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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Pilz Automation Technology

Leading in automation technology.

 

Our components, systems and services will support you in the automation of your plants and machinery worldwide. Driven by our vision of "The Spirit of Safety", we will use all our passion and our knowledge to offer you the best possible automation solutions. We are automation specialists committed to safety!

The virtual exhibition for safe automation presents the highlights from

  • Industrial Security
  • Sensor Technoloy
  • Robotics
  • Industrie 4.0
  • and Smart Logistics

All those unable to participate live still do not have to go without our exhibition highlights and innovations!

Find out about the latest trends directly via the links in the exhibition stand. The varied conference program with exciting specialist presentations will be available from 5. June as an archive. Simply register and benefit from the specialist presentations.

We would like to thank all the participants, and we look forward to welcoming you soon again here or at one of our next exhibitions.

Categories

  • ePLAN
  • Servo Drives
  • Machine Building
  • PLCs and industrial computers
  • Robotics
  • Safety products
  • Light curtains
  • Safety controllers

News from Pilz Automation Technology

Includes video

Pilz introduces PNOZsigma safety relaysPilz introduces PNOZsigma safety relays

The compact safety relays PNOZsigma combine many years of experience with today’s very latest safety technology: you can achieve maximum safety and cost-effectiveness with minimum effort. With particularly narrow housing widths and multifunctionality compressed into each unit, PNOZsigma (more...)

Pilz launches dedicated machinery safety webinar channel

Pilz Automation Technology have launched a dedicated webinar channel, which plays host to a collection of previously broadcast Machinery Safety presentations. The channel gives delegates the opportunity to brush up on their machinery safety knowledge in their own time or revisit previously watched (more...)

Keeping the flaps closedKeeping the flaps closed

Some fundamental framework conditions had changed shortly before the delivery date, so the safety concept for a horizontal mixer had to be adapted as quickly as possible. Within a few days, Pilz worked with special purpose machinery manufacturer Herbst to incorporate the safety gate system (more...)

When were your light curtains last tested?When were your light curtains last tested?

Light curtains are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices) for safeguarding persons when interacting with machinery. From an operator (more...)

Pilz launches machine safety webinar seriesPilz launches machine safety webinar series

Pilz Automation Technology has launched its brand new webinar series for those involved with machine safety across the UK and beyond. The webinar series is dedicated to sharing the essential facts and updates on a range of key machine safety topics, including a range of industry standards, (more...)

Pilz launches slimline, robust PSENmlockPilz launches slimline, robust PSENmlock

Pilz is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety switches. PSENm-lock offers safety gate monitoring (also known as interlocking) 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. It fully satisfies the requirements (more...)

Pilz launches international online community for CMSEPilz launches international online community for CMSE

Since 2013 Pilz has been working with TÜV Nord to offer the CMSE – Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification. More than 1800 experts in over 40 countries have passed the corresponding examination. Now they can all use www.cmse.com to network, with access to exclusive, practical (more...)

Safety interlock satisfies EN ISO 14119Safety interlock satisfies EN ISO 14119

Pilz is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety switches. PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring (interlocking) 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. It fully satisfies the requirements of the latest (more...)

External safety for motion monitoringExternal safety for motion monitoring

Motion monitoring enables highly efficient machine operation – but standards also demand maximum safety. With an external monitoring unit, safety functions can be implemented as standard on frequency converters and servo amplifiers of various performance classes and from various manufacturers; (more...)

Food and drink manufacturers’ machine safety seminarsFood and drink manufacturers’ machine safety seminars

Last year saw Pilz introduce machine safety seminars aimed at users of machines in the food and beverage production sector, and these are planned to continue in 2016. The topics covered include: relevant Directives and standards (such as EN ISO 14119 for interlocks); a structured method of (more...)

Modular system for safe roboticsModular system for safe robotics

Safety aspects in robotic applications must always be considered on an individual basis and the appropriate safety solution implemented for each one. Safe sensor technology has a key role to play, but the experts at Pilz argue a modular approach is required in order to satisfy all applications with (more...)

Safe motion controlSafe motion control

Ross Fenion of Pilz offers an insight into the application of the safe motion standard EN 61800-5-2.Safety functions in the field of motion are often reduced to a single bullet point announcing that safe torque off (STO) is integrated into this drive. However with the increase of electronically (more...)

EN ISO 14119:2013 - new standard for guard interlocking devicesEN ISO 14119:2013 - new standard for guard interlocking devices

EN ISO 14119:2013 has been harmonised to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and supersedes EN 1088. David Collier, CMSE, of Pilz highlights the main changes to be aware of.Compared with its predecessor, EN ISO 14119 considers additional technologies which were not available when EN 1088 was first (more...)

New Ethernet modules for the PNOZmulti 2 control systemNew Ethernet modules for the PNOZmulti 2 control system

The configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 for safety and automation functions has two new communication modules for connection to Ethernet-based systems. With these modules, the base unit can be extended and easily connected to PROFINET or Ethernet/IP networks. As an open, configurable control (more...)

En route to robot safetyEn route to robot safety

As the efficiency of robot applications generally increases, the closer human and machine are able to work together. Static safeguards are increasingly reaching their limits. The trend is moving away from full enclosures for robot cells in favour of human-robot collaborations (HRC), which manage (more...)

Modular system for safe robotsModular system for safe robots

Today's robots are being used in production areas in which they have previously not been used. In each case, safety aspects must always be considered on an individual basis and the appropriate safety solution implemented for each application. Safe sensor technology has a key role to play: a modular (more...)

