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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 - 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.