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Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Industry in transformation: Sustainability and digitisation need Safety and Security

Our industry is undergoing a process of transformation. Digitisation and sustainability are the drivers of a changing industry.

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Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Safety and Security in transformation

Pilz is an automation company. Our core competence is safety. Every day, our mission is to make the world more digital, connected, flexible, efficient, safe and secure. We want to contribute towards ensuring that the transformation of industry can succeed. Certain industries are affected more strongly by this transformation than others, because they will play a key role in tackling the tasks ahead. These include hydrogen, E-mobility, the semiconductor industry and also railway technology.

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Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner, (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Pilz continues its 2023 success story.

2023 was a very successful year for our group. We ended the financial year with a record turnover.

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Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Pilz provides holistic support to the packaging industry!

The requirements of the packaging industry include the necessary flexibility and, above all, high productivity with short downtimes, for maintenance for example. And very high process speeds. That’s exactly why the operator must be protected from the hazards of the machine.

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Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

IO-Link Safety: How safe connectivity scores points at field level

Today, when we talk about industrial communication, it should be possible to achieve safe data transfer up to the “last” sensor. This applies in particular to devices at field level. Greater availability and a more flexible automation are the objective.

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Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Industrial Security: From manipulated bit to industrial accident

With the publication of the new EU Machinery Regulation (MR), the forthcoming directive NIS 2 and the planned Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), it is now clear to plant and machinery builders, integrators and operators: Security is a legal requirement!

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Ostfildern, 16 May 2024

Automation solutions for the hydrogen industry: Clean, safe and reliable

Everyone is talking about hydrogen! The energy carrier plays a crucial role in the energy turnaround and climate neutrality. It is used in industry, for example, when steelmaking, in the glass industry, for mobility as fuel for transport vehicles or for electricity reconversion.

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Pilz launches its Industrial Security Consulting Service, helping companies to make their plant and machinery secure. (Photo: © Westend61/[westend61] via Getty Images, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 11 Apr 2024

Pilz launches its Industrial Security Consulting Service (ISCS) - Armed with Security

With its Industrial Security Consulting Service (ISCS), the automation expert Pilz is helping companies to safeguard their plant and machinery with regard to Security. The aim of the modular service package is to detect security vulnerabilities and find solution approaches – based on current legal requirements and upcoming changes. As a result, companies guarantee the protection of their plant and machinery, and above all their employees.

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The new operation element PIT oe ETH from Pilz, with activatable Ethernet port, protects network connections from unauthorised access both internally and externally, like a firewall. PIT oe ETH expands the Pilz portfolio of control and signal devices. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 21 Mar 2024

New operation element PIT oe ETH with activatable Ethernet port can be used for Security - Secure and flexible operation

Pilz adds the operation element PIT oe ETH to its portfolio of control and signal devices. PIT oe ETH has an activatable Ethernet port, thus protecting freely accessible industrial Ethernet interfaces from improper access. As such the compact operation element provides greater Security. As an industrial Ethernet interface it can act like a firewall, not only protecting network connections from unauthorised access externally, but also from direct access to human machine interfaces and control data internally.

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The safe radar system PSENradar from Pilz is now suitable for new applications: The sensors PSEN rd1.2 sensor F-FOV and PSEN rd1.2 sensor F-FOV LR expand the options for configuring the fields of vision; the new PSEN rd1.x SD I/O FSoE analysing unit enables FSoE connection. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 6 Mar 2024

PSENradar with expanded field of vision and FSoE connection

Discover more about the safe radar system PSENradar with expanded field of vision and safe protocol Safety-over-EtherCAT FSoE

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At the 2024 Hannover Fair, Pilz will be supporting the development of a sustainable manufacturing industry: visitors can obtain information about its comprehensive portfolio, which provides future-proof and universal solutions in the fields of Safety, Security and Automation. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 29 Feb 2024

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2024, Hall 9, Stand D17 – How Pilz is driving “Safety and Security in transformation” - Holistic support!

From 22-26 April 2024, the Hannover Fair will be focusing on the development of a sustainable manufacturing industry. Pilz will be supporting this change with a comprehensive portfolio for the fields of Safety, Security and Automation. One exhibition highlight is safe connectivity via the Pilz system solution, including a Master for IO-Link Safety. In the field of Security, the automation company will be presenting its new service: the Industrial Security Consulting Service (ISCS) In focus: production that’s reliably and sustainably protected. Another new factor is the focus on application scenarios that bring together automation and safety solutions in an “all-in-one” package – for greater consistency between automation and safety. In Hannover, Pilz will be showing how industry can be supported using holistic automation solutions.

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At LogiMAT, the automation company Pilz is presenting Safety and Industrial Security solutions for safe automation and safe operation of mobile platforms. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 6 Feb 2024

Safe and Secure intralogistics at LogiMAT 2024

Discover more about intralogistics solutions with Safety and Security on the Pilz stand at LogiMAT 2024, in Hall 6, Stand 6B37

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Pilz delivers industry-proven safety solutions to modernise the railway infrastructure and increase capacity and reliability. In doing so they satisfy the requirements presented by digitisation of the railway industry. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 14 Dec 2023

The Swedish railway authority Trafikverket relies on the innovative railway solution from Pilz for its digitisation project - Safe control technology for the Swedish railway network

The automation expert Pilz has won a tender from the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket. Pilz was awarded the contract to modernise the communications infrastructure across the nationwide rail network. Based on the Pilz railway controller, data transfer will be converted from analogue, copper technology to more powerful, more reliable glass fibre technology.

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The non-proprietary, standardised communication system IO-Link and all its benefits can now be used for functional safety: The IO-Link Safety package from Pilz now enables functional safety to be integrated at field level. (Photo: © Sumith Nunkham/[Moment] via Getty Images, © iStock.com/Chinnapong, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 13 Nov 2023

Holistic, safe system solution from Pilz for IO-Link Safety, comprising Master, field devices and accessories - Safe connectivity at field level

For the first time, a complete IO-Link Safety System is available for safe communication at field level: The system solution from Pilz comprises Master, as well as field devices and compatible accessories. Among the first devices in the Pilz portfolio to be equipped with IO-Link Safety functionality are the safety light curtains PSENopt II advanced IOLS, the control unit PITgatebox IOLS and the IO-Link Safety Master PDP67 IOLS. The complete package from the expert in safe automation makes it easier to integrate IO-Link Safety technology into plant and machinery.