Making food packaging processes more flexibleMaking food packaging processes more flexible

Quality and the multifunctionality of packaging lines is important, and in addition they must meet the highest requirements in terms of productivity, flexibility, reliability and absolute safety. Nestlé Purina Petcare, based in Aubigny, France, is a worldwide manufacturer of dog and cat food; (more...)

Making packaging processes more flexibleMaking packaging processes more flexible

Quality and the multifunctionality of packaging lines is important, they must meet the highest requirements in terms of productivity, flexibility, reliability and absolute safety. Nestlé Purina Petcare, based in Aubigny, France, is a worldwide manufacturer of dog and cat food; its priority is (more...)

ISO 14119 for interlocking devices associated with guards has arrivedISO 14119 for interlocking devices associated with guards has arrived

The new standard "ISO 14119:2013 Safety of machinery - Interlocking devices associated with guards - Principles for design and selection" has arrived and will replace EN 1088 within 18 months. David Collier CMSE, Business Development Manager at Pilz UK and chairperson of the Machinery (more...)

New safety training course for packaging machinery

Pilz has launched a new safety training course which aims to give an understanding of the latest legal and best practice requirements for the use and supply of packaging machinery and continuous handling equipment. The two-day course firstly gives a general overview of the European Directive (more...)

Pilz moves into new purpose built UK facilityPilz moves into new purpose built UK facility

After 26 years in the UK, Pilz has moved into a new bespoke building that it says will enable it to meet and exceed customer expectations now and into the future. The new facility is a testament to the ongoing success and anticipated future success of the Pilz UK subsidiary.The new facility gives (more...)

Rail approval for Safety PLCRail approval for Safety PLC

At Railtex 13, Pilz will present an automated half barrier level crossing demonstrator, with a Safety PLC System implementing control and signalling. To date, safety solutions in the railway sector have largely used proprietary, specialist technology, much of it based around relay logic. However, (more...)

Machinery Safety - A 360 degree approachMachinery Safety - A 360 degree approach

The emphasis on safety in manufacturing is continually increasing, as is the complexity of standards and directives. Different safety certification courses have emerged recently, however many only concentrate on a few particular aspects and not the whole picture. Achieving CMSE - Certified Machinery (more...)

Machinery safetyMachinery safety

Visitors to the Pilz stand will benefit from the advice of a team of Machine Safety Experts, on-hand throughout the show to give advice on functional safety-related control standards and applications, in particular regarding the necessary transition from EN954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061. Live (more...)

Safe machine design starts with Risk AssessmentSafe machine design starts with Risk Assessment

Many tasks performed by workers who operate or maintain industrial machines present high levels of risk. When building, retrofitting or interlinking machines, a systematic technical Risk Assessment should be conducted and documented, as required in the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and the (more...)

Harmonising productivity with machinery safetyHarmonising productivity with machinery safety

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 of Pilz Automation Technology, considers the sensor systems currently (more...)

Machinery safety to suit every packaging machine scenarioMachinery safety to suit every packaging machine scenario

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 needs whilst also ensuring the safety of machine operators.BVM Brunner is a specialist manufacturer of (more...)

Adopt machinery safety standards now says PilzAdopt machinery safety standards now says Pilz

As the Machinery Directive EN 13849-1 standards better reflect state of the art in Machine Safety System design, machine builders should adopt these standards sooner rather than later, says Kevin Ives, Machinery Safety Consultant at Pilz Automation Technology.Ever since the first Machinery (more...)

Safer hand-fed platen pressesSafer hand-fed platen presses

With the HSE 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. By working closely together, two companies have developed a novel, high integrity safety solution which uses an array (more...)

Decentralised control redefinedDecentralised control redefined

Pilz is launching the PSS4000 Automation System and PAS4000 software suite that together provide a new way to design, program and implement automation. A key feature of the concept is the integration of safety, standard and motion control, as well as visualisation and diagnosticsThe Pilz PSS4000 (more...)

When did you last inspect your light curtain?

Companies using light curtains to safeguard machinery often do not appreciate the implications of the requirement for inspections. In the April 2008 issue of Industrial Technology, Stewart Robinson of Pilz explains the regulatory requirements and the necessary inspection process.Why not register (more...)

Important changes to EN 1088 guard interlocking standard

In the January 2008 issue of Industrial Technology, Kevin Ives, a consultant with Pilz Automation Technology, explains how a new addition to EN 1088 makes important recommendations relating to the specification and installation of guard interlocks.Why not register online to receive a regular copy of (more...)

Living with EN 13849-1

In the October 2007 issue of Industrial Technology, Kevin Ives, a consultant with Pilz Automation Technology, discusses machinery safety standards in the light of EN ISO 13849-1 being harmonised to the Machinery Directive from 8 May 2007.Why not register online to receive a regular copy of (more...)

Explaining the duty of care of employers

In the September 2007 issue of Industrial Technology, Ian Murgatroyd of Pilz Automation Technology explains the often misunderstood duty of care that is legislated for in the Health and Safety at Work Act.Why not register to get your FREE COPY of Industrial Technology, and full access to our (more...)

Vision system redefines machinery safety monitoringVision system redefines machinery safety monitoring

Pilz is launching SafetyEYE, the world's first safe camera system for three-dimensional zone monitoring, which could change the face of automotive production lines and other automated manufacturing environments. Compared with traditional machinery guarding, safety light curtains and laser area (more...)
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