Explaining the changes in the 2006 version of BS EN 60204-1

BS EN 60204-1 is one of the most important machinery safety standards and a new version was published in June 2006. This article by Kevin Ives, a consultant with Pilz Automation Technology, looks at the changes introduced and the implications for machine builders.

Back in May 2002 Pilz compared the existing standard BS EN 60204-1:1998 (Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements) with the fifth edition of the Committee Draft of IEC 60204-1, as it was anticipated that this was about to be ratified and a new version of EN 60204-1 would soon follow. Such is the ponderous nature of the standards-making process that BS EN 60204-1:2006 was not published until June 2006.

Most of the anticipated changes in the standard have remained, but there have also been some others. Nevertheless, the most important change remains the acceptance of programmable electronic safety-related systems, and this is reflected in the very first sentence of the Scope. Furthermore, the writers have made it clear, by means of a note, that the term 'electrical' includes electrical, electronic and programmable matters. Within the body of this part of the standard it is clause 9 that now allows the use of software, programmable electronic systems and communications networks in machine safety systems. This is a major step forward, in that it brings the standard into line with the state-of-the-art. Indeed, in comparison with this, the other changes seem relatively minor.

Apart from the explicit inclusion of programmable electronic equipment, the Scope remains substantially unchanged. There are, however, alterations to the Normative References, but this is only to be expected due to the ever-changing standards landscape. Most of the definitions remain unchanged, though there are revisions to, for example, the definitions of 'control circuit (of a machine)', 'controlled stop' and 'electronic equipment'. Surprisingly, no definition is provided for 'programmable'.

In addition to clause 9, which has already been mentioned, clause 5.4 is also particularly notable. This clause relates to devices for switching off and for the prevention of unexpected start-up, and it now permits control isolation to be used in specific circumstances - such as for inspections or adjustments.

Changes in detail

Clause 7.2.3 (Power circuits) gains directions on the disconnection of conductors, and clause 7.2.4 (Control circuits) now includes examples of overcurrent protection for control circuits supplied by transformers. Whereas clause 7.3 previously dealt with overcurrent protection of motors, there are now three separate clauses covering overload, over-temperature and current limiting.

Clause 8 (Equipotential bonding) benefits from a revised diagram giving an example of equipotential bonding for electrical equipment of a machine; mobile machines now have their own clause (8.2.7), and there is a new clause 8.2.8 for additional protective bonding requirements for electrical equipment having earth leakage currents higher than 10mA AC or DC. Clause 8.3 has been retitled 'Functional bonding' and has been rewritten as a single clause instead of the three in the previous version of the standard.

Clause 9.1.4 of the old standard related to the connection of control devices and was concerned with switching elements in the conductors connected to the protective bonding. However, this clause has been deleted in the new standard.

Clause 9.2.4 (Suspension of safety functions and/or protective measures) has been revised and now also refers to cableless control stations - though cableless control stations were already mentioned elsewhere in the previous version of the standard.

Clause 9.2.5.4.2 refers to the emergency stop function. Importantly, the comments regarding the use of programmable systems and systems using communication networks or links have been removed - which therefore gives control system designers more scope than before. Furthermore, the old clause 9.2.7.4 (Serial data communications) is deleted altogether in the new standard.

Clause 9.3.2 was previously titled 'Overtravel limits'; it is now 'Exceeding operating limits' and includes other operating limits - such as speed and pressure - as well as position.

Clause 9.4.1 (General requirements for control functions in the event of a failure) now refers to retention of memory in the event of battery failure or removal and the prevention of unauthorised or inadvertent alteration of the memory.

Clause 9.4.3.1 (Earth faults) is expanded in the new standard and outlines three methods; drawings are included.

Clause 10.1.2 (Location and mounting of operator interface and machine-mounted control devices) adds references to foot-operated control devices, whereas only hand-operated controls were mentioned in the old version of the standard.

Clause 10.3.1 (General requirements for indicator lights and displays) now says that indicator light circuits for warning lights shall be fitted with facilities to check the operability of these lights. And clause 10.3.2 (Colours) now defines the order in which lamps should be installed on a lamp tower).

