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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".

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.

The robust safety gate system PSENmlock from Pilz combines safe guard locking with personnel and process protection in one device and is particularly suitable for machines with a hazardous overrun.

Ostfildern, Mar 18, 2016

Pilz introduces a new safety gate system PSENmlock - Reliable door guard

Pilz is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety gate systems with immediate effect. PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest category PL e in one device. The slimline yet robust design and the many different installation options make PSENmlock both flexible to use and easy to install.

Pilz's innovations at the Hannover Messe 2016  include the new diagnostic solution "Safety Device Diagnostics", which comprises a fieldbus module, junction and safe sensor technology PSEN.

Ostfildern, Mar 11, 2016

New diagnostic solution: "Safety Device Diagnostics" from Pilz - Reliable diagnostics!

The automation company Pilz is expanding its portfolio to include the diagnostic solution "Safety Device Diagnostics", which comprises a fieldbus module, junction and safe sensor technology PSEN. The new diagnostic solution enables a wide range of sensor data to be called up simply, including over distance. Service operations can be considerably reduced as a result, significantly increasing productivity.

Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions and safety and automation services at this year's Hannover Messe from 25 - 29.4.2016.

Ostfildern, Feb 23, 2016

Pilz at the Hannover Messe 2016, Halle 9, Stand D17 - Your way of Automation!

Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions and services for safety and automation at this year's Hannover Messe from 25 - 29.4.2016. The automation company will also be presenting its product innovations from the fields of "Sensor technology" – including a world first – and "Operating and monitoring".

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).