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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.

The new compact I/O module PSSu K F EI with local fast shutdown now enables advanced motion monitoring functions with the control systems PSSuniversal PLC and PSSuniversal multi from the automation system PSS 4000. The new compact module monitors safe speed, direction of movement and stop functions.

Ostfildern, Jul 13, 2015

Pilz completes its solutions portfolio for safe motion monitoring - New module for motion monitoring

Pilz is expanding the performance range of its automation system PSS 4000 for safe motion monitoring: the new, compact I/O module PSSu K F EI monitors safe speed, direction of movement and stop functions. Users benefit from reduced reaction times and higher productivity, as well as simpler maintenance repair of their plant and machinery.

Stuttgart/Ostfildern, Jul 3, 2015

Staufer Gold Medal for Renate Pilz – Prime Minister Kretschmann: Model family business that creates values by living its values

On 03.07.2015, Renate Pilz, Chair of the Board of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, was awarded the Staufer Gold Medal. The Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann presented the medal at a ceremony in Stuttgart. The Staufer Medal is a special, personal honour awarded by the Prime Minister for services to the State of Baden-Württemberg and its people.

Pilz supplies Industry 4.0-compatible control systems to plant and machine builders all over the world. Complete "ready-to-use" automation systems are manufactured at its headquarters in Ostfildern. They are used to control manufacturing plants, packaging machines, wind turbines or level crossings, among others, and guarantee safe operation.

Ostfildern, Jun 25, 2015

Pilz achieves new record values for turnover and number of employees – Strong foundation for cutting edge technology

The Pilz group of companies based in Ostfildern near Stuttgart enjoyed a successful end to the 2014 financial year. The family business increased its turnover to the new record value of 259.3 million Euro. This means an increase of 11.3 per cent over 2013 for the world market leader in safety relays and safety control systems. The number of employees also rose last year: by 6.3 per cent to 1,922.

With an an official ceremony Pilz opens its first production site in Asia, in the Chinese city of Jintan. From left: Rachel Wang (General Manager of Pilz China), Li Hao (Deputy Mayor of Jintan), Thomas Pilz (Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG), Di Zhi Qiang (Mayor of Jintan), Renate Pilz (Chair of the Board, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG), Shen Xin Feng (Party Secretary of the Administrative Committee of JTDZ), Susanne Kunschert (Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG)

Ostfildern, Jun 17, 2015

Safe automation for Chinese industry – Pilz opens production site in China

The automation company Pilz has opened a production site in the Chinese city of Jintan. In its first production site outside of Europe, the family business from Baden-Württemberg will produce PNOZ safety relays to its company-wide quality standards. As a result, Pilz will be able to supply the growing Chinese market more quickly and consolidate its position there.

Congratulations: In Sydney, Australia Electrical engineer Rod Burton (right) from Machinery Automation & Robotics, receives the 1000th accreditation of CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert after successfully passing the end-of-course exam.  Scott Moffat (left), Managing Director of Pilz Australia and New Zealand, presents the certificate.

Ostfildern/Sydney, May 20, 2015

CMSE® sets standards for certified, international machinery safety qualification 1,000 CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Experts – powered by Pilz

In 2013 Pilz worked with TÜV NORD to develop the international qualification CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert. This qualification programme teaches extensive knowledge of the machine lifecycle in 22 countries worldwide. In Australia, the 1,000th delegate has now obtained the qualification. That's just one of the reasons why CMSE® has become an international standard for certified training in machinery safety.

During their tour of the exhibition at the Hannover Messe, Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd from left) and Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India (centre), visited the automation company Pilz. Both were welcomed by Renate Pilz, Chair of the Board (3rd from right), daughter Susanne Kunschert (2nd from right) and son Thomas Pilz (right), both Managing Partners in the family business.

Ostfildern/Hannover, Apr 13, 2015

Renate Pilz: "Safe automation is a success factor for the industry of the future" – Chancellor Merkel visits Pilz at the Hannover Messe

As part of her opening tour of the Hannover Messe 2015, Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the stand of the automation company Pilz. She was accompanied by Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, this year's partner country of the exhibition. Renate Pilz, Chair of the Board, welcomed the guests and introduced the family business and its global commitment to the safe automation of plant and machinery.