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Pilz Automation Technology

Pilz House
Little Colliers Field
Corby
Northamptonshire
NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01536 462208
Fax : 01536 460866
Email : technicalsupport@pilz.co.uk
Web : www.pilz.co.uk


Editorial archive;

Protecting controllers from manipulation and unauthorised access 23/11/2020
If people, machinery and industrial processes are intelligently linked, these networks are also more susceptible to attack. The Pilz SecurityBridge hardware solution is designed to protect the configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 from network-based attacks and unauthorised access. Full Story...

Webinar: Post-Brexit Implications to Machine Safety in the UK – 27 Nov @ 9.30am GMT 17/11/2020
If you need to get up to speed on what's happening regarding CE / UKCA marking on machinery from 2021 onwards, register for this free Webinar from Pilz. Pilz machine safety specialist David Collier will present an overview of the current status, relevant legislation & standards changes and sources of guidance & support. The session will also be recorded and distributed as view on-demand to anyone who registers even if they can’t attend live. Full Story...

Securely interlinked: taking a smart approach 21/10/2020
The demand for secure communication – covering aspects of what we at Pilz refer to as “safety” and “industrial security” – is growing in smart, networked production. For both manufacturers and operators, this means taking a different, enhanced approach to security. But how big are the differences, really, and how important is it to take a holistic view of things? Full Story...

Pilz Safety & Industrial Security Webinar – a look at cybersecurity standard EN62443 06/10/2020
9th Oct at 9.30am. With the rise of the smart factory, manufacturers need not only consider protection of personnel from harm around machinery. Remote access and connectivity create the issue of preventing unauthorised and potentially malicious access into industrial and automation control systems – including safety systems. This webinar will discuss how to build a 'Defence in Depth' strategy to protect systems from cyberattacks and provide an overview of the cybersecurity standard EN 62443. Full Story...

Modular operating mode and access permission system 22/06/2020
A modular operating mode selection and access permission system from Pilz is said to offer flexibility when implementing safety and security on equipment and processes. Full Story...

Cobots: Putting safety first 25/06/2019
Collaborative robots (cobots) are starting to be accepted within the manufacturing sector. However, safety is still a concern for many. Suzanne Gill finds out how this issue is being addressed. Full Story...

Flexible interlocking solution 03/05/2016
Pilz has added PSENmlock to its range of safety switches to offer safety gate monitoring and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest levels up to PL e (of EN ISO 13849) in one device. Full Story...

EN 61800-5-2: more than just Safe Torque Off 19/01/2016
Ross Fenion offers an insight into the application of the safe motion standard EN 61800-5-2.  Full Story...

All-in-one safety gate system for PL e safety and efficiency 08/10/2014
Pilz has launched the PSENsgate 2 safety gate system which combines safety gate monitoring (for prevention of unexpected startup), safe guard locking (to prevent access while hazards are present), various control elements, an emergency stop pushbutton (E-stop) and escape release (for personnel who become trapped in the hazardous area) all-in-one system, up to the highest category PL e as per EN ISO 13849-1 (BS EN ISO 13849-1 in the UK). Full Story...

Preparing for the arrival of ISO 14119:2013 11/03/2014
There has been a great deal of discussion about the forthcoming ISO 14119:13 Safety of machinery – interlocking devices associated with guards.  Control Engineering Europe garnered some views about its main requirements.  Full Story...

Industry prepares for the next ‘industrial revolution’ 12/06/2013
Industry 4.0 was high on the agenda of lots of exhibitors at the Hannover Messe this year. Referred to by many as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ the concept of Industry 4.0 is to merge the virtual world with the real world, bringing IT and production closer together. Full Story...

Safeguarding your safety set-up 02/10/2012
David Collier, of Pilz Automation Technology, asks whether your safeguards are as safe as you think, and discusses the ‘fault-making’ phenomenon....   There are many machines fitted with multiple guards which are monitored in one circuit by series connected switches with dual channel wiring to what appears to be Category 3. But, can any of these guards be opened simultaneously? Full Story...

Decentralised periphery interface module 19/09/2012
The new interface module PDP20 F 4 mag, from Pilz, is suitable for series connection of safety switches such as tongue interlocks or magnetic safety switches, up to PL e. Full Story...

Harmonising productivity with machine safety 28/06/2011
Safety gates, protective covers and machine guards prevent hazards associated with moving parts. However, the correct functioning of a safeguard can only be guaranteed by using the appropriate sensor technology. Alex Bryce, sales manager at Pilz Automation Technology, considers the current sensor systems available and the selection criteria that should be considered. Full Story...

Machinery safety for packaging machines 14/03/2011
Following renewed risk assessments that led to an updated machine safety design concept for a servo-driven film wrapping machine, BVM Brunner now has the flexibility to meet a variety of customer requirements while ensuring the safety of machine operators. Full Story...

Adopt new Machine Safety standards…now 21/02/2011
Machine builders should be adopting the Machinery Directive EN 13949-1 standards sooner rather than later, says Kevin Ives, Machinery Safety Consultant at Pilz Automation Technology. Full Story...

A safety solution for hand-fed platen presses 30/11/2010
With the Health & Safety Executive in the UK about to commence on-site inspections of hand-fed platen presses, users of this high-risk machinery need to ensure that their presses meet the required safety standards. CEE finds out about a novel, high integrity safety solution for a hand-fed platen press, which uses light beam sensors and a modular safety control and monitoring system. Full Story...

PNOZmulti Mini space-saving safety controller 14/08/2009
Pilz Automation Pilz Automation Technology is launching the PNOZmulti Mini multifunctional configurable safety controller for applications up to BS EN ISO 13849-1 Ple and BS EN 62061 SIL 3. Full Story...

Pilz launches new automation system 28/04/2009
This new hardware and software platform, called the PSS4000, brings Pilz into the world of integrated logic, motion, and safety. The system was built from the ground up to incorporate all these control features in a combined architecture to reduce the amount of engineering work needed to commission the system. Full Story...

A strategy for safe motion 26/12/2008
Armin Glaser, Head of Product Management, and Andreas Hahn, Product Manager at Pilz GmbH addressed an audience at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nürnberg on the subject of safety in motion control. Full Story...

Pilz opens Technology Centre 30/11/2008
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG recently opened the "Peter Pilz Technology Centre" as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations. Full Story...

Machine safety, in smaller packages 07/07/2008
The safety of machines and systems is one of the most important topics within the automation sector. The reason for this is the new Machinery Directive which will come into effect as of 29 December 2009. Full Story...