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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, Jul 15, 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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Automation solutions from Pilz protect plant and machinery: they guarantee access for authorised personnel only and prevent external manipulation. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 28, 2020

Difficult financial year 2019 for the automation company Pilz - “Both flexible and stable through the crisis”

The Pilz corporate group is looking back on a difficult financial year in 2019: Against the backdrop of a weak global economy and a cyberattack in the Autumn, the company is registering a turnover of 322.5 million Euro in 2019, which is a fall of 6.5 per cent in comparison with the previous year. Nevertheless the company has been able to keep the number of employees constant.

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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, May 19, 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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From 26 - 28 May the automation company Pilz is offering a comprehensive conference program at its virtual exhibition; but that's not all - there’s also a “Pilz Press Area” for journalists. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 8, 2020

Virtual exhibition at Pilz – All our innovations online!

Pilz will be presenting its “Spring” exhibition highlights and innovations in a virtual exhibition from 26 - 28 May. In addition to a comprehensive conference program including presentations, online visitors to the exhibition can also use the forum to exchange views directly in person with Pilz experts. Pilz offers journalists and editors the opportunity to be fully informed about the latest technical and corporate issues via its virtual “Pilz Press Area”.

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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, Apr 21, 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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Visitors to Interpack can experience the Pilz safety gate model live on the Pilz stand and so discover the wide-ranging application options for the modular safety gate system in the packaging industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 12, 2020

Pilz at “Components Special Trade Fair by Interpack ” 2020 in Düsseldorf, Hall 18, Stand 18B02 - Safe, secure packaging!

At this year's "Components by Interpack 2020", the automation company Pilz will be focusing on flexible system solutions for packaging machinery. The main focus extends beyond machinery safety to industrial security in terms of packaging. A thematic focus for the automation specialist will be the area of safe access control.

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Ready for Rail 4.0: At Rail Live, automation company Pilz will be presenting its comprehensive range of solutions for digitalisation on trains and railway lines. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG / © iStock.com/querbeet)

Ostfildern, Mar 3, 2020

Pilz at the Rail Live exhibition, Stand 69 - Ready for the digital future!

At Rail Live, the international railway conference and exhibition (Madrid (Spain), 31.03 – 02.04.2020), Pilz will be showing how industry-proven automation solutions can be used for safe control tasks in and on the track. At the accompanying conference, Pilz experts will be speaking on the subject: “From Industrie 4.0 to Rail 4.0”.

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A new feature of the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz is that it can now tackle not only machinery safety tasks (safety), but also access control tasks (industrial security). (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Feb 25, 2020

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new functions for safety and industrial security / Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2020 (Hall 9, Stand D 17) - Systematically safe and secure!

When it comes to selecting the operating mode and managing access permissions, the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 can now tackle additional tasks related to industrial security and machinery safety: as a system solution, PNOZmulti 2 works in conjunction with the reader unit PITreader from the operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode to enable comprehensive access control and functionally safe operating mode selection. It is available from Version 10.12 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator.

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“Be safe and secure with Pilz”. That’s once again the promise of the automation company from Ostfildern at the 2020 Hannover Messe. The focus: innovative solutions for every industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Feb 12, 2020

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2020 (Hall 9, Stand D17) - “Industrial Transformation” safe & secure!

Under the exhibition slogan “Be safe and secure with Pilz”, at this year’s Hannover Messe (20 – 24.04.2020) Pilz will be exhibiting safe automation solutions that include safe drive technology for the “Industrial Transformation”. These solutions consider machinery safety and industrial security in equal measure. The main area of focus is comprehensive access control: the automation company will be presenting machine access concepts, which can be used to safeguard the machine, making it “safe & secure”.

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The “Safe Automation” seminar series organised by the automation experts Pilz from Ostfildern focuses on CE marking, using a “safety gate” as a practical example. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Jan 29, 2020

The Pilz series of “Automation on Tour” events kicks off with “Safe implementation of CE marking” - The 2020 tour! – “Safe automation” with Pilz

The Pilz series of “Automation on Tour” events will launch from March 2020 with the “Safe Automation” seminar series. It is part of a series of practical events organised by the automation company Pilz from Ostfildern. The seminar series is held free of charge across Germany and focuses on hardware and software engineering in the CE marking process, through to full validation and documentation of machinery safety.

