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New generation of the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2

Aug 4, 2015

New generation PSENvip 2

With the new generation of the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 you benefit from simpler handling and higher productivity.

Safe machinery, step-by-step: Instructions and CE certification

Jul 28, 2015

Safe machinery, step-by-step (4)

Part 4 of the series: Instructions and CE marking

Jul 24, 2015

Strong foundation for cutting edge technology

2014 financial year: Pilz achieves new record values for turnover and number of employees.

PNOZmulti 2 can now also be integrated into Ethernet/IP networks.

Jul 16, 2015

PNOZmulti 2 – with Ethernet/IP connection

Another communication connection: Configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 can now also be integrated into Ethernet/IP networks.

Jul 13, 2015

Estimate the machinery safety requirements correctly

The PASmsi app can help you - now available in lots of new languages.

Automation solutions for your plant or machinery - the new product finder shows the product in use on the machine!

Jul 2, 2015

Product finder - Reach the right product faster

Automation solutions for your plant or machinery - the new product finder shows the product in use on the machine!

Jun 24, 2015

Monitoring drives safely

The control systems in the automation system PSS 4000 can now be used for advanced motion monitoring functions.

Jun 23, 2015

1000 experts committed to your safety

In Australia, the thousandth delegate has now passed the end-of-course exam to become a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert - Congratulations.

Safe machinery, step-by-step: System implementation and review of the risk assessment

Jun 19, 2015

Safe machinery, step-by-step (3)

System implementation and review: Read the third part of the series now.

Safety relays PNOZsigma

Jun 15, 2015

Wiring work is reduced on PNOZsigma

New: Contact expansion module PNOZ s20 with semiconductor outputs.

IEC/EN 61496 will become legally binding on 10 May 2015

May 28, 2015

Amendment to standard IEC/EN 61496-1

Adaptation of the standard IEC/EN 61496-1 achieves standardisation of Safety Integrity Level and Performance Level.

With the automation system PSS 4000 you can reduce your engineering.

May 21, 2015

Reduced engineering – shorter project run times

With the automation system PSS 4000 you can reduce your engineering work.

Safe machinery, step-by-step: Safety design and selection of safety components

Apr 30, 2015

Safe machinery, step-by-step (2)

Part 2 of the series: Safety design and selection of safety components.

From April 2015 Pilz will have a new logo. The new logo puts automation firmly back in the spotlight alongside safety as the core competency.

Apr 23, 2015

New logo: "All in One" in automation

Pilz is introducing its new logo at the Hannover Messe (in Germany).

Apr 21, 2015

Hannover Messe 2015 – Our review

Join us in looking back on a successful Hannover Messe 2015 with our exhibition film and photo gallery!

India – Partner country of the Hannover Messe

Apr 8, 2015

Countdown to the Hannover Messe 2015

Under the motto "All in One: Safety & Automation" Pilz will shortly be exhibiting at the Hannover Messe (Germany). This year's partner country is India.

New types of the safety gate system PSENslock

Apr 7, 2015

New types of PSENslock

Safety gate system now available with expanded diagnostic functions and with safety outputs that are independent of guard locking.

Integrated Industry – Join the Network! – that's the keynote theme of this year's Hannover Messe.

Mar 25, 2015

Hannover Messe – With Pilz en route to Industry 4.0

Watch the video and you won't need to wait to see our solutions en route to Industry 4.0, which we will be presenting in Hannover (Germany).

Become a Certified Machinery Safety Expert in 2015!

Mar 13, 2015

Become a Certified Machinery Safety Expert in 2015!

Become the recognised expert in your own workplace for machinery safety. Check out the dates for the CMSE® trainings in 2015.

Mar 11, 2015

Hannover Messe 2015 – All in one: Safety & Automation

Tune into the highlights right now with our video.

Safe machinery, step-by-step: Risk assessment and safety concept

Feb 24, 2015

Start of series: From risk assessment to CE marking

Safe machinery, step-by-step - Part 1.

Visit Pilz at the Hannover Messe - free tickets are available now.

Feb 19, 2015

Exhibition vouchers for the Hannover Messe 2015

Pilz is exhibiting at the Hannover Messe from 13 to 17 April 2015. Secure your free exhibition voucher now.

PNOZmulti 2 - Integration into PROFINET networks

Feb 13, 2015

PNOZmulti 2 - Integration into PROFINET networks

Ever more flexible - the communication module PROFINET is now available for the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2!

Safety switch PSENcode now also available in a slimline design.

Jan 26, 2015

More slimline design: Coded safety switch PSENcode

Safety switch PSENcode is now also available in a slimline design - ideal for assembly on gates, covers or flaps.

Staff must be able to cope with the increasing demands of machinery safety.

Jan 13, 2015

Greater knowledge – greater safety!

How you can increase your competence in machinery safety with CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert.

Dec 17, 2014

What steps need to be considered when assessing and reducing risk?

Clear and compact - all the information is in our flowchart

Welding plant automated safely

Dec 9, 2014

Welding plant automated safely

Welding plant is automated simply and safely using the Pilz complete solution, comprising sensor, control and actuator technology as well as visualisation!

International Pilz Support

Dec 8, 2014

Technical support: competent and safe!

Benefit from the competent advice available for products, applications and services from Pilz.

SPS IPC Drives

Nov 28, 2014

SPS IPC Drives 2014 – Taking stock

You can review SPS IPC Drives 2014 in our exhibition film and photo gallery.

