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The new motion monitoring module PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO for the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz uses the cascading and delayed shutdown functions to protect capital goods, machines and workers in the drive area. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Jul 22, 2021

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new expansion module for drive monitoring - Monitor axes safely and efficiently

The new motion monitoring module PNOZ m EF 1MM2DO from the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 now also offers cascading and delayed shutdown functions in the field of safe motion monitoring. By monitoring up to eight safety functions on one axis, the new motion monitoring module provides efficient drive applications, thereby protecting both capital goods and the machine.

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The safety laser scanner PSENscan for productive area monitoring now offers up to 70 switchable configurations and three separate safety zones, which are monitored simultaneously. So area monitoring can now be even more productive. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Jun 30, 2021

Safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz with up to three separate safety zones and up to 70 switchable configurations - More flexible and productive monitoring of mobile and stationary applications!

Additional digital inputs and outputs are now available for the safety laser scanner PSENscan: Up to 70 switchable configurations can now be implemented and up to three separate safety zones can be monitored simultaneously thanks to the new 17-pin and master encoder types. So stationary areas can be monitored more productively – also using the new partial dynamic muting for example. And new functions for the intralogistics sector – such as encoder evaluation, standby mode and more precise navigation – also provide for more efficient monitoring of mobile applications.

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As the “winner” of the German Innovation Award 2021, the innovative safety relay myPNOZ is a milestone in terms of digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 19, 2021

German Innovation Award (GIA) confirms the innovation level of the world's first safety relay in batch size 1 - myPNOZ: “Winner” in Electronic Technologies!

The Baden-Württemberg-based automation company Pilz has just been announced as winner in the “Electronic Techologies” category for its innovative, customisable safety relay myPNOZ. For the first time, customers can use the Creator to simply “create online” their own individual safety relay in the spirit of Industrie 4.0. The German Innovation Award honours products and solutions that distinguish themselves primarily by their user centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions, across all industrial sectors.

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Comprehensive protection for industrial automation networks: The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also guarantees the monitoring of data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 11, 2021

SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also protects automation networks that include devices from third-party suppliers - Open for manipulation-proof communication

The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also guarantees the monitoring of data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. As such there is even greater flexibility to incorporate it into existing industrial automation networks. Thanks to authentication and permission management, the SecurityBridge efficiently protects against potential data manipulation. As a result, the open firewall from Pilz increases plant availability.

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The automation company Pilz is looking to the future full of confidence and drive, investing in training and continuing education. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 4, 2021

Financial year 2020: Automation specialist Pilz sees a drop in turnover – Fully confident outlook - “Countering the crisis together”

The Pilz corporate group has had to account for the worldwide crises and upheavals in the 2020 financial year: in 2020 the company recorded a turnover of 286.2 million Euro, a fall of 11.3 per cent in comparison with the previous year. Share of exports and R&D ratio increased. The company is full of confidence and drive for the months to come.

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With the innovative safety relay myPNOZ, Pilz has set a milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. The product has now been nominated for the Hermes Award. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Apr 12, 2021

Accolade for world's first safety relay in batch size 1 - Pilz nominated for Hermes Award with myPNOZ

The automation company Pilz, based in Baden-Württemberg, was nominated for this year’s HERMES AWARD. The industry equivalent of an Oscar, the award was bestowed today as part of the Hannover Messe Digital Edition 2021. Pilz was one of three companies nominated for the award. Phoenix Contact joined Pilz among the nominees, along with this year’s winner, Bosch-Rexroth. Pilz received the accolade for its new, personalised safety relay myPNOZ. Users can simply “create online” their own individual myPNOZ product in the spirit of Industrie 4.0.

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With a 30 metre rope length, the rope pull switch PSENrope mini from Pilz offers a reliable, cost-efficient E-STOP for extended conveyor applications, such as those found in the packaging industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Apr 8, 2021

Pilz adds the new compact rope pull switch PSENrope mini to its range of safe position and proximity switches - Safe stop for the assembly line!

For reliable, cost-efficient safeguarding of conveyor systems and machinery, Pilz is adding the new compact rope pull switch PSENrope mini to its range of position and proximity switches. This space-saving, cost-efficient version of the rope pull switch PSENrope enables functional processes to be shut down manually and thereby represents an economical solution for the emergency stop function.

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A new module for bending angle measurement is now available for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz, which forwards usable image data to the press controller. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Apr 6, 2021

New module for bending angle measurement on the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz - Making bending processes more productive!

