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.
German Innovation Award (GIA) confirms the innovation level of the world's first safety relay in batch size 1 - myPNOZ: “Winner” in Electronic Technologies!
“Digitisation always begins with in-house IT infrastructure and the ability to offer customers added value through software. The myPNOZ has made its mark in this regard, a fact confirmed by this prize. Thanks are due to all our staff who were involved in developing myPNOZ”. These are the words of a delighted Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz, both Managing Partners at Pilz GmbH & Co. KG.
Prestigious prize for innovation level
The German Innovation Award is awarded by the German Design Council, which was established in 1953 as the world’s leading competence centre for communication and knowledge transfer in design, brand and innovation. Submissions are evaluated in accordance with the following criteria: innovation level, user benefit and cost-effectiveness. The innovation strategy should take aspects such as social, ecological and economic sustainability into account, as well as the use of energy and resources. A jury of independent, interdisciplinary experts from industry, science, institutions and the financial sector saw that myPNOZ met these criteria.
myPNOZ enables safety in batch size 1
With myPNOZ Pilz can offer its customers tailor-made safety solutions that are ready to use. Selection and ordering is much easier thanks to the online tool myPNOZ Creator. It is delivered pre-assembled, set up and tested and so is a completely individualised, safe system that’s ready to install. Pilz has created a universal, digital platform, which is the basis for manufacturing the safety relay created by customers in or from batch size 1. However, what’s far more important for customers is the time saved during engineering: The tool simultaneously creates the logic image, Eplan macro and safety matrix and makes them available for the customer to download.
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