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New Pilz diagnostics have machines restarted in half the time

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Downtime caused by faults in control systems can be cut by as much as 50% with new diagnostic software, according to machine safety specialist, Pilz Safe Automation.

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The ‘PVIS’ delivers diagnostic data and presents the user with step-by-step instructions in easy-to-understand text messages that precisely locate and then help to troubleshoot and rectify the fault. In most cases, Pilz says, equipment can be restarted without specialised training.

When a fault occurs, PVIS distinguishes the root cause of the fault from any knock-on effects for swift and effective remedial work. For added simplicity, only current messages are displayed, so the operator is never presented with outdated and distracting information.

The PVIS is readily configured to suit individual applications, incorporating safety functions such as emergency stop or two-hand monitoring with ease. Managers can also leverage their own expertise, adding special instructions to help operating personnel rectify a fault.

For PSS programmable safety systems, safe bus system SafetyBUS p and modular control platform PSSuniversal, the configuration is made via PSS WIN-PRO software. The PNOZmulti uses the PNOZmulti Configurator.

The compact diagnostic unit, PMImicro diag, can be used to display the messages. Alternatively, PMIvisu graphics operator terminals or any other Windows-based visualisation platform or PC may be used via the PVIS OPC Server with PVIS ActiveX. When an OPC Server is used, it is also possible to access the entire contents of the control system to visualise the process.

PVIS supports the PNOZmulti safety system, PSS programmable safety systems, the modular control platform PSSuniversal and the safe bus system SafetyBUS p.

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