Nov 20, 2014

SPS IPC Drives 2014 – Are you ready?

At SPS IPC Drives Pilz will be presenting complete solutions for your automation tasks.

CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert

Nov 17, 2014

Many additional dates for the CMSE® qualification

Why not take this opportunity to gain the internationally recognised qualification CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert.

Visualisation software PASvisu at SPS IPC Drives 2014

Nov 10, 2014

Your automation at a glance

Visualisation software PASvisu - experience it for the first time at SPS IPC Drives 2014.

Nov 5, 2014

The new standard IEC/ISO 17305

What effects will the merger of EN ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 have in the field of machinery safety?

PSS 4000: Flexible communication, programming and operation

Oct 29, 2014

PSS 4000: Systematic, global machinery safety

Thanks to new functions, the automation system PSS 4000 can be used internationally and independently of the machine.

Retrofit increases the availability and productivity of old presses

Oct 22, 2014

Fountain of youth for old iron

How Pilz significantly increases the availability and productivity of an old press belonging to the Austrian Doka Group due to a retrofit.

Oct 17, 2014

SPS IPC Drives: secure your exhibition voucher now

All in one. Discover the new products and innovations for your automation tasks - exhibition vouchers and video are now online!

Understanding machinery safety

Oct 9, 2014

Understanding machinery safety

National directives define the responsibility of manufacturers and operators. Our seminars will tell you what you need to do.

New sizes of servo motor

Sep 30, 2014

Versatile application - Servo motors PMCtendo SZ

New sizes mean that PMCtendo SZ can now be used in more applications.

Pilz is at home in every industry

Sep 12, 2014

Pilz at WindEnergy and InnoTrans

Pilz will be presenting solutions for rail and wind at industry exhibitions this Autumn.

PNOZmulti Configurator 9.6.0 available!

Sep 9, 2014

PNOZmulti Configurator 9.6.0 available

New version of the software tool available for your safety circuit configuration – including blocks for safe drive monitoring.

Avoid Process and Dust Explosion Risks through effective Risk Assessment

Sep 4, 2014

International compliance in process manufacturing

The handling of machinery in process manufacturing is associated with specific requirements. Risk assessment avoids process and dust explosion risks.

Automation system PSS 4000 used in the Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi.

Aug 20, 2014

Standard in port logistics

The automation system PSS 4000 monitors all the safety-related functions on the dockside cranes in the Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi.

Safe control technology for the railway sector

Aug 15, 2014

Safe control technology for the railway sector

At InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin Pilz will be presenting itself as a competent partner for industrial safety technology on railways.

Safe, efficient automation of wind turbines

Aug 14, 2014

Pilz at WindEnergy 2014

We'll show you how to automate wind turbines safely and efficiently.

CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert

Aug 14, 2014

CMSE dates available in 2014 - Get your qualification now!

Become an expert in machinery safety. Qualify as a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert.

Automation: complete and simple!

Aug 6, 2014

Automation: complete and simple!

Discover complete automation solutions now at www.complete-automation.com .

Thanks to the comprehensive language package, the PAS4000 software is now also available in many European and Asian languages.

Jul 18, 2014

International language package for PAS4000

Thanks to the international language package available for the PAS4000 software, the automation system PSS 4000 is now even more flexible to use.

Gateways to connect various Pilz systems to CANopen and EtherCAT

Jul 16, 2014

Network connection to CANopen and EtherCAT

Reduce engineering work with Gateways to connect various Pilz systems to CANopen and EtherCAT.

Safe connection of various systems to non-safety-related Ethernet

Jul 4, 2014

Safe Ethernet Connection from Pilz

Use the "Safe Ethernet Connection" to safely connect various systems to non-safety-related Ethernet.

There a wide range of new system types available for the safety gate system PSENsgate.

Jun 25, 2014

Safety gate monitoring is becoming more flexible

Safety gate system PSENsgate – new system types with selectable control elements for greater flexibility.

Subscribe now to the international Pilz YouTube channel!

Jun 24, 2014

International Pilz YouTube channel is launched

Subscribe now to our international, English-language channel on the video platform YouTube!

Pilz continues to grow, with two new plants in Germany and China (Photo: new production facility in China).

Jun 23, 2014

Pilz on course for growth

The complete safe automation supplier is expanding its capacity with two new plants in Germany and China.

With safety switches and safety gate systems from Pilz, you're already on the safe side!

Jun 17, 2014

EN ISO 14119 is now harmonised

The standard EN ISO 14119 for the design and selection of safety gate systems is now applicable and binding throughout Europe.

Safeguard your machine tool simply and completely!

Jun 6, 2014

Machine tools - productive and safe

Pilz is your partner for tailor-made solutions for machine tools.

How near sharing has impacted Global Machinery Compliance and Safety Strategies

Jun 4, 2014

Near Shoring and Next Shoring of production facilities

How this trend has impacted Global Machinery Compliance and Safety Strategies.

Safety on paint lines thanks to the automation system PSS 4000

May 27, 2014

Safety on paint lines

Automation system PSS 4000 implements intelligent automation for robot-supported applications.

PASmsi – the app for simple risk assessment

May 23, 2014

Achieving safe plant and machinery with PASmsi

The Pilz app PASmsi provides risk estimation support directly at the machine and offers many other benefits.