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Special award for an entrepreneurial personality: Renate Pilz receives the Federal Cross of Merit from Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs Hoffmeister-Kraut. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Jan 24, 2020

Federal Cross of Merit for Renate Pilz from Esslingen

Renate Pilz has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her outstanding entrepreneurial and social commitment. Minister of Economic Affairs Hoffmeister-Kraut: “A quite special entrepreneurial personality, Baden-Württemberg-style – and a pioneer for innovation and digitisation”.

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Four weeks after the cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is drawing some initial conclusions. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Nov 19, 2019

Pilz stands defiant against major cyberattack and sees restructure as an opportunity - “Cybercrime is a serious threat to our country”

In mid-October Pilz GmbH & Co. KG became the target of a major cyberattack. Server and communication systems belonging to the Ostfildern-based automation company were affected worldwide. After four weeks the company is drawing some initial conclusions: Pilz has overcome the attack; production and customer service have been re-established. Overall the family business is emerging from the attack stronger. What’s more, the company is speaking out about the gravity of the threat level.

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Due to a targeted cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company's network. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Oct 14, 2019

Automation company suffering from cyberattack - Pilz GmbH & Co. KG hit by cyberattack

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is suffering from a targeted cyberattack.

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At this year’s SPS, everything at Pilz revolves around safe access control to plant and machinery – physically and virtually. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Oct 2, 2019

Pilz at SPS 2019 (Hall 9, Stand 370) - Doubly safe: Safe & secure automation

Safety and security are essential requirements of smart production. At the SPS exhibition (26. – 28.11.19 in Nuremberg ) Pilz will be showing automation solutions that cover all aspects of safety. The focus will be on all-round concepts, which can be used to safeguard access to the machine – physically and virtually. Product innovations include new modules for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 and the safe incremental encoder PSENenco for monitoring movement and position. Pilz is exhibiting in Hall 9, Stand 370.

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Pilz offers a comprehensive range of further training around machinery safety and automation, available worldwide. The training courses are designed so that interested parties can plan their personal qualification path. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG / shapecharge/E+/Getty Images

Ostfildern, Aug 7, 2019

New qualification programme from Pilz - Systematic approach to further training

Pilz has developed a new international qualification programme for professional advancement in the field of machinery safety and automation. The result is a training programme that meets individual requirements for gaining further qualifications within companies. All over the world, the qualification concept guides training delegates from basic knowledge through to TÜV-certified expert level.

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With the Pilz System Partner Programme, from challenges to solutions: System partners are Pilz-certified companies that offer complete solutions with Pilz product and systems.

Ostfildern, Jul 2, 2019

Global professional network for safe automation - Pilz System Partner Programme – worldwide

With a System Partner Programme, the automation company Pilz is increasing the presence of its products and solutions worldwide: In future, customers will also be able to obtain complete safe automation technology solutions from Pilz via selected, certified partners.

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The world's first safe radar system solution expands the safe sensor technology range PSEN from Pilz.

Ostfildern, May 23, 2019

World's first safe radar system solution new to the Pilz portfolio - Safe even in the most rugged environments!

New to the Pilz portfolio is the world's first safe complete solution for protection zone monitoring, based on radar technology. It comprises the safe radar system "LBK System" from Inxpect S.p.A. and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. This complete solution provides safe, economical monitoring even in the must rugged environments – in extreme production environments such as dust in woodworking for example – or with complex plant structures. Benefits of the safe radar system solution include high plant or machine productivity, despite the most rugged environment.

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Pilz is a solution supplier for automation: in the field of service robotics, for example, the company is developing software to control robots.

Ostfildern, May 23, 2019

Moderate increase in turnover and rise in employee numbers for Pilz in 2018 - "Growth in a difficult environment"

The Pilz group of companies remains on course for growth, despite the economic downturn: in the last financial year, 2018, the automation company had a turnover of 345 million Euro (+2.1 %). The number of employees rose above 2,500 for the first time.

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The safe voltage monitor PNOZ s60 monitors the de-energised state of plant and machinery to UL 6420.

Ostfildern, Apr 1, 2019

Keeping it de-energised

With the safe voltage monitor PNOZ s60 Pilz now offers monitoring of the de-energised state of plant and machinery to the standard UL 6420. This makes PNOZ s60 suitable for use in applications that require a Safety Lockout System (SLS), that is, when plants are held in a safe, electrically de-energised state.

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Pilz offers a services package for compliance of machinery on the US market.

