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 or influence technology purchases, or have daily interaction with the technologies in each respective area. Respondents were asked to choose products they felt were the most exceptional, based on the following criteria: technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact. "The fact that the engineering community recognizes the significance of the technology behind SafetyEYE® and voted it number one is a real testament to the fact that we are driving innovation in the safety industry" said, Roberta Nelson Shea, C.O.O & general manager, Pilz Automation Safety L.P. Nearly
completed ballots were received and counted.

SafetyEYE® is a camera-based three-dimensional monitoring system that safeguards people working in or around hazardous operations. SafetyEYE® uses three dynamic digital cameras positioned above the work area to provide continuous monitoring. A control unit receives the images via fiber optics, analyzes the data and creates a virtual 3D image of the work area. Then, using configuration software, 3D zones are established to identify safe and hazardous areas. Once detected SafetyEYE® controls or eliminates the hazard, protecting the worker from injury and the process from interruption. SafetyEYE® can adapt motion to reduce a hazard, rather than completely shut down a machine. In addition, SafetyEYE® has the option of defining virtual zones for the actuation of any process.

Pilz Automation Safety L.P.

The world leader is SAFE automation; Pilz offers a full range of leading-edge safe automation products and services. The company's innovative technologies and safety expertise provides customers with the leanest and safest solutions.

Products include sensor technology, electrical monitoring relays, automation solutions with motion control, safety relays, programmable safety and control systems and an operating and monitoring range. Wireless and safe bus systems are also available for industrial networking.

Pilz also provides a comprehensive range of consulting, engineering and training services. Certified consultants provide a wide range of services worldwide such as risk assessment, safety concept, safety design, CE services and safety sign-off. To keep a company LEAN and SAFE, there is no better partner than Pilz.

Control Engineering

For more than 50 years, Control Engineering magazine has upheld a commitment to consistency and quality, earning subscribers' trust and building great affinity. Control Engineering serves the automation market, which designs, implements, maintains and manages control/instrumentation systems, components and equipment through comprehensive coverage of process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing.

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