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  • Pilz is a leading, innovative automation technology company.

    As experts in the safety of human, machine and the environment, Pilz provides worldwide, customer-oriented solutions for all industries.

    These include innovative products and comprehensive services from the areas of sensor, control and drive technology.
Product Portfolio
  • Automation system PSS 4000 - Simplify your Automation™ - The Industry 4.0-compatible automation system

  • The automation system PSS 4000 stands for optimum interaction between hardware and software components, network devices and real-time Ethernet. This system is characterised by the widest range of functions and combination options, distinguishing it from classic automation. It has already proven its worth in numerous applications in a variety of industries.

    Automation system with a new approach!
    Thanks to the consistent distribution of the control functions, projects with the automation system PSS 4000 can be implemented more easily and with greater flexibility than on existing systems. This applies to stand-alone machines as well as interlinked plants. Further information on Industry 4.0 is available here.

    Classic automation: One centralised control system monitors the plant/machine. All signals are processed through this control system, all sensors and actuators are connected to this control system. Thanks to decentralised I/O modules, some I/O functions can be transferred to the periphery, resulting in shorter paths for the sensor wiring, for example. Local signal processing does not generally take place.

    Consistent distribution of control functions: On the automation system, the control functions are fully distributed and transferred to the periphery. Control data, failsafe data and states are exchanged and synchronised via the real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p. For the control function, therefore, it makes no difference where the respective program section is processed. Instead of a centralised control system, our automation system provides a modular user program within a centralised project. This enables simple, standardised handling across the whole project.

      • Hardware PSS 4000

      • Solutions for safety and automation

        One system for standard and safety.
        Various hardware device classes are available for the automation system PSS 4000. Both the control systems and the I/O systems are modular in design, versatile and expandable. The wide range of I/O modules enables a high level of flexibility.
        Network components can be used to implement various automation architectures, increasing the availability and extension of your network.

      • Software PSS 4000

      • Pilz Automation Suite PAS4000 - Simple handling for complex functions

        The software platform PAS4000 comprises several editors for PLC programming and configuration, as well as software blocks.

        In PAS4000, the tools for configuration, programming, commissioning and operation are closely compatible. The data interfaces are standardised, making information easier to exchange in all phases of automation.

      • Diagnostics and visualisation PSS 4000

      • Machine downtimes and extensive troubleshooting are consigned to the past thanks to the diagnostic options from Pilz. In addition to the system diagnostics, which the PSS 4000 hardware performs itself, operators can also configure their own specific process diagnostics. You can read your diagnostic texts quite simply on a variety of display units such as the operator and visualisation devicePMI or on a PC. With PASvisu you have a visualisation software that you can use to display diagnostics.
      • Functions

      • The automation system PSS 4000 is characterised by the interaction of many individual components and software elements. Many different functions are available, which can be used to implement the widest range of applications.
    • Products for industrial automation

    • All in One: Automation solutions for your plant or machinery
      As a system supplier, Pilz provides solutions for complete automation - from sensor technology to control and drive technology. Simplicity is always at the heart: simple diagnostics, simple commissioning and simple operation.
        • Safe sensor technology PSEN

        • Sensor technology PSEN from Pilz - Comprehensive, individual

          When there's a high degree of automation, safety sensors are absolutely essential in ensuring the highest level of cost effectiveness and process safety. Used in conjunction with Pilz safe control technology, Pilz safe sensor technology PSEN provides cost efficient protection for man and machine, in compliance with the standards - for your success.
              • Position monitoring devices

              • Flexible to use, easy to install

                Safe monitoring without actuators
                Safe proximity switches PSENini detect the approach of metallic objects without the use of contacts and thereby supply the necessary safe signals. The safe rope pull switch PSENrope enables the E-STOP function to be triggered through manual operation of the rope, effectively stopping the functional process.

              • Safety switches

              • Optimum safety gate and position monitoring

                When a guard is opened, hazardous machine movements must be stopped and a restart must be prevented. It must not be possible to either defeat or manipulate the guards. Certain applications also require the safety gate to be interlocked until the hazardous production process is complete.
                Safety switches PSEN meet these requirements effectively and economically and are therefore ideal for safety gate and position monitoring.

              • Safety gate systems

              • For guard protection

                When a safety gate is opened, hazardous machine movements must be stopped in accordance with EN 1088 and a restart must be prevented. It must not be possible to either defeat or manipulate the guards.
                Pilz safety gate systems are particularly effective in meeting these requirements and incorporate additional functionalities for greater economy.