A new module for bending angle measurement is now available for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz, which forwards usable image data to the press controller. So the operator sees the bending angle value directly on the user interface (HMI) when press braking, removing the need for expensive angle measurement systems and complex manual measurements. So the time and costs involved in the initial and subsequent adjustment of the system are reduced to a minimum. The bending process can be implemented productively and safely with PSENvip 2, thereby guaranteeing high availability on press brakes.

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With its new Pilz Care support programme Pilz offers tailor-made modules, which can be assembled individually according to customers' needs.

Ostfildern, Mar 30, 2021

Individual product support with Pilz Care - Customised support

Service according to customers’ needs: With the new Pilz Care programme, Pilz offers individually bookable support modules for its products worldwide, guaranteeing maximum machine availability.

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A restart interlock is now available for the PSENopt II light curtain range from Pilz. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 25, 2021

PSENopt light curtain portfolio from Pilz prevents an unintended restart - Managing lockout efficiently and safely

With PSENopt II lockout, a restart interlock is now available for the PSENopt II light curtain range from Pilz. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally, during maintenance work within danger zones for example. There is no need for additional safety sensors, immediately making a visual inspection of the danger point superfluous. So PSENopt II lockout represents not only a safe but also an economical, easy-to-use solution to prevent an unintended restart.

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With its new drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6 Pilz offers space-saving, scalable systems for either single or multi-axis applications. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 23, 2021

New Pilz drive solutions for single and multi-axis applications - Flexible, combinable drive controllers

With the new drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6, Pilz is expanding its portfolio of servo amplifiers to include space-saving, scalable systems for both single and multi-axis applications. Both can be combined flexibly and commissioned quickly. The drive controllers PMC SC6 and PMC SI6 offer high precision, particularly for single or multi-axis applications in the metalworking, packaging or woodworking industry.

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Safe, complete solutions for gates: with PSENmlock and the PSENmlock handle module with integrated escape release, the latest addition to the modular safety gate system from Pilz, both people and plants are safely protected. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 18, 2021

PSENmlock handle module expands the modular safety gate system from Pilz - Gates safely in hand

The modular safety gate system from Pilz now includes the PSENmlock handle module. As a comprehensive solution, the gate module has an integrated actuator as well as an integrated escape release. In conjunction with the safety gate sensor PSENmlock for safe interlocking and safe guard locking, the handle module represents a safe, individually adaptable solution for accessible gates.

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From Version 10.13 of the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator there are additional elements and expansion modules available for the configurable small controller. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 16, 2021

Small controller PNOZmulti 2: Expansions in the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator - New blocks for efficient automation

New function blocks for simple configuration of safe user programs are available from software version 10.13 of the PNOZmulti Configurator software tool for the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. The package includes a new L-muting block for light curtain applications, new logic function blocks for safety gate solutions and for monitoring analogue functions, as well as blocks for more comprehensive coding and/or decoding.

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With the innovative safety relay myPNOZ, Pilz has set a milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: it enables Pilz to offer safe solutions, which are available to customers in accordance with “their” specific individual batch size 1 requirements. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG/© iStock.com/Suradech14)

Ostfildern, Jan 14, 2021

Digital business model for automation components as another milestone en route to Industry 4.0 - Safety in batch size 1

Industrie 4.0 encompasses so much more than simply optimising existing processes: for its latest modular safety relay myPNOZ the automation company Pilz has drawn up a universal, digital concept – from ordering through to commissioning. A milestone with regard to digitisation in industry: with myPNOZ Pilz can offer safe solutions that are built in accordance with customers’ specific individual batch size 1 requirements.

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With the intuitive online tool myPNOZ Creator, users can assemble “their” individual safety relay myPNOZ. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG/ © iStock.com/industryview)

Ostfildern, Jan 14, 2021

Modular safety relay myPNOZ is the world’s first batch size 1 safety relay - “My Safety” for automation

With the intuitive online tool myPNOZ Creator, users can assemble “their” myPNOZ: it’s delivered pre-assembled, set up and tested and so is a completely individualised system, ready to install. No programming knowledge is required to use myPNOZ Creator, as the logic links for the safety functions are defined on myPNOZ via the modules that are selected and the sequence in which they are plugged in. As such the automation company Pilz has developed a digital, universal concept for its new modular safety relay myPNOZ, from selection through to order: with myPNOZ Pilz can offer safe solutions that are built in accordance with customers’ specific individual batch size 1 requirements.

