Annoucement SL Controls is Now a Premier Integrator for Ignition

SL Controls Achieves Premier Integrator Status for Digital Transformation Platform Ignition

SL Controls has been certified as a Premier Integrator for Ignition, the digital transformation platform for industrial automation. Ignition by Inductive Automation features flexible and fully customizable SCADA and MES (manufacturing execution system) functionality with comprehensive integration capabilities.

NNIT Group company SL Controls is one of only three Ignition Premier Integrators in Ireland and the only Premier Integrator with expertise across the life sciences sector, including both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Frank Quinn, Digital Transformation Executive at SL Controls, said: “We have been working with the Ignition platform for several years now integrating it into customer facilities in the life sciences sector. It is a digital transformation platform that stands out from the competition because of its broad range of features, unlimited integration capabilities, minimal learning curve for end users, and straightforward, cost-effective pricing model.

“Ignition is also highly customizable, enabling our engineers and systems architects to develop solutions that not only meet the specific needs of our customers but also deliver fast results and tangible returns on investment.

“Those tangible returns on investment come from productivity, efficiency, and OEE improvements. Specific objectives we help our customers achieve include paper-to-glass transitions, automating processes, and making better use of data, as well as performance improvements specific to the life sciences sector, including batch release by exception.”

The Power of Ignition Combined with SL Controls Expertise

Our expertise at SL Controls includes over 20 years of experience delivering system integration and manufacturing process improvement solutions for customers in the life sciences sector. This extensive industry, compliance, and manufacturing process knowledge, combined with the power of the Ignition platform, means we can deliver fast results, measurable performance improvements, and tangible returns on investment for our customers.

The power of the Ignition platform comes from its comprehensive integration capabilities, SCADA functionality, and MES features. It bridges the gap between operational technology systems on the factory floor and enterprise-level platforms such as ERP systems.

The real-world benefits for customers in the life sciences sector include:

  • Faster batch release processes.
  • Seamless paper-to-glass transitions.
  • Productivity gains through automation and process improvement.
  • Streamlined and cost-effective regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to reallocate skilled resources from repetitive tasks to value-adding tasks.
  • OEE improvements across the factory floor.
  • Better integration and collaboration between enterprise-level and operational-level functions.
  • Enhanced oversight and better quality, data-driven decision-making.

Delivering for Life Sciences Sector Customers

Inductive Automation operates a rigorous assessment process when certifying Premier Integrator partners. Only 2 percent of Ignition integrators have Premier status. Chris Fischer, Integrator Program Manager at Inductive Automation, congratulated SL Controls on achieving the certification.

Chris said: “I’m very pleased to welcome SL Controls as a Premier Integrator of Ignition software. SL Controls have distinguished themselves by doing excellent work with leading companies in the life sciences sector, and by expanding the knowledge and expertise of their team. I sincerely look forward to working with SL Controls over the coming years.”

Darragh McMorrow, Commercial Director at SL Controls, said: “We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Inductive Automation, and we are grateful for the support we have received from the team.

“We also look forward to helping more of our customers achieve digital transformation success in their manufacturing operations by implementing and integrating the Ignition platform.”