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Safe rope pull switch PSENrope mini

4 Jul 2022

New: Safe rope pull switch PSENrope mini

With PSENrope mini you have a particularly compact, cost-efficient rope pull switch with a rope length of up to 30 metres, for reliable protection on conveyors or machines.

Safe rope pull switch PSENrope mini
PNOZmulti 2 with two optical sensors

30 Jun 2022

Safe monitoring of the cardboard feed on packaging machines

In your application, do you need to monitor whether a movable guard is in a pre-defined position: for example, the packaging material in a packaging machine's cardboard magazine? Discover more about the solution and the small controller PNOZmulti 2!

Read now!

22 Jun 2022

Automation solutions in end-of-line packaging

In end-of-line automation in particular, robot applications are frequently used. Here you'll discover how to use appropriate solutions from Pilz to guarantee personnel protection and at the same time avoid unproductive machine downtimes.

To the appropriate automation solutions

21 Jun 2022

This tray former is only open for efficiency

Cardboard blanks as a movable guard? Sounds imaginative, but it only works on tray formers if operators are not endangered when the material infeed runs empty. On the tray formers from Sema Systemtechnik, this is taken care of by a TÜV SÜD-certified solution with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 and special sensors.

Customer reference: TÜV SÜD-certified solution for safe monitoring of the cardboard feed at Sema Systemtechnik

13 Jun 2022

Pilz at FACHPACK 2022

Save the date: FACHPACK 2002 will be held in Nuremberg from 27 - 29 September 2022. And we'll be there! Visit us in Hall 3c, Stand 223 and discover live on site everything you need to know about our new solution for safe cardboard feed and how to implement Packaging 4.0 safely in your production. We look forward to seeing you!

Save the date!
Man in front of an industrial warehouse

10 Jun 2022

Missed the trends in safe automation? Watch the video recordings from the Automation Days now!

The Automation Days 2022 may be over, but there's no need to miss out on the issues concerning safe automation. Register now for the video recordings of the complete conference programme. It's free of charge! Experience solutions for safety, security and automation digitally.

Register now for free!
Belantis logo

31 May 2022

Retrofit in a flash

In Leipzig's Belantis amusement park, riders on the “Götterflug” can decide themselves whether they want to glide calmly through the air or enjoy a thrill-packed ride with sensational loops. Of course: the rides must go hand in hand with maximum safety. That's why, when it came to the retrofit, Belantis relied on a complete solution comprising the automation system PSS 4000, including an innovative wireless link.

Customer reference: Retrofit of the BELANTIS “Götterflug” flight carousel using the automation system PSS 4000

23 May 2022

Automation solutions in secondary packaging

Discover everything about our dynamic, efficient and flexible solutions for the safe automation of your packaging machine. We offer safe automation solutions for secondary packaging, whether they involve safety sensors, safe small controllers or operating mode selector switches.

To our secondary packaging solutions

13 May 2022

New system release for the automation system PSS 4000 1.23.2

New functions are available for the automation system PSS 4000 with system release 1.23.2 Information about the most important ones is available here in the overview.

More information
Hannover Messe

11 May 2022

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2022

Visit us in Hall 9, Stand D17 at the world’s most important industrial fair from 30 May - 2 June 2022. Reserve your free exhibition ticket now. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2022

10 May 2022

Good luck! – Safety for underground mining

For Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH - from Styria, Austria - safety is the number one priority: continuous mining machines, among others, must be reliably protected from potential explosions. For this Sandvik relies on the automation system PSS 4000. It ensures that tunnel boring machines can be used underground without risk.

Customer reference: Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. with PSS 4000

2 May 2022

Reliable object recognition with optical sensors

With optical sensors, reliable object recognition is guaranteed! Optical sensors are used in solutions for packaging machines, for example. Optical sensors detect an object by emitting light beams, which are reflected by the material.

