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At the Safety Control Systems Conference 2011, Pilz Automation Technology’s Stewart Robinson will present a paper on the two principle standards for machinery safety-related control systems.

Robinson, a safety systems specialist, will present a paper entitled ‘Machinery Safety – PL or SIL, what is the difference?’ at the forthcoming Safety Control Systems Conference 2011: Practical Impacts of IEC 61508 and New Safety Technologies, which will take place on 24-26 May 2011 at the Renaissance Manchester Hotel in Manchester, UK.

This conference will focus on the technology and application of safety-related control and instrumentation systems in the chemicals, energy, mining and manufacturing industries.

In particular, it will discuss the changes to the IEC 61508 standard and the implications this will have on different industry sectors.

Case studies and practical applications will be presented by specialists experienced in safety lifecycle activities such as hazard and risk assessment and the determination of Safety Integrity Levels (SILs).

Delegates will learn what updates have been made to the IEC61508 standard and the implications for their industries, as well as how these IEC functional safety standards are being applied to manage safety projects.

The conference offers an opportunity for delegates to network with experienced safety specialists and peers, as well as to update their knowledge of safety technologies for process and machinery protection.

They will learn about the lifecycle approach to safety-instrumented systems through case studies and critical discussion.

Robinson’s presentation will provide attendees with a toolkit on how they can apply the main requirements of PL or SIL safety-related control standards in the machinery sector.

The main differences between the two standards and the similarities in their general requirements will be defined.

Attendees will understand how the correct application of either standard will produce the same result.

An evaluation of hardware performance according to the architectures and reliability requirements will be compared using a practical safety function as an example.

A checklist of how to apply both standards to delegates’ next assessments of machinery safety will also be provided.

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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