Clause 10.7 (Emergency stop devices) has had three of the sub-clauses deleted (the information is now dispersed elsewhere within the standard), but otherwise the general gist remains as before.

Clause 10.8 (Emergency switching off devices), has been changed a little but, again, the text remains broadly similar to the previous version.

The old clause 10.9 (Displays) has been replaced by a new clause 10.9 (Enabling control devices) that gives advice on the operation of two- and three-position hold-to-run type devices.

Clause 11 of the old standard, relating to electronic equipment, has been deleted in the new draft and, as a result, the old clauses 12 to 19 have been renumbered as clauses 11 to 18 in the new standard. In the main these clauses have changed very little, though clause 12 (Conductors and cables) has been revised, with several tables being either modified or deleted. Also clause 18 (Verification) has been renamed from the old clause 19 Testing and verification, plus many more sub-clauses have been included to cover test methods in TN systems. These are mainly concerned with the verification of the bonding circuits.

Annex revisions

Aside from the main body of the standard, there are also changes in the annexes: a new Annex A is concerned with protection against indirect contact in TN-systems; Annex B (Enquiry form for electrical equipment of machines) has been reformatted; and a new Annex C gives examples of machines covered by the standard (making it similar to the old Annex A).

The new Annex D (Current-carrying capacity and overcurrent protection of conductors and cables in electrical equipment of machines) is similar to the old Annex C, and the new Annex E is the same as the old Annex D (Explanation of emergency operation functions).

Annex F (Guide for the use of this part of IEC 60204) is new, as is Annex G (Comparison of typical conductor cross-sectional areas). Other new annexes are ZA (Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications) and ZZ (Coverage of Essential Requirements of EC Directives).

While there is no legal requirement (in the UK, at least) to comply with the requirements of standards that are harmonised to the Machinery Directive, such as BS EN 60204-1, there is a legal requirement to meet the Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the Directive. Nevertheless, harmonised standards are 'best practice' documents and therefore offer users an 'approved route' to compliance. While the 1998 version of BS EN 60204-1 did not 'outlaw' the use of programmable electronic equipment in safety-related control systems, many people felt uncomfortable with using such equipment in the knowledge that it was discouraged under the prevailing standard. Although other standards, such as BS EN 61508, allowed programmable electronic systems to be used, it is reassuring that, at long last, BS EN 60204-1 now makes provision for the use of state-of-the-art safety systems.

Pilz Automation Technology has consultants that can advise on compliance with BS EN 60204-1:2006 and other machinery safety standards.

Pilz Automation Ltd

Pilz House
Little Collier's Field
Corby
NN18 8TJ
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1536 460766

sales@pilz.co.uk

www.pilz.co.uk

More from Pilz Automation Ltd

Distributed safety systems webinar 30th October 0930

Posted 2 days ago

Machine safety update: News from Pilz

Posted 1 week ago

New actuator for a new dimension in safety

Posted 3 weeks ago

White paper and free webinar address automation cyber security

Posted 1 month ago

Pilz UK offers more places on Machinery Safety courses

Posted 2 months ago

Pilz keeps safety and production on the boil at Vaillant

Posted 3 months ago

Latest machine safety webinar - final call!

