Lean Project Builds Relationships, Improves Quality

After taking a Lean Six Sigma approach to solving a particular quality and yield issue, Smithstown Light Engineering’s lean journey is now focused on continuous improvement and creating a culture that engages employees while enhancing performance. In this article we look at how the journey began and the benefits that ensued. Smithstown’s history is [...]


Six Staff Celebrate 30 Years at Smithstown

Six staff celebrated their 30th anniversary working for Smithstown Light Engineering recently. Pat King, Corofin, Christy Farrell, Kilmurray, Tom Dwyer, Shannon, Kieran O’Reilly, Sixmilebridge, Mike Foley, Cratloe and Pat Sheehy, Hospital were recognised for their long service and commitment to our company at a special celebratory event. Gerard King, managing director at Smithstown Light [...]


Investment in Citizen L12 CNC Sliding Head Lathe with LFV technology

The delivery of 4 x Citizen L12 CNC Sliding Head Lathes with LFV technology (coupled with IEMCA bar feeders) marks another exciting phase in our ongoing expansion and continuous investment in our capabilities. The L12 is the perfect solution for small diameter work with switchable guide bush and 15,000 rpm spindle and its LFV [...]


Another 2 x Mori Seiki NLX2500/700 Mill/Turn machines added

Smithstown Light Engineering has just added our second and third Mori Seiki NLX2500 to our production floor. All our mill/turn machines are equipped with automatic Multifeed bar loaders. That's another addition to our milling and turning department in the last few months.


Expansion plans for Smithstown Light Engineering

Due to continued growth, Smithstown Light Engineering Ltd. (SLE) have recently completed an investment in a 10,000 square mtr. facility neighbouring our head office in Shannon, Co. Clare. With this extra floor capacity secured, SLE plan to invest a further €4m over the next three years on machinery at this facility and plan to [...]


SSL Implementation for SLE

Smithstown Light Engineering (SLE) is proud to announce the implementation of SSL on all our websites.  SSL is a communication security protocol that is in widespread use for website communication over the internet. In other words, this technology ensures more secure link between our clients' browser and our website. We used LetsEncrypt Technology on both [...]

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New – Mikron 5 Axis Milling Production Cell

Two months ago Smithstown Light Engineering Ltd. have installed third Mikron 5 Axis Production cell, each cell comprised of 2 Mikron HSM 400U LP workcenters loaded robotically by a System 3R pallet loader. With a capacity of 96 pallets, the robotic pallet loader ensures that both machines are kept running 24/7. Thanks to that [...]

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New – 2x Jung J630-D surface grinders

Smithstown Light Engineering continue to invest in high end technology. This month we have added 2x Jung J630-D CNC surface grinders to our equipment list. The key features are: Manual/hydraulic longitudinal stroke : 630 [mm] Transversal stroke : 275 [mm] Vertical stroke : 360 [mm] Table dimensions : 600 x 250 [mm] Max. [...]

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