Ostfildern, Mar 19, 2019

Machinery safety: Pilz is expanding its international range of services - have a nice trip! US compliance for machinery

Pilz is expanding its international range of services in the field of machinery safety: in future Pilz will support companies worldwide who want to export machines to the USA or operate them there, in terms of the necessary compliance. Manufacturers and operators can ensure that their plant and machinery complies with the US requirements for machinery safety.

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The “Security” white paper from Pilz helps to understand central aspects of security and to put solution approaches into practice.

Ostfildern, Mar 13, 2019

“Security” at a glance: New white paper from Pilz

New strategies for the safety of plants and machines must take into account both security (IT security) and also safety (machinery safety). Pilz shows how this is possible in the “Security” white paper.

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The safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz now provide flexible monitoring of vertical areas.

Ostfildern, Feb 26, 2019

Safe use also in the vertical position!

The safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz are now also suitable for area guarding of vertical applications, for example for access protection. What’s more, with PSENscan applications can now be designed with greater flexibility, which minimises downtimes and increases cost-effectiveness.

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With the new IO-Link master module PSS u2 ES 4IOL the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 can now communicate with sensors and actuators via the globally standardised IO interface.

Ostfildern, Feb 19, 2019

IO-Link technology for PSSuniversal 2 - The link to networked production

Pilz is presenting the new IO-Link master module PSS u2 ES 4IOL for communication between the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 and sensors/actuators. IO-Link technology is standardised worldwide in accordance with IEC 61131-9. It enables automatic parameterisation and expanded device diagnostics in the spirit of Industrie 4.0.

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The modular operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode combines safety and security in one system.

Ostfildern, Feb 14, 2019

Access permission plus operation mode selection now modular - fusion of safety and security

With PITmode fusion, Pilz now offers a modular operating mode selection and access permission system. The modular system is characterised by more flexibility for functionally safe operating mode selection and for the control of access permissions to plant and machinery. This way, PITmode fusion enables efficient operation mode selection and access permission management that covers both safety and security specifications.

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Robust communication: Two new control heads with M12 interfaces supplement the railway range of the automation system PSS 4000-R from Pilz.

Ostfildern, Feb 11, 2019

M12 interfaces for safe signal transfer

In the automation system PSS 4000-R for railway, Pilz now provides two new control heads with M12 interface. So reliable signal transmission is guaranteed on and beside the track, even under adverse conditions!

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Under the motto “We automate. Safely.” in 2019 Pilz will again be presenting innovative automation solutions for all industries at the Hannover Messe.

Ostfildern, Feb 5, 2019

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2019, Hall 9, Stand D17 - Automation in the “Spirit of Safety”

Under the motto “We automate. Safely.” in 2019 Pilz will again be presenting innovative automation solutions for all industries at the Hannover Messe from 1 to 5 April. The pioneer of safe automation will be focusing on innovations from the areas of operating and monitoring, safe sensor technology, I/O systems and services. Accompanied by: The world’s lowest profile actuator and a modular, therefore innovative operating mode selection and access permission system.

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With training for the

Ostfildern, Jan 15, 2019

New qualification as "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" - CE marking at the highest level

Pilz expands its international training offer with a further TÜV certification: The new training for "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" provides expert knowledge about all necessary steps on the path to CE marking.

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Thanks to increased performance, the new generation of Pilz Motion Control systems PMCprimo C2 offers higher cycle counts and therefore new production quality.

Ostfildern, Dec 18, 2018

Pilz launches new generations of the control systems PMCprimo C2 from the Pilz Motion Control range - More power!

Thanks to increased performance, the new generation of Pilz Motion Control systems PMCprimo C2 offers higher cycle counts and therefore new production quality. A wide number of interfaces and an encoder input, digital inputs/outputs and a USB interface for data import and export ensure a high level of flexibility.

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For the configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti from Pilz, a new application simulation is available from Version 10.9. Users can test the configured user program even before commissioning, and thereby save time and costs during configuration.

Ostfildern, Nov 26, 2018

Configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti from Pilz new with application simulation - simulate the configuration now also offline!

From Version 10.9 of the Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator, PNOZmulti projects of the configurable safe small control systems can be simulated offline, completely without the use of hardware. That way, Pilz provides a user-friendly aid to detect, analyse and remedy errors at an early stage.

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Learning in practice and understanding better: With Pilz Education Systems, Pilz offers a modular training system for the range of safe automation technology.