              • Light beam devices PSENopt

              • Safety without barriers

                When the production process requires active intervention, light beam devices PSENopt provide optimum protection for plant and machinery. Depending on the requirement, the light beam device provides finger, hand or body protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1/-2. An extensive range of accessories and light beam devices with expanded functionalities such as muting, blanking or cascading support flexible application on any machine.

              • Safe camera systems

              • Innovative optical system for high productivity

                Safe camera systems are used to monitor 2D or 3D zones. In contrast to simple sensors, they are able to record and analyse detailed information about the whole monitored zone. They provide a high level of safety plus user-friendly functionalities for many safety and standard control functions

              • Software sensor technology

              • For the design and programming of some of our sensor technology products we provide practical tools to support you. They range from configuration to commissioning and operation through to diagnostics. The main criterion is simple and user-friendly handling.
          • Relay modules

          • The optimum safety solution for every requirement

            The aim of Pilz relays is to keep the risk to man and machine as low as possible. To guarantee this protection, Pilz has for decades been developing innovative safety relays which have been proven on the market a million times over.
            Reliable monitoring of functional safety with the Safety relay PNOZ, of electronic safety with the electronic Monitoring relay PMD and safe Line inspection with PLIDdys guarantee a long service life for plant and machinery. High availability due to reliable devices ensure cost-effective application. Use one device for each function to be monitored.

                • Line inspection devices

                • Cable connections in industrial environments are burdened with the most diverse signals (control and monitoring signals; safety-related signals). Line inspection devices provide a special circuit protection or connection test, to guarantee that the signal is unambiguous. As a result, faulty wiring, wiring errors or manipulation can be excluded. 
                • Brake control devices

                • Safe, contactless braking - so it's non-wearing

                  On the safety relay PNOZ s50, temporary overexcitation is followed by voltage reduction, for which parameters can be set. Short ventilation times are achieved as a result, helping to make your application more energy-efficient. Safe brake control also enables fast switching in an emergency situation and slow switching in normal mode, which is low-wearing and therefore reduces maintenance work.

                  Simple navigation

                  As another module from the PNOZsigma product range, the safety relay PNOZ s50 has a rotary knob for menu navigation and a display for showing setup parameters and diagnostic messages.

                • Relays for electrical safety

                • Electrical safety for each application

                  On relays for electrical safety, electrical safety is at the very heart. When monitoring voltage, current, temperature or similar variables, for example. Reduce the number of hazardous situations for man and machine while at the same time increasing the service life of your plant. Save costs and guarantee an efficient production cycle. All by using relays for electrical safety. These relays are multifunctional and can be applied universally, covering a wide range of applications.

                • Safety relays PNOZ

                • Safety relays PNOZ - The optimum safety solution for each requirement

                  PNOZ safety relays monitor safety functions such as E-STOP, safety gate, light grid, two-hand control and many more. Every day, PNOZ safety relays prove themselves in millions of applications worldwide. In 1987 Pilz developed the first emergency stop relay to protect man and machine. That was a milestone in safety technology. The PNOZ brand is now synonymous with safety relays. PNOZ - The original!

            • Configurable small control systems

            • Configurable small control systems bridge the gap between classic safety relays and large programmable control systems. The configurable control systems PNOZmulti are mainly used toimplement more than four safety functions.

              They are also powerful enough to assume complete machine controlon smaller machines. The system is modular and expandable, so it cangrow with your machine as it expands or as its requirements change. PNOZmulti can be connected to common communication networks. The safety architecture can be created independently of the higher level control system, so users standardise their safety.

              Finer granularity thanks to the use of the available expansion modules allows thecontrol structure to be matched exactly to the application. Users only buy the features they are actually going to use.

                  • Configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2

                  • Many functions - the future-proof solution!

                    The configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2 are suitable for implementing multiple safety functions on plant or machinery – and the base unit is just 45 mm wide! The system is modular and expandable, so it can grow with your machine as it expands or as its requirements change. PNOZmulti 2 can be connected to common communication networks. Motion monitoring for one or more axes is another convenient option with PNOZmulti 2. The safety architecture can be created irrespective of the higher level plant control system. So you can standardise your safety.

                  • Configurable compact control system PNOZmulti Mini

                  • The configurable compact control systems PNOZmulti Mini are used to monitor more than three safety functions. The unit's compact structure and plain text display are particularly convincing.