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The safe and configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz now offers the open communication system EtherCAT in combination with the safe protocol Safety-over-EtherCAT FSoE. This makes it possible to transfer both control and safety-related information, for greater efficiency in production. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 9 Nov 2023

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz now with FSoE (= FailSafe over EtherCAT) connection - Safe data transfer combined with flexible architectures

For efficient production, it should be possible to seamlessly integrate safety concepts into machine concepts. That is why the configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz supports the open communication system EtherCAT in combination with the safe protocol Safety-over-EtherCAT FSoE (= FailSafe over EtherCAT). As a result, PNOZmulti 2 enables the transfer of both control and safety-related information, thereby achieving efficiency in production. So PNOZmulti 2 now offers flexible, economical expansion options when connecting safety-related plant structures.

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For an efficient flow of goods: the safety solution comprising the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, the safety laser scanner PSENscan and the industrial firewall SecurityBridge guarantees safety for autonomous mobile platforms on all routes. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 12 Oct 2023

Pilz safety solution for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) - Safe autonomous navigation

For freely navigating mobile platforms, Pilz now offers manufacturers a comprehensive safety solution in accordance with ISO 3691-4 – for an efficient flow of goods in production and logistics. It consists of the safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new functionalities for synchronisation monitoring and activation of the safety laser scanners PSENscan. As the second component in the safety solution, PSENscan ensure productive area monitoring. Also, the industrial firewall SecurityBridge offers protection against unauthorised access from outside.

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Pilz is adding two new sensors to its portfolio of safety locking devices – PSENmlock mini for space-critical applications and PSENslock 2 with optimised hygienic design, as well as new versions with stainless steel components. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 4 Oct 2023

New safety locking devices from Pilz: PSENmlock mini and PSENslock 2 for higher productivity - New, small gate guards: robust and strong

When protecting guards, there are various factors to consider, depending on the application. For example, the type of safety gate, the respective installation situation and how it is used. With this in mind, Pilz is adding two new sensors to its portfolio of safety locking devices – PSENmlock mini for space-critical applications and PSENslock 2 with optimised hygienic design, as well as new versions with stainless steel components. Both sensors offer particular benefits for the packaging and pharmaceutical industry, and for the food and beverage sector. A high level of manipulation protection and added flexibility for the user are characteristics of both safety locking devices. This has a positive impact on productivity.

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Luis Armando Urzúa (2nd from left) is the 10,000th graduate of the CMSE qualification, the Certified Machinery Safety Expert. Ottoniel Chavez (Sales Engineer at Pilz Mexico, far left) and Eduardo Arquieta (Director of Operations Jabil Guadalajara, centre), Daniel Larios (Automation Engineer Manager, 2nd from right) and Ricardo Pérez Barba (Operations Manager Guardalara, far right) congratulate. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28 Sept 2023

Qualification as CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert in high demand internationally - 10 years – 10,000 safety experts

With the CMSE qualification, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, Pilz created a completely new training programme for machinery safety in 2013. After a decade Pilz is now proud to congratulate the 10,000th graduate to successfully complete the CMSE examination!

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At SPS smart production solutions (14 - 16 November 2023, Nuremberg), Pilz will be showing technologies and solutions that make machinery Safe and Secure, even against the background of the new Machinery Regulation. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 14 Sept 2023

Pilz at SPS smart production solutions 2023 - Looking at the new Machinery Regulation - Safety & Security in Transformation

At the exhibition SPS smart production solutions (14 - 16 November 2023 in Nuremberg), the automation company Pilz will be showing technologies and solutions that make machinery Safe and Secure. Taking centre stage will be Identification and Access Management (I.A.M.) and the application firewall SecurityBridge. There will also be a focus on safety gate systems, plus connectivity with IO-Link Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE = FailSafe over EtherCAT). In the expert panel, live on the exhibition stand, specialists from Pilz will explain the new technological and normative developments in Safety and Security, as well as the effects of the new Machinery Regulation.

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To accompany the printed version of “Mensch und Automation”, Pilz is launching a digital version of the magazine for safe automation - videos, animations, infographics and interactive elements will make the world of safe automation even clearer and help provide a better understanding of the background issues. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 12 Sept 2023

“Mensch und Automation”: Pilz launches digital magazine - Stories from the world of safe automation – now also online!

User stories, video interviews and background information on trends in safe automation: With “Mensch und Automation digital”, the automation company Pilz is now also providing expert knowledge on the Safety and Security of plant and machinery online. The magazine is available online at www.pilz-magazine.com. It supplements the existing printed version of the Pilz customer magazine.

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The new browser-based software tool “Safety Distance Calculator” from Pilz enables safety distances for common safety light curtains on the market to be calculated simply and quickly. The tool also suggests appropriate product types from the range of Pilz safety light curtains PSENopt or PSENopt II. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 24 Aug 2023

Free tool available for automatic calculation of the safety distance for the safety light curtain PSENopt - safety distance determined simply and safely

The new browser-based software tool “Safety Distance Calculator” from Pilz enables users to calculate safety distances for all common safety light curtains on the market simply and quickly. The free, digital calculation tool uses the values entered to determine the necessary safety distance and suggest the appropriate light curtain in each case. Users can choose between the different types: from the product range of safety light curtains PSENopt or PSENopt II. As the search for the appropriate light curtain is significantly shorter, users save time. Using the calculator to work out the distance is beneficial in industry sectors such as custom machine building, where the safety distance needs to be recalculated frequently.