Ostfildern, Oct 31, 2018

Modular training systems Education Systems PES - Safe automation: Learning how to do it

With the Pilz Education Systems (PES) Pilz launches a modular training system on the market. With this, the institutions of training/further education can improve the practical training in the field of safe automation technology.

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In addition to finger and hand protection, the light curtains PSENopt II are available from now also as versions with body protection. With a shock resistance of 50 g, PSENopt II are extremely robust with regard to shocks, vibrations and collisions.

Ostfildern, Oct 30, 2018

New version light curtains PSENopt II with body protection - Safety from tip to toe

Pilz completes its light curtain portfolio: In addition to finger and hand protection, the light curtains PSENopt II are available from now also as versions with body protection. Thanks to high robustness, fast diagnostics and comprehensive accessories, access to hazardous areas can be safeguarded economically.

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Lifetime achievement award: As part of the 10. Mechanical Engineering Summit, Renate Pilz received the

Ostfildern, Oct 24, 2018

"Preis deutscher Maschinenbau" (Award of German Mechanical Engineering) awarded to Renate Pilz - Businesswoman awarded for her life's work

For her life's work, businesswoman Renate Pilz receives the "Preis deutscher Maschinenbau" (Award of German Mechanical Engineering) 2018. She received the award on Tuesday, 16. October at the 10. Mechanical Engineering Summit. According to the expert jury, the consequent value-based corporate culture of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. is to be particularly honoured. Renate Pilz is the first woman to receive this award.

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The main focus of the Pilz stand at the SPS IPC Drives 2018 will be on safe sensor technology.

Ostfildern, Oct 9, 2018

SPS IPC Drives 2018: Pilz brings to life safe sensor technology - automate with all your senses

At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Nürnberg (27. - 29.11.2018) Pilz will focus on safe sensor technology: The automation company shows components and complete solutions for the most varied applications of sensor technology in action. It is a premiere in Nürnberg for the new light curtains PSENopt II for body protection. Innovations in drive technology Pilz Motion Control (PMC) and the new qualification as a "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" are also part of the exhibition presence.

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The new energy stores PMCenergy SD save energy, used in conjunction with the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD5! In the process, the existing brake energy is absorbed, buffered and provided again, without mains feedback.

Ostfildern, Oct 2, 2018

New energy store PMCenergy SD uses braking energy - If you brake, you economise!

Pilz expands its range of energy-efficient drive technology: The new energy stores PMCenergy SD save up to 60 % of energy when used in conjunction with the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD5. For this, the braking energy created in a braking process is absorbed, buffered and provided again - without mains feedback.

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The non-contact, magnetic safety switch PSENmag in the stainless steel variant enables safe gate and position monitoring under harsh conditions.

Ostfildern, Aug 6, 2018

Despite dirt and temperatures! - Magnetic safety switch PSENmag from Pilz now also as a stainless steel variant

The magnetic safety switch PSENmag in the stainless steel variant reliably monitors safety gates and positions in harsh industrial environments up to 120 °C and instils confidence with its long service life.

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Ostfildern, Aug 1, 2018

Ready for the digital age of rail – InnoTrans 2018: Pilz presents comprehensive Industrie 4.0 solutions for the rail industry

At InnoTrans 2018, from 18-21 September 2018, automation systems provider Pilz will present its comprehensive solution offerings for digitalisation on trains and railway lines. Beyond control system solutions with the PSS 4000-R automation system, Pilz offers complete solutions up to and including completely pre-wired control cabinets. On September 21, as part of the InnoTrans Convention, Pilz will present ideas in the “Innovative paths 4.0 – VDB future workshop” on the topic of “Industrie 4.0 – Rail 4.0: Opportunities for mid-sized companies”.

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The analogue input module PNOZ m EF 4AI expands the product range of configurable small control systems PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz and it offers faster processing and optimised diagnostics.

Ostfildern, Jul 12, 2018

New analogue input module for configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz optimises processes - temperature, fill level etc. recorded safely

The new analogue input module PNOZ m EF 4AI expands the product range of configurable, safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2. It can be used to safely record and monitor any process up to PL e or SIL CL 3. One particular advantage is the separate module program (mIQ) with can be used to make fine-granular adjustments of the value. This ensures faster processing directly in the module, process monitoring is not only safer, but also more exact.

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The fifth edition of the Safety Compendium has now been published, providing an orientation for functional safety.