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The new types of the control unit PITgatebox offer users not just simple operation, but high flexibility for implementing their safety gate application. The type with integrated access permission system offers additional benefits. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Jan 13, 2021

Pilz at SPS Connect 2020 – New types of control unit PITgatebox for greater flexibility when operating safety gates - Safe, secure operation

In its "Operating and monitoring" product area Pilz offers eleven new types of the control unit PITgatebox, which can be used for simple operation of safety gate switches and systems. The types with integrated reader unit PITreader also combine safety with industrial security by enabling intuitive control of access permissions.

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Pilz’s new safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking offers a basic economical solution for safe monitoring of movable guards. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Nov 10, 2020

Pilz at SPS Connect 2020 – New safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking for personal and process protection

The new safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking is available now. With this system Pilz can offer a basic economical solution for safe monitoring of movable guards.

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Good analogue alternative: under the exhibition slogan “Be safe and secure with Pilz”, Pilz will be using the virtual platform of the international exhibition SPS – Smart Production Solutions (24 – 26.11.2020) to showcase safe automation solutions for smart and digital automation. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Oct 20, 2020

Pilz at SPS Connect 2020 – Focus on safe automation solutions for comprehensive access control - Make automation more productive!

Under the exhibition slogan “Be safe and secure with Pilz”, Pilz will be using the virtual platform of the international exhibition SPS – Smart Production Solutions (24 – 26.11.2020) to showcase safe automation solutions for smart and digital automation. These solutions consider machinery safety and industrial security in equal measure. The main area of focus is comprehensive access control while maintaining productivity.

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The operator terminals PMIvisu v807 and v812 provide powerful visualisation and diagnostics of plant and machinery, even in areas where dirt and dust are generated. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Oct 7, 2020

The new operator terminals PMIvisu v807 and v812 from Pilz combine ruggedness and performance - Easily maintain an overview

With the operator terminals PMIvisu v807 and v812 Pilz completes its portfolio of operator terminals with two extremely robust, powerful devices for professional visualisation and diagnostics of automation processes. With PMIvisu v8 users can implement intuitive operating concepts simply and quickly.

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For the first time, the new base unit PNOZ m B1 Burner from the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz can be used not just to control and monitor the burner itself, but to manage the entire furnace safely. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Jul 15, 2020

Safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz for burner management applications

For the first time it is possible to manage safely not just the control and monitoring of the burner, but of the entire furnace: The new base unit PNOZ m B1 Burner from the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz supports simultaneous monitoring and safe control of furnaces from Version 10.12 of the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator.

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Automation solutions from Pilz protect plant and machinery: they guarantee access for authorised personnel only and prevent external manipulation. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 28, 2020

Difficult financial year 2019 for the automation company Pilz - “Both flexible and stable through the crisis”

The Pilz corporate group is looking back on a difficult financial year in 2019: Against the backdrop of a weak global economy and a cyberattack in the Autumn, the company is registering a turnover of 322.5 million Euro in 2019, which is a fall of 6.5 per cent in comparison with the previous year. Nevertheless the company has been able to keep the number of employees constant.

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The safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz can now also be used for dynamic navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGV) thanks to the new ROS (Robot Operating System) packages from the Open Source Framework ROS. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 19, 2020

Safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz now with ROS package for dynamic navigation in production logistics - Simple, more dynamic navigation!

The safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz now goes beyond safe, productive monitoring of stationary or mobile danger zones, offering new possibilities for the production logistics sector. Availability of the ROS (Robot Operating System) packages from the Open Source Framework ROS means that the safety laser scanner can also be used for dynamic navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGV) – using SLAM for example (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping). Users benefit from a more dynamic and therefore safe implementation of mobile applications in production environments.

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From 26 - 28 May the automation company Pilz is offering a comprehensive conference program at its virtual exhibition; but that's not all - there’s also a “Pilz Press Area” for journalists. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, May 8, 2020

Virtual exhibition at Pilz – All our innovations online!

Pilz will be presenting its “Spring” exhibition highlights and innovations in a virtual exhibition from 26 - 28 May. In addition to a comprehensive conference program including presentations, online visitors to the exhibition can also use the forum to exchange views directly in person with Pilz experts. Pilz offers journalists and editors the opportunity to be fully informed about the latest technical and corporate issues via its virtual “Pilz Press Area”.

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The distinguishing feature of the new PSENcode low profile actuator from Pilz is its very low height of just 3 mm. It completes the safety switches PSENcode, enabling a more flexible application as a result. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Apr 21, 2020

New actuator for a new dimension in safety!

Thanks to RFID transponder technology, the coded safety switches PSENcode from Pilz combine maximum manipulation protection with the smallest space requirement. A new feature is a further solution for space-critical applications, where the installation height is a key factor: the PSENcode low profile actuator is just 3 mm high and is currently the world's most low profile actuator.

