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We work with our customers to develop sophisticated automation concepts that harmonise safety and productivity – from advice to the complete solution, exactly to customer specifications, without compromising on automation.

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To create the perfect illusion for the Ehrlich Brothers it takes not just the professionalism of the two artists but also complex stage and event technology. Safety plays a big role too

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.

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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.

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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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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 an efficient and safe solution at Poco Loco.

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Stress-free test conditions for new trains

The Canadian Bombardier group builds trains in the Belgian city of Bruges. Before the trains can be incorporated into the international rail network there are some functional and electrical tests they need to pass. In high-voltage test cages, Bombardier tests more than 5,000 connection points per train under 1,000 Volt high voltage. Pilz is responsible for development and implementation of the necessary safety concept.

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Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R

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
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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
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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
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Safety and automation for the Zugspitze cable car

In cooperation with FREY AG, Pilz developed a safe automation solution for the “Zugspitze cable car”, a solution that controls the whole cable car system. The decisive factor for choosing this solution was that the automation system PSS 4000 can control both safety and automation functions.

Complete solution with PSS 4000
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Clever folding with PSENslock and PNOZmulti 2

Flexibility, efficiency and safety are indispensable in the packaging industry, particularly in end-of-line processes. When developing a case erector for cartons, Wächter Packautomatik deliberately chose Pilz. With the PNOZmulti 2 and PSENslock all the requirements for the applications were met.

Efficient duo PNOZmulti 2 & PSENslock
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Safe procedures with safety light curtains PSENopt II

SRW opted for a barrier-free safety solution from Pilz in two different plants: Type 3 light curtains PSENopt II safeguard the process on a cartoner filling station, which erects cartons fed in via conveyor technology and then has a robot stack them in transport containers.

Barrier-free solution with Type 3 PSENopt II
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PNOZmulti: Automation for the zero joint

For edge processing in its machines for the furniture industry, HOMAG relies, among other things, on the use of high-power lasers - and therefore also on the freely configurable safety system PNOZmulti from Pilz. So HOMAG avoids potential hazards at the machine operator's workplace.

Safeguarding with PNOZmulti
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Pilz servo amplifier for all drives

Xactools specialises in automated special solutions in infeed technology, palletising and measurement technology. With the universal servo amplifier PMCtendo DD5 from Pilz and a Profinet connection the company can control all the motors quickly, precisely and easily.

Powerful controllers for all drives
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Move locomotives safely with the automation system PSS 4000

The railway technology specialist Schweizer Electronic AG offers innovative solutions to safeguard construction sites, level crossings, and radio remote control systems for locomotives. For the remote control of a freight train locomotive from Bombardier the automation system PSS 4000-R(ail), acts as an interface between receiver and locomotive control system, checking the signals for feasibility and consistency, and ensuring the required safety in accordance with SIL3.

Safeguarding the railways with PSS 4000
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Metro more punctual thanks to the automation system PSS 4000

Transport operator De Lijn runs the metro network in the Belgian metropolis of Antwerp. At the intersection point of three metro lines under the heart of the city, the SIL 4-capable industry-proven automation system PSS 4000 is replacing the obsolete control technology. The modernisation was carried out step by step without any interruption to ongoing operation.

More on the automation system for rail operations
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Reproducible automation solution

In new developments as in retrofits, the engineering company Brodbeck values safety solutions and components from Pilz, which can be transferred to several plants. For example the control system PNOZmulti 2, the safety gate system PSENmlock and the coded safety switch PSENcode.

Reproducible automation and safety solutions
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