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Machinery safety wherever you are: with the “International Training Calendar”, Pilz creates easy worldwide access to the latest machinery safety knowledge. (Photo: © istock.com/elenaleonova, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 2 Aug 2023

Pilz is expanding its worldwide online training offer: Machinery safety knowledge – live, from anywhere

The automation expert Pilz is expanding its worldwide digital training offer for machinery safety. With the new “International Training Calendar”, standardised training courses from Pilz can now be attended live online. So the training offer is also available in regions where Pilz does not have a subsidiary. As a result, Pilz makes it easier for customers to access knowledge sharing and gives them greater flexibility for further training in key areas of machinery safety.

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With their joint framework supply agreement, Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG and Tilo Brandis, Managing Director of Pintsch GmbH, are signalling their commitment to long-term cooperation and technological innovations for a modern railway infrastructure. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 27 July 2023

Pilz and Pintsch are deepening their development partnership with a framework supply agreement - long-term cooperation for digital railway solutions

The automation company Pilz and the expert in safe railway infrastructure, Pintsch, are working together to develop innovative control and signalling technology for digitisation of the railway. By signing a framework supply agreement, the cooperation partners are taking the next step in their collaboration.

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The new press brake block from Pilz greatly simplifies programming of the dynamic muting process for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 4 July 2023

Camera-based protection system PSENvip 2: New Pilz function block for dynamic muting on press brakes - More dynamic bending

For the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2, for safeguarding press brakes, Pilz now offers a new, certified function block for dynamic muting. This allows the dynamic muting process on press brakes to be configured and implemented much more easily. So PSENvip 2 speeds up the commissioning of such presses and enables processes in the forming technology sector to be more productive, as well as safe.

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The safe automation expert Pilz uses its many years of experience to support the implementation of the changed normative requirements that the new Machinery Ordinance will impose on machine manufacturers and operators. (Photo: © iStock.com/nd3000, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 29 June 2023

Pilz helps you to implement changed requirements - The new Machinery Regulation has been published!

Today, on 29.06.2023, the “Machinery regulation (EU) 2023/1230” (below: Machinery Regulation) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Machine manufacturers and operators have 42 months in which to meet the new requirements on plant and machinery. The regulation provides more precise specifications for how to handle substantial modifications on a machine, as well as machines subject to inspection. What’s more, it also takes into account the growing importance of Digitisation and Industrial Security. Experts from Pilz help companies to implement the new features successfully with a comprehensive services package.

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Delegates attending Pilz’s two-day course “CESA – Certified Expert for Security in Automation” gain the specialist standards’ knowledge they need to implement technical and organisational security measures in an industrial environment. (Photo: © PeopleImages/E+/Getty Images, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 20 June 2023

Pilz provides a qualification for security experts with the new course "CESA – Certified Expert for Security in Automation” - Certified Security Know-how

With the qualification “CESA – Certified Expert for Security in Automation”, the automation expert Pilz offers a two-day expert course, which gives delegates concise security knowledge in line with the current status of the standards. As a result they are equipped to take effective technical and organisational security measures in industrial automation systems. They can reduce the risk of manipulation or attacks, in order to guarantee safety and availability.

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In industry, yellow is the colour of safety: the automation company Pilz develops control systems to protect human, machine and the environment. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 25 May 2023

Successful 2022 financial year for Pilz: turnover above 400 million Euro for the first time - “A year that was both difficult and positive”

The Pilz corporate group has a demanding, but successful 2022 financial year behind it: despite the difficult environment conditions in 2022, the automation company achieved a record turnover of 403.3 million Euro. Delivery capability remains a defining issue. In 2023 the family business celebrates its 75th anniversary with the motto “Values. Create. Future.” and greets the future with a joyful “Yes!”. In the next three years, Pilz will invest around 38 million Euro in production and production technology worldwide.

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Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz are Managing Partners of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 25 May 2023

Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz: Financial year 2022 and forecast for 2023

2022: A difficult but positive year for Pilz 2022 was both a difficult and yet a positive year! On the one hand, we all heard the terrible news of war and natural disasters. In addition there were disruptions to the supply chain and a shortage of components, which meant that our employees had many difficult negotiations and some emotional conversations with our suppliers and our customers. As a company it felt like you could never do enough.

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Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 25 May 2023

Thomas Pilz: The future of safe automation

Security: Legislation will apply to industry and engineering The standards and laws for safety in an industrial environment are currently facing upheaval. This is being driven by the issues of security and Artificial Intelligence (AI). For industry in general and for mechanical engineering, there are three new or upcoming legal requirements for security that are relevant: EU Directive NIS 2, the new Machinery Regulation and the Cyber Resilience Act. As in the last Annual Press Conference, I will focus on the issue of security, and today would like to show you how far-reaching the effects will be for the whole of industry.

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Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner, (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 25 May 2023

Susanne Kunschert: Safe automation for every industry

Safety and Industrial Security – A one stop shop We have said that there will be extensive normative and legal changes in the field of security, and that the whole of industry is affected. But when we talk with customers and partners, we are currently noticing some uncertainty when dealing with security. Everyone knows of the risk due to security vulnerabilities, but who in the company should be responsible for questions relating to industrial security? IT experts or safety officers? To what extent do the normative changes affect me as an employer? If these knowledge gaps are not closed, questions on security will not be answered fully. So it’s clear that there’s a great need for information and further training to prepare a company and its specialist employees for the challenges of security. Our customers have long put their trust in our safety expertise, which we share worldwide in our training and services. Through practical experience, e.g. when developing our products to the standard IEC 62443-4-1 (secure product development lifecycle), and many years of collaboration in international standards committees, we at Pilz also have extensive expertise in industrial security.

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At THERMPROCESS, the international trade fair for thermo process technology, the automation company Pilz will be presenting its burner management systems, which can be used to control and monitor burners in compliance with the standards. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 15 May 2023

Pilz at THERMPROCESS 2023, Hall 09, Stand B10 – Safe burner management systems for furnaces - All-inclusive safety, where there’s a burning need!

At THERMPROCESS, the international trade fair for thermo process technology, the automation company Pilz will be presenting its burner management systems, which can be used to control and monitor burners in compliance with the standards. Pilz’s failsafe systems for the industrial burner management sector not only control and monitor the furnace but also different burner types. Users receive safe hardware and software as a complete one-stop package for their furnace. Both the systems and the software from Pilz are certified to the relevant standards for thermal processes, steam boiler plants, automatic burner control systems and burners.