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Visitors to Interpack can experience the Pilz safety gate model live on the Pilz stand and so discover the wide-ranging application options for the modular safety gate system in the packaging industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Mar 12, 2020

Pilz at “Components Special Trade Fair by Interpack ” 2020 in Düsseldorf, Hall 18, Stand 18B02 - Safe, secure packaging!

At this year's "Components by Interpack 2020", the automation company Pilz will be focusing on flexible system solutions for packaging machinery. The main focus extends beyond machinery safety to industrial security in terms of packaging. A thematic focus for the automation specialist will be the area of safe access control.

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Ready for Rail 4.0: At Rail Live, automation company Pilz will be presenting its comprehensive range of solutions for digitalisation on trains and railway lines. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG / © iStock.com/querbeet)

Ostfildern, Mar 3, 2020

Pilz at the Rail Live exhibition, Stand 69 - Ready for the digital future!

At Rail Live, the international railway conference and exhibition (Madrid (Spain), 31.03 – 02.04.2020), Pilz will be showing how industry-proven automation solutions can be used for safe control tasks in and on the track. At the accompanying conference, Pilz experts will be speaking on the subject: “From Industrie 4.0 to Rail 4.0”.

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A new feature of the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz is that it can now tackle not only machinery safety tasks (safety), but also access control tasks (industrial security). (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Feb 25, 2020

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new functions for safety and industrial security / Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2020 (Hall 9, Stand D 17) - Systematically safe and secure!

When it comes to selecting the operating mode and managing access permissions, the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 can now tackle additional tasks related to industrial security and machinery safety: as a system solution, PNOZmulti 2 works in conjunction with the reader unit PITreader from the operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode to enable comprehensive access control and functionally safe operating mode selection. It is available from Version 10.12 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator.

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“Be safe and secure with Pilz”. That’s once again the promise of the automation company from Ostfildern at the 2020 Hannover Messe. The focus: innovative solutions for every industry. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Feb 12, 2020

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2020 (Hall 9, Stand D17) - “Industrial Transformation” safe & secure!

Under the exhibition slogan “Be safe and secure with Pilz”, at this year’s Hannover Messe (20 – 24.04.2020) Pilz will be exhibiting safe automation solutions that include safe drive technology for the “Industrial Transformation”. These solutions consider machinery safety and industrial security in equal measure. The main area of focus is comprehensive access control: the automation company will be presenting machine access concepts, which can be used to safeguard the machine, making it “safe & secure”.

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The “Safe Automation” seminar series organised by the automation experts Pilz from Ostfildern focuses on CE marking, using a “safety gate” as a practical example. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Jan 29, 2020

The Pilz series of “Automation on Tour” events kicks off with “Safe implementation of CE marking” - The 2020 tour! – “Safe automation” with Pilz

The Pilz series of “Automation on Tour” events will launch from March 2020 with the “Safe Automation” seminar series. It is part of a series of practical events organised by the automation company Pilz from Ostfildern. The seminar series is held free of charge across Germany and focuses on hardware and software engineering in the CE marking process, through to full validation and documentation of machinery safety.

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Special award for an entrepreneurial personality: Renate Pilz receives the Federal Cross of Merit from Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs Hoffmeister-Kraut. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Jan 24, 2020

Federal Cross of Merit for Renate Pilz from Esslingen

Renate Pilz has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her outstanding entrepreneurial and social commitment. Minister of Economic Affairs Hoffmeister-Kraut: “A quite special entrepreneurial personality, Baden-Württemberg-style – and a pioneer for innovation and digitisation”.

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Four weeks after the cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is drawing some initial conclusions. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Nov 19, 2019

Pilz stands defiant against major cyberattack and sees restructure as an opportunity - “Cybercrime is a serious threat to our country”

In mid-October Pilz GmbH & Co. KG became the target of a major cyberattack. Server and communication systems belonging to the Ostfildern-based automation company were affected worldwide. After four weeks the company is drawing some initial conclusions: Pilz has overcome the attack; production and customer service have been re-established. Overall the family business is emerging from the attack stronger. What’s more, the company is speaking out about the gravity of the threat level.

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Due to a targeted cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company's network. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, Oct 14, 2019

Automation company suffering from cyberattack - Pilz GmbH & Co. KG hit by cyberattack

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is suffering from a targeted cyberattack.