Posted 3 months ago

A holistic view of machine safety and industrial security

Posted 4 months ago

Pilz announces online trade fair and weekly webinars

Posted 6 months ago

New guide to safe machine access and data security

Posted 7 months ago

Pilz launches machinery safety webinar channel

Posted 7 months ago

Pilz to present three machine safety seminars at HSE 2020

Posted 8 months ago

Pilz works with machine builder to implement new safety concept

Posted 9 months ago

Register now for Pilz machinery safety training courses in 2020

Posted 9 months ago

Webinar: How to create a safe human-robot workspace

Posted 10 months ago

Pilz UK machine safety training courses gain CPD accreditation

Posted 10 months ago

Back to basics: standards, directives and laws in the EU

Posted 1 year ago

Type 3 light curtains prove economical for system integrator

Posted 1 year ago

Case erectors benefit from Pilz safety controllers and switches

Posted 1 year ago

Pilz launches first safety system based on radar technology

Posted 1 year ago

Pilz UK adds new topics to machinery safety webinar series

Posted 1 year ago

Industrie 4.0, modular production processes and machine safety

Posted 1 year ago

New modular operating mode and access permission system

Posted 1 year ago

High-speed machine utilises Pilz interlocks and controller

Posted 1 year ago

Expand your knowledge of machinery safety with courses from Pilz

Posted 1 year ago

Safety Device Diagnostics boost availability and efficiency

Posted 1 year ago

PNOZmulti Configurator now with offline simulation function

Posted 1 year ago

New Pilz UK machinery safety webinars for 2019

Posted 1 year ago

Pilz launches PSENscan safety laser scanner

Posted 1 year ago

Analogue input module for PNOZmulti 2 safe control system

Posted 2 years ago

New stainless steel PSENmag magnetic safety switches from Pilz

Posted 2 years ago

Pilz safety products and services at Robotics and Automation

Posted 2 years ago

Pilz helps BMW implement safe collaborative robot applications

Posted 2 years ago

See safe and smart automation from Pilz at PPMA 2018

Posted 2 years ago

Machinery safety training courses and workshops from Pilz

Posted 2 years ago

Pilz launches world's first IP67 safety/automation PLC

Posted 2 years ago

CMSE course now available at your premises

Posted 2 years ago

SecurityBridge prevents unauthorised access to safety systems

Posted 2 years ago

Pilz upgrades PSENmlock modular safety gate system

Posted 2 years ago

One-day training course covers compliance with PUWER

Posted 2 years ago

Pilz publishes 5th edition of the Safety Compendium

Posted 2 years ago

Free Machinery Directive poster aids compliance with standards

Posted 2 years ago

Authorisation in machine automation - safety and security

Posted 2 years ago

PNOZmulti 2 configurable safety controller gains SafetyNET p

Posted 2 years ago

Using 2D and 3D sensing technologies to safeguard machines

Posted 2 years ago

Making the most of web visualisation and compact controllers

Posted 3 years ago

Machinery safety for new 3D printer - managing risks from lasers

Posted 3 years ago

Force and pressure measurement system checks cobot safety

Posted 3 years ago

Pilz PASvisu HMI software for web-based visualisation

Posted 3 years ago

Super-slim safety light curtains for finger and hand detection

Posted 3 years ago

When were your light curtains last tested?

Posted 3 years ago

Pilz to launch new products at CPI Health & Safety Conference

Posted 3 years ago

PSSuniversal 2 decentralised I/O for automation and safety

Posted 3 years ago

Machine safety webinars from Pilz

Posted 3 years ago

New training course: Safe Human-Robot Collaboration

Posted 3 years ago

Pilz expands portfolio of certified machinery safety training

Posted 3 years ago

What changed in BS EN ISO 13849-1:2015?

Posted 3 years ago

Protection from cyberattacks without compromising machine safety

Posted 4 years ago

Pilz provides safety products and services for fuel cell system

Posted 4 years ago

Modular automation control supports Industrie 4.0

Posted 4 years ago

Manufacturer of carbon brushes upgrades to Pilz servos

Posted 4 years ago

Pilz launches international online community for CMSE

Posted 4 years ago

Press retrofit increases productivity, availability and safety

Posted 4 years ago

PUWER Regulation 18 - Control Systems, and applicable standards

Posted 4 years ago

Pilz PSENmlock combines guard monitoring and locking in one unit

Posted 4 years ago

Get more from programmable safety and automation controllers

Posted 4 years ago

Servos with safe motion control boost press productivity

Posted 4 years ago

Pilz machinery safety training courses in August and September

Posted 4 years ago

Audi uses decentralised I/O system for safety and automation

Posted 4 years ago

New PNOZmulti configurable controller for larger projects

Posted 4 years ago

One-day course on software-configurable safety controllers

Posted 4 years ago

Pilz introduces new machinery safety seminars for 2016

Posted 4 years ago

Review: food and beverage machinery safety seminar

Posted 4 years ago

Expanded range of guard interlocks offers greater versatility

Posted 5 years ago

Featured seminar

Posted 5 years ago

Machinery Safety Seminar focuses on food and beverage industry

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz launch new PUWER Assessment service