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the new edition of ISO 13849-1 on 27. April 2023. Standards experts at the automation company Pilz recommend that design engineers and operators in mechanical engineering familiarise themselves with the upcoming new features at the earliest opportunity. (Photo © Pilz GmbH + Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 27 Apr 2023

Important functional safety standard re-drafted - Revised version of ISO 13849-1 published

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the new edition of ISO 13849-1 on 27. April 2023. The standard is one of the main safety standards for the design of safety-related control systems for machinery. The revised version specifies a range of guidelines, for determining the performance level for example, and thus provides better support with implementation. It also takes account of the greater significance of software and validation. Standards experts at the automation company Pilz recommend that design engineers and operators in mechanical engineering familiarise themselves with the upcoming new features at the earliest opportunity.

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Industrial Security for the protection of industry: At Hannover Messe, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Indonesian President Joko Widodo learned from Pilz how machines can be protected from manipulation and unauthorised access. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 17 Apr 2023

Automation company provides support for Industrial Security: “Security is a matter for everyone!” – German Chancellor Scholz visiting Pilz at Hannover Messe

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was a guest of Pilz at Hannover Messe on 17.04.2023. The Chancellor and Indonesian President Joko Widodo learned more about the issue of Industrial Security on the stand. The automation company showcased how machines can be protected from manipulation or unauthorised access using devices such as the Industrial Firewall SecurityBridge. The Chancellor also congratulated the company on its 75th anniversary and went on to praise the contribution made by the family-owned business to Germany’s economic success.

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Customised validation: For machine manufacturers and operators, Pilz now has three levels of safety validation available, which vary in scope and depth. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 13 Apr 2023

Pilz offers customers tailor-made validation based on need - Three levels of safety validation

The range of services offered by the automation company Pilz for the safety validation of plant and machinery is now tailor-made according to need. Machine manufacturers and operators can now choose between three different levels, selecting the scope and depth of validation that matches their exact needs. This guarantees an efficient service that’s tailored to individual requirements – for a standard-compliant design of the plant and machine, plus maximum safety.

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Under the slogan “Flexible automation solutions for safety and security”, the automation company Pilz will be presenting future-proof technologies for greater product safety in packaging automation at interpack 2023 (04.05.2023 – 10.05.2023). (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 7 Mar 2023

Pilz at interpack 2023, Hall 18/ B02 – Focus on safety & security - Automation for greater packaging safety

Under the slogan “Flexible automation solutions for safety and security”, the automation company Pilz will be presenting future-proof technologies for greater product safety in packaging automation at interpack 2023 (04.05.2023 – 10.05.2023). The focus of the stand will be on sensor technology, control technology and operating and monitoring solutions and products for primary, secondary and end-of-line packaging, as well as on networks – with the SecurityBridge industrial firewall. The consulting and services package, tailored specifically for the packaging industry, rounds off our trade fair presence.

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In Hannover, Pilz will be showing how industry can be supported by reliable safety and security – this will be the focus of the expert panel on “Safety and Industrial Security”, on the automation company’s stand this year. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28 Feb 2023

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2023, Hall 9, Stand D17 - Focus on services and training for machinery safety - “Making the Difference” with Pilz

Under the guiding theme “Industrial Transformation – Making the Difference”, the focus for the Hannover Messe from 17-21 April 2023 will again be on high-tech and innovative solutions for overcoming global industrial challenges. In Hannover, Pilz will be showing how industry can be supported by reliable safety and security. The automation company will be presenting its control systems as the key to individually adaptable processes and solutions. In addition, the solution focus is on safe access management I.A.M. (Identification and Access Management) and the safe automation of automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS). Highlight in 2023: The expert panel on “Safety and Industrial Security” as a platform for knowledge and mutual exchange on the Pilz stand. Issues relating to machinery safety throughout the plant and machine lifecycle take centre stage.

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With the RFID-capable cards PITreader card and stickers PITreader sticker, the access permission system PITreader card unit from Pilz has new formats to offer, enabling you to implement an efficient and secure access permission system. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 21 Feb 2023

With the access permission system PITreader card unit from Pilz, permissions are now assigned on RFID cards or stickers - Authentication in the appropriate format

The automation expert Pilz offers a new version of its electronic access permission system for flexible, secure management of access to machinery. With the PITreader card unit, operators can now assign permissions on RFID transponders in card or sticker format.

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The automation company Pilz is presenting its safety and industrial security solutions for safe automation and safe operation of AGVS at LogiMAT, the international trade fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management (25 - 27 April). Its motto: “We’ll make your AGVS safe!” (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16 Feb 2023

Pilz at LogiMAT 2023, Hall 6, Stand A21 - Safe, complete package for AGVS

At LogiMAT, the international trade fair for intralogistics, from 25 – 27 April, the automation company Pilz will be presenting its complete solution for safe automation and operation of automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS). As well as the product solution comprising safety laser scanner and control technology, plus the industrial firewall, it also includes the services package, through to CE marking in accordance with ISO 3691-4. Another highlight in Stuttgart: visitors can find out how an Identification and Access Management system with clearly defined permissions contributes towards greater security in intralogistics.

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With “Machinery Safety Evaluation” (MSE), Pilz offers operators a new service to evaluate the machinery safety of existing machines. (Photo: © wera Rodsawang/Moment/Getty Images, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 2 Nov 2022

New services package from Pilz to evaluate machinery safety - conformity at a glance

With “Machinery Safety Evaluation” (MSE), the automation expert Pilz offers a new service to evaluate the machinery safety of existing machines. Operators obtain a simple, fast overview of the safety and conformity status of their machines via a dashboard. As a result, Pilz is providing a particularly efficient addition to the comprehensive risk assessment or plant assessment in its services package.

