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New trainees and dual system students on their first day at Pilz.

Ostfildern, Sep 6, 2016

Start of the new training year at Pilz in Ostfildern – Education without limits

The new training year started at the automation company Pilz in Ostfildern on 5 September. A total of six trainees and 6 students from the dual system offered by the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (DHBW) are starting their professional careers. In addition to the training places, Pilz also offers a wide range of internships, providing support with career choice orientation. This traditional company is deeply rooted in the region, acting as mentor and providing support as a member of the "Society of Friends of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences".

Pilz celebrated the opening of its newest subsidiary - Pilz South East Asia - in Singapore. Together with Minister of State Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (right), Renate Pilz - Chair of the Board - signed a plaque in commemoration.

Ostfildern, Aug 25, 2016

Reliable automation solutions for Southeast Asia – Pilz opens a subsidiary in Singapore

The automation company Pilz is expanding support to its customers in Southeast Asia: Together with guests from the worlds of politics and business, Pilz celebrated the opening of its newest subsidiary - Pilz South East Asia - in Singapore. From Singapore, customers in the ASEAN region will receive comprehensive support from a dedicated sales and service organisation.

The automated table football from Pilz combines sensor, control and drive technology.

Ostfildern, Aug 9, 2016

Pilz at Motek 2016 – safe drive solutions for assembly and handling technology – Move it like Pilz!

At this year's Motek, the automation company Pilz will be exhibiting products and solutions for complete automation – from sensor and control technology to drive technology, including operation and visualisation. The stand in Stuttgart will focus on safe drive solutions with safe motion and safe sensor technology PSEN. Visitors to the stand will also be able to obtain comprehensive information about machinery safety and the corresponding range of services, including for drive solutions.

WindEnergy Hamburg 2016: Pilz offers reliable components and solutions that are already proven in wind energy. Operators benefit from the simple integration of safety systems, remote diagnostic options, remote maintenance and rugged product types.

Ostfildern, Aug 3, 2016

Pilz at WindEnergy Hamburg (27-30 September 2016), Hall B6, Stand B6.342 – Simple, safe automation of wind turbines

At WindEnergy Hamburg Pilz will be exhibiting automation solutions that can be used to monitor safety functions and operating modes on wind turbines. The main focus of the Pilz stand will be on safe speed monitoring, which allows wind turbines to operate efficiently in compliance with the standards. Some of the innovations on display include an I/O module for safe speed monitoring in the automation system PSS 4000. In Hamburg Pilz will also be providing information about its range of services en route to CE marking.

The automation company Pilz provides industry-proven solutions for monitoring level crossings, safe point setting and protection for passenger transportation.   Photo: vitalytitov/

Ostfildern, Jul 19, 2016

Pilz at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin (20-23 September), Hall 6.2, Stand 405 – Digital control technology for railways: safe and economical

At the InnoTrans 2016 exhibition the automation company Pilz will be showing how industry-proven automation technology can be used in the railway sector. The stand will focus on the automation system PSS 4000-R, which enables Industrie 4.0 mechanisms to be transferred to railway technology. Pilz solutions can be used in applications up to the highest safety integrity level SIL 4; they also meet the normative requirements of CENELEC and support the open RaSTA protocol. Pilz uses virtual reality to help exhibition visitors experience the wide range of application areas for Pilz control solutions.

The CMSE® Community is a global community of machinery safety experts.

Ostfildern, May 31, 2016

Pilz launches international online community for CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Experts Strong community for worldwide machinery safety

Since 2013 the automation company Pilz has been working with TÜV Nord to offer the CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification. More than 1,800 experts in over 40 countries have passed the corresponding examination. Now they can all use to network, with access to exclusive, practical content.

The path to safe human-robot-collaboration: On the Automatica 2016 Pilz shows what to take into account during implementation.

Ostfildern, May 9, 2016

Pilz on the Automatica 2016 in Munich (21.-24. June), hall B4, stand 500 - With safety man and robot come closer

On the Automatica fair, Pilz puts the focus on the safe human-robot-collaboration (HRC). Based on two model plants, the automation company shows the practicable ways today to safe HRC and it also gives an outlook on future safety technologies. For the first time, Pilz presents its collision measurement device for standard-compliant validation of HRC in accordance with the new ISO/TS 15066.

The new product range PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control from Pilz is equipped with a soft PLC. This terminal goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualisation so that now it is also possible to control the entire plant process.

Ostfildern, Apr 22, 2016

New operating and monitoring product range PMI 6 Control from Pilz - Visualisation and control in one package

With its new product range PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control, the automation company Pilz is introducing its first operator terminal to be equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. This terminal goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualisation, making it possible to control the entire plant process in just one unit. So PMI 6 Control not only offers comprehensive diagnostics but also helps to increase the productivity of the "plant in view".

Martin Frey (51) is the new Head of Sales Germany in the Automation company Pilz in Ostfildern.

Ostfildern, Apr 21, 2016

Pilz strengthens greater proximity to the customers by expanding its sales network – Martin Frey new Head of sales at Pilz in Germany

Since 1. April 2016 Martin Frey has been the new Head of sales at Pilz. Frey used to work as the head of the Southwest Sales Region at Pilz. He follows Stefan Olding, who left the company of his own accord. Frey wants to expand the sales network of Pilz in Germany, and intensify customer contact together with his sales staff on site.

Pilz is presenting the light grids PSENopt II at the 2016 Hannover Messe as a world first that enable applications from the category PL d in accordance with EN 61496 as type 3 light grids.

Ostfildern, Apr 6, 2016

New light grids PSENopt II for applications up to PL d - Just the type you need!

The automation company Pilz is presenting a world first for this industry with the first type 3 light grids: As of now, the new light grids PSENopt II enable applications from the category performance level d (PL d). The new light grid type thereby closes the "type gap" of the revised version of IEC 61496-1. With PSENopt II it is no longer necessary to switch to type 4 when PL d is required. The level that precisely matches the safety requirement can now be implemented with the new light grids. This saves costs in the end as overdimensioning is not necessary.

The family-owned company Pilz posted a new record revenue total of 288 million Euros in 2015. Pilz develops automation solutions for the digital factory. These are also used on its own integrated production line at the headquarters in Ostfildern.

Ostfildern, Apr 6, 2016

Pilz increases revenue, employees and export share in 2015 - "Healthy growth under own momentum"

The group of companies under Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, with its headquarters in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, can look back on the 2015 fiscal year with satisfaction. The family-owned business increased its revenue by 11 percent to 288 million Euros. The employee total also reached a new record level last year: it was up 6 percent at 2,030. With an R&D ratio of 19.8 percent of revenue in 2015, Pilz reaffirms its credentials as one of the most innovative businesses in the field of automation technology.