Securing the future of manufacturing: Pilz shows the way

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Pilz India - logoPilz is a leader in safe and secure automation technology. With innovative solutions and decades of expertise, Pilz is globally recognized as a complete solution provider for safety, security, and automation technology

Today, factories and machine builders in India are increasingly digitalizing manufacturing operations, leveraging advanced automation technologies. However, digitalized operations have led to the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), and the shop floor has unwittingly become a playground for hackers. Moreover, cyber threats and attacks have drastically intensified since the pandemic, with cybercrime rising exponentially. This stark reality has forced manufacturing plants and machine builders to acknowledge the pressing need not only to implement the latest technologies but also to have safe and secure implementation. This is where Pilz,a global supplier of automation products, solutions, and services, comes into the picture, making manufacturing plants digital, connected, flexible, efficient, safe, and secure.

Security from internal and external actors

It is increasingly important for the manufacturing plant to protect the machines, lines, and the plant from external and internal threats. There are areas in every organization that need protection from unwanted access. However, protecting humans from machines is not enough; it is essential to protect machines from humans. Consequently, machinery safety and industrial security must be considered in equal measure. With the operating mode selection and access permission system PIT mode fusion, the modular safety gate system, the small controllers PNOZmulti 2, and the Security Bridge firewall, Pilz offers a solution that not only takes the machinery safety requirements into account but also defines permissions for service engineers as well as other persons and roles.

With Identification and Access Management, Pilz offers a comprehensive range of products, solutions, and software for implementing safety and security tasks. With Identification and Access Management, Pilz offers a wide range of products and software, as well as tailor-made solutions for access management challenges faced by customers. Pilz offers safety and security functions in one system, with the operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode that controls access permissions to machines. Pilz prevents shop floor operators from incorrect operation, and tampering, thereby protecting humans, machines, and robots. Pilz helps manufacturing units organize machine access and employee permissions from simple authentication to complex access management, from functionally safe operating mode selection to electronic maintenance safeguarding. Furthermore, these devices and solutions also protect valuable plant data from unauthorized access by hackers.

The most secure access to a plant and machinery is worthless if an attacker from outside can penetrate its control network and manipulate the control system. The Security Bridge firewall protects Pilz controllers from tampering. It monitors the data traffic between the PC and controller and reports any unauthorized changes to the control project. Thus, the manufacturing plant protects downstream controllers from network-based attacks and unauthorized access.

Your partner for secure automation solutions

Pilz is a leader in safe and secure automation technology. With innovative solutions and decades of expertise, Pilz is globally recognized as a complete solution provider for safety, security, and automation technology. Pilz is an innovative company with a 7-decade history of shaping the course of industrial automation and is actively involved in over 50 standards committees worldwide. The company enables manufacturing units to overcome complex safety and security applications with ease thanks to a team of certified machine safety experts who cater to various applications, training, and consulting projects.

[Contributed by Pilz India – www.pilz.com ]

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