Pilz: Get On track for Rail 4.0

October 19, 2020

Rail transport needs digitisation: to modernise outdated equipment, to increase capacity and reliability and for resource-friendly, pinpoint maintenance and repair. Pilz can provide support with proven safety solutions for the requirements presented by digitisation of the railway industry.

Pilz are one of the pioneers of the industrial digitisation offensive Industrie 4.0 and bring this experience to bear in their railway automation solutions. In standard applications such as level crossings, to replace outdated relay technology, but also in completely new applications, for which there is not yet a solution.

Why is Pilz your perfect partner?

They are safety experts:

  •    –   Their core competency is safety and they bring this to bear in their safe railway automation solutions.
  •    –   They offer a tried and tested safety solution for rail transport applications requiring up to SIL4.
  •    –   The automation system PSS 4000-R, consisting of a PLC controller and numerous electronic modules, meets the CENELEC standards: EN 50121, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50155 and EN 45545


They are solution suppliers:

  •    –   From hardware components to the complete solution, Pilz provides both configuration and engineering support
  •    –   Their flexible automation system is also an ideal base for new multimodal transport applications as well as maintenance. For example: monitoring cranes, access controls on business premises or safe control tasks in repair workshops


They are digitisers:

  •    –   Their solutions are modular and networkable, so they can be adapted precisely to suit your requirement
  •    –   They support the work of the organisation EULYNX, an organisation of European railway infrastructure operators, whose mission is to develop and provide uniform standards for new, modular signalling technology

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