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Pilz Automation Technology

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A unified, sub-systematic approach to safe machine control 04 April 2013

The German Engineering Federation VDMA has already produced a draft document, Functional Safety - Universal Database for safety-related values of components or parts of control system, albeit only in German at the time of writing. This document could help the merger of the two standards. ...

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Are your safeguards as safe as you think? 18 June 2012

There are doubtless many machines in the UK fitted with multiple guards which are monitored in one circuit by series connected safety switches with dual channel wiring; does this sound like one of your machines?  Can any of these guards be opened simultaneously? David Collier, Business Development Manager for products and services at Pilz Automation Technology looks at the phenomenon of "fault masking"....

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When upgrading machinery, don’t gamble with CE Marking 19 April 2011

The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC came into force on the 29th December 2009. While machine builders must deal primarily with the sections on ‘scope’ and ‘conformity assessment’, the main challenge for end users lies in the issue of upgrading or interlinking machinery. Here, it is vital to ensure that the upgraded machine complies with the current legislation, says Stewart Robinson, Consultant Engineer at Pilz Automation Technology....

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Adopt Machine Safety standards now, says Pilz 21 February 2011

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....

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Machinery safety training courses for 2011 09 December 2010

Pilz Automation Technology has published a new machinery safety training course schedule for 2011. The booklet is available now....

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Safety solution for hand-fed platen press 21 September 2010

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 control and monitoring system....

Pilz range of Machinery Safety Courses updated for new legislation 21 January 2010

Pilz Automation Technology has updated and added to its range of machinery safety courses to reflect the latest changes in legislation and has published a booklet and schedule for 2010....

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Transition period for machinery directive extended but how long? 15 December 2009

The European Machinery Working Group of the EU Commission met last week to discuss the request from the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to extend EN 954-1’s presumption of conformity. During the two day meeting, the majority of member states were in favour of an extension, which will now be granted. But according to a CEN representative, the Commission has still to define an exact timescale for this extension....

Transistion period for EN954-1 is extended but how much? 14 December 2009

At the meeting of the European Machinery Working Group on 7/8.12.2009 in Brussels, the EU Commission again discussed the request from the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to extend EN 954-1’s presumption of conformity. According to information from a representative of the CEN the majority of member states were in favour of an extension and the extension will be granted. However, the Commission has still to define an exact timescale for this extension....

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Space-saving safety controller 21 September 2009

Pilz Automation Technology has launched the PNOZmulti Mini multifunctional configurable safety controller for applications up to BS EN ISO 13849-1 Ple and BS EN 62061 SIL 3. The unit is a space-saving 45mm wide, features all of the usual safety monitoring functions of the established PNOZmulti and has the additional benefit of an integral LCD display for status information and diagnostic messages....