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Pilz was the first company to receive the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) certificate from TÜV SÜD, for its modular safety relay myPNOZ. This certification confirms that the new type of modular, batch size 1 safety relay complies with the standards in the British market even after January 2023 and so is ready for use. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28/06/2022

Pilz safety relay myPNOZ receives TÜV Süd certificate UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) for Great Britain - Certified for use in GB

Pilz was the first company to receive the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) certificate from TÜV SÜD, for its modular safety relay myPNOZ. This certification confirms that the new type of modular, batch size 1 safety relay complies with the standards in the British market even after January 2023 and so is ready for use. Due to Brexit, the existing CE mark used in the European Union will be replaced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK) by the UKCA certificate, which will apply there.

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Each year, the Red Dot Award: Product Design goes in search of outstanding design achievements and product innovations. This year's winner: The innovative, customisable safety relay myPNOZ from Pilz. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 22/06/2022

New type of modular safety relay myPNOZ from Pilz wins the international Red Dot Award - Outstanding design!

With the new type of safety relay myPNOZ from the automation expert Pilz, innovative strength meets "good" design. This is confirmed by the Red Dot Jury, with the awarding of the Red Dot Design Award in the category “Industrial Equipment, Machinery and Automation”. The international jury only awards this quality mark to products that exhibit outstanding design. Above all the jury was convinced by the practical flexibility of the myPNOZ, the first modular safety relay to offer the market tailor-made safety in batch size 1.

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Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19/05/2022

Thomas Pilz: The Spirit of Safety in Digital Automation

From the beginning of the industrial revolution to the start of the last century, the primary focus for machinery was productivity. The cost of human labour was low, which unfortunately meant no impetus to invest in protective measures. Machinery safety as we know it today dates back not even 40 years. 1986 brought us a change to the Machinery Directive; from this point machinery safety became mandatory in Europe.

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Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19/05/2022

Susanne Kunschert: Automation solutions from Pilz: Safe and secure

Europe must digitise its entire rail network in the next 10 – 15 years to secure, improve and revolutionise railway operations. This is the only way to achieve higher capacity, greater punctuality, more energy efficiency and thus green mobility! The use of modern, safe and environmentally friendly technologies for railways is thus the path of the future. On the basis of this reasoning, we have repositioned Pilz.

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Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19/05/2022

Susanne Kunschert: Financial year 2021 and forecast for 2022

Recent years have not been easy for any of us, presenting Pilz employees all over the world with new challenges every day. But the result from 2021 is a positive confirmation that the effort has been worth it. We as a group maintained our path while our employees around the world worked tirelessly, flexibly responding to changes. For that my brother and I are very grateful. Our optimism remains undiminished and we are certain that we will emerge from this time even stronger.

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The Pilz Group achieves a new record turnover of 348.4 million Euro. Above all, the family-run safe automation business has its staff's tremendous drive for innovation to thank for this. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 19/05/2022

Financial year 2021: The Pilz Group achieves record turnover and believes it is well positioned for future developments - tested and strengthened by the crisis: Pilz on course for growth

The 2021 financial year has been a record year for the Pilz corporate group. The safe automation expert recorded a turnover of 348.4 million Euro, an increase in turnover of around 22 per cent over the previous year. Following the global economic crisis, cyber-attack and Covid pandemic, and despite continuing supply bottlenecks, the family business has surpassed the turnover level of the pre-crisis 2018 and is once again on course for growth. The company expects 2022 to be a challenging year, however is looking to the future full of confidence.

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Safe cardboard feed with Pilz for the secondary packaging sector: the solution package certified by TÜV-SÜD includes the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 and the modular safety relays myPNOZ. Two special optical sensors are added per infeed device. (Photo © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 28/04/2022

Pilz offers TÜV-SÜD-certified solution for safe monitoring of cardboard feed in the packaging sector - safeguard cardboard feed efficiently

With the TÜV-SÜD-certified safety solution, which safely monitors the cardboard feed on packaging machines, this step of the process can now be designed to be safe and productive. The solution package offers two safety controllers to choose from – the small controller PNOZmulti 2 for applications configured via a software tool, and the safety relay myPNOZ for batch size 1 infeed solutions. Two optical sensors are added per infeed device. The solution complies with performance level (PL) d and category (Cat.) 3 of EN ISO 13849-1 or SIL 2 of IEC 62061 and ensures minimised downtimes and higher productivity – for greater efficiency in the secondary packaging sector.