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In cooperation with NAiSE GmbH, the expert for material flow automation, the automation company Pilz now offers the world's first traffic and order management software, for all participants in the combined operation of AGVS and human. (Photo: © ARENA2036/Corinna Spitzbarth)

Ostfildern, 6 Oct 2022

Pilz is expanding its offer for safe applications of automated guided vehicle systems - Efficient manager for safe intralogistics

Pilz is expanding its offer for the safe use of automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS): In cooperation with NAiSE GmbH, the expert for material flow automation, the automation company Pilz offers the world's first traffic and order management software for all participants in intralogistics – for humans as well as transport systems. Thanks to precise, real-time localisation, NAiSE Traffic can be used to implement AGVS applications safely and efficiently. The aim: higher productivity in intralogistics.

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The maintenance safeguarding “key in pocket” system from Pilz offers safety and industrial security: only authorised persons can carry out maintenance work and an unintended restart is prevented during maintenance. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 4 Oct 2022

Maintenance safeguarding “key in pocket” system from Pilz protects against restart and tampering - safe and secure plant maintenance

The new maintenance safeguarding “key-in-pocket” system from Pilz protects operators from an unauthorised machine restart, allowing maintenance work to be carried out safely. Digital maintenance safeguarding is based on the access permission system PITreader and guarantees safety and industrial security: only authorised persons can access the plant or machine during the maintenance process – tampering and misuse are excluded.

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The complete Pilz solution includes the safety laser scanners PSENscan (collision protection for human and AGVS), the modular safety relay myPNOZ and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 (as evaluation units), plus the industrial firewall SecurityBridge (tamper protection). (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 29 Sept 2022

Pilz has put together a solution package comprising safety and security, for comprehensive safeguarding of automated guided vehicle systems – mobile safety – and security!

The automation expert Pilz offers manufacturers a new solution package to safeguard automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS), comprising safety and security. With the complete solution comprising safe area monitoring for collision protection for human and AGVS, plus safe evaluation units and tamper protection, Pilz offers one-stop safety and security for mobile applications – whether it's for track-bound or freely navigating AGVS.

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The new standalone base unit PNOZ m C0 from the product range of safe configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz guarantees high productivity and economy on smaller machines. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 22 Sept 2022

Range of safe, configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2 with new, high-performance standalone base unit - Compact and economical basic power!

In the range of safe configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz, the new standalone base unit PNOZ m C0 is now available. The extremely compact base unit is just 22.5 mm wide and monitors up to four safety functions on machines. Depending on the application, it can be used to implement safety requirements up to the highest category PL (performance level) e or SIL CL 3. As such, the new base unit enables high productivity on smaller machines. As a result, PNOZ m C0 is a safe, high-performance and highly economical solution for small machines in different industries and application areas, such as packaging, on robot cells or in the food and beverage sector, for instance.

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A strong partnership for safe, digital rail: Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, and Tilo Brandis, Managing Director of Pintsch GmbH, sealed the development partnership on 21 September 2022, during the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 21 Sept 2022

The Pilz Group and Pintsch GmbH enter into a development partnership - Strong partners for safe, digital rail

The automation company Pilz and the expert in safe rail infrastructure, Pintsch, are to enter into a long-term development partnership. In future, the companies will work together to develop solutions for the digitisation of the rail infrastructure.

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By establishing a Business Unit Rail, the automation company is expanding its railway activities. Sebastian Lüke (left) is Head of Business Unit Rail. Michael Fohrer (right) is supporting the Business Unit. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 4 Aug 2022

Automation company Pilz establishes Business Unit Rail - “First choice for a safe, digital infrastructure”

The automation company Pilz is expanding its offer for the railways and, by establishing the Business Unit Rail, is pressing ahead with its global railway activities. With solutions for a safe, digital infrastructure, Pilz's intention is to help play an active role in shaping the future of rail transport.

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Pilz was the first company to receive the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) certificate from TÜV SÜD, for its modular safety relay myPNOZ. This certification confirms that the new type of modular, batch size 1 safety relay complies with the standards in the British market even after January 2023 and so is ready for use. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28 June 2022

Pilz safety relay myPNOZ receives TÜV Süd certificate UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) for Great Britain - Certified for use in GB

Pilz was the first company to receive the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) certificate from TÜV SÜD, for its modular safety relay myPNOZ. This certification confirms that the new type of modular, batch size 1 safety relay complies with the standards in the British market even after January 2023 and so is ready for use. Due to Brexit, the existing CE mark used in the European Union will be replaced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK) by the UKCA certificate, which will apply there.

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Each year, the Red Dot Award: Product Design goes in search of outstanding design achievements and product innovations. This year's winner: The innovative, customisable safety relay myPNOZ from Pilz. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 22 June 2022

New type of modular safety relay myPNOZ from Pilz wins the international Red Dot Award - Outstanding design!

With the new type of safety relay myPNOZ from the automation expert Pilz, innovative strength meets "good" design. This is confirmed by the Red Dot Jury, with the awarding of the Red Dot Design Award in the category “Industrial Equipment, Machinery and Automation”. The international jury only awards this quality mark to products that exhibit outstanding design. Above all the jury was convinced by the practical flexibility of the myPNOZ, the first modular safety relay to offer the market tailor-made safety in batch size 1.

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Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19 May 2022

Susanne Kunschert: Automation solutions from Pilz: Safe and secure

Europe must digitise its entire rail network in the next 10 – 15 years to secure, improve and revolutionise railway operations. This is the only way to achieve higher capacity, greater punctuality, more energy efficiency and thus green mobility! The use of modern, safe and environmentally friendly technologies for railways is thus the path of the future. On the basis of this reasoning, we have repositioned Pilz.

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Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19 May 2022

Thomas Pilz: The Spirit of Safety in Digital Automation

From the beginning of the industrial revolution to the start of the last century, the primary focus for machinery was productivity. The cost of human labour was low, which unfortunately meant no impetus to invest in protective measures. Machinery safety as we know it today dates back not even 40 years. 1986 brought us a change to the Machinery Directive; from this point machinery safety became mandatory in Europe.