CMSE

May 14, 2014

Globally Consistent Machinery Safety Knowledge - CMSE®

Establish CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert - worldwide as a standard qualification within your company.

Automation system PSS 4000 complies with the widest range of standards and approvals

May 5, 2014

A system for each industry!

The automation system PSS 4000 complies with the widest range of standards and has special approvals. This enables cross-sector application.

PAScal Safety Calculator

May 5, 2014

Discover the PAScal Safety Calculator

Tutorial helps you discover everything about the new functions of the PAScal Safety Calculator.

Pilz at Components for processing and packaging

Apr 25, 2014

Pilz at Components for processing and packaging

This exhibition is taking place alongside Interpack 2014 and we will be exhibiting economical, flexible solutions for packaging machines.

Safety relay PNOZ c2 for monitoring light beam devices

Apr 24, 2014

Safety relay PNOZ c2 monitors light beam devices

New safety relay to monitor light beam devices up to Type 4, e.g. PSENopt and sensors with OSSD outputs.

The PNOZmulti 2 is now available with POWERLINK connection

Apr 17, 2014

PNOZmulti 2 with Powerlink connection

The new POWERLINK communication module is now available for the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2.

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2014

Apr 16, 2014

Review of the 2014 Hannover Fair

Pilz takes a look back at a successful exhibition with an exhibition film and photo gallery. Why not see for yourself!

Drives can be monitored safely using the new motion monitoring modules for the PNOZmulti 2.

Apr 8, 2014

Monitoring drives safely with PNOZmulti 2

Drives can be monitored safely using the new motion monitoring modules for the configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2.

Operating mode selector switch PITmode

Apr 4, 2014

Operating mode selector switch PITmode – Two in one

Assign the right operating mode and access authorisations to each machine tool.

The Netherlands is the official partner country of the Hannover Messe.

Apr 4, 2014

Countdown to the Hannover Messe 2014

Under the motto: "Automation: complete and simple", Pilz will be exhibiting at the Hannover Messe (in Germany). You can be there too!

PAScal Safety Calculator

Apr 1, 2014

PAScal Safety Calculator: Additional languages

The software tool PAScal is now available to download in six languages.

Ladder Diagram Editor for safety and automation

Mar 31, 2014

Editor PAS LD "Ladder Diagram" for safety and automation

Even greater flexibility: with this new editor there are now four editors in the automation system PSS 4000!

Pilz offers the optimum automation solution for your machine – complete and simple

Mar 28, 2014

Product innovations at the Hannover Messe

At the Hannover Messe 2014 (Germany) we will be exhibiting the optimum automation solution for your machine – complete and simple!

Download the new edition of the Safety Compendium now!

Mar 27, 2014

New edition of the Safety Compendium

This reference book on functional safety standards is now available to download free of charge in both English and German.

Efficient, economical automation solutions from Pilz at the 2014 Hannover Messe

Mar 21, 2014

Safe automation for every industry

At the 2014 Hannover Messe in Germany Pilz will be presenting efficient, economical automation solutions – for your industry too!

Automation system PSS 4000 enables safe, efficient control and monitoring of automated guided vehicle systems.

Mar 20, 2014

Driverless, safe and efficient

Control and monitoring of automated guided vehicle systems with the automation system PSS 4000.

Streamline your systems for Controlling and Isolating Hazardous Energies.

Mar 13, 2014

Enhance safety with LOTO

Streamline your systems for Controlling and Isolating Hazardous Energies.

Pilz services at the Hannover Messe

Mar 12, 2014

Pilz services at the Hannover Messe 2014

Your project in safe hands - our service experts don't just give advice, they put it into practice as well!

Simple, flexible, safe! Configurable control systems PNOZmulti

Mar 10, 2014

Simple, flexible, safe – PNOZmulti

Are you aware of the diverse application options of the configurable control systems? Click on the video and prepare to smile!

Pilz safety switches and safety gate systems comply with EN ISO 14119

Mar 5, 2014

Standard EN ISO 14119 applies worldwide

The standard EN ISO 14119 now defines the issues that need to be considered on guards.

Automation solutions: complete and simple!

Mar 4, 2014

Automation solutions: complete and simple

Tune into the exhibition video at the Hannover Messe 2014! Complete automation solutions await you there.

Pilz develops and sells products, systems and services for safe automation, including sensors, relays, control systems and drives.

Feb 18, 2014

Automation: Complete and simple!

Safe automation for mechanical engineering - with solutions from Pilz.

official opening ceremony in Taipai City

Feb 14, 2014

New Pilz subsidiary in Taiwan

Complete automation solutions for the Tiger economy - Pilz has opened its 31st subsidiary in Taiwan.

Configurable small control systems PNOZmulti Mini with CC-Link connection

Feb 14, 2014

PNOZmulti Mini with CC-Link connection

The configurable small control systems PNOZmulti Mini can now also be connected to CC-Link networks.

Automation system PSS 4000 used in the world famous Meyer Werft shipyard

Feb 13, 2014

PSS 4000 used in the Meyer Werft shipyard

Automation system PSS 4000 enables safe access control in the world famous Meyer Werft shipyard.

Open drive solutions – plus we include safety!

Feb 3, 2014

Open drive solutions – plus we include safety!

Are you looking for a drive controller that can be used for the widest range of motor technologies but is still safety-related?

Download the new version of the software tool PAScal – now with support for the VDMA 66413 library format.

