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Nov 14, 2018

SPS IPC Drives 2018: Innovations for the smart factory of the future

Discover trends and innovations for the smart factory of the future! Celebrating the premiere in Nürnberg for the new light curtains PSENopt II for body protection. Also new on the exhibition stand: The Pilz service robotics modules, innovations from the drive technology range and the new qualification as a "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking".

Intelligent sensor technology for ideas with a future

In Nürnberg, you will be able to see for yourself our intelligent sensor solutions for the protection of man and machine. We present the modular safety gate systems, individual solutions for safety gate guarding, which enable fast diagnostics also in failure cases. The dynamic pressure-sensitive safety mat PSENmat offers monitoring and control function through virtual pushbuttons in just one device. We showcase the safety laser scanner PSENscan for productive area monitoring. New to Nürnberg are the versions of the light curtains PSENopt II. With a protected field height of up to 1500 mm they are suitable for hand and body protection up to PL e. Thanks to their shock resistance of 50 g they are extremely robust with regard to shocks, vibrations and collisions. Profit from operating ranges up to 50 metres and simple diagnostics via LEDs!

Several Pilz service robotics modules in action

On our exhibition stand in Nürnberg you experience the new Pilz service robotics modules in various applications in action: As a dual arm version and as a mobile version in interaction with an automated guided vehicle (AGV). The service robotics modules are also used as a pick-and-place application in our Smart Factory and at a hydraulically-driven press.

Put together your individual service robotics application yourself! Manipulator, control module, operating module and software module based on the software framework Robot Operating System (ROS) can be combined following the building-block principle.

Pilz Motion Control: More performance, less costs

Innovations in the field of drive technology include the new generation of Pilz Motion Control systems PMCprimo C2. Thanks to increased performance, they offer higher cycle counts and production quality. In addition to a wide number of interfaces and encoder inputs, digital inputs/outputs and an USB interface for data security ensure a high level of flexibility. The purely digital motor feedback protocol HIPERFACE DSL is now also available for the servo motors PMCtendo SZ. It uses a minimum of connection cables between the frequency converter and motor feedback system. The trend to a single-cable solution in drive technology is supported.

Worldwide qualification as a CE expert

Pilz expands its training offer and from autumn, it will offer the qualification as a "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking". The international qualification, certified by TÜV Nord, provides the required expertise to perform CE markings on new, existing or changed machines.

We will be presenting these and further innovations from 27.-29. November 2018 in Nürnberg. Keen to find out more? Then visit us in Hall 9, Stand 370. We look forward to meeting you!


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