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Safe cardboard feed with Pilz for the secondary packaging sector: the solution package certified by TÜV-SÜD includes the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 and the modular safety relays myPNOZ. Two special optical sensors are added per infeed device. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28 Apr 2022

Pilz offers TÜV-SÜD-certified solution for safe monitoring of cardboard feed in the packaging sector - safeguard cardboard feed efficiently

With the TÜV-SÜD-certified safety solution, which safely monitors the cardboard feed on packaging machines, this step of the process can now be designed to be safe and productive. The solution package offers two safety controllers to choose from – the small controller PNOZmulti 2 for applications configured via a software tool, and the safety relay myPNOZ for batch size 1 infeed solutions. Two optical sensors are added per infeed device. The solution complies with performance level (PL) d and category (Cat.) 3 of EN ISO 13849-1 or SIL 2 of IEC 62061 and ensures minimised downtimes and higher productivity – for greater efficiency in the secondary packaging sector.

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As a manufacturer of safe automation solutions, Pilz considers aspects of both safety and industrial security in equal measure – as early as the product development stage. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 27 Apr 2022

TÜV Süd certifies Pilz product development in accordance with IEC 62443-4-1 - Pilz's development is safe – and secure

TÜV Süd certifies the development processes of the automation company Pilz in accordance with the international security standard IEC 624434-4-1. So Pilz's development is demonstrably secure: Right from a product's design phase, security features are regarded systematically; risks are identified and, ideally, already rectified within the product. This addition to the existing functional safety management certification promises Pilz customers double security from now on.

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The remote I/O module PDP67 PN is an economical, fast and flexible solution for monitoring safety and non-safety-related sensors and actuators directly in the field. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 5 Apr 2022

New remote I/O module PDP67 PN saves space in the control cabinet and in the stockroom - Flexible, decentralised automation – Safety included

With the new remote I/O module PDP67 PN, Pilz is expanding its product portfolio for both decentralised applications and applications directly in the field. Thanks to its robust design with protection class IP67, the module can be installed directly on the machine. Profinet/Profisafe interface and universal connections, which can be configured as inputs or outputs, make PDP67 PN particularly flexible. As only one device type is needed, users save stockholding space and costs.

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Become a functional safety expert with Pilz: The new CEFS qualification – Certified Expert in Functional Safety. (Photo: © Maskot/Maskot/Getty Images, © iStock.com/zanskar, ©Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 31 Mar 2022

New CEFS qualification from Pilz – Certified Expert in Functional Safety - Fit for functional safety

Pilz further expands its worldwide expert level training offer: training delegates can now also raise their knowledge of functional safety to expert level. The CEFS – Certified Expert in Functional Safety – qualification certified by TÜV Nord does more than convey theoretical knowledge, such as the normative specifications of EN ISO 13849 and EN IEC 62061. Once qualified, delegates are able to build and assess complex safety systems themselves – from design and verification through to implementation.

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For 20 years, major German brands have been selected as “Brands of the Century”. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 24 Feb 2022

The DIE ZEIT Publishing Group honours German brand for safe automation in the area of control technology – Pilz is a “Brand of the Century”

The DIE ZEIT Publishing Group has published a new edition of the renowned “Brands of the Century” encyclopaedia. The automation company Pilz can be found in this work in the product category “Control technology” and is thus considered one of the leading German brands. The jury working with Dr Florian Langenscheidt acknowledged Pilz as the technology leader in safe automation. The reference work “Brands of the Century” only includes companies selected by an independent jury based on their evaluation.

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The base unit and modules from the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz to control and monitor furnaces now have approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL). This benefits users on site, as it allows faster commissioning of firing plants. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 11 Nov 2021

The configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 for furnaces from Pilz now has UL certification for USA and Canada - Burner now also for use in North America!

The safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 for burner management from Pilz now have certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The global test organisation UL has its headquarters in Northbrook, USA. Certification confirms that both the small controller's base unit and modules meet the national safety standards of the USA and Canada for furnaces. This benefits users on site, as it allows faster commissioning of firing plants.

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Modern, digital railway automation can improve the reliability of rail transport. Pilz provides open, industry-proven automation technology to modernise and expand the railway infrastructure. (Photo: © SBB Cargo AG)

Ostfildern, 14 Oct 2021

“Intelligent freight train” initiative with control technology from Pilz – Complete solution for automated brake testing

Faster, safer, more economical: The Swiss Railway company SBB Cargo and PJM, the Austrian railway systems specialist, are working together on the development of an “intelligent freight train”. SBB Cargo and PJM rely on the automation system PSS 4000 from Pilz for the automated brake test examined under the scope of this initiative.

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With this services package from Pilz, which has been tailored specifically to the requirements of automated guided vehicle systems, users receive everything they need for the safety and productivity of their application – including international compliance services, training and compatible components. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 7 Oct 2021

Complete services package for operators of automated guided vehicles - On safe routes

With its services package, the automation company Pilz provides advice and support for the implementation of safe applications with automated guided vehicles (AGV). The offering from Pilz starts with the development of safety concepts in the design phase and continues up to commissioning, including training. As such it meets the requirements of the responsible standard ISO 3691-4 and also guarantees productivity in operation.

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The new safety card PMCprotego S3 from Pilz expands the drive-integrated safe motion solution, adding further safe motion monitoring functions in accordance with EN 61800-5-2. With these functions it is now possible to configure an application-specific error reaction in advance, flexibly and individually via the engineering tool PASmotion. That reduces machine downtimes. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 5 Oct 2021

New safety card PMCprotego S3 expands drive-integrated safe motion solution PMCprotego DS from Pilz - The safest drive feedback every time!

The new safety card PMCprotego S3 expands the drive-integrated safe motion solution PMCprotego DS, adding further safe motion monitoring functions in accordance with EN 61800-5-2. With these functions it is now possible to configure an application-specific error reaction in advance, flexibly and individually via the engineering tool PASmotion. That reduces machine downtimes, so that plants always achieve maximum productivity, despite the most varied of safety requirements. This guarantees high plant availability.

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The safe radar system PSENradar now includes the new radar sensor PSEN rd1.2 for safe protection zone monitoring up to Cat. 3 / PL d. As a result, PSEN rd1.2 can now safely protect robot applications too. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 23 Sept 2021

Pilz offers new radar sensors plus analysing unit for safe protection zone monitoring - Safe protection zone monitoring, including for robotics!

