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26 Nov 2021

FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ

In this digital age, what could be better than ordering a safety relay to suit your own safety requirements, conveniently on the Internet? We make that a reality with the modular safety relay myPNOZ and the corresponding online tool myPNOZ Creator. We answer the most frequently asked questions about the new online tool.

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Servo motors PMC EZ

22 Nov 2021

Servo motors PMC EZ

You can implement numerous applications with the servo motors PMC EZ. Their compact design is a convincing feature, also making them ideal for space-critical applications.

Servo motors PMC EZ
Experience Pilz exhibition highlights digitally!

22 Nov 2021

sps completely postponed: Experience trade fair highlights in the digital showroom!

This year's sps incl. sps on air is postponed! We will keep presenting our trade fair highlights in the digital showroom. Arrange your personal appointment with our experts now.

Experience Pilz exhibition highlights digitally!
Flexible, combinable drive controllers

10 Nov 2021

New: Flexible, combinable drive controllers

With the servo amplifiers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6 you benefit from flexible, combinable drive controllers in a compact design. The drive controllers can be connected via all common communication protocols. Choose between the scalable multi-axis solution PMC SI6 for large machines with more than four axes and the expandable stand-alone solution PMC SC6 for compact machines.

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3 Nov 2021

Production's rolling!

When exchanging paper reels weighing hundreds of kilos to produce corrugated boards at Austrian cardboard packaging manufacturer Mosburger GmbH, the risk potential for the operator was high because the process requires manual intervention. To reduce this risk to a minimum, Mosburger relies on a comprehensive safety solution comprising the automation system PSS 4000 and the safety gate switch PSENcode.

Safe, automated production of corrugated board, despite the unusual setup at Mosburger GmbH
Safe protection zone monitoring can also be used for robotic applications

20 Oct 2021

New: Safe protection zone monitoring also for robotic applications

For safe protection zone monitoring in rugged conditions such as dust, dirt, rain, light, sparks or vibrations, the safe radar system PSENradar, in conjunction with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, offers the optimum solution: in addition to outdoor applications and areas in woodworking and metalworking, it is now also possible to safeguard robot applications because the solution achieves a higher category Cat. 3 / PL d.

Safe protection zone monitoring can also be used for robotic applications

12 Oct 2021

FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ

Get to know our new safety relay myPNOZ. We answer the most frequently asked questions about the new product.

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Safe operation of automated guided vehicles

7 Oct 2021

Safe operation of automated guided vehicles

Where a human shares a workspace with an automated guided vehicle, i.e. a machine, there are particular requirements of the safety concepts. We'll make your automated guided vehicle systems safe!

More information

30 Sep 2021

Flexible safeguarding of special purpose machinery

Before a new assembly cell for shock absorbers was due to go into operation at a well-known car manufacturer's, the special-purpose machinery manufacturer HAHN Automation needed a sophisticated safety concept. As a long-time partner, Pilz used the risk assessment as a basis for developing a flexible solution to safeguard the assembly cell; a solution that could be transferred to other plants.

Customer reference Hahn Automation with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 and sensor technology PSEN
FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ

23 Sep 2021

FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ

Anyone who hasn't yet heard about the new safety relay myPNOZ should definitely read on now! We answer the most frequently asked questions about the new safety relay.

FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ
Safe radar sensor PSENradar

20 Sep 2021

Safe radar sensor PSENradar

The safe radar sensor PSENradar, in conjunction with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, offers a safe, complete solution for protection zone monitoring – including conformity assessment for the plant or machine.

Safe radar sensor PSENradar

16 Sep 2021

Customer reference Vaillant with the safety light curtain PSENopt II

54 plants are to be modernised, to upgrade Vaillant’s production of hot water storage cylinders to state-of-the-art electrical and safety technology. The safety design for cylinder production was to incorporate a barrier-free solution for two older production lines, combining safety with efficiency. The loading and unloading area presented a challenge, as it was to be free of any disruptive structures.

Customer reference Vaillant with the safety light curtain PSENopt II
The world's first UL-certified Type 3 safety light curtain PSENopt II

13 Sep 2021

'The world's first UL-certified Type 3 safety light curtain PSENopt II

Ready to use in USA and Canada, and anywhere else that robust safety is required!