Jan 29, 2014

Now even easier to calculate the risk level

Software tool PAScal now supports the VDMA 66413 library format. With the new Editor it's also possible to create your own libraries.

Pilz opens subsidiary in the Czech Republic

Jan 9, 2014

New subsidiary in Czech Republic

Now we are even better able to meet the requirements of customers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The automation system PSS 4000 enables a mechatronic approach.

Dec 19, 2013

Work mechatronically, think in modules

Simplify the engineering process by forming modules in the automation system PSS 4000.

The new MENSCH UND AUTOMATION focuses on control solutions.

Dec 19, 2013

Yellow wins!

Read our customer magazine to discover how appropriate control solutions can be used to increase the safety and availability of machinery.

Identify and overcome the hidden risks in Automated Processes

Dec 16, 2013

Identify and overcome process hazards

Pilz provides customers with machinery compliant with ATEX, IECEx and other international standards.

Asian Manufacturing Award 2013

Dec 6, 2013

Asian Manufacturing Award 2013

Pilz won the award in the "Best Machine Safety Systems Provider" category with the automation system PSS 4000.

This year Pilz returned once again to SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg!

Dec 4, 2013

SPS IPC Drives 2013 - Conclusions

Pilz looks back on three exciting days at the exhibition - the exhibition film and photo gallery are now online.

New 5 Series of operator terminals PMI

Dec 2, 2013

Operator terminals from the PMI 5 Series

Simple, economical diagnostics: The new generation of devices brings even higher performance thanks to enhanced processors.

Direct risk assessment with the app PASmsi.

Nov 28, 2013

PASmsi – the app for your safety

New Pilz app: The mobile safety inspector app PASmsi provides support during risk assessment.

Overview of the whole range of Pilz Safety Services.

Nov 19, 2013

Service experts happy to advise you at SPS IPC Drives

Find out all you need to know about our services in Hall 9, Stand 370.

Energy efficiency with Pilz

Nov 14, 2013

SPS IPC Drives: Energy efficiency with Pilz

Save energy and costs: At SPS IPC Drives you can discover how to make your plant and machinery energy efficient.

Safe brake control

Nov 7, 2013

Wear monitoring for brakes on vertical axes

Visit us at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg (Germany) and reduce the hazards on vertical axes with the safe brake test (SBT).

Pilz are local and international experts in compliance

Nov 5, 2013

Solution for international compliance

Save valuable time and money by ensuring that applicable regulations are taken into consideration before machinery is shipped.

Configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2 with EtherCAT connection

Oct 31, 2013

PNOZmulti 2 with EtherCAT connection

The configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 can now be expanded on the left-hand side and connected to EtherCAT networks.

Innovations in sensor technology

Oct 30, 2013

Innovations in sensor technology at SPS IPC Drives

From 26 to 28 November we will be at the exhibition launching the new, multifunctional light beam devices PSENopt Advanced.

Automation tasks solved

Oct 24, 2013

Pilz at SPS IPC Drives 2013

Go to our exhibition page and welcome video and see in advance the highlights that await you on the Pilz exhibition stand

Robots play an increasingly important role

Oct 22, 2013

New standards in the field of robotics

Robots are becoming increasingly important – this is being taken into account by the introduction of new standards.

The latest developments in control technology

Oct 17, 2013

SPS IPC Drives: The latest developments in control technology

At the exhibition we will be presenting solutions for stand-alone or networked applications, safety and standard.

Buying Pilz products online in the Pilz E-Shop

Oct 11, 2013

Shopping at Pilz is now even easier

The new reminder list function - your own little helper in the Pilz E-Shop.

With Pilz you can reduce costs in the area of robotic systems.

Oct 8, 2013

Reduce costs in the area of robotic systems!

Careful design and installation of robotic systems can significantly increase production while lowering operating costs.

Implement safeguards on machinery correctly with Pilz.

Oct 2, 2013

Correct implementation of safeguards on machinery

The standard EN ISO 13849-2 describes the subject of validation, as an extension to EN ISO 13849-1.

Pilz commits to paper-free documentation

Oct 1, 2013

Pilz commits to paper-free documentation

In future Pilz will save over 700 kg of CO2 per year by converting to electronic operating manuals.

New standard in the field of machinery safety examines the issue of safety on guards.

Sep 27, 2013

Guards standard updated

EN ISO 14119 brings international validity as well as further changes.

Certified training for machinery safety in the USA and Canada.

Sep 25, 2013

CMSE now available in the USA and Canada

The international training program, CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert, is now available in the USA and Canada.

Pilz -Your Partner for Safety Design and Machinery Safety.

Sep 13, 2013

How safe is your controller?

Ensure your safety controller is sufficiently robust for the associated risk.

Preventing manipulation of guarding systems with the Pilz Safety Concept.

Sep 12, 2013

Preventing manipulation of guarding systems

The EN ISO 14119 adds clarity to specifications for installing guards and is also significant in preventing manipulation of guarding systems.

The configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2 can now be expanded decentrally.

Sep 11, 2013

Configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 – with decentralised expansion

New link modules enable decentralisation and safe comunication between multiple base units.

Safe communication between configurable control system PNOZmulti and automation system PSS 4000.

Sep 5, 2013

Safe communication between PNOZmulti and PSS 4000

The configurable control system PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 can now be used in one system architecture.