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As a manufacturer of safe automation solutions, Pilz considers aspects of both safety and industrial security in equal measure – as early as the product development stage. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 27/04/2022

TÜV Süd certifies Pilz product development in accordance with IEC 62443-4-1 - Pilz's development is safe – and secure

TÜV Süd certifies the development processes of the automation company Pilz in accordance with the international security standard IEC 624434-4-1. So Pilz's development is demonstrably secure: Right from a product's design phase, security features are regarded systematically; risks are identified and, ideally, already rectified within the product. This addition to the existing functional safety management certification promises Pilz customers double security from now on.

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At the hybrid Hannover Messe 2022 (30 May – 2 June 2022), Pilz will be presenting complete automation solutions including safety and security, which allow automation to be implemented individually and flexibly. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 12/04/2022

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2022 (Hall 9, Stand D 17) - "Transforming Automation" with Pilz!

At the hybrid Hannover Messe 2022 (30 May – 2 June 2022), Pilz will be presenting complete automation solutions including safety and security, which allow automation to be implemented individually and flexibly. Visitors to the exhibition can obtain information about individually adaptable solutions in person on the Pilz stand. The focus: efficiency.

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Ostfildern, 7/04/2022

Digital event from Pilz covering current trending topics in safe automation - "Pilz Automation Days" all about safe automation

With the digital-format "Pilz Automation Days" from 17 - 19 May 2022, the automation company is staging a multi-day event: delegates benefit from information on current topics around "Safety, security and automation". The "Automation Days" have an international focus and provide a platform for a comprehensive exchange with Pilz experts.

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The remote I/O module PDP67 PN is an economical, fast and flexible solution for monitoring safety and non-safety-related sensors and actuators directly in the field. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 5/04/2022

New remote I/O module PDP67 PN saves space in the control cabinet and in the stockroom - Flexible, decentralised automation – Safety included

With the new remote I/O module PDP67 PN, Pilz is expanding its product portfolio for both decentralised applications and applications directly in the field. Thanks to its robust design with protection class IP67, the module can be installed directly on the machine. Profinet/Profisafe interface and universal connections, which can be configured as inputs or outputs, make PDP67 PN particularly flexible. As only one device type is needed, users save stockholding space and costs.

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Become a functional safety expert with Pilz: The new CEFS qualification – Certified Expert in Functional Safety. (Photo: © Maskot/Maskot/Getty Images, © iStock.com/zanskar, ©Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 31/03/2022

New CEFS qualification from Pilz – Certified Expert in Functional Safety - Fit for functional safety

Pilz further expands its worldwide expert level training offer: training delegates can now also raise their knowledge of functional safety to expert level. The CEFS – Certified Expert in Functional Safety – qualification certified by TÜV Nord does more than convey theoretical knowledge, such as the normative specifications of EN ISO 13849 and EN IEC 62061. Once qualified, delegates are able to build and assess complex safety systems themselves – from design and verification through to implementation.

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For 20 years, major German brands have been selected as “Brands of the Century”. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 24/02/2022

The DIE ZEIT Publishing Group honours German brand for safe automation in the area of control technology – Pilz is a “Brand of the Century”

The DIE ZEIT Publishing Group has published a new edition of the renowned “Brands of the Century” encyclopaedia. The automation company Pilz can be found in this work in the product category “Control technology” and is thus considered one of the leading German brands. The jury working with Dr Florian Langenscheidt acknowledged Pilz as the technology leader in safe automation. The reference work “Brands of the Century” only includes companies selected by an independent jury based on their evaluation.

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Also in 2022, the training portfolio of the Pilz Academy will provide specialist knowledge on machinery safety, plant operation and maintenance, production and automation. (Photo: © PeopleImages/E+/Getty Images, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 23/02/2022

New training program for 2022 from the Pilz Academy - Fit for safety and automation!

The 2022 training offer from the Pilz Academy has its finger on the pulse, and not just because of the digital formats. Subjects and content are also state of the art, delivering specialist knowledge on machinery safety, plant operation and maintenance, production and automation.

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“Discover Pilz! Safety. Security. Automation.ˮ Pilz enables you to experience the world of safe automation virtually in its digital showroom. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 23/11/2021

Digital showroom from Pilz: now you can experience safe automation virtually - Discover Pilz!

