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Pilz is offering a free poster to help users decide which functional safety standard to use and how to apply the selected standard.

The A1-poster contains diagrams and a glossary and advises on whether to work to EN IEC 62061 (Safety of Machinery – Functional Safety of Safety-Related Electrical, Electronic and Programmable Electronic Control Systems) or EN ISO 13849-1 (Safety of Machinery, Safety-Related Parts of Control Systems, Part 1: General Principles for Design).

A table at the top of the poster shows which standard is appropriate for machines incorporating electrical, electronic, programmable electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical technologies.

The next section covers SIL (Safety Integrity Level) determination for EN IEC 62061 and PL (Performance Level) determination for EN ISO 13849-1.

For EN IEC 62061 projects, the next part of the poster explains realisation of the safety function and determination of the achieved SIL.

For EN ISO 13849-1 projects, the corresponding section on the poster addresses realisation of the safety function and determination of the achieved PL.

For both standards, verification is shown on the poster as the last step in the process.

The poster also contains information about the Pilz Pascal Safety Calculator for verifying functional safety in accordance with the requirements of EN IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1.

Terms on the poster are explained in the glossary.

Pilz Automation Technology

Pilz Automation technology offers a wide range of machinery safety components from PLC systems to safety sensors and servo drives, alongside their range of machinery safety consulting and engineering services and their extensive range of machinery safety training courses. Pilz has many years of experience in a variety of industries such as Food & Beverage, Packaging, Automotive, Paper and Automation, combined with the knowledge and experience of it’s machinery safety experts, Pilz is well equipped to be your machinery safety partners.

Since its formation, Pilz UK has been at the forefront of the UK machinery safety market, based in Corby, Northamptonshire since 1987, Pilz UK employs of over 35 people, many of whom are considered to be machinery and functional safety experts.
More than Machinery Safety Products
Pilz UK’s wide range of products including safety relays, PLC’s, light curtains, servo drives, gate locking systems and more are stocked and shipped from their purpose-built premises in Corby. The state of the art building is equipped with an engineering workshop to compliment the company’s safety services range including PUWER Inspections, Safety Concepts, CE Marking and Engineering. Pilz also has a dedicated training facility where courses such as the popular one day Basic Machinery Safety Course, City & Guilds 4 day Machinery Safety and the TUV accreditedCMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert) are delivered.
Experts in Machinery Safety
Pilz has built up expertise and a strong reputation in many industries such as print and paper, food and beverage, packaging, steel, nuclear and process, that is largely due to the in depth knowledge and competency of our staff. With over 14 members of staff having achieved CMSE qualification and an average of 22 years experience in safety and automation, our team are well equipped with knowledge on safety standards, legislation, applications and functional safety to provide our customers with practical solutions.
Pilz UK looks forward to becoming your partner in Machinery Safety and Automation

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