Ostfildern, Jun 28, 2018

Pilz provides an orientation for machinery safety

Validation of robot applications to ISO/TS 15066, safe programming to EN ISO 13849 or risk evaluation and analysis to IEC 62061. Anyone who deals with functional safety can easily get entangled in the standards and directives. With its Safety Compendium Pilz is giving design engineers, manufacturers and operators a reliable orientation for the most important machinery safety directives. The 5th version of this standard reference work has now been published.

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Human-robot collaboration in axle drive assembly, BMW Group Dingolfing plant: BMW Group is working together with Pilz on safety. Image: BMW Group

Ostfildern, Jun 18, 2018

CE marking for robot assistance systems of the BMW Group - Pilz protects HRC applications in car production

For safety when working with robot assistants, the BMW Group works together with Pilz: the automation company carries out the conformity assessment including final CE marking. That enables Pilz to ensure safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) at multiple production sites of the BMW Group.

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The new dual-pole semiconductor output module PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT of the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 ensures the safety of a complete press.

Ostfildern, May 29, 2018

More efficiency and higher safety at presses! - Pilz expands the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 by dual-pole semiconductor output modules PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT

Safe monitoring of mechanical presses is guaranteed by the new dual-pole semiconductor output module PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT of the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz. This means that press safety valves and other actuators that require dual-pole switching can be controlled simply and flexibly. This enables not only safer, but also clearly more productive management of the operation of mechanical presses.

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The area Motion Control at Pilz – PMC – has been expanded by the operator terminal PMI 6 primo with PLC, Motion and CNC functionality.

Ostfildern, May 15, 2018

Pilz expands its product range in the Motion Control area by a new operator terminal PMI 6 primo with control, motion and CNC function - control and visualisation of "primo" drives!

Now the solution package Pilz Motion Control (PMC) includes the operator terminals PMI 6 primo, with their PLC, Motion and CNC functionalities. Within the plant, they perform not only automation including motion management, but also the visualisation or project planning. This equipment enables the user to have a more flexible application, if required.

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At this year's Automatica, the automation business Pilz also introduces its modules for service robotics for the first time.

Ostfildern, May 14, 2018

Automatica 2018: Premiere for Pilz service robotics modules - service robotics goes Industry

On the Automatica from 19. To 22. June, the automation company Pilz shows its system solutions for the service robotics range: It is a premiere in Munich for the new service robotics modules of the company. Further exhibition topics are the comprehensive Pilz service portfolio and the offer of safe sensor technology for robot cells and for human-robot-collaboration (HRC). The visitors will also receive an insight into the R&D activities of the automation company.

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Pilz SecurityBridge is used within a corporate network and prevents unauthorised access to controllers.

Ostfildern, Apr 20, 2018

Pilz SecurityBridge protects controllers from manipulation and unauthorised access - On the safe side with SecurityBridge

If people, machinery and industrial processes are intelligently linked, these networks are also more susceptible to attack. The Pilz SecurityBridge protects the configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 from network-based attacks and unauthorised access. Plant and machinery are thus not only safe, but also secure, which ensures the safety of employees and increases the availability of the machinery.

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The automation company Pilz wants to continue growing with a complete offer for safe robotics: In 2018, the company provides the modules for service robotics on the market, including a self-developed robot arm.

Ostfildern, Apr 12, 2018

Pilz continues to grow in turnover and number of employees- new to the portfolio: Modules for service robotics: "Grateful for a successful year 2017."

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG Group continues to grow: In the last financial year 2017 the automation company increases its turnover to 338 Mio Euro and the number of employees to about 2.300. The demand on the Asian market has grown particularly strongly. In 2018, the family business wants to continue growing and it also promotes a new, modular offer for service robotics.

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With the Pilz Service Robotics modules, Pilz offers a set for service robot applications in an industrial environment.

Ostfildern, Apr 12, 2018

Pilz expands its portfolio by modules for service robotics in an industrial environment - Pilz service robotics modules - open for service tasks in industry

The automation company Pilz expands its portfolio by the new product range Service Robotics: The Pilz Service Robotics modules include initially the robot arm, the control module and the operator module. The essential features are openness, i.e. thanks to the software framework ROS, user-friendly operation and fast commissioning according to the plug-and-play principle. This enables users to assemble their individual service robot applications.

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The range of safety gate systems PSENmlock for safe interlock and safe guard locking now offers a new version for series connection.

Ostfildern, Apr 9, 2018

New products and versions for the modular safety gate system from Pilz – safety gate sensor PSENmlock with series connection, pushbutton unit PITgatebox and escape release – systematic protection for every gate!

