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The Importance of Integration in the Factory of the Future – a Priority Topic at Pharma MES

Technology and pharmaceutical industry leaders came together this month at the Pharma MES conference to discuss, among other things, the development of the Factory of the Future. SL Controls CTO Paul Clarke was involved, hosting discussions on the importance of integration in the development of Smart Factories Pharma MES took place in Berlin, Germany, from …

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SL Controls Company Outing 2022

Three Legged Races and Sack Races – Team Building Activities Old-School

In the first in-person company outing since before the Covid-19 pandemic, the SL Controls team went back to school on Friday. Well, back to old-school sports day. The location was Willow Park FC in Athlone where the team-building activities included three-legged races, sack races, wheelbarrow races, and a tug of war. There was also a …

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Reflecting on 10 Weeks of Teaching a Class of Primary School Children About Engineering

Reflecting on 10 Weeks of Teaching a Class of Primary School Children About Engineering

Over the past few months, we have been following two SL Controls engineers as they delivered a STEAM educational initiative to a 5th class in Strandhill National School. The 10-week programme was devised by STEAM, an organisation that aims to inspire children about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and maths. STEAM partners with companies like …

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Case Study: Successfully Integrating Production Equipment with New PAS-X MES Implementation

Case Study: Successfully Integrating Production Equipment with New PAS-X MES Implementation

The Project The project outlined in this case study involved integrating the PAS-X MES platform into a customer’s production line. The customer is in the life sciences sector. SL Controls’ parent company, NNIT, was the lead on the project. NNIT provided full support for the integration process, including scoping, design, deployment, and validation. The first …

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Renaming the SL Controls HR Department – Why and What it Means

Renaming the SL Controls HR Department – Why and What it Means

The HR function in companies like SL Controls has evolved considerably. The traditional style of HR was largely focused on compliance and recruitment. Both areas are still incredibly important, but modern companies now have a much broader range of requirements. As a result, we recently began an exercise to clarify the list of activities that …

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Striving for Gender Equality on International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Striving for Gender Equality on International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Today is International Women in Engineering Day, an annual event to celebrate women working in the field of engineering. It is also an opportunity to encourage more women to consider engineering as a career, as well as encouraging all stakeholders in the industry to do more to achieve gender equality. After all, engineering remains a …

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Diversity & Inclusion at SL Controls

SL Controls Celebrates National Diversity and Inclusion Day 2022

Diversity and inclusion have never been more important in business, so we are proud to support IBEC’s National Diversity and Inclusion Day 2022. At SL Controls, diversity and inclusion aren’t just for the 14th of June, however, as they are a central priority for our company and the growth strategy we are pursuing. Norma Mulligan, …

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SL Controls 20th Anniversary - celebrating 20 years of innovation

SL Controls Turns 20!

It’s our anniversary this month at SL Controls, and this year we turn 20! It’s a significant milestone that we celebrated recently across our various office locations. Images: celebrating our 20-year anniversary at SL Control’s Irish offices – Maynooth, Sligo, Limerick, and Galway (playing Tekken!)   SL Controls was launched in Sligo in 2002 to …

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MEET THE TEAM - Declan Costello

Meet the Team – Declan Costello, SL Controls Project Manager

What do you do at SL Controls? I’m now a Project Manager working with local and international clients to ensure the smooth rollout of projects across sites in Europe and the US. This means having to reign in the different parties involved in the project, hosting multi-functional calls, and managing the different areas of expertise. …

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SL Controls Team at Explore Engineering 2022

Successful Return of the Explore Engineering Showcase in Limerick

The SL Controls team was delighted to have been involved in this year’s Explore Engineering Showcase in Limerick. The event, which was formerly known as Limerick for Engineering, took place at the end of last week after a two-year absence because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   The Explore Engineering Showcase promotes engineering as a career …

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SL Controls Raises Money for 2022 Darkness Into Light Fundraiser

SL Controls Raises Money for 2022 Darkness Into Light Fundraiser

Employees at SL Controls took part in the Darkness Into Light fundraising event over the weekend. The money raised across Ireland as part of this event is for the suicide and self-harm prevention organisation, Pieta House. SL Controls has taken part in Darkness Into Light for several years, including the curtailed events that took place …

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