More about optical sensors
Logo Waldorf Technik GmbH

28 Apr 2022

Comprehensive advice = high efficiency

The core competency of the injection moulding specialist Waldorf Technik is modular, efficient and highly productive automation solutions, which are tailored exactly to the customer's requirements and offer maximum safety. The CE mark is essential for these modular machines. Waldorf commissioned Pilz to implement the regulated, demanding risk assessment and validation process: as a services expert, Pilz takes responsibility for the whole conformity procedure. 

Customer reference: Pilz undertakes the entire conformity procedure at Waldorf Technik
Development process safe and secure

26 Apr 2022

Development process safe and secure

TÜV Süd scrutinised our development processes. The result of this audit: Pilz's development met the requirements of the standard IEC 62443-4-1 and complies with the SDL process.

Development process safe and secure
Customer magazine Mensch und Automation

26 Apr 2022

The new customer magazine "Mensch and Automation" is online

Not even we can offer the solution to every requirement. But read the current edition of "Mensch und Automation" to discover why, with our solutions package, we are well placed to at least answer your questions on safe automation. 

Read more here!
Automation of packaging lines in primary packaging

21 Apr 2022

Automation of packaging lines in primary packaging

In primary packaging in particular, the requirements for process protection and hygiene are very high! Here you'll discover how to use our solution to meet all these requirements, and increase the safety and productivity of your machine in the process.

Safe automation in primary packaging
Logo Scheucher Holzindustrie GmbH

12 Apr 2022

Sustainable safety solution perfect for parquet manufacturer

The Austrian prefabricated parquet manufacturer, Schleucher Parkett, retrofitted one of its existing milling machines. Now it is well and safely equipped for the next ten years. What's more, it is significantly more energy efficient and therefore more sustainable. It was important to Scheucher that planning and implementation, plus the adopted solution, was one-stop, as well as environmentally and resource friendly.

Customer reference: Scheucher Holzindustrie GmbH with PSENmlock, PSENopt II and PITgatebox
Control element PIT oe USB

6 Apr 2022

New: Control element PIT oe USB

The activatable USB 2.0 host interface on the PIT oe USB for plant and machinery enables programs to be imported and data to be removed without manipulation. A keyboard or mouse can also be connected.

Activatable USB interface for plant and machinery
How Pilz is dealing with Corona-virus

4 Apr 2022

Update on the Corona-virus situation: safety of staff, business partners and supply chain continues to be the top priority

In these challenging times, our top priority is the safety of our staff and business partners as well as the supply chain. From the start, Pilz has taken additional protective measures, which are constantly adapted to the local incidence of infection. Here's an updated summary of the current situation.

How Pilz is dealing with Corona-virus
Tablet with Pilz product

1 Apr 2022

Always "up-to-date" with push messages from Pilz!

From now on you can receive and read our news simply and conveniently as push messages. Stay informed!

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New PDP67 PN with Profinet/Profisafe interface

28 Mar 2022

New PDP67 PN with Profinet/Profisafe interface

Flexible and modular automation solutions require I/O systems that offer personal and process direction directly at the point of danger. The new PDP67 PN with Profinet/Profisafe interface enables exactly that.

Find out more
Brands of the century

24 Mar 2022

Pilz is a “brand of the century”

In the new edition of the renowned compendium “Brands of the century”, from the DIE ZEIT publishing group, Pilz has been listed in the “Control technology” category, and is thus one of the leading German brands.

Discover more about the award
CEFS – Certified Expert in Functional Safety

21 Mar 2022

CEFS – Certified Expert in Functional Safety

Gain expert knowledge on the functional safety of machinery, which you can put into practice immediately - with the Certified Expert in Functional Safety qualification. The CEFS qualification is certified by TÜV NORD.

CEFS – Certified Expert in Functional Safety
The key benefits of the modular safety relay myPNOZ

15 Mar 2022

The modular safety relay myPNOZ: The key benefits

The key benefits of the product and the innovative online tool myPNOZ Creator are summarised for you here. Download flyer now!