Pilz is opening up virtual access to the world of safe automation with its digital showroom. New Pilz products in exclusive 360° view, individual automation solutions in action, exciting focus areas along with the latest specialist knowledge and machinery safety services etc. – all of this awaits visitors to the digital world of Pilz: “Discover Pilz! Safety. Security. Automation.ˮ

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Safety first: In order to protect customers and staff, the automation company Pilz has decided not to have a physical presence with an exhibition stand at the SPS Smart Production Solutions exhibition in Nuremberg. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 16/11/2021

Pilz follows the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute, to counter the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by reducing contact - Safety first: Pilz will not participate in SPS

In order to protect customers and staff, the automation company Pilz has decided not to have a physical presence with an exhibition stand at the SPS Smart Production Solutions exhibition in Nuremberg. In doing so it is following the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute, not to take part in large indoor events due to the worsening Corona virus epidemic.

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For the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz, Version 11.0 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is now available – with new software architecture and new, modular, expandable base unit PNOZ m B0.1 (photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 16/11/2021

Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new, ground-breaking software version 11.0 and new base unit - power for tailor-made applications and no licence costs!

For the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz, Version 11.0 of the corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is now available – with new software architecture for even higher performance and no licence costs for the "Basic" version. From this version onwards, users can also rely on the new, modular and expandable, compact base unit PNOZ m B0.1 for smaller to medium-sized applications. The modular, adaptable - and therefore economical - new base unit offers maximum flexibility thanks to freely configurable inputs and outputs.

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The base unit and modules from the safe configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz to control and monitor furnaces now have approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL). This benefits users on site, as it allows faster commissioning of firing plants. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 11/11/2021

The configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 for furnaces from Pilz now has UL certification for USA and Canada - Burner now also for use in North America!

The safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 for burner management from Pilz now have certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The global test organisation UL has its headquarters in Northbrook, USA. Certification confirms that both the small controller's base unit and modules meet the national safety standards of the USA and Canada for furnaces. This benefits users on site, as it allows faster commissioning of firing plants.

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Modern, digital railway automation can improve the reliability of rail transport. Pilz provides open, industry-proven automation technology to modernise and expand the railway infrastructure. (Photo: © SBB Cargo AG)

Ostfildern, 14/10/2021

“Intelligent freight train” initiative with control technology from Pilz – Complete solution for automated brake testing

Faster, safer, more economical: The Swiss Railway company SBB Cargo and PJM, the Austrian railway systems specialist, are working together on the development of an “intelligent freight train”. SBB Cargo and PJM rely on the automation system PSS 4000 from Pilz for the automated brake test examined under the scope of this initiative.

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With this services package from Pilz, which has been tailored specifically to the requirements of automated guided vehicle systems, users receive everything they need for the safety and productivity of their application – including international compliance services, training and compatible components. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 7/10/2021

Complete services package for operators of automated guided vehicles - On safe routes

With its services package, the automation company Pilz provides advice and support for the implementation of safe applications with automated guided vehicles (AGV). The offering from Pilz starts with the development of safety concepts in the design phase and continues up to commissioning, including training. As such it meets the requirements of the responsible standard ISO 3691-4 and also guarantees productivity in operation.

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The new safety card PMCprotego S3 from Pilz expands the drive-integrated safe motion solution, adding further safe motion monitoring functions in accordance with EN 61800-5-2. With these functions it is now possible to configure an application-specific error reaction in advance, flexibly and individually via the engineering tool PASmotion. That reduces machine downtimes. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 5/10/2021

New safety card PMCprotego S3 expands drive-integrated safe motion solution PMCprotego DS from Pilz - The safest drive feedback every time!

The new safety card PMCprotego S3 expands the drive-integrated safe motion solution PMCprotego DS, adding further safe motion monitoring functions in accordance with EN 61800-5-2. With these functions it is now possible to configure an application-specific error reaction in advance, flexibly and individually via the engineering tool PASmotion. That reduces machine downtimes, so that plants always achieve maximum productivity, despite the most varied of safety requirements. This guarantees high plant availability.

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The safe radar system PSENradar now includes the new radar sensor PSEN rd1.2 for safe protection zone monitoring up to Cat. 3 / PL d. As a result, PSEN rd1.2 can now safely protect robot applications too. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 23/09/2021

Pilz offers new radar sensors plus analysing unit for safe protection zone monitoring - Safe protection zone monitoring, including for robotics!