For safe protection zone monitoring even in rugged conditions, the Pilz portfolio now includes another sensor for the safe radar system PSENradar: the new radar sensor PSEN rd1.2 can be used for Cat. 3 / PL d and so can safely protect robot applications too. In conjunction with the equally new analysing unit PSEN rd1.x I/O PN, it is now even easier to incorporate the safe radar system into existing applications, so optimising commissioning. The safe radar system is used anywhere that optoelectronic sensors reach their limits. Particularly in rugged application conditions, such as in woodworking, mineral and steel processing / heavy industry, and the transport and logistics sector, PSENradar in conjunction with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 represents a safe, complete solution for protection zone monitoring – including conformity assessment.

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The web-based visualisation software PASvisu can be used with almost all common control systems on the market thanks to the Modbus TCP interface. (Photo: © iStock.com/shapecharge, ssguy/Shutterstock, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 26 Aug 2021

The web-based visualisation software PASvisu now with Modbus/TCP interface and Secure-Client – Open for all visualisation tasks - but secure

Obtain a fast, comprehensive overview of a plant: that’s the purpose of Pilz’s web-based visualisation software PASvisu. The new version of PASvisu now also supports the Modbus/TCP protocol. The protocol enables all controllers to be connected quickly, along with other industrial components. The update also includes a secure Client/Server connection, enabling data from the PASvisu Server to be transferred safely to the user's visualisation system.

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New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt from Pilz are now available for combination with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking: users can choose between standard versions and versions with a key. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 19 Aug 2021

Pilz: New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt in conjunction with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking - stopping manipulation

New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt from Pilz are now available for combination with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking: users can choose between standard versions and versions with a key. The safe complete solution consists of a mechanical bolt, handle and the new flexible, combinable safety switch. As such it represents a more flexible, cost-effective safety gate solution for personal and process protection.

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Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world's first UL-certified Type 3 safety light curtains. Machine builders exporting into the North American market benefit from this in particular. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 12 Aug 2021

Safety light curtain PSENopt II from Pilz: world's first UL-certified Type 3 light curtain for USA and Canada - opening the market for Type 3!

The Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world’s first light curtain with approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL), with its headquarters in Northbrook, USA. Certification confirms that the safety light curtains meet national safety standards in the USA and Canada. This is a benefit to machine builders, particularly if they export into these markets.

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The new motion monitoring module PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO for the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz uses the cascading and delayed shutdown functions to protect capital goods, machines and workers in the drive area. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 22 July 2021

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new expansion module for drive monitoring - Monitor axes safely and efficiently

The new motion monitoring module PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO from the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 now also offers cascading and delayed shutdown functions in the field of safe motion monitoring. By monitoring up to eight safety functions on one axis, the new motion monitoring module provides efficient drive applications, thereby protecting both capital goods and the machine.

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The safety laser scanner PSENscan for productive area monitoring now offers up to 70 switchable configurations and three separate safety zones, which are monitored simultaneously. So area monitoring can now be even more productive. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 30 June 2021

Safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz with up to three separate safety zones and up to 70 switchable configurations - More flexible and productive monitoring of mobile and stationary applications!

Additional digital inputs and outputs are now available for the safety laser scanner PSENscan: Up to 70 switchable configurations can now be implemented and up to three separate safety zones can be monitored simultaneously thanks to the new 17-pin and master encoder types. So stationary areas can be monitored more productively – also using the new partial dynamic muting for example. And new functions for the intralogistics sector – such as encoder evaluation, standby mode and more precise navigation – also provide for more efficient monitoring of mobile applications.

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As the “winner” of the German Innovation Award 2021, the innovative safety relay myPNOZ is a milestone in terms of digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19 May 2021

German Innovation Award (GIA) confirms the innovation level of the world's first safety relay in batch size 1 - myPNOZ: “Winner” in Electronic Technologies!

The Baden-Württemberg-based automation company Pilz has just been announced as winner in the “Electronic Techologies” category for its innovative, customisable safety relay myPNOZ. For the first time, customers can use the Creator to simply “create online” their own individual safety relay in the spirit of Industrie 4.0. The German Innovation Award honours products and solutions that distinguish themselves primarily by their user centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions, across all industrial sectors.

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Comprehensive protection for industrial automation networks: The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also guarantees the monitoring of data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 11 May 2021

SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also protects automation networks that include devices from third-party suppliers - Open for manipulation-proof communication

The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also guarantees the monitoring of data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. As such there is even greater flexibility to incorporate it into existing industrial automation networks. Thanks to authentication and permission management, the SecurityBridge efficiently protects against potential data manipulation. As a result, the open firewall from Pilz increases plant availability.

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With the innovative safety relay myPNOZ, Pilz has set a milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. The product has now been nominated for the Hermes Award. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 12 Apr 2021

Accolade for world's first safety relay in batch size 1 - Pilz nominated for Hermes Award with myPNOZ

The automation company Pilz, based in Baden-Württemberg, was nominated for this year’s HERMES AWARD. The industry equivalent of an Oscar, the award was bestowed today as part of the Hannover Messe Digital Edition 2021. Pilz was one of three companies nominated for the award. Phoenix Contact joined Pilz among the nominees, along with this year’s winner, Bosch-Rexroth. Pilz received the accolade for its new, personalised safety relay myPNOZ. Users can simply “create online” their own individual myPNOZ product in the spirit of Industrie 4.0.

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With a 30 metre rope length, the rope pull switch PSENrope mini from Pilz offers a reliable, cost-efficient E-STOP for extended conveyor applications, such as those found in the packaging industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 8 Apr 2021

Pilz adds the new compact rope pull switch PSENrope mini to its range of safe position and proximity switches - Safe stop for the assembly line!

For reliable, cost-efficient safeguarding of conveyor systems and machinery, Pilz is adding the new compact rope pull switch PSENrope mini to its range of position and proximity switches. This space-saving, cost-efficient version of the rope pull switch PSENrope enables functional processes to be shut down manually and thereby represents an economical solution for the emergency stop function.