Enjoy the benefits now!
Example image of a safety relay with transparent housing

1 Sep 2021

Safety relays temporarily in transparent housing

There is currently a worsening supply situation for plastics worldwide. To guarantee supply to our customers, some of our safety relays will be supplied temporarily in transparent housing from mid-September 2021.

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Brexit also has an impact on machinery safety.

26 Aug 2021

Brexit - Postponement of mandatory UKCA marking for machinery

Mandatory UKCA marking for machinery has been postponed for a year. Now it will not come into force until 1 January 2023.

Information about the impact on machinery safety
Logo Bühler Group

26 Aug 2021

Bake delicious wafers safely, all over the world!

According to industry insiders, every second wafer manufactured industrially worldwide is baked using a Franz Haas wafer machine from Bühler. As a result, all customised plants must be highly flexible and, above all, meet all country-specific safety standards. That’s why the Austrian wafer machine specialist relies on the burner version of the configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 to safely control and monitor its ovens

Customer reference for the safe, total burner control solution at Bühler Group with PNOZmulti 2
Pilz Care

25 Aug 2021

Pilz Care: Individual product support now as an inclusive service

Book your Pilz Care package now – including a contingent of support services from our experienced safety engineers! You’ll receive technical support for your plant and machinery, without complicated commissioning or taking internal ordering processes into account for each individual case. So particularly when there’s a short term need, you can simply call up pre-booked remote or on-site support.

Pilz Care in detail
Logo Micado

19 Aug 2021

Custom-fit safety for prototypes!

Micado is a supplier of automated solutions focusing on tailor-made, innovative customer applications. That’s why Macado used the new type of modular safety relay myPNOZ for the safety technology on a prototype inline measurement system – even before it was officially launched!

Tailor-made customer solution at Micado with the new type of safety relay myPNOZ
Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator – New full Version 11 available with no licence costs!

17 Aug 2021

Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator – New full Version 11 available with no licence costs!

For the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, Version 11.0 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is now available – with new software architecture for even higher performance and no licence costs for the "Basic" version.

Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator – New full Version 11 available with no licence costs!
PAS4000 software

12 Aug 2021

New system release for the automation system PSS 4000

New functions are available for the automation system PSS 4000 with system release 1.22: You can now also download projects without the software PAS4000 and use IEC61131 programming with the SFC Editor. Find out more!

New system release for the automation system PSS 4000
Expansion of the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech

10 Aug 2021

Expansion of the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech

Combine the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with the safety bolt PSENbolt and the result is a complete solution comprising mechanical bolt, handle and safety gate switch.

Expansion of the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech
Safe motion monitoring with the new module PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO

22 Jul 2021

Safe motion monitoring with the small controllers PNOZmulti 2

The safe motion monitoring modules for the configurable controllers PNOZmulti 2 ensure your drives are monitored safely. The PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO module has two safe semiconductor outputs plus a cascading input and output. It can be used to link additional modules and shut them down with a delay if necessary. Cascading and delayed shutdown protect capital goods and machinery.

Further information about the new module
Access permission and operating mode selection

19 Jul 2021

Access permission and operating mode selection - Functions that convince!

Clearly defined responsibilities and clear operation levels help to increase productivity, particularly on complex machines. For example, users are only to be provided with the operator panels and permissions that are actually relevant to them? That and many other functions are part of a modern system for access permission.

Access permission and operating mode selection
Safety laser scanner PSENscan

15 Jul 2021

Ready, set, go: Safety laser scanners PSENscan make mobile applications productive!

Safety laser scanners PSENscan are not only used to safeguard automated guided vehicles (AGV) but also offer many additional benefits in production environments and intralogistics.

Find out more now!

13 Jul 2021

The route to a certified Pilz product

As a developer and manufacturer of safe automation technology, Pilz is legally required to minimise risks when using its products and to focus on the current state of the art. Discover more about the specifications that need to be considered!

The route to a certified Pilz product
CE marking

9 Jul 2021

Machinery Directive – New draft is published for the new EU Machinery Regulation!

The EU Commission has published a draft of the planned new EU Machinery Regulation. Once adopted this is intended to replace the existing Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC needs updating to improve safety levels further, to take more account of security aspects and to stay abreast of technological developments such as Industrie 4.0. A draft of the EU regulation on artificial intelligence was published with the draft of the EU Machinery Regulation. Find out more!

