Pilz Automation Safety L.P.

Machinery Safety to Suit Every Packaging Machine Scenario
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Machinery 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 requirements whilst also ensuring the safety of machine operators. Machinery safety specialist Pilz Automation Technology is widely acknowledged as a market leader in machinery safety, including control...

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HSE Issues New Guidance on Safety of Hand-fed Platen Presses
Machinery & Machining Tools

HSE Issues New Guidance on Safety of Hand-fed Platen Presses

HSE has now commenced on-site inspections of hand-fed platen presses in the UK and so users of this high-risk machinery need to ensure that their machines meet the required safety standards. Following extensive consultation with industry, users and suppliers, HSE has published an Information Sheet to help users manage this process. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is urging users of hand-fed...

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Pilz Automation Technology and SCA Display UK Co-Develop Innovative Safety Solution for Hand-Fed Platen Press
Agricultural & Farming Products

Pilz Automation Technology and SCA Display UK Co-Develop Innovative Safety Solution for Hand-Fed Platen Press

With the Health & Safety Executive 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 for a hand-fed platen press, which uses an array of light beam sensors and a modular safety...

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Controls & Controllers

Digital Input Modules decentralize control of up to 64 sensors.

Rated to IP67, PDP67 F 8DI ION enables decentralized monitoring of all sensors in field to be connected to PNOZmulti configurable control system. Digital input modules enable contact-based as well as electronic sensors to be connected outside control cabinet in accordance with PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 of EN/IEC 62061. Using one cable for communication and supply, product accommodates up...

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Controls & Controllers

Decentralized I/O System is designed with modular approach.

PSSuniversal accommodates compact modules, available with 16 digital standard inputs and 16 digital standard outputs. Three modules are also compatible with electronic and base modules in PSSuniversal, and various available connectors enable modules to accommodate 1-, 2-, or 3-wire connections. Plug-in terminals can be pre-assembled, and area is available for labeling equipment identifier for...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Automation Control System offers safe processing of analog values.

With failsafe analog input modules, PSS 4000 is suitable for safe, decentralized recording of analog values. Two different modules are available for safety-related evaluation of voltage signals from -10 to +10 V or current signals from 0-25 mA. PSSuniversal PLC offers various head modules to which I/O modules can be connected individually and which are available for control functions, local...

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Safety and Control System offers half-byte mapping feature.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Safety and Control System offers half-byte mapping feature.

Along with PROFINET interface, PSSuniversal features half byte mapping, which facilitates orientation within system. Integrated standard automation lends to safety, while software accelerates commissioning. There is an absence of feedback between standard and safety, and safety settings for each device are made at single point. Based on modular structure, system minimizes planning and management...

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Automation System Ready to Go - +Approved by TÃœV
Agricultural & Farming Products

Automation System Ready to Go - +Approved by TÃœV

The new automation system PSS4000 has passed inspection: The system hardware and corresponding software platform PAS4000 have been granted safety approval by TÃœV SÃœD. This confirms that the safety mechanisms defined in the concept approval are reliable. To achieve this goal, the function and interaction of all system components, from I/O module to programming and configuration software,...

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Safety Gate System measures only 45 mm wide.
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Safety Gate System measures only 45 mm wide.

Combining safety gate monitoring, safe guard locking with escape/auxiliary release, E-STOP, and request and acknowledgement functions, PSENsgate offers security for machines, including protection against hazardous movements and overrun. It can be used in applications up to PL e of EN ISO 13849-1, SIL 3 of EN/IEC 62061, and Category 4 of EN 954-1, and is suited for any industry, where safety gates...

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Safety Speed Monitoring Relay comes with monochrome display.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Safety Speed Monitoring Relay comes with monochrome display.

Suitable for all common motor feedback systems and proximity switches, PNOZ s30 monitors safe standstill, speed, and direction of rotation. It is operated via rotary knob and comes with chip card for storing application parameters, allowing for exchange of units without need for separate software. Monitor sends advance warning to motor control system if set warning threshold is reached, helping...

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Company News

Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Center Opens

CANTON, Michigan - The automation company Pilz has opened the Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Center at its headquarters in Ostfildern, Germany. The new building covers a total area of over 44,000 sq. ft. and at $22 million, is the largest single investment in the history of this family business. As a result, not only is the company enlarging its production area by 50 percent, it is also...

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Company News

Adopt Machine Safety Standards Now, Says Pilz

As the Machinery Directive EN 13949-1 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. The latest version of the Machinery Directive has now been with us for some time. 2006/42/EC was introduced in 2006 and published in the...

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Company News

Pilz Consultants Facilitate CE Mark Test Equipment Exported from US on Arrival in UK

CANTON, Mich., Dec. 8 - Johnson Controls is one of the world's foremost suppliers of automotive interior electronics, with a particular strength in radio frequency, multimedia and telematics systems. At its factory in Warwickshire, UK, Johnson Controls has recently started production of a new telematics product that had been developed in its technology center in Holland, MI. Johnson Controls...

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Company News

Ready to Go? What You Need to Know About Exporting in 2010

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. answers your questions Canton, MI - The Machinery Directive is designed to standardize safety requirements across Europe and help to ensure the free flow of goods within the EU. Beginning December 29, 2009 the current version-98/37/EC-will be replaced by the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. No provisions have been made for a transition phase. What exactly does this...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Modern Safety and Control for Packaging

Faster, more flexible, safer - with this objective in mind, the level of automation on plant and machinery continues to advance in all industries. Both safety and control technology take these high requirements into account. If necessary, powerful components can be combined to form complete systems, which guarantee safety on the one hand, and can increase productivity on the other. If the user...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Automating a Confectionery Packaging Machine

Chocolate products place heavy demands on packaging machine manufacturers. Speed and flexibility need to be combined with gentle handling. The Italian company Fima specialises in the packaging of confectionery products. To make sure that the machines "stay in time" and that the individual modules are perfectly synchronized, the company uses Pilz motion control; not only does it control the...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Motion Control System Controls and Automates Packaging Machines

Packaging machines in the pharmaceutical sector are demanding: they have to be reliable, modular and versatile, but most of all they have to be flexible and efficient. The requirements of the corresponding drive and automation system are equally high. Pilz motion control manages the movement of all the servo axes to ensure that complex workflows from infeed to cartoning do not fall out of sync...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. Wins Engineers' Choice Award

CANTON, MI) - Pilz Automation Safety's revolutionary product SafetyEYE® has been awarded top honor in Control Engineering's Engineers' Choice Awards in the Machine and Embedded Control-Safety category. The awards highlight the most notable new products from the previous year. Ballots were sent to subscribers from Control Engineering's opt-in e-mail list who specified they were responsible for...

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PNOZsigma Still Ahead in the Relay Race
Electrical Equipment & Systems

PNOZsigma Still Ahead in the Relay Race

In today's industrial environment, safety is no small thing. However, one of the best assurances of safety is a very small thing. It's the PNOZsigma safety relay, manufactured by Pilz Automation Safety, with North American Headquarters in Canton, MI. Actually, PNOZsigma is a series of safety relays, with more than ten different models, ranging from S1 to S10. The smallest relay has a housing...

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Communication Network Device includes wireless control.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Communication Network Device includes wireless control.

InduraNET p incorporates PSSuniversal modular, wireless decentralized I/O control platform for industrial environments. It features Coexistence Frequency Management enabling use in presence of other wireless systems in 2.4 GHz ISM band. Added to new/existing I/O block without changing hardware, system allows up to 64 operational and safety I/O modules, each with 2-4 I/O, to be installed alongside...

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