The modular safety gate system from Pilz offers individual safety gate solutions that are ideally tailored to the requirements of the most varied applications. Users benefit from an economical series connection, rapid diagnostics, additional control and pushbutton elements and an optional escape release. Different components can be combined to fit the application. So users achieve an individual safety gate solution, ideally tailored to the respective application. The safety gate system now includes the safety gate sensors PSENmlock with series connection and the pushbutton unit PITgatebox.

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Modular to the factory of the future: On the Hannover Messe, Pilz shows innovative automation solutions for safety gate monitoring, among them safety gate systems and sensors.

Ostfildern, Mar 6, 2018

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2018, Hall 9, Stand D17 - Modular to the factory of the future:

Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting innovative automation solutions for the factory of the future at the Hannover Messe from 23 to 27 April 2018. In the focus of this year's presence at the exhibition there is the topic of "modular safety gate system". In this context, Pilz presents its new version of the Industry 4.0-compatible safety gate system PSENmlock. Furthermore, the automation expert presents novelties from the range of safety and control technology. The Safe human robot collaboration is also in the focus of this year's presence of Pilz.

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CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert is a globally recognised qualification enabling a 360° approach to machinery safety. CMSEs can pursue recertification to advance their knowledge base and remain up to date.

Ostfildern, Feb 2, 2018

Recertification of CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification - Updating knowledge, assuring continuing expertise

Pilz and TÜV Nord have been setting an international standard for machine safety qualification since 2013 with their CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert programme. CMSEs can pursue recertification to advance their knowledge base, remain up to date with the latest developments in the field of machine safety and retain their certification.

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The remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 has been expanded by a head module with an EtherNet/IP interface. So the open system adapts perfectly to the system environments that already exist.

Ostfildern, Dec 21, 2017

New head modules for EtherNet/IP: Pilz expands remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 - For more openness in the periphery

Pilz expands its remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 by a head module with EtherNet/IP interface. This means that PSSuniversal 2 offers the necessary openness for smooth communication in various control environments on an Ethernet basis.

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The camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 provides a new version for special purpose presses: PSENvip Long Range is ideal for press brakes with monitoring of up to 18 meters.

Ostfildern, Dec 4, 2017

PSENvip Long Range - safety at full length!

The camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 for press brakes from Pilz provides a new Long Range version: PSENvip Long Range is the first protective device with a protection range of up to 18 meters. That makes the robust protection system ideal for monitoring special presses such as tandem presses. The camera-based protection system fulfils all common safety standards and also EN 12622, so that PSENvip 2 guarantees maximum productivity with simple handling.

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PSS67 PLC from Pilz is the first safe PLC controller with protection type IP67. It is particularly suitable for automation tasks in distributed plants.

Ostfildern, Nov 23, 2017

PSS67 PLC: The world's first PLC controller for safety and automation with protection type IP67 - Automation outside the control cabinet

With PSS67 PLC, the automation company Pilz is launching the first safe PLC controller with protection type IP67. PSS67 PLC can be installed outside the control cabinet, directly on the machine. This means that users can save space, reduce their wiring work and enjoy greater flexibility when implementing decentralised control architectures.

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For the Motion Monitoring modules PNOZ m EF 1MM and 2MM of the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 two new functions are available for drive monitoring.

Ostfildern, Nov 13, 2017

Configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 with new Motion Monitoring functions - SLA-M and SAR-M for drives

For the Motion Monitoring modules PNOZ m EF 1MM and 2MM of the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, two new safety functions are now available for drive monitoring: For safely limited acceleration SLA-M and the safe acceleration range SAR-M. The new motion monitoring functions are available from software version 10.6 of PNOZmulti Configurator. They ensure additional safety and productivity at plants and machines.

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The configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2 now have the expansion module PNOZ m EF SafetyNET for the safe communication of data via SafetyNET p.

Ostfildern, Nov 2, 2017

Configurable safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 now with communication via SafetyNET p - Safely connected in the system

The configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz allow the linking of SafetyNET p via the safe real-time Ethernet, effective immediately. Up to 16 base units can be linked via the expansion modules PNOZ m EF SafetyNET. A safe connection and data transfer between the small controllers is thereby possible. The network configuration is performed with the software tool PNOZmulti Network Editor. The configuration of projects is thus made easy. In addition, PNOZmulti and PNOZmulti Mini systems can also be incorporated into the network using multi-link modules.