                    The safety controller can be configured quite simply using the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator. The configurable compact control system PNOZmulti Mini can also be connected to all common communication systems and so can be used with various operational control systems. So you can standardise your safety!

                  • Configurable safety systems PNOZmulti

                  • The original configurable safety system!

                    The configurable safety systems PNOZmulti are suitable for implementing multiple safety functions on plant or machinery. Thanks to the module structure, PNOZmulti can be adapted to the size of the plant and machinery. With a large number of the most diverse modules, such as speed or standstill monitors, safe analogue input modules and a variety of base units, you can design your application with the utmost flexibility. With PNOZmulti you can standardise your safety!

                  • Software, small control systems

                  • PNOZmulti small control systems make design, configuration, documentation and commissioning simple. Easy diagnostic solutions reduce standstill times on your plant or machine. Our user-friendly software tools are available to do this. The following two tools are available: Your safety circuit is easy to create on the PC using thePNOZmulti Configurator. Tools from the Diagnostic solution PVIS are available for user-friendly diagnostics.
              • Control systems - for safety and automation

              • Benefit from our experience in control technology

                A solution for your automation function - economical, reliable, safe and from one source. You can use control systems from Pilz to easily and flexibly implement applications of any size for safety and automation: machines with an elementary function range, machines with multiple axes, interlinked plant and machinery. Pilz control systems provide high availability and productivity, and maximum safety for your plant and machinery.

                    • PLC control systems and I/O systems

                    • Solutions for automation and safety tasks: PLC control systems and I/O systems from Pilz

                      PLC control systems and decentralised I/O systems from Pilz are used in a varied range of applications. With our large selection of hardware and software components for safety and automation you can flexibly implement your application. Openness and easy handling are a key advantage of our systems.

                      Control systems in the automation system PSS 4000

                      PLC control systems and I/O systems for simple and complex applications are available in the automation system PSS 4000. The PLC control system PSSuniversal PLC can be used for example as a stand-alone system or as part of a network. It processes the required functions in combination with I/O modules.

                    • Decentralised field devices

                    • With the decentralised field devices IP67 and PDP20, Pilz offers decentralised solutions for applications directly in the field.

                      The PDP67 modules are resistant to dirt and water in accordance with protection type IP67. With the PDP20 interface modules, Pilz can provide interface modules for short signal paths decentrally in the field.

                    • Software for PLC control systems and I/O systems

                    • We offer matching software for each of our control system solutions. Our software works easily and intuitively, and it gives a perfect overview of your application.

                      The software platform PAS4000 in the automation system PSS 4000 is the appropriate tool for the programming/configuration of the PSSuniversal PLC and PSSuniversal multi control systems.

                      The PSSu Tools are a configuration guide for the decentralised I/O systems PSSuniversal. The system tool PSS WIN-PRO supports you with a large selection of software function blocks in the programming and design of your control systems PSS 3000.

                • Drive technology – Safe automation of drives

                • Everything in motion with Pilz drive technology

                  Pilz drive technology provides overall solutions for the safe, energy-efficient automation of drives – from operation via the controller through to the movement of highly dynamic drives, including all safety aspects.

                  Safe drive technology from Pilz

                  Safe drive functions have now made their mark on standards, products and applications and today can be considered as state of the art. They are part of the functional safety of plant and machinery and, as measures that boost productivity, are increasingly gaining ground in the market. The protection of machinery and equipment is also increasing in importance alongside personal protection. Pilz drive technology guarantees safe and energy-efficient control for drives.

                      • Motion control systems

                      • More than motion

                        Are you looking for a flexible solution for your automation functions? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need to synchronise multiple axes, single-axis solutions or safe drive solutions: we have the right solution for your application.

                      • Servo amplifiers PMCprotego D and PMCtendo DD

                      • Converters that control everything

                        Use modern servo amplifiers from Pilz as a drive controller for implementing the widest range of motor technologies.
                        You can use it to operate all common types of motor, from servo motors to asynchronous and linear motors. Plus rotary direct drives, servo linear actuators and applications with special motors.

                      • Motors PMCtendo

                      • Motors for dynamic precision movements

                        From excellent synchronisation properties to high dynamics. We have the right motor for your motion functions. We have a whole range of servo motors available. Benefit from innovative technology!
                        We also have a wide range of version types and accessories. From gear units to individually customised cable and connection types, through to appropriate feedback systems for the application.