Draft of the new EU Machinery Regulation
New C++ Library

5 Jul 2021

Safety laser scanner PSENscan Standalone C++ Library

PSENscan also supplies data on a UDP network protocol and can be used in ROS environments as well as on Linux or Windows, as with the C++ Library for example.

New C++ Library

25 Jun 2021

What operators must consider with used machinery

What should you look out for with used machinery, to allow you to continue operating it safely? We answer two typical questions for you and illustrate simple implementation options.

Applying used machinery safely
One system for access permission and operating mode selection

22 Jun 2021

Access permission and operating mode selection - combined in one system

Imagine having one system that clearly controls the access permissions for your machine. One system that allows your employees to avoid errors through clearly controlled permission systems. One system that means no more passwords that are hard to remember or need to be written down. One system that removes the need for countless different keys. One system that also enables safe operating mode selection on your machine.

One system for access permission and operating mode selection
CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert

17 Jun 2021

CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert – now also available as online training

Do something for your career - train to become a qualified safety expert! In five compact modules, this expert-level training gives you an overall view of machinery safety and in-depth knowledge of the whole machine life cycle.

Register now!
New versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan

15 Jun 2021

New versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan

The new versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan enable even greater productivity for safe area monitoring. The labour and costs involved in wiring are significantly reduced thanks to fast, direct evaluation of the encoder inputs in the laser scanner.

New versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan
HMI software PASvisu

7 Jun 2021

Download it now: New version of the web-based visualisation software PASvisu

You can now incorporate the web-based visualisation software PASvisu quite simply into your existing automation structure and so use almost all standard control systems on the market. Find out more about the expanded functions!

Current version of the HMI software PASvisu available!
Pilz E-Shop

2 Jun 2021

New Pilz E-Shop – reach your goal in just a few clicks

The new Pilz E-Shop convinces with a completely new look and feel. The new design means that finding information and ordering is now simpler and more intuitive. As such the new Pilz E-Shop offers a wholly new user experience. Why not see for yourself!

To the Pilz E-Shop
SecurityBridge firewall

25 May 2021

SecurityBridge protects industrial automation networks

The SecurityBridge firewall now enables data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. As such it offers comprehensive protection for industrial automation networks. Thanks to authentication and permission management, the SecurityBridge efficiently protects against potential data manipulation and so increases the availability of your plant.

SecurityBridge firewall
EPLAN logo

21 May 2021

Safety relay myPNOZ available in the EPLAN Data Portal & EPLAN eBUILDER

The modular safety relay myPNOZ is now also available in the EPLAN Data Portal. Circuit diagrams for the safety relay myPNOZ can be created quickly and simply using the new tool EPLAN eBUILD. The EPLAN Data Portal also offers access to 1,700 product macros from Pilz.

More about the EPLAN Data Portal

19 May 2021

New: New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt

New PSENbolt versions are now available in combination with the secure, mechanical safety gate system PSENmech (PSEN me5). Thanks to integrated guard locking they enable an economical safety gate solution for personal and process protection.

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Standard IEC 62061

17 May 2021

Revision of the standard IEC 62061 – A different way to determine the SIL level

The revised standard IEC 62061 was published in February. This standard determines how the required safety integrity level (SIL) is estimated and how to design a SIL system for machinery. Learn more about the changes!

Revision of the standard IEC 62061
Brexit – Effects on machine safety

10 May 2021

Brexit – the latest regulations at a glance!

Since the beginning of 2021, Brexit has been a reality. The biggest changes in the area of machinery safety concern the conformity assessment procedure. Read our compact flyer to find out which Brexit regulations currently apply.

Flyer Brexit
automated vehicles

5 May 2021

New international standards at a glance

All information on new international standards for Automatic Guided (AGV), Autonomous Mobile (AMR) and automated function of manned industrial vehicles can be found here.

Further information

3 May 2021

Revised standard EN/IEC 61496

In the fourth edition of the standard EN/IEC 61496 “Safety of machinery – Electrosensitive protective equipment”, type class 3 has been included for applications up to performance level 4, alongside type classes 2 and 4. The requirements for environmental tests have also been revised and expanded. Two shock classes for stationary use of the ESPE have also been defined under mechanical tests.