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz appoints a new UK Site Engineer

Posted 5 years ago

PMC Protego DS servo drive achieves PLe with no extra encoder

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz PNOZmulti 2 and PSENslock ensure safety of test rig

Posted 5 years ago

Safe motion standard EN 61800-5-2: more than Safe Torque Off

Posted 5 years ago

Safe motion monitoring made easy with configurable module

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz rolls out new logo

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz C&G Machinery Safety Training Course - book now

Posted 5 years ago

Pilz machine safety seminars and workshops, autumn 2017

Posted 5 years ago

A new team member at Pilz Automation Ltd

Posted 5 years ago

Guard interlock standard EN ISO 14119 has now superseded EN 1088

Posted 5 years ago

Safety and automation system selected for packaging line upgrade

Posted 5 years ago

New EtherNet/IP and Profinet modules for PNOZmulti 2 controller

Posted 5 years ago

Training course: IEC 60204, electrical safety of machinery

Posted 5 years ago

Lock Out Tag Out training course with focus on machine safety

Posted 5 years ago

City & Guilds four-day Machinery Safety training course

Posted 5 years ago

Slimline RFID coded safety switches provide high integrity

Posted 5 years ago

When to integrate or separate safety and standard control?

Posted 5 years ago

New safe motion monitoring modules for configurable controller

Posted 5 years ago

New dates for Certified Machinery Safety Expert training course

Posted 6 years ago

Programmable safety system used for automotive paint shop

Posted 6 years ago

New website dedicated to complete Automation Solutions

Posted 6 years ago

All-in-one safety gate system for PL e safety and efficiency

Posted 6 years ago

Machine tool safety systems from a single source

Posted 6 years ago

All-in-one safety bolt and switches reduces engineering time

Posted 6 years ago

Pilz PAScal safety calculator now uses VDMA 66413 library

Posted 6 years ago

New advanced multifunction light curtains with no dead zones

Posted 6 years ago

What's new in BS EN 62061:2005+A1:2013?

Posted 6 years ago

What's changed in BS EN 62061:2005+A1:2013

Posted 6 years ago

New update to Pilz Machinery Safety Training Programme

Posted 6 years ago

Pilz PASmsi app for machine PL and SIL determination

Posted 6 years ago

ISO 14119:2013, new standard for guard interlocking devices

Posted 6 years ago

EN ISO 14119:2013, the standard for guard interlocking devices

Posted 6 years ago

Pilz PNOZsigma safety relays approved for nuclear industry

Posted 7 years ago

SafeLink modules make PNOZmulti safe controller more expandable

Posted 7 years ago

PNOZmulti Configurator v9.3.0 links PNOZmulti to PSS 4000 PLC

Posted 7 years ago

New brochure for Pilz machine safety sensors

Posted 7 years ago

New safety training course: Use and supply of packaging machines

Posted 7 years ago

Pilz opens new UK facility for enhanced service and support

Posted 7 years ago

Safety light curtain accessories expand application scope

Posted 7 years ago

Pilz experts on hand at Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition

Posted 7 years ago

Approved safety PLC system to be demonstrated at Railtex 2013

Posted 7 years ago

More expansion modules for PNOZmulti 2 safety controller

Posted 7 years ago

Pilz Safety Compendium - second edition published

Posted 7 years ago

Enhanced machinery safety training programme for 2013

Posted 7 years ago

Coded safety switches operate with up to three actuators

Posted 7 years ago

Pilz launches next-generation PNOZmulti configurable controller

Posted 8 years ago

Working towards a merger of ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061

Posted 8 years ago

New Certified Machinery Safety Expert course from Pilz

Posted 8 years ago

Decentralised I/O modules meet PLe for safety switches in series

Posted 8 years ago

Press control system upgrade improves productivity and safety

Posted 8 years ago

EtherCAT and DeviceNet modules for configurable safety relays

Posted 8 years ago

Inaugural Machinery Safety Alliance seminar hailed a success

Posted 8 years ago

Fault masking: is your machine as safe as you think?