Keeping up-to-date on SPS IPC Drives 2013

Aug 30, 2013

Keeping up-to-date on sps ipc drives 2013

In November Pilz will be exhibiting at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Secure your free exhibition voucher.

PNOZmulti: Communication via Powerlink

Aug 30, 2013

New features on the configurable control system PNOZmulti

The Powerlink communication module is now available.

Automation system PSS 4000 monitors a fire protection system in the Hackesches Quartier in Berlin

Aug 7, 2013

Safe monitoring of fire protection systems

Automation system PSS 4000 monitors a fire protection system in the Hackesches Quartier in Berlin.

CMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert)

Aug 2, 2013

Certificate for machinery safety

Ensure that your H&S team have the skills that ensure safety at work.

Pilz in the Baltic and Nordic Countries

Aug 1, 2013

Pilz in the Baltic and Nordic countries

Pilz Scandinavia is now also looking after Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania.

Lock Out Tag Out

Jul 30, 2013

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)

LOTO - as part of a new approach to machinery safety.

The automation system PSS 4000 combines standard and safety.

Jul 22, 2013

Merging of standard and safety

The automation system PSS 4000 combines two worlds.

New technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union

Jul 19, 2013

New technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union

The so-called “Russian Machinery Directive” is being replaced by new technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union.

New product range leaflet PSEN

Jul 11, 2013

New product range leaflet for sensor technology PSEN

The new product range leaflet PSEN provides an overview of Pilz's versatile portfolio in the sensor technology range.

Control system PSSuniversal multi

Jul 10, 2013

Decentralised, open system: Control system PSSuniversal multi

Simple integration into existing architectures is a distinguishing feature of the control system.

Pilz – Your partner for safety design and machinery safety

Jul 9, 2013

Safety design helps to save costs

When modernising machinery it is important to consider the principles of safe design from the very start of a project.

Safe, efficient bridge protection via the automation system PSS 4000.

Jul 5, 2013

Protecting bridges safely and efficiently

The automation system PSS 4000 ensures that position and speed are monitored safely on one of the largest vertical lift bridges in Europe.

Risk assessment

Jul 3, 2013

Relevant changes to ISO/TR 14121-2

The risk from the implemented risk reduction must be re-estimated in the course of the risk assessment.

There is now a new add-on module for the safety gate system in the shape of the restart interlock.

Jun 28, 2013

High protection for maintenance work

New add-on module: Restart interlock for the safety gate system PSENslock.

PNOZmulti Mini: EtherCAT communication module available

Jun 26, 2013

Configurable small control system PNOZmulti Mini

PNOZmulti Mini can now also be connected to EtherCAT networks.

New Official Journal for the Low Voltage Directive has been published

Jun 11, 2013

New Official Journal for the Low Voltage Directive

Publication of the EU Official Journal 2013/C 149/1 means that its predecessor from August 2012 has now been replaced.

Safe light beam device applications with the automation system PSS 4000 FAST

Jun 11, 2013

Evaluate light beam devices quickly and safely

The Fast Control Unit in the automation system PSS 4000 is particularly suitable for applications with light beam devices.

With Pilz devices, your guard already complies with EN ISO 14119.

Jun 10, 2013

New standard for guards

EN ISO 14119 will replace EN 1088 from end-2013. With Pilz, you're already on the safe side!

Pilz combines development and production of its core products at its company headquarters in Ostfildern.

May 29, 2013

Pilz continues to grow

Record levels of turnover, staff and investment in 2012.

Configurable small control system PNOZmulti Mini for the wider temperature range

May 27, 2013

Configurable small control system PNOZmulti Mini

New: Base module for the wider temperature range - robust and safe!

May 24, 2013

Control system PSSuniversal multi: Standardised safety

As a safety control system, PSSuniversal multi can also process standard I/O data at the same time.

Risk assessment of machines

May 21, 2013

Identify and reduce danger points

We support your design of a safe machine with a detailed risk assessment.

CE marking

May 10, 2013

Buying machinery that is guaranteed safe

By signing the EC declaration of conformity, Pilz guarantees compliance with the Machinery Directive.

Complete solution comprising light beam devices PSENopt and the configurable control system PNOZmulti

May 8, 2013

Safe working practices on infeed stations

Light beam devices PSENopt and the configurable control system PNOZmulti ensure high productivity, with free access to the process.

Safety system PNOZmulti 2: New revised base unit PNOZ m B0

May 7, 2013

New features on the safety system PNOZmulti 2

New expansion modules and a revised base unit PNOZ m B0 are now available in the safety system PNOZ multi 2.

Safety relay PNOZs50 for safe brake control and monitoring of holding brakes or safety brakes

Apr 25, 2013

Safe, contactless brakes – non-wearing

New: The safety relay PNOZ s50 is an economical brake control solution.

User interface language can be loaded retrospectively: PNOZmulti Configurator can now be used in the local language in any country in the world.

Apr 24, 2013

New functions in the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator

The user interface language can now be loaded retrospectively. The user can now translate all texts within PNOZmulti (project, diagnostics, GUI).

Download the new Official Journal for the Machinery Directive.

Apr 18, 2013

New Official Journal for the Machinery Directive

The new Official Journal 2013/C 99/01 contains a current list of the standards harmonised under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Impressions of the Hannover Messe 2013.

Apr 16, 2013

Review of Hannover Messe 2013

The exhibition was a total success for Pilz – take a look at our exhibition film and photo gallery.