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Senoplast logo

28 Apr 2021

Thermoforming within the safe zone

Senoplast Klepsch manufactures plastic semi-finished products for a range of different applications. A core business area for the Austrian company Senoplast Klepsch is the manufacture of co-extruded senosan® plastic sheets and films for thermoforming. For a smooth-running deep drawing process Senoplast Klepsch relies on the safe radar system PSENradar, which in this case safeguards the production process in an “unorthodox” manner. The focus in production is among other things on quality and safety: the safe radar system was incorporated into the existing controller on the forming machine in order to protect human and machine.

Customer reference, Senoplast Klepsch with the safe radar system LBK
DRA – FAT – SAT Service for machine compliance

26 Apr 2021

One-stop shop: DRA – FAT – SAT Service for machine compliance

Discover how you can meet the different legal requirements of the key phases when designing, manufacturing and supplying machinery.

DRA – FAT – SAT service for machinery compliance
myPNOZ – shop for safety the easy way: online!

22 Apr 2021

The new safety relay myPNOZ – shop for safety the easy way: online!

We’re introducing the B2C sales process to the B2B world! Simply select the required safety functions online, and we’ll put the ideal hardware together.

myPNOZ – shop for safety the easy way: online!
Safety laser scanner PSENscan

22 Apr 2021

Safety laser scanner PSENscan: how area monitoring is actually productive!

Take advantage of productive area monitoring thanks to PSENscan, including in areas with material infeed and in close proximity to multiple laser scanners.

Safety laser scanner PSENscan
Hannover Messe

19 Apr 2021

A look back at the Hannover Messe: Our new products at a glance

Last Friday, this year's Hannover Messe in digital format came to an end. We would like to thank all visitors and co-exhibitors for the exciting days. Did you miss something? No problem - we have summarized all the trade fair highlights and new products for you again here.

Hannover Messe

14 Apr 2021

Press braking made safe, productive and simple!

For years Bystronic has been using the camera-based protection and measurement system PSENvip in conjunction with the automation system PSS4000 to guarantee a safe, efficient bending process. For another solution particularly on shorter length press brakes, the aim was to achieve maximum productivity and maximum safety combined with simple operation.

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How can you protect your machine from threats?

12 Apr 2021

Discover everything about safety & industrial security at the digital Hannover Messe

Safety plays an increasingly important role in mechanical engineering. Protecting people from hazardous machine processes is the number one priority. However, it’s important not to forget to protect plant and machinery from unauthorised persons! You can discover more about the subject at the digital Hannover Messe.

How can you protect your machine from threats?
Safe and productive press braking due to integrated bending angle measurement

8 Apr 2021

New: Safe and productive press braking due to integrated bending angle measurement

The bending angle measurement module eliminates the need for time-consuming manual angle measurements and expensive displacement measuring systems. This saves you time and money and means less space is required for fitting additional devices.

Safe and productive press braking due to integrated bending angle measurement
PSENmlock door handle module with an integrated actuator and an integrated escape release

24 Mar 2021

NEW: PSENmlock door handle module with an integrated escape release

The PSENmlock door handle module with an integrated actuator and an integrated escape release is available in different versions. You can fit it flexibly on the inside and outside of your safety gate.

PSENmlock door handle module
Control technology leaflet

23 Mar 2021

Control technology leaflet – available now to download!

It’s new and spans 192 pages! Take a look at our control technology leaflet! Then ask us your questions about our safety solutions for your automation - let's be safe together!

Control technology leaflet – available now to download!
Modular safety gate system from Pilz

18 Mar 2021

Discover our complete solution for safety gate guarding and access permission!

With our modular safety gate system, we’re offering you a safety gate solution that’s tailored to your application. Two new components are now available: With the PSENmlock door handle module with integrated actuator and integrated escape release you will have optimum interlocking for accessible gates in conjunction with the safety gate sensor PSENmlock. The new PITgatebox types with integrated access permission system PITreader provide a solution for access control on the safety gate. Find out more now!

Modular safety gate system from Pilz
How to find the right safety relay!

16 Mar 2021

Find the right safety relay

The modular safety relay myPNOZ complements our existing range of safety relays. But when do you use myPNOZ, and when is PNOZsigma the right choice?

How to find the right safety relay!
Poster: Stop manipulation

12 Mar 2021

Stop manipulation poster - EN ISO 14119 correctly implemented

EN ISO 14119 describes the normative basic principles for interlocking devices associated with guards. Our updated poster on stopping manipulation contains everything you need to know in one easy glance.