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A new module for bending angle measurement is now available for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz, which forwards usable image data to the press controller. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 6 Apr 2021

New module for bending angle measurement on the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz - Making bending processes more productive!

A new module for bending angle measurement is now available for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz, which forwards usable image data to the press controller. So the operator sees the bending angle value directly on the user interface (HMI) when press braking, removing the need for expensive angle measurement systems and complex manual measurements. So the time and costs involved in the initial and subsequent adjustment of the system are reduced to a minimum. The bending process can be implemented productively and safely with PSENvip 2, thereby guaranteeing high availability on press brakes.

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With its new Pilz Care support programme Pilz offers tailor-made modules, which can be assembled individually according to customers' needs.

Ostfildern, 30 Mar 2021

Individual product support with Pilz Care - Customised support

Service according to customers’ needs: With the new Pilz Care programme, Pilz offers individually bookable support modules for its products worldwide, guaranteeing maximum machine availability.

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A restart interlock is now available for the PSENopt II light curtain range from Pilz. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 25 Mar 2021

PSENopt light curtain portfolio from Pilz prevents an unintended restart - Managing lockout efficiently and safely

With PSENopt II lockout, a restart interlock is now available for the PSENopt II light curtain range from Pilz. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally, during maintenance work within danger zones for example. There is no need for additional safety sensors, immediately making a visual inspection of the danger point superfluous. So PSENopt II lockout represents not only a safe but also an economical, easy-to-use solution to prevent an unintended restart.

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With its new drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6 Pilz offers space-saving, scalable systems for either single or multi-axis applications. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 23 Mar 2021

New Pilz drive solutions for single and multi-axis applications - Flexible, combinable drive controllers

With the new drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6, Pilz is expanding its portfolio of servo amplifiers to include space-saving, scalable systems for both single and multi-axis applications. Both can be combined flexibly and commissioned quickly. The drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6 offer high precision, particularly for single or multi-axis applications in the metalworking, packaging or woodworking industry.

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Safe, complete solutions for gates: with PSENmlock and the PSENmlock handle module with integrated escape release, the latest addition to the modular safety gate system from Pilz, both people and plants are safely protected. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 18 Mar 2021

PSENmlock handle module expands the modular safety gate system from Pilz - Gates safely in hand

The modular safety gate system from Pilz now includes the PSENmlock handle module. As a comprehensive solution, the gate module has an integrated actuator as well as an integrated escape release. In conjunction with the safety gate sensor PSENmlock for safe interlocking and safe guard locking, the handle module represents a safe, individually adaptable solution for accessible gates.

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From Version 10.13 of the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator there are additional elements and expansion modules available for the configurable small controller. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16 Mar 2021

Small controller PNOZmulti 2: Expansions in the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator - New blocks for efficient automation

New function blocks for simple configuration of safe user programs are available from software version 10.13 of the PNOZmulti Configurator software tool for the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. The package includes a new L-muting block for light curtain applications, new logic function blocks for safety gate solutions and for monitoring analogue functions, as well as blocks for more comprehensive coding and/or decoding.

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With the innovative safety relay myPNOZ, Pilz has set a milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG/© iStock.com/Suradech14)

Ostfildern, 14 Jan 2021

Digital business model for automation components as another milestone en route to Industry 4.0 - Safety in batch size 1

Industrie 4.0 encompasses so much more than simply optimising existing processes: for its latest modular safety relay myPNOZ the automation company Pilz has drawn up a universal, digital concept – from ordering through to commissioning. A milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: with myPNOZ Pilz can offer safe solutions that are built in accordance with customers’ specific individual batch size 1 requirements.

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With the intuitive online tool myPNOZ Creator, users can assemble “their” individual safety relay myPNOZ. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG/ © iStock.com/industryview)

Ostfildern, 14 Jan 2021

Modular safety relay myPNOZ is the world’s first batch size 1 safety relay - “My Safety” for automation

With the intuitive online tool myPNOZ Creator, users can assemble “their” myPNOZ: it’s delivered pre-assembled, set up and tested and so is a completely individualised system, ready to install. No programming knowledge is required to use myPNOZ Creator, as the logic links for the safety functions are defined on myPNOZ via the modules that are selected and the sequence in which they are plugged in. As such the automation company Pilz has developed a digital, universal concept for its new modular safety relay myPNOZ, from selection through to order: with myPNOZ Pilz can offer safe solutions that are built in accordance with customers’ specific individual batch size 1 requirements.

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For the first time, the new base unit PNOZ m B1 Burner from the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz can be used not just to control and monitor the burner itself, but to manage the entire furnace safely. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 15 July 2020

Safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz for burner management applications

For the first time it is possible to manage safely not just the control and monitoring of the burner, but of the entire furnace: The new base unit PNOZ m B1 Burner from the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz supports simultaneous monitoring and safe control of furnaces from Version 10.12 of the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator.

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The safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz can now also be used for dynamic navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGV) thanks to the new ROS (Robot Operating System) packages from the Open Source Framework ROS. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19 May 2020

Safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz now with ROS package for dynamic navigation in production logistics - Simple, more dynamic navigation!

The safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz now goes beyond safe, productive monitoring of stationary or mobile danger zones, offering new possibilities for the production logistics sector. Availability of the ROS (Robot Operating System) packages from the Open Source Framework ROS means that the safety laser scanner can also be used for dynamic navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGV) – using SLAM for example (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping). Users benefit from a more dynamic and therefore safe implementation of mobile applications in production environments.

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The distinguishing feature of the new PSENcode low profile actuator from Pilz is its very low height of just 3 mm. It completes the safety switches PSENcode, enabling a more flexible application as a result. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 21 Apr 2020

New actuator for a new dimension in safety!

Thanks to RFID transponder technology, the coded safety switches PSENcode from Pilz combine maximum manipulation protection with the smallest space requirement. A new feature is a further solution for space-critical applications, where the installation height is a key factor: the PSENcode low profile actuator is just 3 mm high and is currently the world's most low profile actuator.

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