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At this year’s SPS, everything at Pilz revolves around safe access control to plant and machinery – physically and virtually. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Oct 2, 2019

Pilz at SPS 2019 (Hall 9, Stand 370) - Doubly safe: Safe & secure automation

Safety and security are essential requirements of smart production. At the SPS exhibition (26. – 28.11.19 in Nuremberg ) Pilz will be showing automation solutions that cover all aspects of safety. The focus will be on all-round concepts, which can be used to safeguard access to the machine – physically and virtually. Product innovations include new modules for the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 and the safe incremental encoder PSENenco for monitoring movement and position. Pilz is exhibiting in Hall 9, Stand 370.

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Pilz offers a comprehensive range of further training around machinery safety and automation, available worldwide. The training courses are designed so that interested parties can plan their personal qualification path. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG / shapecharge/E+/Getty Images

Ostfildern, Aug 7, 2019

New qualification programme from Pilz - Systematic approach to further training

Pilz has developed a new international qualification programme for professional advancement in the field of machinery safety and automation. The result is a training programme that meets individual requirements for gaining further qualifications within companies. All over the world, the qualification concept guides training delegates from basic knowledge through to TÜV-certified expert level.

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With the Pilz System Partner Programme, from challenges to solutions: System partners are Pilz-certified companies that offer complete solutions with Pilz product and systems.

Ostfildern, Jul 2, 2019

Global professional network for safe automation - Pilz System Partner Programme – worldwide

With a System Partner Programme, the automation company Pilz is increasing the presence of its products and solutions worldwide: In future, customers will also be able to obtain complete safe automation technology solutions from Pilz via selected, certified partners.

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The world's first safe radar system solution expands the safe sensor technology range PSEN from Pilz.

Ostfildern, May 23, 2019

World's first safe radar system solution new to the Pilz portfolio - Safe even in the most rugged environments!

New to the Pilz portfolio is the world's first safe complete solution for protection zone monitoring, based on radar technology. It comprises the safe radar system "LBK System" from Inxpect S.p.A. and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. This complete solution provides safe, economical monitoring even in the must rugged environments – in extreme production environments such as dust in woodworking for example – or with complex plant structures. Benefits of the safe radar system solution include high plant or machine productivity, despite the most rugged environment.

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Pilz is a solution supplier for automation: in the field of service robotics, for example, the company is developing software to control robots.

Ostfildern, May 23, 2019

Moderate increase in turnover and rise in employee numbers for Pilz in 2018 - "Growth in a difficult environment"

The Pilz group of companies remains on course for growth, despite the economic downturn: in the last financial year, 2018, the automation company had a turnover of 345 million Euro (+2.1 %). The number of employees rose above 2,500 for the first time.

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The safe voltage monitor PNOZ s60 monitors the de-energised state of plant and machinery to UL 6420.

Ostfildern, Apr 1, 2019

Keeping it de-energised

With the safe voltage monitor PNOZ s60 Pilz now offers monitoring of the de-energised state of plant and machinery to the standard UL 6420. This makes PNOZ s60 suitable for use in applications that require a Safety Lockout System (SLS), that is, when plants are held in a safe, electrically de-energised state.

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Pilz offers a services package for compliance of machinery on the US market.

Ostfildern, Mar 19, 2019

Machinery safety: Pilz is expanding its international range of services - have a nice trip! US compliance for machinery

Pilz is expanding its international range of services in the field of machinery safety: in future Pilz will support companies worldwide who want to export machines to the USA or operate them there, in terms of the necessary compliance. Manufacturers and operators can ensure that their plant and machinery complies with the US requirements for machinery safety.

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The “Security” white paper from Pilz helps to understand central aspects of security and to put solution approaches into practice.

Ostfildern, Mar 13, 2019

“Security” at a glance: New white paper from Pilz

New strategies for the safety of plants and machines must take into account both security (IT security) and also safety (machinery safety). Pilz shows how this is possible in the “Security” white paper.

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The safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz now provide flexible monitoring of vertical areas.

Ostfildern, Feb 26, 2019

Safe use also in the vertical position!

The safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz are now also suitable for area guarding of vertical applications, for example for access protection. What’s more, with PSENscan applications can now be designed with greater flexibility, which minimises downtimes and increases cost-effectiveness.

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With the new IO-Link master module PSS u2 ES 4IOL the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 can now communicate with sensors and actuators via the globally standardised IO interface.

Ostfildern, Feb 19, 2019

IO-Link technology for PSSuniversal 2 - The link to networked production

Pilz is presenting the new IO-Link master module PSS u2 ES 4IOL for communication between the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 and sensors/actuators. IO-Link technology is standardised worldwide in accordance with IEC 61131-9. It enables automatic parameterisation and expanded device diagnostics in the spirit of Industrie 4.0.

