Safety in automation

Benefit from safe automation

There are many benefits to automation, which today is used in many industries across the world. When you automate machines, or even entire manufacturing and production facilities, you not only simplify processes but also increase quality and productivity.

However, the safety aspect is very often neglected with industrial automation, and not just to the detriment of staff. Damage to materials and tools and the consequent downtimes are just some of the negative consequences. It's worse still when people are injured.
Also, if state inspections establish that simple safety standards are not being met, then closure of the whole plant is inevitable. Quick and costly investments in safety measures will be needed to allow the plant to be put back into service.

With Pilz at your side as a partner, such cases can be avoided. We know which requirements are important for safe automation and are happy to support you with the implementation and solution. Because when it comes to complying with machinery safety requirements, many countries have regulations ranging from non-binding recommendations to mandatory laws.

We're happy to support you with your individual challenge in safe automation.

Seven steps to safe automation

Our check list provides the right introduction to safe automation:

  • Do you know the relevant standards in your industry?
  • Which safety standards apply for your industry?
  • Which laws for compliance with machinery safety requirements are mandatory in your country?
  • Are you familiar with the Machinery Directive and how to apply it?
  • Which laws must you consider when exporting machinery?
  • Does your machine have a valid conformity assessment and CE mark?
  • Are you using the right safety technology?

Benefits of safe automation

The desire for safety is a basic human need. Staff who feel safe are more efficient and more productive. So it follows that safety has a long-lasting effect on your company's success. With the optimum use of safety technology, plant and machinery is also able to run smoothly, thereby increasing production quality.

An overview of the benefits of safe automation:

  • Increase productivity – enjoy greater success with safe, efficient workflows
  • Reduce absenteeism – better health and safety protection for your staff
  • Minimise downtimes – safety systems with integrated diagnostics enable rapid troubleshooting when something goes wrong
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