Drives & Controls 2024

Date: 5 Jun 2024 - 6 Jun 2024

Pilz UK to exhibit safe automation on a record scale

Drives & Controls, as part of Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024, returns to the NEC in Birmingham from Wednesday 5th June - Thursday 6th June.

Pilz Automation UK will be there presenting safe, secure and productive automation solutions, services and training on the largest stand ever taken on by the company at Drives & Controls!

The primary focus at this year's show is how to maintain safety in a digital world, showcasing holistic solutions for access management and to ensure cybersecurity.  A seminar on this topic will also run daily in the 'Drives & Technology Solutions' Theatre.

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Signing up for a pass will also grant the registrant access to the entire programme of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week which includes the Design & Engineering Expo, Maintec and the Smart Factory Expo.


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Visitors wishing to discuss specific safety concerns can benefit from a personal consultation with the company's Head Consultant or discuss their individual qualification path with Machinery Safety Experts.There will also be the chance to win a training course - booking not essential but recommended!

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Pilz Seminar

Certified Machinery Safety Expert Jason Reed will be hosting the daily Pilz seminars, which will be located in the Drives & Technology Solutions Theatre:

Keeping machinery safe in a digital world

How do you keep your machinery safe if the industrial automation and control systems are not protected against manipulation and also secure from the outside world? The best machinery safety safeguards in the world are worthless if they can be overridden or manipulated, be it in error or with malicious intent.

The cybersecurity threat is ever increasing and has thus been recognised and addressed in legislation such as the upcoming Machinery Regulation – the replacement for the current Machinery Directive. In a section entitled “Protection against corruption”, the Machinery Regulation now also establishes requirements for the cybersecurity of machinery. Cybersecurity threats must not be allowed to compromise the machine’s safety functions and manufacturers must review their existing safety concepts in this regard.

With ever increasing digitisation of machine control, unauthorised changes or manipulation by employees is also a growing threat and can compromise safety if access is not effectively managed.

How do you master employee protection, liability protection, productivity and data protection in a digital world? How do you increase your quality and simultaneously prevent manipulation on your machines? How do you protect your data and employees in equal measure?

This seminar will cover all of the issues and discuss real world solutions based on the Machinery Regulation and standards such as IEC 62443.

Key takeaways for delegates include understanding:

  • Which legislation/standards need to be followed
  • What security risk assessment entails
  • The safety risks from inadequate security
  • What are the security foundational requirements
  • Which countermeasures are most effective

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Pilz Automation Ltd
Pilz House, Little Colliers Field
Corby, Northants, NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1536 460766

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