June 15, 2023
The Pilz Automation PITreader was created to enable easy integration of safe access into your machine safety control system using RFID transponders and readers. In an era where machine automation complexity continues to grow ensuring safety and security of these systems is paramount. Safe machine access control is a crucial component in safeguarding personnel, sensitive processes, and sensitive data while eliminating the need to bypass safety function.
With the PITreader implemented on your machine, only trained and authorised personnel can access, the machine or enable specific operation modes. When access to the machine has been granted the machine can remain in a safe state until the key is re-inserted, and the log-out process has been performed.
PITreader transponders are now available in three formats supporting Generic ISO 14443-A RFID (Mifare)
- A Key style that is insertable and includes 6 color codes to identify the access level.
- A Card style that includes a translucent area to allow clear view of the LED status of the PITreader.
- A sticker transponder that can be added to existing employee badges to streamline the safe access management process.
Each Key reports a unique number as well as authorisation level. The PITreader Key or card style can be implemented into existing safety control system via the Pilz PIT m4SEU and then configured easily using the built in web server. They can also be directly integrated into the PNOZmulti 2 small controller or the Pilz PSS4000 safety PLC. The system allows Functional safe switching of operation mode up to PL d.
The PITreader S card reader now offers integration via OPC-UA expanding the integration options using this widely accepted communication interface.
Contact Pilz Automation Safety Canada to discuss your machine access projects.
Pilz recently presented their annual press conference where the Board of Directors outlined the past 2022 business year and provided an outlook on further economic and technological development within the Pilz Group. 2023 will be another atypical year for the company, but one that Pilz is braced to welcome with a cautious, yet optimistic “Yes!”.
Pilz is a supplier of safe automation solutions, and the company is expanding its offer in the field of Industrial Security. They will keep on providing support in the form of services and training. Since the company’s foundation in 1948, Pilz has continuously transformed itself, guided by their corporate values and the joy of innovation. This year, Pilz will celebrate their 75th anniversary, a milestone they embarked on with steady footing, despite facing a slew of challenges in the previous last few years.