To download
Logo Brainware Solutions GmbH

8 Mar 2022

Economical test systems: No Stop, just go!

High-end systems from Brainware Solutions examine quality characteristics and functions on door trims and are an integral component on production lines in the automotive industry. Zero errors and time are the key factors here. Use of the safety laser scanner PSENscan, combined with the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2, offers effective protection with minimum test time.

Customer reference: Brainware Solutions GmbH with PSENscan and PNOZmulti 2
Safe automation in packaging technology

4 Mar 2022

Safe automation in packaging technology

Here you'll find the appropriate solution for the automation of your packaging plant. We'll provide support for the implementation of your automation projects - from primary packaging through to end-of-line packaging.

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3 Mar 2022

Access permission with the non-contact sensors PSENcode key

Want to enable access to machine functions to authorised persons only and safely prevent your machines from restarting? In this case, use of the coded safety switch PSENcode key is based on the key lock principle.

More about PSENcode key

28 Feb 2022

Key changes in the (EU) 2019/1020 market surveillance regulation

Find out which obligations apply when and for whom and how we can support you en route to CE marking your machine.

(EU) 2019/1020 market surveillance regulation
ArcelorMittal logo

23 Feb 2022

More productive, hard as steel!

As the world's leading steel producer, steel giant ArcelorMittal focuses on the very latest production technologies. The aim is to make its own production processes permanently safer and more efficient. The plant in Ghent is used to refine steel coils (strip steel rolls) in accordance with customers’ requirements. However, to enable the steel strip to be cold-formed, it must first be heat treated. Significant downtimes and exhausting troubleshooting were the rule when the burners failed. After the retrofit, the automation system PSS 4000 now guarantees smooth and productive operation, due also to accelerated fault diagnostics, among other things.

Customer reference: Automation system for optimised burner management at ArcelorMittal
Overrun measurement

16 Feb 2022

Overrun measurement - Safety distance guaranteed

On machines with electrosensitive protective equipment, safety is guaranteed by the distance between the hazardous movement and the electrosensitive protective equipment. Where there is intervention/access to the danger zone, no more rundown movements may occur! The Pilz inspection guarantees that the safety distance meets the legal requirements.

What is the procedure for an overrun measurement
Pilz podcast

15 Feb 2022

Listen now to the podcast "The new edition of IEC 62061"

In the podcast, Jan Franck, International Engineer in the International Services Group, provides insight into the changes of the important functional safety standard. Best subscribe to our podcast “For Your Safety” right away so you don’t miss an episode!

For Your Safety – The Pilz podcast
New training programme for 2022 – Now even more digital!

3 Feb 2022

New training programme for 2022 – Now even more digital!

We offer our training face-to-face, online or as hybrid professional development. Choose the course that's right for you now.

Find out more now and register!
Laptop in background with honeycombs as icons in the foreground

1 Feb 2022

Fault tolerance in machinery safety – New white paper available!

Part two of the white paper on fault tolerance in machinery safety is available now and can be downloaded free of charge. It clearly describes how to implement fault-tolerant safety functions, which allow a plant or machine to continue operating in certain fault scenarios, without neglecting personal protection requirements. Secure your copy of the white paper now, free of charge!

To white paper!
Safe radar sensor PSENradar

28 Jan 2022

Safe protection zone monitoring of robotics applications

For safe protection zone monitoring of robotics applications, another sensor is now available for the safe radar system PSENradar! In conjunction with the modular safety relay myPNOZ - you have a safe, complete solution for safeguarding robotics applications.

Safe radar sensor PSENradar
Safety in every dimension

27 Jan 2022

Pilz Authorised Distributors - Extensive range of Pilz components

Just a click away or right in your area: The Pilz product and system portfolio is also available from our authorised distributors.

Find out more now!

