9 Nov 2022

Maintenance safeguarding “Key-in-pocket” system, protecting against an unauthorised machine restart

Use the “key in pocket” maintenance safeguarding system to protect your staff from the hazards of an unplanned restart of plant and machinery in maintenance situations. This solution guarantees that hazardous plants cannot be put back into operation while there are people in the danger zone.

This is how it works: operators authenticate themselves on the safety gate via PITreader, using a personal transponder key. A security ID is stored in a safe list in the Pilz controller (PNOZmulti 2 or PSS 4000). When the machine has stopped, it can be accessed to carry out work. The staff member retains the transponder (“Key-in-pocket”). After leaving the plant, everyone must log off via the PITreader to put the plant back into operation. As a result, the security IDs are removed from the safe list. If the list is empty, the machine is enabled and can be put back into operation.

We will present this new solution in detail at SPS in Nuremberg. Do you have your ticket already?

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You'll find further details of our “Key-in-pocket” solution on our Application page. The suitable products are available in the E-Shop.

PITreader and PITgatebox with PITreader with PNOZ mB1 and PSS 4000
Head office

Pilz Australia Safe Automation
Unit 1, 12-14 Miles Street
Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170

Telephone: +61 3 9560 0621 / 1300 723 334
E-Mail: safety@pilz.com.au

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