Protection against manipulation - all the essentials in the poster
Safety in every dimension

8 Mar 2021

Pilz intensifies its cooperation with distributors

Sell safety! That’s the motto for our worldwide network of authorised distributors. Our distributors support and sell the Pilz product and system portfolio, working with us in close cooperation. You too can strengthen your market position and benefit worldwide from the strong Pilz brand!

Find out more now!
myPNOZ – your modular safety relay

24 Feb 2021

myPNOZ – the new, modular safety relay

Are you looking for a simple solution to monitor multiple safety functions? Then the modular safety relay myPNOZ is ideal for you! Find out the new product’s key benefits here!

myPNOZ – your modular safety relay
PIT Transponder Manager

19 Feb 2021

PIT Transponder Manager: Efficient management for your PITreader transponder keys and user data

Are you tired of having to manage your PITreader transponder keys and user data in manual lists? Then use the new PIT Transponder Manager from Pilz. See the benefits for yourself! The PIT Transponder Manager is available now for you to download.

Download PIT Transponder Manager now!
Machinery Directive poster: Compact guide through the standards

1 Feb 2021

Machinery Directive – Compact guide through the standards

The Machinery Directive applies in Europe. Our poster offers you a guide through the plethora of associated, harmonised A, B and C standards.

Download current poster on the Machinery Directive!
Safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 – New base unit for simple applications!

25 Jan 2021

Safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 – New base unit for simple applications!

For the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, Version 11.0 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is now available – with new software architecture for even higher performance and no licence costs for the "Basic" version.

Safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 – New base unit for simple applications!
Launch event in your office!

20 Jan 2021

Sign up for the digital launch event now

We’ll present our new safety relay innovation on 3 February 2021. Sign up free of charge and let yourself be carried away into the digital world of our new product.

Launch event in your office!
Magic application for light curtains with the Ehrlich Brothers

11 Jan 2021

Magic application for light curtain – Clear the stage!

The Ehrlich Brothers regularly captivate their audience with mesmerising illusions in their shows. The interaction between magic and technology must operate smoothly and safely in all processes without exception. Flexible Type 3 light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz direct the technology in the action area to ensure the moving camera at the edge of the stage is monitored safely.

Magic application for light curtains with the Ehrlich Brothers
Logo VT AG

15 Dec 2020

Generic controller for various types of points

The Swiss company VT Verkehrs- und Industrietechnik AG (VT AG), experts in track and points construction, were faced with the task of modernising the central control and monitoring system for eight points of varying types. They worked with Pilz to develop a generic solution based on the automation system PSS 4000-R for railway applications. The result is a centralised controller for all types of points.

Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R
Training from Pilz

4 Dec 2020

Pilz expands its training programme – continuing training now online!

For 2021 we have once again expanded our training portfolio: In addition to our new courses we also offer our most popular training courses covering all aspects of machinery safety, including online training.

Find out more about the 2021 training programme!
Marelec logo

16 Nov 2020

Food portioning in accordance with PL e

The Belgian machine builder Marelec develops machinery for portioning processes, in which meat or fish is sliced into portions of an exact, specified weight. These machines from the “Portio” series have a minimum of 17 cutting movements per second. To ensure they are not only highly productive but also safe, Pilz developed an appropriate safety concept to Performance Level PL e.

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Our new cooperation partner

12 Nov 2020

Scholl is our new system partner

Scholl Energie- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH is a new member of the Pilz System Partner Programme. As a certified partner, not only can the company offer the Pilz product portfolio but it can also call on our considerable expertise in the field of safe automation.

Our new cooperation partner
Business meeting

11 Nov 2020

Safety for Railway 4.0

With digitised and automated processes, punctuality and reliability of the rail transport can be increased. With our expertise we can provide support en route to Railway 4.0. Here you can read how to use our solution for reliable, remote monitoring of trains.

Our success stories - read now!
Machinery safety

5 Nov 2020

Operators must bear these in mind when CE marking older machinery

We've prepared a concise summary of three frequently asked questions about the safe operation of old machinery.

CE marking of older machinery

3 Nov 2020

Become a Pilz system partner!

Pilz system partners are system integrators, who develop holistic solutions for our mutual customers, so that machinery is manufactured and operated safely – regionally and internationally. Discover everything about our programme and how you too can become a Pilz System Partner!

Find out more now!

