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Completely new in the failsafe sphere: the function “non-persistent online change” now means that individual changes in user programs can be transferred to the control system of the automation system PSS 4000.

Ostfildern, Jan 14, 2016

Release 13 of the automation system PSS 4000 from Pilz: changing safe user programs during operation – “Online change” for safe automation now possible

The function “non-persistent online change” now means that individual changes in user programs can be transferred to the control system. Pilz is making this function available in the automation system PSS 4000 for safety applications. Users save time during commissioning because the entire program does not need to be compiled and loaded to the PSS 4000 hardware. This new function is part of Release 13 of the automation system PSS 4000. Other new features include a device interface for communication with PROFINET networks.

"Pilz is at the very pulse of development": EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger (centre) and Guido Wolf (MdL) (left) visited the automation company Pilz to find out more about the status of Industrie 4.0 among SMEs. Lucas Fischer (right) from Pilz, an electronics student at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, showed the EU Commissioner how whole plants can be controlled safely using software from Pilz.

Ostfildern, Nov 27, 2015

Information exchange on the subject of Industrie 4.0, between Pilz and EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger: "MSEs must take an aggressive approach to digitalisation"

Industrie 4.0 was the focus when Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, visited the automation company Pilz in Ostfildern. At Pilz's headquarters he opened the new training workshop, in which professionals for the industry of the future will train for their qualifications. During his visit, EU Commissioner Oettinger also learned about control solutions for the networked factory. Finally, as a manufacturing company Pilz provided some insights into the opportunities and challenges for SMEs in the area of Industrie 4.0. The EU Commissioner was accompanied by Guido Wolf (MdL), the CDU's front runner for the state elections in Baden-Württemberg in 2016, as well as Andreas Deuschle (MdL).

Safe drive solutions PMC from Pilz can be used flexibly and independently of the higher-level operational control system. PMC is even more open now through the new PROFINET interface for the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCprotego DD5.

Ostfildern, Nov 23, 2015

Safe Motion from Pilz now also for PROFINET

Safe drive solutions from Pilz Pilz PMC (Pilz Motion Control) now have an interface also for PROFINET. This new communication connection is available for the servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD5. With the safety card PMCprotego S, PMCprotego D can be additionally expanded with Safe Motion functions. Safe Motion reduces setup times and maintenance costs and so increases productivity.

Pilz is adding a new base unit to its range of configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2  PNOZ m B1.

Ostfildern, Nov 23, 2015

New base unit in the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz – Basis for large projects!

Standards for safety, more connections and simpler project management – Pilz is adding its new base unit PNOZ m B1 to the range of configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2. Not only does it offer higher performance for machines with a larger function range, i.e. for larger projects, but it also provides a connection to all common fieldbus systems via the corresponding expansion modules.

Politics and enterprises in dialogue: The chairman of the FDP Christian Lindner (middle) asked about the activities of the automation company Pilz with the FDP Landtag candidates Stefanie Knecht (second from left) and Erdal Özdogan (second from right). Managing partner Thomas Pilz (right) and Head of Marketing Horst-Dieter Kraus (left) were available to answer questions.

Ostfildern, Nov 13, 2015

Christian Lindner "Politics must strengthen medium-size enterprises" – FDP head Lindner visits Pilz

The automation company Pilz in Ostfildern received a visit from the federal chairman of the FDP, Christian Lindner, on 11. November 2015. The focus of the visit was the open exchange of experiences between the family business and the Liberal Democrats. Christian Lindner was accompanied by the FDP Landtag candidates for Ludwigsburg (Stefanie Knecht) and Esslingen (Erdal Özdogan).

In building the new Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre, Pilz is expanding its headquarters in Ostfildern into the Pilz Campus. Pilz is introducing intelligent production as its contribution to Industrie 4.0.

Ostfildern, Oct 1, 2015

Expansion of headquarters into Pilz Campus – Renate Pilz: “Values create future.” Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre opened

The automation company Pilz has opened the Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre at its headquarters in Ostfildern. The new building covers a total area of around 13,500 m2 and at EUR 20 million is the largest single investment in the history of this family business. As a result, not only is the company enlarging its production area by 50 per cent, it is also expanding its headquarters into the Pilz Campus.

Armin Glaser, Vice President Product Management Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Oct 1, 2015

Digitisation, internationalism and the role of humans are in the spotlight – the future of automation is safe

It is always expected to be present, but only when it is absent is it actually noticed: safety has the task of protecting people, machinery and the environment. In the past, safety and automation were usually regarded as two separate systems with at least partly conflicting goals. Practice shows that considering the safety functions together with automation technology creates a distinctly better starting position. The challenges of automation can thus be tackled with much greater ease.

Renate Pilz, Chair of the Board of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Oct 1, 2015

Value orientation for success – values create future

The year 2015 is an especially memorable one for Pilz: - Opening of the first production site outside Europe – in Jintan, China - Construction of new Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre in Ostfildern and expansion into Pilz Campus - New logo visually underlines positioning as a supplier of complete solutions for safety and automation. - Pilz brings own web-based visualisation software PASvisu onto the market - The number of employees will exceed 2000 this year for the first time ever. So the signs point to growth at Pilz. Its values and core beliefs are the springboard.

Dirk Sonder, Senior Vice President Production, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Ostfildern, Oct 1, 2015

Pilz creating basis for further growth with new production sites – exemplary manufacturing in the model state

Dirk Sonder, Senior Vice President Production Pilz GmbH & Co. KG In building the new Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre, Pilz is not only expanding its production area at its headquarters in Ostfildern: flexible, production-centred hall design, energy efficiency, integrative design of processes and working environment as well as a clear Industrie 4.0 focus are establishing the basis for the further growth of the company.

Pilz offers manufacturers and operators complete solutions for safety and automation. At SPS IPC Drives 2015 in Nuremberg Pilz will be showing scalable solutions with sensor, control and drive technology, completed by the appropriate operator and visualisation systems.

Ostfildern, Sep 24, 2015

Pilz at SPS IPC Drives (Hall 9, Stand 370) – One-stop safety and automation

At this year's SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg (24. - 26.11.2015), Pilz will be showing its range of complete solutions for automation tasks: from sensor technology to control and drive technology – one-stop safety and automation! Pilz will also be exhibiting automation concepts for Industrie 4.0 along with other partners of the research platform SmartFactory KL, on a shared stand in Hall 3a.

For each cohort of trainees the automation company Pilz, from Ostfildern near Stuttgart, offers not only apprenticeships as “Mechatronics Engineers” and “Electronics Engineers for Equipment and Systems”, but also dual courses of study in partnership with the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University

Ostfildern, Sep 14, 2015

As well as apprenticeships, Pilz also offers dual courses of study – the opportunity to start training at Pilz

The new training year has started at Pilz in Ostfildern. A total of five apprentices and nine students of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) are starting their careers at the automation company.