The internationally successful technological pioneer Pilz GmbH from Ostfildern, near Stuttgart, specializes in power transmission, control technology and sensor technology and focuses mainly on safe automation technology by developing customized safety solutions for humans, machines and the environment. Hence the company’s motto “We automate. Safely.” at this year’s world-leading “Industrial Automation” trade fair in Hannover, where it is exhibiting product innovations, industry solutions and services. Pilz is using a real-life human-robot application to demonstrate the kind of collaboration that is already possible without protective devices. Visitors can see right up close how humans and robots will soon be working safely together in close proximity.
Robotics is just one of the factors Pilz already covers when it comes to the headline topic of Industry 4.0., and the company is using a live demonstrator to show how far developments have progressed to date. On show are efficient and user-friendly solutions that use distributed intelligence to perform control tasks in a modular system. At their heart lies the Industry 4.0-capable PSS 4000 automation system, which can be used as either a multi-master or master-slave system and is already being used successfully in numerous applications in a wide range of sectors. Extremely diverse functions and permutations ensure optimum interplay between the hardware and software components, networked devices and the real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p. Pilz has carefully chosen a modular and distributable approach for its Industry 4.0-capable PSS 4000 automation system.
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG (73760 Ostfildern, Germany), Hall 9, Stand D17