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The modular operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode combines safety and security in one system.

Ostfildern, Feb 14, 2019

Access permission plus operation mode selection now modular - fusion of safety and security

With PITmode fusion, Pilz now offers a modular operating mode selection and access permission system. The modular system is characterised by more flexibility for functionally safe operating mode selection and for the control of access permissions to plant and machinery. This way, PITmode fusion enables efficient operation mode selection and access permission management that covers both safety and security specifications.

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Robust communication: Two new control heads with M12 interfaces supplement the railway range of the automation system PSS 4000-R from Pilz.

Ostfildern, Feb 11, 2019

M12 interfaces for safe signal transfer

In the automation system PSS 4000-R for railway, Pilz now provides two new control heads with M12 interface. So reliable signal transmission is guaranteed on and beside the track, even under adverse conditions!

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Under the motto “We automate. Safely.” in 2019 Pilz will again be presenting innovative automation solutions for all industries at the Hannover Messe.

Ostfildern, Feb 5, 2019

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2019, Hall 9, Stand D17 - Automation in the “Spirit of Safety”

Under the motto “We automate. Safely.” in 2019 Pilz will again be presenting innovative automation solutions for all industries at the Hannover Messe from 1 to 5 April. The pioneer of safe automation will be focusing on innovations from the areas of operating and monitoring, safe sensor technology, I/O systems and services. Accompanied by: The world’s lowest profile actuator and a modular, therefore innovative operating mode selection and access permission system.

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With training for the

Ostfildern, Jan 15, 2019

New qualification as "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" - CE marking at the highest level

Pilz expands its international training offer with a further TÜV certification: The new training for "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" provides expert knowledge about all necessary steps on the path to CE marking.

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Thanks to increased performance, the new generation of Pilz Motion Control systems PMCprimo C2 offers higher cycle counts and therefore new production quality.

Ostfildern, Dec 18, 2018

Pilz launches new generations of the control systems PMCprimo C2 from the Pilz Motion Control range - More power!

Thanks to increased performance, the new generation of Pilz Motion Control systems PMCprimo C2 offers higher cycle counts and therefore new production quality. A wide number of interfaces and an encoder input, digital inputs/outputs and a USB interface for data import and export ensure a high level of flexibility.

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For the configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti from Pilz, a new application simulation is available from Version 10.9. Users can test the configured user program even before commissioning, and thereby save time and costs during configuration.

Ostfildern, Nov 26, 2018

Configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti from Pilz new with application simulation - simulate the configuration now also offline!

From Version 10.9 of the Software tool PNOZmulti Configurator, PNOZmulti projects of the configurable safe small control systems can be simulated offline, completely without the use of hardware. That way, Pilz provides a user-friendly aid to detect, analyse and remedy errors at an early stage.

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Learning in practice and understanding better: With Pilz Education Systems, Pilz offers a modular training system for the range of safe automation technology.

Ostfildern, Oct 31, 2018

Modular training systems Education Systems PES - Safe automation: Learning how to do it

With the Pilz Education Systems (PES) Pilz launches a modular training system on the market. With this, the institutions of training/further education can improve the practical training in the field of safe automation technology.

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In addition to finger and hand protection, the light curtains PSENopt II are available from now also as versions with body protection. With a shock resistance of 50 g, PSENopt II are extremely robust with regard to shocks, vibrations and collisions.

Ostfildern, Oct 30, 2018

New version light curtains PSENopt II with body protection - Safety from tip to toe

Pilz completes its light curtain portfolio: In addition to finger and hand protection, the light curtains PSENopt II are available from now also as versions with body protection. Thanks to high robustness, fast diagnostics and comprehensive accessories, access to hazardous areas can be safeguarded economically.

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Lifetime achievement award: As part of the 10. Mechanical Engineering Summit, Renate Pilz received the

Ostfildern, Oct 24, 2018

"Preis deutscher Maschinenbau" (Award of German Mechanical Engineering) awarded to Renate Pilz - Businesswoman awarded for her life's work

For her life's work, businesswoman Renate Pilz receives the "Preis deutscher Maschinenbau" (Award of German Mechanical Engineering) 2018. She received the award on Tuesday, 16. October at the 10. Mechanical Engineering Summit. According to the expert jury, the consequent value-based corporate culture of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. is to be particularly honoured. Renate Pilz is the first woman to receive this award.

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The main focus of the Pilz stand at the SPS IPC Drives 2018 will be on safe sensor technology.

