experienced before as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. The focus in the early weeks of the crisis was about understanding and adapting to the dramatically changed situation while those manufacturing essential products like food, medicines, PPE, and medical devices dealt with the challenge of meeting …

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How SL Controls’ Investment in Ireland’s Regions Benefits MedTech and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

SL Controls is a company that has deep roots in Sligo. This is where the company was first founded, it’s where we employed our first staff, and it’s the location of our head office. While Sligo remains crucial to our business operations, we now also have other locations around Ireland that are of equal importance. …

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An Introduction to Equipment Systems Engineering

At SL Controls, we work on projects that involve improving OEE and overall productivity in manufacturing businesses. We do this by integrating platforms, equipment, machines, and systems to streamline the production process, enhance automation, improve the use of data, give greater management oversight, make production lines more efficient, and more. As our clients are primarily …

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Benefits of Industry 4.0

The benefits of Industry 4.0 include improved productivity and efficiency, better flexibility and agility, and increased profitability. Industry 4.0 also improves the customer experience. While Smart Factory technologies are interesting and exciting, the benefits of Industry 4.0 should always be central to any discussion. After all, any investment you make in technology, improved manufacturing processes, …

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Demystifying Industry 4.0

Remaining competitive and profitable requires constant improvements in productivity, customer service, quality, regulatory compliance, and flexibility. Industry 4.0 promises to deliver these improvements. Often, however, there is too much hype and/or misunderstanding surrounding Industry 4.0. It’s time for some clarity. The Industrial Revolutions Let’s start at the beginning: Industry 4.0 is another way of describing …

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Industry 4.0 and the Career Opportunities it Presents

Industry 4.0 involves digitalising manufacturing and business processes to create Smart Factories. The objectives are to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and develop new sales opportunities. It offers opportunities for your career too. Importantly, we are only at the beginning of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution. In fact, when we use the term Smart Factory, …

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