Posted 8 years ago

The key points of a systematic technical risk assessment

Posted 8 years ago

Pilz Sigma PNOZ s4 safety relay is approved to EN 81-1

Posted 8 years ago

Discuss machine safety with Pilz experts at Drives & Controls

Posted 8 years ago

Full service for supply and support of safety light curtains

Posted 8 years ago

Free download: EN ISO 13849-1 / EN 62061 software

Posted 8 years ago

Last chance to migrate from EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1

Posted 8 years ago

Machinery safety training courses receive national accreditation

Posted 9 years ago

Paper industry conference to focus on health and safety

Posted 9 years ago

PSENenco absolute rotary encoder for SIL 3 and PL e controls

Posted 9 years ago

Decentralised I/O modules connect safety components

Posted 9 years ago

Why Category 2 is unsuitable for Performance Level d safety

Posted 9 years ago

Pilz PNOZmulti Configurator v8 gains macro capability

Posted 9 years ago

PSENini safe proximity switches are sealed to IP67

Posted 9 years ago

Mini configurable safety controllers are easier to expand

Posted 9 years ago

The role of an Inspection Body in CE marking machinery

Posted 9 years ago

How to choose the right guard safety switch technology

Posted 9 years ago

Pilz launches PNOZ s30 safe standstill and speed monitor

Posted 9 years ago

The differences between EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1

Posted 9 years ago

CE marking modified machinery - what machine users need to know

Posted 9 years ago

Safety expert urges machine builders to adopt latest standard

Posted 9 years ago

HSE guidance on safety of hand-fed platen presses

Posted 9 years ago

Machinery safety products and services for packaging machines

Posted 9 years ago

Pilz New Safety Compendium - a review

Posted 9 years ago

Retrofit safety system developed for hand-fed platen press

Posted 10 years ago

Safety unit includes interlock, monitoring and control functions

Posted 10 years ago

Pilz Safety Compendium - a free guide to functional safety

Posted 10 years ago

Pilz extends its range of emergency stops and control devices

Posted 10 years ago

Consultants CE mark test equipment imported from USA

Posted 10 years ago

Machine guard switches - a wider range from Pilz

Posted 10 years ago

EN 954-1 extension - advice from Pilz

Posted 10 years ago

Automation products and services from Pilz

Posted 10 years ago

Automation products and services from a single source

Posted 10 years ago

Machinery safety consulting and engineering services

Posted 11 years ago

IP20 decentralised I/O modules - Pilz to supply BMW

Posted 11 years ago

Machinery CE marking services and training

Posted 11 years ago

Are you ready for the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC?

Posted 11 years ago

What is new in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC?

Posted 11 years ago

PNOZmulti Mini controller for three or more safety functions

Posted 11 years ago

Mini version of PNOZmulti configurable control system

Posted 11 years ago

Machinery safety courses, July to December 2009

Posted 11 years ago

Control and I/O platform saves time and cost

Posted 11 years ago

City & Guilds training in machinery safety

Posted 11 years ago

City & Guilds training in machinery safety

Posted 11 years ago

Pilz launches PSS4000 automation control system

Posted 11 years ago

PSSuniversal I/O and control platform saves time and cost

Posted 11 years ago

Pilz Training Manager wins C&G Medal for Excellence

Posted 11 years ago

Paper explains hardware safety integrity for SRECS

Posted 11 years ago

Are you still using safety standard BS EN 954-1?

Posted 11 years ago

Are you still using BS EN 954-1?