28 Oct 2020

Collision measurement set PRMS validates transient impact

The collision measurement set PRMS is used to validate human-robot applications by determining the force and pressure arising from a potential collision. That way it is possible to simulate transient impact.

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26 Oct 2020

Greater efficiency for the tortilla chip production line

The Belgian snack food manufacturer Poco Loco – one of the market leaders in Tex Mex products – decided to modernise its plants to increase the efficiency of its production lines and thereby optimise its processes. The configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 and corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is as an efficient and safe solution at Poco Loco.

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Connection technology for greater safety and flexibility!

21 Oct 2020

Pilz connection technology for greater safety and flexibility!

Alongside a wide range of Pilz products we now offer suitable accessories to match your needs. You’ll now find our full range of accessories quickly and easily in a central overview.

Pilz connection technology at a glance
Safety for Railway 4.0

14 Oct 2020

Safety for Railway 4.0

With digitised and automated processes, punctuality and reliability of the rail transport can be increased. With our expertise we can provide support en route to Railway 4.0. Here you can read how to use our solution for reliable, remote monitoring of trains.

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Pushbutton unit PITgatebox with PITreader

13 Oct 2020

Pushbutton unit PITgatebox with PITreader - control unit with access permission system

Using individual RFID keys, staff can authenticate themselves via the PITgatebox with integrated PITreader. This guarantees that only authorised staff have access to the plant and can implement commands such as activate, stop or reset the machine.

Pushbutton unit PITgatebox with PITreader
New standard series EN ISO 16092

7 Oct 2020

New standard series EN ISO 16092 for press safety!

The new standard series EN ISO 16092 for press safety replaces EN 692, EN 693 and EN 13736. The transition period ends in September 2021 for EN 692 and EN 13736 and in March 2021 for EN 693.

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Digitisation for railway technology

9 Sep 2020

Digitisation for railway technology - Get on track for Rail 4.0

Digitisation of the railway industry keeps advancing. That’s why we too have improved our digital web presence: Come on board into our virtual world of rail transport! An interactive graphic on our website provides information on our railway automation solutions. You’ll also discover the projects we’ve already implemented and what our current customers are saying about us.

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Manipulator module PRBT 6 from Pilz

19 Aug 2020

Service robotics modules obtain cleanroom certification in accordance with EN ISO 14644

The manipulator module PRBT 6 from Pilz was tested for ISO 3 and found to be good for work within a cleanroom.

Cleanroom certification in accordance with EN ISO 14644
PSENscan now with ROS package

11 Aug 2020

Safety laser scanner PSENscan now with ROS package

Thanks to the ROS (Robot Operating System) package from the Open Source Framework, PSENscan can now be used not just for safe, productive area monitoring but also for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGV).

PSENscan now with ROS package
CMSE – Certified Machinery Safety Expert

14 Jul 2020

Global community of CMSEs – Certified Machinery Safety Experts grows to 6,000 members

There are now over 6,000 people worldwide with a CMSE qualification. You too can become part of this great international community of experts and acquire a 360° overview of machinery safety in just four days!

CMSE – Certified Machinery Safety Expert
Extended application range for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2

6 Jul 2020

Extended application range for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2

New electronic modules with analogue inputs and outputs for voltage and current signals are available for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2.

Extended application range for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2
Germany's most innovative companies of 2020

1 Jul 2020

Pilz recognised as one of Germany's most innovative companies of 2020

For the first time this year, Capital magazine worked with data analysts Statista to select the most innovative companies in Germany. And Pilz is one of them!

Germany's most innovative companies of 2020
Pilz product macros in the EPLAN data portal

24 Jun 2020

Pilz product macros in the EPLAN data portal

With immediate effect, our product macros are now in the EPLAN data portal. You can now access a total of 1,700 Pilz macros directly from the EPLAN tool. You’ll find EPLAN macros for products from the areas of sensor, control and drive technology. That means the data is not just available via our website but also directly via the EPLAN data portal.

Pilz product macros in the EPLAN data portal
Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R

2 Jun 2020

Reliable, remote monitoring of railways

The railway station and signal boxes are where all the threads converge: the process must run smoothly so that trains and passengers arrive at their destination safely and on time. To guarantee this, the Swiss railway pioneer Intelis IED worked with Pilz to develop a module for the safe implementation of shunting operations, based on the automation system PSS 4000-R.

Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R
The new, safe incremental encoders PSENenco

7 May 2020

Move safely, stand safely – with the new, safe incremental encoders PSENenco from Pilz

With the new, safe incremental encoders PSENenco from Pilz you can monitor safety functions such as speed, direction, acceleration and standstill.

The new, safe incremental encoders PSENenco
Herbst Maschinentechnik GmbH

5 May 2020

Safety gate solution keeps the flaps closed

Some fundamental framework conditions had changed shortly before the delivery date, so the safety concept for a horizontal mixer had to be adapted as quickly as possible. Within a few days, Pilz worked with special purpose machinery manufacturer Herbst to incorporate the safety gate system PSENmlock, which meets the new requirements.

Safe guard locking with PSENmlock
PSENcode low profile actuator

21 Apr 2020

PSENcode low profile actuator: The world’s lowest profile actuator

Are you familiar with the new version of the coded, non-contact safety switch PSENcode? With PSENcode low profile actuator we can provide you with the world’s lowest profile actuator. Find out more now!

PSENcode low profile actuator
Renate Pilz awarded the Federal Cross of Merit

4 Feb 2020

Renate Pilz awarded the Federal Cross of Merit

On 23 January 2020 Renate Pilz was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her outstanding entrepreneurial and social commitment. Our heartfelt congratulations on this award!

Renate Pilz awarded the Federal Cross of Merit
Logo ACMI S.p.A.

9 Oct 2019

Avoiding risks during bottle filling

There are many individual steps behind the bottling of mineral water. To determine which risks are possible when operating the plant and which protective measures are necessary, ACMI, manufacturer of complete end-of-line systems and packaging machinery, consulted with its long-standing partner Pilz.

Risk assessment for packaging machines
Where are harmonised standards published?

7 Oct 2019

Where are harmonised standards published?

New procedure established for publishing harmonised standards in the Official Journal of the European Union. On 18.3.2019, the EU Commission published the Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 in the EU Official Journal, outlining the changes to the list of harmonised standards for machines with regard to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Where are harmonised standards published?
The new standard ISO 20607

1 Oct 2019

ISO 20607 – Standard for instruction handbooks published

The new standard ISO 20607 has been published as an international ISO standard and is now available to purchase via the ISO webstore.

The new standard ISO 20607
Pilz is a partner in the Rossini project

18 Sep 2019

Pilz is a partner in the Rossini project

Pilz is a partner in Rossini, a project intended to optimise and disseminate HRC applications. A total of 13 companies from 7 countries are supporting the plan to reconcile theory and practice in the cooperation between human and machine. Pilz primarily looks after the fields of robotic manipulators and sensor development.

Pilz is a partner in the Rossini project
Security standard IEC 62443

6 Sep 2019

Industrial Security with the IEC 62443 series of standards

Plant operators or device manufacturers who want to protect their employees from machine hazards and their machines from manipulation by unauthorised persons and hacker attacks should get to grips with the IEC 62443 series of standards.

Security standard IEC 62443
Pilz PSIRT

30 Aug 2019

Pilz PSIRT contact for security problems

As a specialist for safety, we invest not only in functional safety but also in IT security for plant and machinery. We can also provide support for security problems. Find out more!

The Pilz PSIRT
The new Pilz System Partner Programme

30 Aug 2019

The new Pilz System Partner Programme

We're launching the new Pilz System Partner Programme! Certified companies are now offering safe automation technology all over the world. System partners are independent from Pilz. They provide direct, local support to machine manufacturers or operators with the implementation of automation projects, starting with product selection and progressing to system implementation and validation of machinery. Thanks to close, long-term collaboration they are well acquainted with our products and systems – that’s something our customers can rely on!

The new Pilz System Partner Programme
Safety and automation for the Zugspitze cable car

30 Aug 2019

Safety and automation for the Zugspitze cable car

For safe operation of the new “Zugspitze cable car”, the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group and Bavarian Zugspitzbahn cable car relied on the automation system PSS 4000 from Pilz. In particular, PSS 4000 ensures safe control and communication between the overall system and the subsystems, such as the drive controller, remote monitoring system or visualisation.

Safety and automation for the Zugspitze cable car
Industrial security

23 Aug 2019

6 strategies for greater security in your production

Industrial security constantly needs to adapt to new circumstances, so any measures against cyber threats must be updated continuously. The responsibility for this lies primarily with plant operators. To them, industrial security means protection for their production plants and therefore their investments. The following strategies help you implement industrial security in your company.