Ostfildern, Oct 9, 2018

SPS IPC Drives 2018: Pilz brings to life safe sensor technology - automate with all your senses

At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Nürnberg (27. - 29.11.2018) Pilz will focus on safe sensor technology: The automation company shows components and complete solutions for the most varied applications of sensor technology in action. It is a premiere in Nürnberg for the new light curtains PSENopt II for body protection. Innovations in drive technology Pilz Motion Control (PMC) and the new qualification as a "CECE – Certified Expert in CE Marking" are also part of the exhibition presence.

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The new energy stores PMCenergy SD save energy, used in conjunction with the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD5! In the process, the existing brake energy is absorbed, buffered and provided again, without mains feedback.

Ostfildern, Oct 2, 2018

New energy store PMCenergy SD uses braking energy - If you brake, you economise!

Pilz expands its range of energy-efficient drive technology: The new energy stores PMCenergy SD save up to 60 % of energy when used in conjunction with the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD5. For this, the braking energy created in a braking process is absorbed, buffered and provided again - without mains feedback.

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The non-contact, magnetic safety switch PSENmag in the stainless steel variant enables safe gate and position monitoring under harsh conditions.

Ostfildern, Aug 6, 2018

Despite dirt and temperatures! - Magnetic safety switch PSENmag from Pilz now also as a stainless steel variant

The magnetic safety switch PSENmag in the stainless steel variant reliably monitors safety gates and positions in harsh industrial environments up to 120 °C and instils confidence with its long service life.

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Ostfildern, Aug 1, 2018

Ready for the digital age of rail – InnoTrans 2018: Pilz presents comprehensive Industrie 4.0 solutions for the rail industry

At InnoTrans 2018, from 18-21 September 2018, automation systems provider Pilz will present its comprehensive solution offerings for digitalisation on trains and railway lines. Beyond control system solutions with the PSS 4000-R automation system, Pilz offers complete solutions up to and including completely pre-wired control cabinets. On September 21, as part of the InnoTrans Convention, Pilz will present ideas in the “Innovative paths 4.0 – VDB future workshop” on the topic of “Industrie 4.0 – Rail 4.0: Opportunities for mid-sized companies”.

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The analogue input module PNOZ m EF 4AI expands the product range of configurable small control systems PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz and it offers faster processing and optimised diagnostics.

Ostfildern, Jul 12, 2018

New analogue input module for configurable safe small control system PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz optimises processes - temperature, fill level etc. recorded safely

The new analogue input module PNOZ m EF 4AI expands the product range of configurable, safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2. It can be used to safely record and monitor any process up to PL e or SIL CL 3. One particular advantage is the separate module program (mIQ) with can be used to make fine-granular adjustments of the value. This ensures faster processing directly in the module, process monitoring is not only safer, but also more exact.

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The fifth edition of the Safety Compendium has now been published, providing an orientation for functional safety.

Ostfildern, Jun 28, 2018

Pilz provides an orientation for machinery safety

Validation of robot applications to ISO/TS 15066, safe programming to EN ISO 13849 or risk evaluation and analysis to IEC 62061. Anyone who deals with functional safety can easily get entangled in the standards and directives. With its Safety Compendium Pilz is giving design engineers, manufacturers and operators a reliable orientation for the most important machinery safety directives. The 5th version of this standard reference work has now been published.

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Human-robot collaboration in axle drive assembly, BMW Group Dingolfing plant: BMW Group is working together with Pilz on safety. Image: BMW Group

Ostfildern, Jun 18, 2018

CE marking for robot assistance systems of the BMW Group - Pilz protects HRC applications in car production

For safety when working with robot assistants, the BMW Group works together with Pilz: the automation company carries out the conformity assessment including final CE marking. That enables Pilz to ensure safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) at multiple production sites of the BMW Group.

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The new dual-pole semiconductor output module PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT of the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 ensures the safety of a complete press.

Ostfildern, May 29, 2018

More efficiency and higher safety at presses! - Pilz expands the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 by dual-pole semiconductor output modules PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT

Safe monitoring of mechanical presses is guaranteed by the new dual-pole semiconductor output module PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT of the configurable safe small control systems PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz. This means that press safety valves and other actuators that require dual-pole switching can be controlled simply and flexibly. This enables not only safer, but also clearly more productive management of the operation of mechanical presses.

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The area Motion Control at Pilz – PMC – has been expanded by the operator terminal PMI 6 primo with PLC, Motion and CNC functionality.