Posted 11 years ago

Machinery Safety FAQs

Posted 11 years ago

Pilz PNOZ Classic safety relays no longer available

Posted 11 years ago

How to save money with machinery safety

Posted 11 years ago

Free poster explains functional safety standards

Posted 11 years ago

Why free technical support can be extremely valuable

Posted 11 years ago

Machinery safety training courses 2010 - free guide

Posted 11 years ago

PMI operator interfaces offer more for less

Posted 11 years ago

Why customised training courses are more cost-effective

Posted 11 years ago

Pilz PMI operator interfaces offer more for less

Posted 11 years ago

Free poster explains functional safety standards

Posted 11 years ago

Slimline multi-functional safety relays save money

Posted 11 years ago

Plant and machinery safety inspection service

Posted 11 years ago

Competency management for machinery safety

Posted 11 years ago

Pilz releases PNOZmulti Configurator v6.0.0

Posted 11 years ago

PNOZsigma safety relays offer benefits over Classic relays

Posted 11 years ago

PAScal safety calculator screen shot

Posted 12 years ago

PAScal safety calculator - a review by MachineBuilding.net

Posted 12 years ago

Electromagnetic interlock with non-contact switch

Posted 12 years ago

Safety interlock and monitoring switch combined in one

Posted 12 years ago

CE services aid compliance with European Directives

Posted 12 years ago

CE services help machine builders comply with legislation

Posted 12 years ago

More dates for EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 courses

Posted 12 years ago

Pilz PMCprotego D servo amplifier includes expansion slot

Posted 12 years ago

Servo amplifier with slot for extra safety functions

Posted 12 years ago

New PMDsigma range of electronic monitoring relays

Posted 12 years ago

Machinery safety consulting and engineering services brochure

Posted 12 years ago

Safety validation service for machine builders

Posted 12 years ago

Machinery safety training courses in 2008

Posted 12 years ago

Pilz celebrates 60th anniversary

Posted 12 years ago

Pilz offers support for implementing machinery safety systems

Posted 12 years ago

PNOZmulti Configurator v5.3 supports analogue inputs

Posted 12 years ago

Safety calculator for machine control systems

Posted 12 years ago

New version of machinery safety calculator - free demo!

Posted 12 years ago

Standards and guidance for press brake safety

Posted 12 years ago

Safety-related control system design service

Posted 12 years ago

Experts offer safety-related control system design service

Posted 12 years ago

A safe, real-time Ethernet protocol - SafetyNET p

Posted 12 years ago

The right concept for a machine safety-related control system

Posted 12 years ago

Safety concepts - from the industry experts

Posted 12 years ago

A broad choice of industrial communication technologies

Posted 12 years ago

Machine risk assessments from a knowledgeable supplier

Posted 12 years ago

IP67 SafetyBUS p input module

Posted 12 years ago

SafetyBUS p safety input module is sealed to IP67

Posted 12 years ago

See SafetyEYE in action at MACH 2008

Posted 12 years ago

Safety light curtain inspections

Posted 12 years ago

Explaining the regulatory requirement to inspect light curtains

Posted 12 years ago

New expansion modules for PNOZsigma safety relays

Posted 12 years ago

Safety controller module accepts analogue inputs

Posted 12 years ago

Guide to the New Machinery Directive

Posted 12 years ago

PNOZmulti Configurator supports USB chip card reader

Posted 12 years ago

Machinery safety training courses in 2011

Posted 12 years ago

Change to EN 1088 tightens guard interlocking requirements

Posted 12 years ago

Easy switching from PNOZ Classic to PNOZsigma safety relays

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz SafetyEYE is 'Automation Product of the Year' 2007

Posted 13 years ago

Safety advice for first-time users of industrial robots

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz introduces 24/7 technical support by telephone

Posted 13 years ago

Space-saving safety switches have M12 threaded bodies

Posted 13 years ago

Machinery safety brings time savings and productivity benefits

Posted 13 years ago

Replacements for PNOZ 1 and PNOZ V Classic safety relays

Posted 13 years ago

Understanding corporate manslaughter and negligence

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz enhances global customer services

Posted 13 years ago

Non-contact safety switches survive in aggressive environment

Posted 13 years ago

Vision-based press control and safety monitoring system

Posted 13 years ago

What is meant by an employer's 'duty of care'?

