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Adapting Health & Safety Policies and Procedures for the New Remote Working Environment

A lot of things changed in the workplace when Ireland and other parts of the world entered lockdown conditions towards the end of Q1 2020. For companies required to continue delivering their essential services, remote working became an overnight necessity. Like other companies, we had existing remote working policies at SL Controls as our team …

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SL Controls Becomes Silver Renovation Patron of Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo

SL Controls has become a Silver Renovation Patron to support the planned upgrading of the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo. The Hawk’s Well Theatre is a part of community life in Sligo, the location of our head office SL Controls. It opened its doors in 1982 but has roots that trace back to the 1950s. …

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Enhanced Test Systems and Data Management Key to Strong Growth for SL Controls Customer Ei Electronics

Ei Electronics manufactures industry-leading fire and carbon monoxide detection products. It supplies its products worldwide and has experienced strong growth over recent years, with 2020 being a record year for turnover. The company uses advanced manufacturing and test processes with integrated systems at all levels of production. This approach to manufacturing has been crucial to …

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Is Your Company Ready for the FDA’s Upcoming Guidance on Computer Software Assurance?

Technology and computerised systems have evolved greatly over the past 20 years. In that time, cloud computing has become mainstream, and big data is here. When you also add the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), it’s clear that new manufacturing and business technologies will be truly transformative in the coming years. Yet, in the Life …

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Why In-House Training and Upskilling Are Important in Engineering

In engineering, technology doesn’t stand still. Something that is the future soon becomes the norm with new developments coming hot on its heels. You only have to look at the rapid development of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory technologies to see how fast technology advances. Keeping up with these changes through training and professional development …

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Lockdown Stories: Managing the Transition with Darragh McMorrow

As with many other people across Ireland in similar positions, the early days and weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown for Darragh McMorrow involved a process of transitioning on multiple levels. Darragh is SL Controls Commercial Director. For Darragh, the transitions involved adapting and adjusting in the workplace, at home, and personally. There were many challenges …

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Lockdown Stories: Taking on New Challenges and Supporting Local Causes

Like a lot of companies, SL Controls had to pivot quickly when the first lockdown was introduced in March of this year. The restrictions since then have varied as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic, but life and work for SL Controls employees remains very different from what it used to be. We spoke to …

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Press Release: Irish companies unite to ramp up production of Covid-19 testing kits and PPE

SL Controls and SteriPack delivering swab testing kits to the US and global market Surgical masks also being produced Two Irish companies — SL Controls and SteriPack — are working together to bring swab testing kits for Covid-19 to the US and global market. The companies are also supporting each other to ensure the delivery of quality …

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Government Minister Meets with SL Controls CEO and Other Sligo & Leitrim Business Leaders

Minister of State Robert Troy took a virtual visit to Sligo and Leitrim this week to meet with business leaders, including SL Controls CEO Keith Moran. Robert Troy has responsibility for Trade Promotion, Digital, and Company Regulation in the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. At the meeting, the Minister discussed export strategies as well …

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SL Controls Team Climbs Mount Everest virtually 157 times in Live Well at SL Virtual Activity Challenge

Climbing Mount Everest 157 times over four weeks is impressive, even if it was achieved as a virtual activity challenge with all the steps taken on Irish soil. The challenge was part of SL Controls’ Live Well at SL programme, an initiative that promotes good physical health and exercise in the workplace. With staff currently working remotely, …

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Company, Team, Family: The Lockdown Experience for SL Controls CEO Keith Moran

Everyone’s experience of living and working during lockdown will have been different, but there are a lot of similarities, too. Many of us are now working differently than we ever did before. Re-evaluating how we use our time is another common theme having lived through the spring/summer lockdown, as is looking again at our work-life …

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Employees Take Part in Virtual Mountain Activity Challenge at SL Controls

Whether working at the office or from home, it’s important to keep moving and to get exercise throughout the day for both physical and mental health. To promote this fact at SL Controls, we’ve launched a Virtual Mountain Activity Challenge to the summit of Mount Everest. It’s an activity challenge lasting four weeks with each …

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SL Controls Supports Very Different 2020 Darkness into Light Event

For the last few years, SL Controls has been proud to support the Darkness Into Light walk in aid of Pieta House. The goal is to raise awareness and support those affected by suicide and self-harm. Gathering to walk is not possible this year, however, because of the COVID-19 emergency. Like many other organisations, Pieta …

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SL Controls’ Engineers Part of Crowdsourcing Initiative to Provide PPE to Healthcare Workers

SL Controls engineers are using their knowledge, experience, and personal spare time to help produce PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for Irish healthcare workers. They are doing this as part of Engineers Ireland’s Covid-19 virtual factory crowdsourcing initiative. Using their own 3D printers, the engineers are printing reusable frames for protection visors.   They are manufactured …

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Case Study: Increasing Manufacturing Capacity by 25% with Zero Additional Resources

Adding scalability to your production line so you can increase output when you need to with no additional costs – this is one of the objectives you can achieve with factory automation technologies. We have direct experience in these types of projects. In the example in this case study, we delivered on this objective for …

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