Ostfildern, May 15, 2018

Pilz expands its product range in the Motion Control area by a new operator terminal PMI 6 primo with control, motion and CNC function - control and visualisation of "primo" drives!

Now the solution package Pilz Motion Control (PMC) includes the operator terminals PMI 6 primo, with their PLC, Motion and CNC functionalities. Within the plant, they perform not only automation including motion management, but also the visualisation or project planning. This equipment enables the user to have a more flexible application, if required.

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At this year's Automatica, the automation business Pilz also introduces its modules for service robotics for the first time.

Ostfildern, May 14, 2018

Automatica 2018: Premiere for Pilz service robotics modules - service robotics goes Industry

On the Automatica from 19. To 22. June, the automation company Pilz shows its system solutions for the service robotics range: It is a premiere in Munich for the new service robotics modules of the company. Further exhibition topics are the comprehensive Pilz service portfolio and the offer of safe sensor technology for robot cells and for human-robot-collaboration (HRC). The visitors will also receive an insight into the R&D activities of the automation company.

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Pilz SecurityBridge is used within a corporate network and prevents unauthorised access to controllers.

Ostfildern, Apr 20, 2018

Pilz SecurityBridge protects controllers from manipulation and unauthorised access - On the safe side with SecurityBridge

If people, machinery and industrial processes are intelligently linked, these networks are also more susceptible to attack. The Pilz SecurityBridge protects the configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 from network-based attacks and unauthorised access. Plant and machinery are thus not only safe, but also secure, which ensures the safety of employees and increases the availability of the machinery.

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The automation company Pilz wants to continue growing with a complete offer for safe robotics: In 2018, the company provides the modules for service robotics on the market, including a self-developed robot arm.

Ostfildern, Apr 12, 2018

Pilz continues to grow in turnover and number of employees- new to the portfolio: Modules for service robotics: "Grateful for a successful year 2017."

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG Group continues to grow: In the last financial year 2017 the automation company increases its turnover to 338 Mio Euro and the number of employees to about 2.300. The demand on the Asian market has grown particularly strongly. In 2018, the family business wants to continue growing and it also promotes a new, modular offer for service robotics.

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With the Pilz Service Robotics modules, Pilz offers a set for service robot applications in an industrial environment.

Ostfildern, Apr 12, 2018

Pilz expands its portfolio by modules for service robotics in an industrial environment - Pilz service robotics modules - open for service tasks in industry

The automation company Pilz expands its portfolio by the new product range Service Robotics: The Pilz Service Robotics modules include initially the robot arm, the control module and the operator module. The essential features are openness, i.e. thanks to the software framework ROS, user-friendly operation and fast commissioning according to the plug-and-play principle. This enables users to assemble their individual service robot applications.

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The range of safety gate systems PSENmlock for safe interlock and safe guard locking now offers a new version for series connection.

Ostfildern, Apr 9, 2018

New products and versions for the modular safety gate system from Pilz – safety gate sensor PSENmlock with series connection, pushbutton unit PITgatebox and escape release – systematic protection for every gate!

The modular safety gate system from Pilz offers individual safety gate solutions that are ideally tailored to the requirements of the most varied applications. Users benefit from an economical series connection, rapid diagnostics, additional control and pushbutton elements and an optional escape release. Different components can be combined to fit the application. So users achieve an individual safety gate solution, ideally tailored to the respective application. The safety gate system now includes the safety gate sensors PSENmlock with series connection and the pushbutton unit PITgatebox.

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Modular to the factory of the future: On the Hannover Messe, Pilz shows innovative automation solutions for safety gate monitoring, among them safety gate systems and sensors.

Ostfildern, Mar 6, 2018

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2018, Hall 9, Stand D17 - Modular to the factory of the future:

Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting innovative automation solutions for the factory of the future at the Hannover Messe from 23 to 27 April 2018. In the focus of this year's presence at the exhibition there is the topic of "modular safety gate system". In this context, Pilz presents its new version of the Industry 4.0-compatible safety gate system PSENmlock. Furthermore, the automation expert presents novelties from the range of safety and control technology. The Safe human robot collaboration is also in the focus of this year's presence of Pilz.

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CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert is a globally recognised qualification enabling a 360° approach to machinery safety. CMSEs can pursue recertification to advance their knowledge base and remain up to date.

Ostfildern, Feb 2, 2018

Recertification of CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification - Updating knowledge, assuring continuing expertise

Pilz and TÜV Nord have been setting an international standard for machine safety qualification since 2013 with their CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert programme. CMSEs can pursue recertification to advance their knowledge base, remain up to date with the latest developments in the field of machine safety and retain their certification.

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