Posted 13 years ago

New Pilz website improves level of customer service

Posted 13 years ago

Products and services for packaging machinery

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz launches InduraNET p wireless communications

Posted 13 years ago

Explaining the transition from EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1

Posted 13 years ago

What you need to know about the new EN ISO 13849-1

Posted 13 years ago

Cost-effective expansion modules for safety relays

Posted 13 years ago

Safety calculator for EN ISO 13849-1 and EN IEC 62061

Posted 13 years ago

Easy way to link multiple PNOZmulti safety controllers

Posted 13 years ago

Revised list of machinery safety standards

Posted 13 years ago

Shrouded emergency stop pushbutton can be locked

Posted 13 years ago

Machinery safety training courses updated for 2012

Posted 13 years ago

Extra safety functions for speed monitoring modules

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz celebrates 20 years in the UK

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz offers BS 8888 and BS 8887-1 product standards

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz appoints Paul Kingston as Consultant/Engineer

Posted 13 years ago

New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC training course

Posted 13 years ago

Introducing three-dimensional zone monitoring

Posted 13 years ago

UK launch for SafetyEYE vision-based machinery safety

Posted 13 years ago

Compact safety relay expansion unit adds timer function

Posted 13 years ago

New facility to house expanding Pilz development team

Posted 13 years ago

How to use machinery safety to enhance plant availability

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz PSS systems protect nuclear scientists

Posted 13 years ago

Price promotion on Pilz safety light curtains

Posted 13 years ago

Pilz unveils SafetyEYE 3D vision-based safety system

Posted 13 years ago

Free upgrade for modular safety controller configurator

Posted 13 years ago

Safety consultants help maximise productivity

Posted 13 years ago

Consultants help machine builders comply with local regulations

Posted 13 years ago

Safety light curtains to suit virtually every application

Posted 13 years ago

No more doubt: EN 13849-1 will replace EN 954-1

Posted 14 years ago

Single-beam sensors cost less than safety light curtains

Posted 14 years ago

Safety services available from Pilz distributors

Posted 14 years ago

Next-generation machinery safety relays are super-slim

Posted 14 years ago

Pilz offers safety light curtains from stock

Posted 14 years ago

Modular, multi-functional safety controller

Posted 14 years ago

Display gives easier, faster safety controller diagnostics

Posted 14 years ago

The implications of IEC 62061 becoming EN 62061

Posted 14 years ago

Pilz launches rugged PSENbolt safety bolts for machine guards

Posted 14 years ago

Safety upgrade boosts productivity at Corus pipe mill

Posted 14 years ago

Modular safety controller gains additional functions

Posted 14 years ago

More technical articles
1 day ago
Automatic bearing lubrication brings ore inspiring results in mining
By installing automatic lubricators for bearings on its conveyor drive motors and belt pulleys, an opencast mine in Hungary has seen a range of benefits, including the prevention of unplanned downtime, longer bearing life and reduced repair work
1 day ago
Kinoulton company conveys COVID-combating masks
Here's a great example of the germ of an idea resulting in the combating of COVID
1 day ago
FLIR Systems announces four new Exx-Series handheld thermal imaging cameras
New E96, E86, E76 and E54 models feature enhanced thermal resolution and provide on-camera routing capability for more efficient inspections
2 days ago
New C-Mount lenses bring focus for machine and system builders
IDS now offers more than 20 new C-mount lenses with resolutions of 5, 8 and 10 MP as well as different focal lengths and optical classes
2 days ago
Backup DC motor for two rolling mill applications
Menzel Elektromotoren has built a replica of an old DC motor for a large German steel strip manufacturer
2 days ago
New narrow FeedThrough connectors save panel space
New from Cliff Electronics is the SLIMS FeedThrough Connector range, designed and manufactured in the UK
3 days ago
New autoglide 5 system from igus doesn’t need a guide trough
A new energy chain system for intralogistics and crane systems has been designed by motion plastics experts igus
3 days ago
New DC/AC converter unveiled by Phoenix Contact
With the arrival of its new DC/AC inverter (part of the Phoenix Contact Quint Power family) the company says that machine builders now have a compact solution to generate alternating current in DC applications
3 days ago
New-generation bullet train runs on NSK bearings
High-performance bearings from NSK are now operational in the newly developed N700S Shinkansen (bullet train)
4 days ago
New power supply unit from WAGO
PRO 2 is said to offer machine and panel builders a flexible, efficient and future proofed solution for a range of applications