PSSuniversal multi with PROFIBUS/PROFIsafe interface

Apr 11, 2013

New interface for PSSuniversal multi

Standardised safety - now also for communication between a control system and CNC controllers.

LOTO, Lock Out Tag Out

Apr 1, 2013

How to avoid failure to control hazardous energy

Inadequate hazardous energy control accounts for one in ten accidents. How can be avoided?

At Metropolitan Solutions Pilz will be exhibiting industry-proven safety for urban infrastructures.

Mar 29, 2013

Pilz at Metropolitan Solutions

We will be presenting proven safety solutions for urban infrastructures as part of Metropolitan Solutions (Hannover, Germany).

Detailed information on the training programme Certified Machinery Safety Expert on www.cmse.com

Mar 28, 2013

Become a machinery safety expert with CMSE

Gain an all-encompassing knowledge in machinery safety and gain internationally recognised TÜV Nord certification.

You should now update the firmware of your PSSuniversal head modules with Profinet interface and use the latest Version 2.3.

Mar 27, 2013

Decentralised I/O system PSSuniversal for Profinet users

The Pilz decentralised I/O system PSSuniversal now supports Version 2.3 of the Profinet specification.

Download the new version of the configuration software PASconfig SDrive.

Mar 13, 2013

New version of the configuration software PASconfig SDrive

With the PMC Software Tools it's simple to program, configure and diagnose your motion control applications at the same time.

The use of Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) programmes is increasing in Europe.

Mar 8, 2013

Lock Out Tag Out in Europe

The use of Lockout Tagout (LOTO) programmes becomes more and more relevant – especially in Europe.

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2013

Mar 1, 2013

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2013

Visitors and exhibitors from all over the world come together in Germany from 8 to 12 April. This is what awaits you at the automation specialists.

A wide range of training courses completes the Pilz services portfolio.

Mar 1, 2013

Safety cannot be left to chance

Improving machinery safety and occupational safety is a key theme on our stand at the Hannover Messe (Germany).

Safe motion - PMCprotego DS provides safe motion monitoring

Mar 1, 2013

New functions for drive-integrated safety

Safe motion - PMCprotego DS has two new functions for safe motion monitoring

Post protector, front protection, protective housing and mirrors expand the application options of the light beam devices PSENopt.

Feb 26, 2013

New: Accessories for light grids

Use of the light beam devices PSENopt is now more versatile thanks to post protectors, front protection, protective housing and mirrors.

PNOZmulti 2 have up to 80 per cent lower energy consumption than comparable products.

Feb 5, 2013

Safe, flexible – and energy efficient

PNOZmulti 2 have up to 80 per cent lower energy consumption than comparable products.

New official journals have been published for the Machinery Directive and EMC Directive.

Jan 15, 2013

New list of harmonised standards is published

New standards have been harmonised following publication of the new Official Journals for the Machinery Directive and EMC Directive.

Safe camera system SafetyEYE for three-dimensional monitoring and control of danger zones.

Jan 15, 2013

Safe view of the danger zone

The safe camera system SafetyEYE enables uninterrupted three-dimensional monitoring and control of danger zones.

With the Safety Calculator PAScal it's simple to calculate the achievable PL and SIL of safety functions on plant and machinery.

Jan 9, 2013

Verification of functional safety

With the Safety Calculator PAScal it's easy to perform and display even complex calculations … watch this new film to see how.

Centralised project in the user program

Dec 19, 2012

Distribute control functions consistently ...

... and benefit from simple handling and a high degree of standardisation with the automation system PSS 4000.

The configurable control system PNOZmulti guarantees the safe operation of warning systems on level crossings.

Dec 18, 2012

Crossing safely

Modern safety technology from Pilz monitors warning systems for level crossings.

International training programme Certified Machinery Safety Expert

Dec 17, 2012

New machinery safety training with TÜV certificate

Information on the international training programme CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert now on www.cmse.com

ZVEI brochure

Dec 14, 2012

Application of standards EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1

Download the updated ZVEI brochure "Safety of Machinery".

Chronological development of the Pilz PNOZ.

Dec 7, 2012

25 years of the safety relay PNOZ – Synonym for safety

Pilz was the first on the market with PNOZ and is still the market leader.

From 27 to 29.11 we will be welcoming you to Hall 9, Stand 370.

Nov 22, 2012

Only a few days remaining until sps ipc drives

From 27 to 29.11 we will be welcoming you to Hall 9, Stand 370 at sps ipc drives in Nuremberg, Germany.

The configurable control systems PNOZmulti are celebrating their birthday.

Nov 22, 2012

The original celebrates its birthday!

Ten years of the configurable control systems PNOZmulti – and the success story continues.

Manipulated safety devices are a huge risk to safety; our experts analyse the weaknesses and work to combat them.

Nov 21, 2012

Why workers manipulate safety devices

Manipulated safety devices are a huge risk to safety; our experts analyse the weaknesses and work to combat them.

As a safety control system, PSS 4000 performs standard tasks

Nov 19, 2012

Automation system PSS 4000

As an open system, PSS 4000 guarantees flexibility. It can be integrated into automation architectures without difficulty.

EN/IEC 62061 or EN ISO 13849-1 are complementary and allow for different approaches.

Nov 14, 2012

EN/IEC 62061 or EN ISO 13849-1?