                      • Software drive technology

                      • Use the Motion Control Engineering Tools for quick and easy commissioning and monitoring of your drives. Configuration, programming and monitoring of your entire application is performed in real-time, based on the programming under IEC 61131-3. The tools are open to every system environment, external devices are easy to integrate via various bus systems thanks to the resource manager.
                  • Networks

                  • Make your network both clear and powerful. Coordinated system components for safe fieldbus systems, Ethernet systems and device diagnostics systems are available.
                        • Fieldbus and Ethernet systems

                        • For powerful networks!

                          The components for fieldbus and Ethernet systems bring higher performance to extended plants with distributed control logic. Systems can be clearly designed or multiple networks can be interconnected. Large, complex and distributed plants require reliable Ethernet systems. The widest range of automation architectures can be implemented using the appropriate components.
                          Also available are components for communication between control systems in the automation system PSS 4000 and third-party control systems, which are connected to various fieldbus systems.

                    • Operating and monitoring

                    • Complete solutions

                      As a solution supplier, Pilz offers products from the fields of sensor, control and drive technology. Operator and visualisation systems are also available, providing reliable support to complete your plant in compliance with the standards.

                          • Control and signal devices

                          • Safe all round

                            Selection of the correct control and signal devices is a key factor for the safety of man and machine. Emergency stop pushbuttons, muting lamps, manually operated control devices, enabling switches and operating mode selector switches enable short reaction times and are therefore essential for a safe solution.

                          • Operator devices/operator terminals PMI - HMI with PMI

                          • Modern HMIs for diagnostics and visualisation

                            Operator terminals PMI (Pilz Human Machine Interface) are used to operate and monitor your technical processes. From a simple diagnostic device with touchscreen/button functionality to an operator terminal for sophisticated applications, Pilz has a wide range of units on offer. This has been proven over many years in the most diverse applications, often in the form of a complete solution with our safe automation solutions. Our compact operator terminals offer maximum functionality and can also be integrated into your production and automation systems.
                            Good visualisation and diagnostics also mean shorter downtimes and therefore increased cost effectiveness. When an error occurs, diagnostics on the machinery play a special role. As a plant/machine operator you can use the HMI operator terminals in conjunction with Pilz control systems to create a system that enables rapid troubleshooting when production faults occur. Full diagnostic functionality is available via the diagnostic concept PVIS or the visualisation software PASvisu.

                      • Service software

                      • Automation software from design to diagnostics

                        With automation software from Pilz, you are applying innovative software solutions for automation. Design, programming, configuration and commissioning can be achieved quickly and simply using Pilz automation software. Users can work effectively thanks to intuitive operation. Simple, user-friendly diagnostics on our automation software ensure high plant availability. Also available are product-independent tools for use in interactive products.

                            • Visualisation software

                            • Visualisation software for all phases of the machine lifecycle

                              Solve your automation projects using the software tools for visualisation from Pilz. Simple, intuitive handling and maximum suitability for use guarantee a comprehensive overview of your whole plant.

                            • Service software

                            • Service software - user-friendly and clearly arranged

                              The service software tools from Pilz provide support with interactive projects. They can be used independently of Pilz hardware. The focus is on user-friendliness and visual clarity.

                        • Wind energy

                        • Safe, efficient automation of wind turbines
                          As automation experts we provide solutions for monitoring all the relevant safety functions on wind turbines. Many years of experience from the field of industrial automation have helped us to understand the requirements of a wind turbine. Solutions for many wind turbine manufacturers worldwide are tailored specifically to the industry and argue the case for Pilz.

                          Safe automation is shaped by a comprehensive world of standards. The wind energy sector also has standards and regulations which demand that safety measures are taken when automating a wind turbine. These include IEC 61400 as well as the Machinery Directive in Europe.
                            • Safe and efficient automation for wind turbines

                            • Wind turbines are hazardous machines, therefore the protection of man and machine is absolutely indispensable. For wind turbines, Pilz provides safety solutions to monitor all safety relevant turbine properties such as overspeed monitoring, monitoring of the pitch and yaw system, E-Stop - to name a few. To protect the invest, customers monitor turbine characterisics such as oil and generator temperature, vibration or the electrical variables.