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With its smart factory model, at SPS IPC Drives 2017 Pilz will be exhibiting not only product innovations but also Industrie 4.0 you can touch.

Ostfildern, Oct 6, 2017

Pilz will be showing world firsts at SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Automation: Safety for every dimension

At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (28.-30.11.) Pilz will be showing how human and machine can work together more closely and therefore more productively and ergonomically thanks to dynamic safety solutions. Among the world firsts are the controller PSS67 PLC, the first safe PLC controller with IP67 protection and the pressure-sensitive safety mat PSENmat with position detection.

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Pilz provides support from risk assessment to safety validation, to guarantee that machines comply with the requirements of NR-12 in Brazil.

Ostfildern, Sep 7, 2017

Pilz provides support with international compliance: the safe route to NR-12-compliant machinery for Brazil - Machinery safety: Passport to Rio

Pilz is expanding its range of services for international compliance: the automation company can now also support its customers en route to NR-12-compliant machinery, thus opening up access to the Brazilian market to machine builders and users all over the world. That's because: any manufacturer who sells machinery to Brazil must supply this machinery in compliance with the Brazilian regulatory standard (Norma Regulamentadora) NR-12. In turn, operators of machinery in Brazil are obliged to put in place protective measures for their employees in accordance with NR-12.

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Tooled up for starting their career: on their first day, the new apprentices and dual students at Pilz were given not only important information by their trainers, but also their own personal toolbox.

Ostfildern, Sep 4, 2017

New training year at Pilz in Ostfildern: one third female apprentices and additional dual study courses - focused on promoting skills

The new training year at the automation company Pilz in Ostfildern started on 4 September. A total of six apprentices and six students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) embarked on their professional career. One of the apprentices and three of the new students are female. From 2018 the company will have more dual courses as well as a new apprentice place in addition to those already offered in the training programme.

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Christian Erles is the new Vice President of Sales International at the automation company Pilz.

Ostfildern, Aug 22, 2017

Christian Erles, new Vice President of Sales International at Pilz - Newly established Sales with a new Head

Global and international: The automation company Pilz from Ostfildern has completed the reorganisation of its international Sales department. As the new Vice President of Sales International, Christian Erles works at the forefront of international Sales activities.

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Small controllers PNOZmulti can now be linked directly to the visualisation software PASvisu. As a result, the full function range of the software is available, including the diagnostic option.

Ostfildern, Jul 10, 2017

New version of the web-based visualisation solution PASvisu - Optimum combination of controller and visualisation

Pilz is extending its web-based visualisation solution PASvisu: There is a new alarm management function, plus an OPC UA interface for connection to small controllers. For users of the configurable small controllers PNOZmulti, PASvisu now also allows a direct connection. As a result, the visualisation includes the full function range of the controller software, including the diagnostic option.

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Pilz Award 2016 recognises the achievements of suppliers: Each year since 2006, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has honoured its five top suppliers.

Ostfildern, Jun 6, 2017

Pilz Award 2016 for the top suppliers - Thomas Pilz: Values are the basis of good business relationships

The automation company Pilz from Ostfildern near Stuttgart has presented its five top suppliers with the Pilz Award 2016. The awards were presented by Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner of Pilz, during an official ceremony. The family business uses the Pilz Award to recognise outstanding quality, high delivery reliability and partnership-based cooperation.

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The new force and pressure measurement system PROBms from Pilz is used to demonstrate that the safety requirements comply with the applicable standards for HRC, in this case in accordance with ISO/TS 15066.

Ostfildern, Apr 10, 2017

New force and pressure measurement system PROBms guarantees the standard-compliant safety of human robot collaboration (HRC) - Safe rental for HRC!

With the new rental-based force and pressure measurement system PROBms Pilz now offers a complete package for validation of human-robot collaborations (HRC) in accordance with ISO/TS 15066. So the limit values for force or pressure of the robot movement, as specified by the ISO/TS, can now be measured precisely and therefore validated using PROBms. User software and product training complete the overall package. The worldwide rental concept guarantees that users always have an up-to-date measurement system at their disposal. So PROBms ensures greater productivity and safety on HRC applications.