Talking about Machinery Safety the focus is on EN/IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1 and which is the better approach?

Versatile connection options and high tolerances.

Nov 9, 2012

New versions of the safety gate system PSENslock

Offering versatile connection options and high tolerances.

PSSuniversal - Available for fibre-optic systems

Nov 6, 2012

PSSuniversal with Profinet/Profisafe interface

The decentralised I/O system PSSuniversal is now also available for fibre-optic systems.

Risk hazards of palletising equipment and what to particularly be aware of when assessing this kind of machinery.

Oct 16, 2012

Risk Minimization of Palletisers

Risk hazards of palletising equipment and what to particularly be aware of when assessing this kind of machinery.

You can track the global missions of James Pilz at www.james-pilz.com.

Oct 10, 2012

The name’s Pilz: James Pilz: Training agent 13849-1

James Pilz brings international fame to our machinery safety training.

The base unit PNOZ m B0 is the latest development in the PNOZmulti range.

Oct 4, 2012

Configurable control system PNOZmulti 2

Development continues: New generation of PNOZmulti available.

The Sensor Technology Product Navigator provides an overview of our sensor technology product range and the corresponding application areas.

Sep 28, 2012

Find the right sensor quickly

With the new Sensor Technology Navigator it's really simple to get from your requirement to the right product.

Monitoring positions efficiently in standard and safety applications.

Sep 26, 2012

One safe sensor – three positions

Monitoring positions efficiently in standard and safety applications: Coded safety switch replaces two standard sensors.

Discontinuation of the decentralised, digital I/O modules PSSdio

Sep 21, 2012

Discontinuation of digital I/O modules PSSdio

The decentralised I/O system PSSuniversal is more than just a replacement.

Intuitive operation, proven many times over – this is illustrated in our product animation.

Sep 20, 2012

Program Editor PASmulti

Intuitive operation, proven many times over – this is illustrated in our product animation.

New standards have been harmonised with the publication of the EU Official Journal 2012/C 256/01 of 24 August 2012.

Sep 18, 2012

New Official Journal for the Machinery Directive

New standards have been harmonised with the publication of the EU Official Journal 2012/C 256/01 of 24 August 2012.

Light beam devices PSENopt can be switched into muting mode

Sep 12, 2012

Increase productivity with muting

Thanks to muting, light beam devices PSENopt are suitable for processes in which material must pass through an area that is safety-critical for operators.

Changes for Australia’s safety legislation - Our subsidiary Australia is an expert in this topic

Aug 30, 2012

New work health and safety laws commenced in Australia

This affects every company that is involved in the design, manufacturing as well as the import, supply and use of machines.

Pilz offers innovative software solutions for automation.

Aug 22, 2012

Automation software – from design to diagnostics

Pilz offers innovative software solutions for automation. Browse our redesigned software pages for further information.

Simple combination of PAS STL, PAS IL and the graphics Program Editor PASmulti

Aug 16, 2012

Editors PAS STL and PAS IL - now as LVL languages!

Merging standard and safety: TÜV Süd classifies the EN/IEC-61131-3 languages provided in PAS4000 as LVL languages.

The coded safety switch PSENcs x.19n monitors up to three positions safely.

Aug 9, 2012

The new PSENcode for position monitoring

The coded safety switch PSENcs x.19n monitors up to three positions safely.

Pilz light grids with protection type IP67 and IP69K

Aug 8, 2012

New protection type for optoelectronic protective devices

Pilz light grids can now be used where there are high demands on hygiene.

Decentralised modules PDP67

Jul 26, 2012

Decentralised modules PDP67: New versions

The decentralised modules are now even more rugged thanks to new stainless steel connections.

Emergency stop pushbutton PITestop

Jul 25, 2012

Safe emergency stop with PITestop

New PITestop Sets are now available in a clear design.

Pilz provides safety solutions for the most varied of industries.

Jul 23, 2012

Pilz at home in every industry

Browse our redesigned web pages for information on competent industry solutions from the automation expert.

Material can pass through the light curtain, but if an operator should accidentally access the area, a message is immediately sent to the control system.

Jul 2, 2012

Safety with perspective

The optoelectronic protective devices PSENopt and the muting relay PMUT X1P provide a safe, efficient solution.

The new product animations demonstrate the key applications and benefits of our products in sound and vision.

Jun 15, 2012

PNOZmulti Configurator and PNOZmulti Mini

New animations illustrate the distinguishing features of Pilz products.

Highest level of safety with the magnetic safety switches PSENmag

Jun 6, 2012

June's sensor of the month

The magnetic safety switch PSENmag guarantees the highest level of safety at the lowest price.

The camera-based protection and measuring system PSENvip.

Jun 1, 2012

Safe press braking with large tools

Now possible thanks to the new operating mode of the camera-based protection and measuring system PSENvip.

Coded and mechanical safety switch in one bolt.

Jun 1, 2012

New safety bolt PSENbolt

3-in-1 solution for safety gate monitoring: now with coded and mechnical safety switch in one bolt.

On the subject of safety, we can provide training on the integration of robot systems.

May 31, 2012

Robot safety – You've come to the right place!

On the subject of safety, we can provide training on the integration of robot systems - to meet your individual requirements.

Structured safety concepts improve machinery safety.

May 25, 2012

Operation: Target Zero

Structured safety concepts improve machinery safety.

Maximum freedom with the safe hinge switch PSENhinge.