Industrial security
Industrial Security in the workplace

16 Aug 2019

7 rules for greater security in the workplace

The more a company is involved in security as a topic, the higher the overall protection. We will name 7 rules you should respect in the workplace.

Industrial Security in the workplace
Industrial Security

8 Aug 2019

Security in the industrial environment

Want to deal with Industrial Security, but don’t know exactly how? We provide the most important information on industrial security.

Security in the industrial environment
Collision measurement set PRMS

3 Jun 2019

Standard-compliant HRC with the collision measurement set PRMS

Is your human-robot collaboration (HRC) safe and does it meet all the required technical specifications? Simply run a check with our collision measurement set PRMS for standard-compliant HRC, recording force and pressure. How does it work and what benefits can you expect? Our expert for Consulting Services Robot Safety explains all in the video.

PRMS in action!

30 May 2019

Pilz Robotics/Cobots Presentation at HSR Conference 2019

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Present status of DIN EN ISO 20607

28 May 2019

What is the present status of the new DIN EN ISO 20607?

The new principles for design for instruction handbooks of plant and machinery will soon apply. Here you can find out why you should already be taking this into account!

Find out about DIN EN ISO 20607 now
Safe procedures with safety light curtains PSENopt II

28 May 2019

Why SRW relies on the safety light curtains PSENopt II?

This is how to use our safety light curtains PSENopt II as the ideal safety solution for your robot applications.

Find out more about using PSENopt II

9 May 2019

Pilz Presentation on Robotics/Cobots at the HSR Conference 2019

Pilz Automation & Engineering Manager presents at the HSR Annual Conference on 09 May. The topic for this is Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - working safely with Robots and Cobots

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Remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 with I/O Link Master module

13 Mar 2019

Remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 now with new I/O Link Master module

The new IO Link Master module for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 is now available. This enables you to connect IO Link devices quickly and easily to the system. Find out more about the application options and benefits!

I/O Link Master Module for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2
G Series connection with SDD

14 Feb 2019

Fewer service operations and increased plant availability thanks to Safety Device Diagnostics

Intelligent, networked production processes can significantly increase productivity. However, this is only possible if a wide variety of data is available. Safety Device Diagnostics can provide support. Our diagnostic solution supplies detailed diagnostic data.

Safety Device Diagnostics
Smart Factory KL

7 Feb 2019

Is smarter automatically safer?

Industrie 4.0 will have an impact on “safe automation”. If production workflows are becoming more flexible and plant and machine components more autonomous, then safety also needs to be re-assessed!

Impact of Industrie 4.0
Optoelectronic sensor: PSENscan

5 Feb 2019

Are you familiar with the new versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan?

The safety laser scanners PSENscan are now available as light, master and slave versions. Learn more about the various application options and benefits!

New versions of the safety laser scanner PSENscan
Automation system PSS 4000-R with M12 interface

1 Feb 2019

Automation system PSS 4000-R now with M12 interface for railway applications

The existing head modules with RJ45 interface are now also available with M12 interface. Assemble your automation system to suit your individual needs – find out more now!

Automation system PSS 4000-R with M12 interface
100 places

28 Jan 2019

Pilz is one of 100 places for Industrie 4.0!

The Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg designated Pilz as one of the "100 places for Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg". Find out more now!

Pilz is one of 100 places for Industrie 4.0!
Success through further training in the field of machinery safety

24 Jan 2019

Extended training offer for 2019, available globally now!

Broaden your education on all aspects of machinery safety and automation! We will provide support with our internationally coordinated and globally standardised training programme. Benefit from our network of experts, spread widely on all 5 continents. Find out more now!

Register now for training in 2019!
Pilz Education Systems

14 Jan 2019

Fast learning process in mechanical engineering: See the Pilz Education Systems Sets for yourself!

You can now use the practical sets of the training systems Pilz Education Systems PES in internal training and advancement of your trainees, apprentices and students. Find out more now!

Pilz Education Systems Sets
CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking

7 Jan 2019

Highest level of qualification: CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking

With CECE you achieve the highest possible qualification in CE marking! As part of our training program CECE - Certified Expert in CE Marking we provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the whole CE marking process for machines. Find out more now!

CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking
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