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"We are driving change": Safe robotics is one of the future markets for the automation company Pilz

Ostfildern, Mar 29, 2017

For the first time ever, Pilz achieved a turnover of over 300 million Euro and is investing in research and development at its headquarters - "We are driving change"

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG group of companies continued to grow during the last financial year: The automation company from Ostfildern near Stuttgart increased its turnover to 306 million Euro as well as increasing its number of employees to around 2,200 in 40 subsidiaries. Pilz is currently investing around seven million Euro in its headquarters in Ostfildern to expand research and development. At the end of 2017, Chair of the Board Renate Pilz will leave the operational side of the business and hand the management of the family business completely over to her daughter Susanne Kunschert and son Thomas Pilz.

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The new safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz safely monitors up to three separate zones. That increases the productivity of laser-based applications significantly.

Ostfildern, Mar 29, 2017

Safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz expands the automation portfolio - in series more productive in 2D

The new safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz safely monitors up to three separate zones simultaneously, significantly increasing plant productivity. Up to four safety laser scanners can be connected in series in accordance with the master-slave principle, which reduces the cabling and set-up work considerably. Thanks to the free configuration of warning zones and protection zones plus the ability to adapt to existing structural conditions, PSENscan can easily be integrated into the most varied applications.

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From Version 3.0, the speed monitor PNOZ s30 from the safety relay PNOZsigma product group from Pilz has a new analogue output, enabling user-friendly diagnostics.

Ostfildern, Mar 20, 2017

Speed monitor PNOZ s30 from Pilz with a new analogue output - Making safe turns easy

From Version 3.0, the speed monitor PNOZ s30 from the safety relay PNOZsigma product group has a new feature: a configurable analogue output, which makes diagnostics more user-friendly. PNOZ s 30 from Pilz safely monitors standstill, speed, speed range, direction of rotation and broken shear pin up to the highest category PL e/SIL CL 3.

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Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions, product innovations and services for complete automation solutions at the Hannover Messe from 24 to 28 April 2017.

Ostfildern, Mar 16, 2017

Pilz at COMPONENTS SPECIAL TRADE FAIR BY INTERPACK 2017 in Düsseldorf, Hall 18, Stand B16 - Smart, safe packaging!

At this year's "Components Special Trade Fair by Interpack", the automation company Pilz will be focusing on flexible and economical solutions for packaging machines. The key areas will be solutions around the Smart Factory. Also new in Düsseldorf: the electrically activated E-STOP pushbutton PITestop active, which provides safety and productivity in the spirit of Industrie 4.0, particularly in the packaging sector.

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Start of cooperation on the issue of Industrie 4.0. The Australian Ambassador to Germany, Lynette Wood (centre), and the Australian Consulate-General, Richard Leather (left), spoke to Susanne Kunschert (right) about the route to the industry of the future

Ostfildern, Mar 15, 2017

Australian Ambassador to Germany visits Pilz in Ostfildern - opportunities in automation the focus

On 14.03.2017, the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Lynette Wood, and the Australian Consulate-General, Richard Leather, visited the automation company Pilz in Ostfildern to find out more about the medium-sized enterprise's solutions for the factory of the future. The talks also covered the importance of values in order for Industrie 4.0 to succeed.

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Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions, product innovations and services for complete automation solutions at the Hannover Messe from 24 to 28 April 2017

Ostfildern, Mar 7, 2017

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2017, Hall 9, Stand D17 - More intelligent automation!

Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions, product innovations and services for complete automation solutions at the Hannover Messe from 24 to 28 April 2017. This year's stand focuses on innovative new products for human-robot collaboration (HRC), sensor technology and the intelligent factory.

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With PITestop active, Pilz has a new range of E-STOP pushbuttons that can be activated electrically. It indicates by illumination whether or not it is active. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Feb 23, 2017

Pilz is presenting a new range of E-STOP pushbuttons PITestop active - Switch smartly – save energy

With PITestop active, Pilz has a new range of E-STOP pushbuttons that can be activated electrically. It indicates by illumination whether or not it is active. So you ensure greater flexibility and modularisation, completely in the spirit of Industrie 4.0. Users also benefit from a reduction in energy costs: that's because it is no longer necessary to keep power applied to the entire plant in order to maintain the E-STOP function.

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The PASloto software from Pilz documents lockout-tagout procedures – the safety-related lockout and interlocking of technical installations. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Feb 20, 2017

PASloto: Manage hazardous energy safely

With PASloto, the automation company Pilz now offers a software package to document lockout-tagout processes (LoTo). As a result, job specifications for dealing with hazardous energy sources can be produced and documented simply. In the associated training course, Pilz also conveys the necessary knowledge about the LoTo procedure and covers the optimum way to work with the software.

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