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Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is technology leader in safe automation technology. In this area, Pilz is consistently developing a role as a total solutions supplier with solutions for safety and automation technology.

The objective of Pilz is to automate machines and plants in such a way that the safety of man, machine and environment is always guaranteed.

In addition to the head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, the family business is represented by over 40 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.

Pilz offers complete automation solutions based around its core skill of safety
– in everything from the sensor technology to the control systems and actuators. The product range is being expanded to include corresponding software tools, diagnostic and visualisation systems as well as services. So complete system solutions emerge. Complete also means that our solutions consist both of automation solutions and of safety solutions. To do this, we merge safety and automation into one solution.


Pilz solutions can be used in all areas of mechanical engineering, including the packaging and automotive sector, robot applications plus the wind energy and railway technology. These solutions guarantee that baggage handling systems run safely at airports, that theatre scenery moves smoothly and funiculars or roller coasters travel safely.


Industrie 4.0 at Pilz

We have played an active role in Industrie 4.0 - from the start

As a member of the demonstration and research platform SmartFactoryKL we are actively involved in formulating uniform standards for Industrie 4.0. The platform's goal is to test innovative factory systems, in which the vision of Industrie 4.0 becomes a reality.

We are working jointly with the other partners of SmartFactoryKL on a production line that demonstrates the practical application of the central aspects of Industrie 4.0. A storage module by Pilz is used to provide intelligent, automated storage for the workpiece carriers. It uses control systems, various sensors, drive technology, network infrastructure components and operation and visualisation systems from Pilz.