Discuss machine safety with Pilz experts at Drives & Controls

21 February 2012

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Discuss machine safety with Pilz experts at Drives & ControlsVisitors to the Pilz stand (D814) at Drives & Controls will benefit from the advice of machine safety experts, who will be available throughout the show to advise on functional safety-related control standards and applications, in particular regarding the necessary transition from EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061. Live demonstrations and free copies of the Pilz PAScal Safety Calculator Software will also be offered; Pilz says this software 'uniquely caters for both Performance Level (EN ISO 13849-1) and Safety Integrity Level (EN 62061) and produces technical reports as required by the standards'.

In addition to the stand, Pilz' principal Functional Safety Specialist - David Collier - will be delivering a Seminar entitled Clarifying the nature of safety reliability data and leading three of the daily Health and Safety Panel discussions covering these functional safety topics:

  • EN 954-1 is dead - what do I need to know about the replacement EN ISO 13849-1?
  • CE Marking and Machinery Safety - what it is for, how it is achieved, what is required?
  • The use of software and programmable safety - how do latest standards deal with this, and what are the benefits?

Further highlights on the Pilz stand will include: the innovative IP67 Pilz Decentralised Periphery (PDP) safe distributed I/O modules for 'cabinet-free connectivity'; the PSS4000 integrated standard and safety automation system; and the latest developments in the Pilz range of safety interlocks, RFID-based sensors, access control devices and light curtains.

Visitors wishing to make an appointment with a Pilz Engineer during the exhibition can email or telephone +44 (0)1536 460766. To book places on the Drives & Controls Health and Safety Panel discussions and Seminars, go to

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