For safe protection zone monitoring even in rugged conditions, the Pilz portfolio now includes another sensor for the safe radar system PSENradar: the new radar sensor PSEN rd1.2 can be used for Cat. 3 / PL d and so can safely protect robot applications too. In conjunction with the equally new analysing unit PSEN rd1.x I/O PN, it is now even easier to incorporate the safe radar system into existing applications, so optimising commissioning. The safe radar system is used anywhere that optoelectronic sensors reach their limits. Particularly in rugged application conditions, such as in woodworking, mineral and steel processing / heavy industry, and the transport and logistics sector, PSENradar in conjunction with the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 represents a safe, complete solution for protection zone monitoring – including conformity assessment.

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Hybrid, yet personal: Under the exhibition slogan

Ostfildern, 16/09/2021

Pilz at Smart Production Solutions SPS 2021 (Hall 9, Stand 370) – Focus on complete, individual solutions for safety, security and automation - Individual machinery safety: "Your" safety!

Under the exhibition slogan "Create your safety", at the international exhibition SPS Smart Production Solutions (23. – 25.11.2021) Pilz will be exhibiting safe automation solutions, covering aspects of safety (machinery safety) and industrial security in equal measure. Exhibition focus: solutions that are individually adaptable and so save costs, as they don't need to be oversized.

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The web-based visualisation software PASvisu can be used with almost all common control systems on the market thanks to the Modbus TCP interface. (Photo: © iStock.com/shapecharge, ssguy/Shutterstock, © Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, 26/08/2021

The web-based visualisation software PASvisu now with Modbus/TCP interface and Secure-Client – Open for all visualisation tasks - but secure

Obtain a fast, comprehensive overview of a plant: that’s the purpose of Pilz’s web-based visualisation software PASvisu. The new version of PASvisu now also supports the Modbus/TCP protocol. The protocol enables all controllers to be connected quickly, along with other industrial components. The update also includes a secure Client/Server connection, enabling data from the PASvisu Server to be transferred safely to the user's visualisation system.

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New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt from Pilz are now available for combination with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking: users can choose between standard versions and versions with a key. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 19/08/2021

Pilz: New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt in conjunction with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking - stopping manipulation

New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt from Pilz are now available for combination with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking: users can choose between standard versions and versions with a key. The safe complete solution consists of a mechanical bolt, handle and the new flexible, combinable safety switch. As such it represents a more flexible, cost-effective safety gate solution for personal and process protection.

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Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world's first UL-certified Type 3 safety light curtains. Machine builders exporting into the North American market benefit from this in particular. (Photo: © Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Ostfildern, 12/08/2021

Safety light curtain PSENopt II from Pilz: world's first UL-certified Type 3 light curtain for USA and Canada - opening the market for Type 3!

The Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world’s first light curtain with approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL), with its headquarters in Northbrook, USA. Certification confirms that the safety light curtains meet national safety standards in the USA and Canada. This is a benefit to machine builders, particularly if they export into these markets.

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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, 22/07/2021

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, 30/06/2021

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, 19/05/2021

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, 11/05/2021

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, 4/05/2021

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, 12/04/2021

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, 8/04/2021

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, 6/04/2021

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, 30/03/2021

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, 25/03/2021

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, 23/03/2021

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, 18/03/2021

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, 16/03/2021

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, 14/01/2021

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, 14/01/2021

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, 13/01/2021

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, 10/11/2020

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, 20/10/2020

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, 7/10/2020

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, 15/07/2020

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, 28/05/2020

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, 19/05/2020

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, 8/05/2020

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, 21/04/2020

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, 12/03/2020

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, 3/03/2020

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, 25/02/2020

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, 12/02/2020

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, 29/01/2020

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, 24/01/2020

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, 19/11/2019

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, 14/10/2019

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, 2/10/2019

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, 7/08/2019

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, 2/07/2019

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, 23/05/2019

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, 23/05/2019

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, 1/04/2019

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, 19/03/2019

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, 13/03/2019

“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, 26/02/2019

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, 19/02/2019

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, 14/02/2019

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, 11/02/2019

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, 5/02/2019

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, 15/01/2019

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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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, 26/11/2018

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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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, 12/07/2018

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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