Get on track for Rail 4.0!

Digitisation in rail transport

Rail transport needs digitisation: to modernise outdated equipment, to increase capacity and reliability and for resource-friendly, pinpoint maintenance and repair. We can provide support with proven safety solutions for the requirements presented by digitisation of the railway industry.

We are one of the pioneers of the industrial digitisation offensive Industrie 4.0 and bring this experience to bear in our railway automation solutions. In standard applications such as level crossings, to replace outdated relay technology, but also in completely new applications, for which there is not yet a solution.

Why is Pilz your perfect partner?

We are safety experts:

  • our core competency is safety and we bring this to bear in our safe railway automation solutions.
  • We offer a tried and tested safety solution for rail transport applications requiring up to SIL4.
  • The automation system PSS 4000-R, consisting of a PLC controller and numerous electronic modules, meets the CENELEC standards: EN 50121, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50155 and EN 45545

We are solution suppliers:

  • From hardware components to the complete solution. We provide both configuration and engineering support
  • Our flexible automation system is also an ideal base for new multimodal transport applications as well as maintenance. For example: monitoring cranes, access controls on business premises or safe control tasks in repair workshops

We are digitisers:

  • Our solutions are modular and networkable, so they can be adapted precisely to suit your requirement
  • We support the work of the organisation EULYNX, an organisation of European railway infrastructure operators, whose mission is to develop and provide uniform standards for new, modular signalling technology

Partners and references:

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Here are just some of the projects we’ve already implemented successfully.

Success stories

Pilz is a partner of EULYNX

Organisation EULYNX

The organisation EULYNX is committed to standardised interfaces and therefore the interchangeability of control and safety technology components. In particular it should be possible to interconnect modules from different manufacturers to form one system. We support this organisation with our expertise in safety technology.

We are currently taking part in a research project to examine how the controller from our automation system PSS 4000-R, as object controller for a set of points, can communicate with a controller from a different manufacturer. In doing so our systems support the RaSTA standard.

More about EULYNX

If you have further questions you can find out more here or contact us at any time!


Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Boulevard
Canton, MI 48187

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272

Technical Support

Telephone: +1 877 745-9872