May 17, 2012

May's sensor of the month

Maximum freedom with the safe hinge switch PSENhinge.

Optoelectronic protective devices PSENopt provide maximum safety in panel production.

May 14, 2012

Feeding material in safely without stopping production

See the Industrial Automation magazine [Industrielle Automation] to discover which solution was implemented in practice.

Interface module PDP20 - Standard-compliant series connection up to PL e

Apr 20, 2012

Interface module PDP20

The new module is the only solution on the market suitable for standard-compliant series connection up to PL e.

Pilz helps companies all over the world to implement laws and directives internationally.

Apr 17, 2012

Safety in the workplace

Pilz can help you to implement the Use of Work Equipment Directive.

Burner management software block - approved by TÜV Süd

Apr 4, 2012

New features on the software platform PAS4000

The "burner management" software block is now available.

Editor PAS STL - for standard and safety

Mar 27, 2012

PSS 4000: Structured Text for standard and safety

The Editor PAS STL is now available in the automation system PSS 4000.

PSENrope with E-STOP function, for use in extended production processes, is our sensor of the month.

Mar 16, 2012

March's sensor of the month

Safe rope pull switch PSENrope - Greater safety on the production line.

Pilz experts advise on machine safety worldwide.

Mar 14, 2012

Avoiding industrial accidents through machine safety

Safe work systems minimise risks for staff on production lines.

Control system PSSuniversal multi

Mar 13, 2012

Control system PSSuniversal multi

The new performance class in the automation system PSS 4000 is now available.

The safe camera system SafetyEYE monitors warning and detection zones in 3D.

Mar 5, 2012

When man and robot work together ...

Take a look at the product animation for SafetyEYE – the world's first safe camera system.

PITRONIK P9 and P10 will be replaced by the programmable PSSuniversal PLC control systems.

Feb 28, 2012

Programmable logic controllers to be discontinued

The control systems PITRONIK P9 and P10 are to be discontinued and will be replaced by the higher performance control systems PSSuniversal PLC.

The safety light curtains PSENopt Type 4 offer finger protection where operator intervention is required as part of each cycle.

Feb 15, 2012

Sensor of the month for February

The safety light curtains PSENopt Type 4 offer finger protection, e.g. where operator intervention is required as part of each cycle.

Proximity switch PSENini

Jan 23, 2012

January's sensor of the month

The proximity switch PSENini monitors safely without actuators.

Shooting the training film

Dec 15, 2011

The name’s Pilz: James Pilz! – Training agent 13849-1

The new training film is ready! What's special about it: The main roles are played by Pilz staff.

New light grids PSENopt available.

Dec 14, 2011

New generation of light grids PSENopt

Due to the introduction of new devices, existing safety light grids will be discontinued on 1 January 2012.

Global Manufacturing: Numerous Regulations, Multiple Standards ...

Dec 8, 2011

Do you know the difference between USA and EU?

Global manufacturing: numerous regulations, multiple standards ...

Servo amplifier PMCprotego D

Nov 24, 2011

Servo amplifier PMCprotego D

...for high performance and even greater safety!

PMI 509 / PMI 515

Nov 22, 2011

Human Machine Interface with PMI

New generation of Pilz diagnostic units

New edition of the Official Journal for the EMC Directive.

Nov 16, 2011

New Official Journal for the EMC Directive

The European Commission has published a new edition of the Official Journal for the EMC Directive.

The safety bolt PSENbolt consists of a safety switch, handle and bolt.

Nov 15, 2011

November's sensor of the month

The safety bolt PSENbolt for high-usage safety gate monitoring is our sensor of the month for November.

Operating mode selector switch PIT m3.1p

Nov 10, 2011

Operating mode selector switch PIT m3.1p

For mode selection and access authorisation

Common success factors of machinery safety.

Nov 8, 2011

Safety Commitment reaps Rewards

Common success factors of machinery safety.

Oct 24, 2011

Safe control solution for stage technology

The automation system PSS 4000 with the new rotary encoder PSENenco.

Pilz India – new subsidiary established

Oct 19, 2011

Pilz India – new subsidiary established

Pilz India has successfully started trading as the newest international subsidiary.

Using wind energy safely: Application using PLIDdys.

Oct 11, 2011

Using wind energy safely

Application using the safe line inspection device PLIDdys.

From EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1: Pilz safety experts lead the way through the maze of standards.

Sep 28, 2011

Multinational companies and EN ISO 13849-1

The transition from EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1 involves some challenges for multinational companies.

PNOZ s22

Sep 21, 2011

Contact expansion PNOZ s22 – Twice as good

with relay functions that can be controlled separately

Sensor technology PSEN connected in series with PDP67 modules

Sep 5, 2011

Efficient connection solution with safe sensor technology PSEN

Pilz sensors can easily be connected in series and are therefore particularly economical.

Rotary encoder PSENenco

Aug 29, 2011

Rotary encoder PSENenco

Available now: The rotary encoder PSENenco to determine position and speed.

New standards regarded as harmonised under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Aug 24, 2011

New Official Journal for the Machinery Directive

Following publication of the EU Official Journal 2011/C214/01 of 20.07., new standards are regarded as harmonised under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Press retrofit with the camera-based protection and measuring system

Aug 9, 2011

Press retrofit with PSENvip

The camera-based protection and measuring system PSENvip enables safe, efficient bending.