20 Jan 2022

Productivity boost for rotary indexing tables

To overhaul its servo-driven rotary indexing table, the Compact Basic Machine that produces filigree mechanics, PIA Automation wanted a solution that not only monitored the movements safely but at the same time enabled higher cycle counts. The rotary indexing tables now run more safely, more efficiently and with greater flexibility with the drive solution from Pilz.

Customer reference PIA Automation with Pilz Motion Control

13 Jan 2022

Your challenges: economic efficiency, customer proximity and utilising staff potential?

In order to face these challenges, you need time, specific expertise and the relevant capacity. In our decision makers booklet, we'll show you how to achieve greater economic efficiency and global customer proximity, so utilising the full potential of your staff.

Direct to download
Safe operation of automated guided vehicle systems

12 Jan 2022

Everything at a glance: Safe operation of AGV systems

Compact packaging: how can the safety of automated guided vehicle systems/autonomous mobile robots and their systems be guaranteed? These and other questions are answered in our new white paper on the safe operation of automated guided vehicle systems.

Download white paper now
Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator – New full Version 11 available with no licence costs!

3 Jan 2022

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!

17 Dec 2021

Pilz hardware not affected by "Log4Shell" vulnerability in software library Log4j Vulnerability is highly unlikely to be exploited in Pilz Software products

On December 10th, 2021, the BSI (the German Federal Office for Information Security) published a cyber security alert on the so-called "Log4Shell" vulnerability in the software library Log4j. Log4j is used in many Java applications. Pilz hardware components do not use Java and thus no log4j. Therefore, these components are not affected.Pilz Software products partially use log4j versions 2.0 to 2.14.1 (current vulnerability CVE-2021-44228). Analyses to date have shown that it is highly unlikely that the vulnerability can be exploited. If, contrary to expectations, there is a risk, we will publish a security advisory.

To the customer information

14 Dec 2021

FAQs about the new safety relay myPNOZ

The modular safety relay myPNOZ would not be called "modular" if it couldn't easily be embedded in your application. We explain exactly how that works in our FAQs about the new product.

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Digital freight transport

10 Dec 2021

European Railway Prize for "WaggonTracker" with automation system PSS 4000-R

Pilz worked with PJM to develop the control solution for the automatic brake test on the "WaggonTracker" system. The heart of this solution is the automation system PSS 4000-R, which was designed specifically for the railway industry. Discover more!

European Railway Prize for "WaggonTracker" with automation system PSS 4000-R

6 Dec 2021

Safe Motion - new motion monitoring functions

Find out here how your drive avoids unnecessary downtimes thanks to new motion monitoring functions - Safe Motion up to the highest safety level PL e.

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PITreader S

3 Dec 2021

Access permission PITreader S - Enhanced safety and usability

The OPC UA standard is now integrated on the PITreader S. See the benefits for yourself!

To PITreader S
EuroChem logo

1 Dec 2021

Danger clearly identified!

An extensive network of conveyors and lifts is used to transport products at fertiliser producer EuroChem's bulk cargo port in Antwerp. The interlinked element is a gigantic conveyor, which also operates as a sorting system. The challenge here is the rugged environment: the extremely dusty discharge points must be cleaned regularly, so the machine area must always be easily accessible to operators. Today, the safe radar system PSENradar ensures that safe, efficient workflows are guaranteed, even under these extreme (visibility) conditions.

Customer reference: Safe radar system PSENradar safely overcomes the dustiest of environments at EuroChem

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
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.

Customer reference: 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.

More

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

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.

More information
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
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

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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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
The basic functional safety standards EN ISO 13849 and EN / IEC 62061 are in the revision phase.

11 Mar 2021

Listen in now - Podcast on fault tolerance in machinery safety

Listen in now to our podcast: "For Your Safety" and discover what Klaus Stark has to say about fault tolerance in machinery safety.

Listen in 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
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!
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
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
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