                              Safe automation for wind turbines - a worthwile investment:
                              • implement scalable, safe automtation solutions for new and existing wind turbines
                              • produce energy in compliance with the standards and meet certification requirements
                              • achieve optimum standardization in the automation of both on- and offshore turbines
                              • reduce accident risks during operation, and during maintenance or installation work
                            • Pilz - Your Safety Partner

                            • Major Wind Turbine manufacturers trust Pilz products and services. Pilz is the expert in machine safety for windenergy and can provided a complete portfolio starting with knowledge of safety requirements for wind turbines defined in norms and standards, followed by providing consulting and engineering services to identify hazards and risks of a wind turbine and show how these risks can be minimized using safe automation. The portfolio is completed with state of the art safe automation components, approved and certified for many countries, that combined together form a tailored solution for a wind turbine.

                              This makes Pilz the Safety Partner for the Wind energy Industry.

                              Many years of service and solutions in operation - both in on and off-shore wind turbines, have proven the quality and reliability of safe automation provided by Pilz. Through our global network of 26 subsidiearies. we provides fast response times, short lead times from placing the order to shipment as well as global technical support and documentation in your local language.

                              Contact your safety partner PILZ today for a tailored safety solution for your wind turbine.
                            • Your Benefits

                              • Reliable solutions - proven in wind energy for many years
                              • Rapid remote diagnostics - Quickly know the status of a turbines safety system
                              • communication interfaces to all common industrial communication networks, including Ethernet and fibre optics
                              • Robust product types for demanding environmental conditions in the onshore and offshore sector
                              • Certified solutions (TÜV/BG/CE/UL/CCC/GOST) for worldwide use of Pilz solutions in wind turbines
                              • Safety system for wind turbines conform to international regulations (Machinery Directive (2006/42/EG), IEC 61400 and Guidelines published by Germanischer Lloyd)
                              • Concentrate on core business using Pilz safety consulting and services for wind turbines
                            • Safety Consulting and Services for Wind turbines

                            • Our profound knowledge of the standards, coupled with many years of experience in consultancy, guarantees integrated safety services for our customers in the wind energy sector: from risk assessment to validation of safety solutions or from the development of a safety concept for wind turbines through to CE marking.

                              We can help to:
                              • Identify the applicable standards and regulations - both global and for your local market
                              • Define the machine's limits
                              • Identify all the hazards in each of the wind turbine's lifecycle phases
                              • Estimate and assess the risk including definition of the required Performance Levels (according to ISO 13849) and Safety Integrity Levels (according to IEC 62061)
                              • Recommend an approach for reducing risks
                            • PNOZmulti - Safety Solution for all safety functions of a wind turbine

                            • The configurable control system PNOZmulti offers at least 40 % potential savings in all engineering phases thanks to a graphics configuration tool. The inputs and outputs can be freely configured. Application of the PNOZmulti is cost-effective from three safety functions.

                              Each base module provides 20 freely configurable inputs , 4 test pulse outputs, 1 auxiliary output , 4 safe semiconductor outputs and 2 safe relay contacts. The base module is also available with Ethernet interface for programming and communication protocols.

                              You can use expansion modules to assemble the system in accordance with the number of I/Os you need and add functions such as speed monitoring or analogue inputs.
                              Configuration rather than wiring - with the intuitively operated graphic tool "PNOZmulti Configurator". Furthermore, the system allows for easy and fast Diagnostics.

                              PNOZmulti is also available in a special version for demanding environments which provides operation in extended temperature range, aggressive atmospheres as well as extended shock and vibration tolerance.
                            • Safe Speedmonitoring with PNOZs30 - maximum functionality in small housing

                            • PNOZs30 is a stand-alone speed monitor for all speed monitoring applications inside a wind turbine, such as
                              • Safe Monitoring of the rotor and generator speed
                              • Validation of the rotor and generator speed in order to identify damages of the gearbox or drive shaft
                              • Safe monitoring of the yaw system with a nacelle movement counter in order to achieve cable twist protection
                              PNOZs30 provides user friendly entry-level menu without the need of a pc based programming. Functions of the devices are selected with a push and turn knob. A LCD display provides information for configuration and diagnostics.

                              Your benefits using PNOZs30
                              Increased productivity
                              • and increased safety for operating personnel thanks to safe monitoring of standstill, speed and direction of rotation
                              • by avoiding unnecessary shutdown processes; advance warning when a defined warning threshold value is reached
                              Time savings
                              • during setup and when units are exchanged, thanks to convenient operation via rotary knob => no software tool required
                              • during commissioning and when units are exchanged, as parameters are saved on to chip card