Pilz Australia has expanded its range of operator and visualisation systems with the operating mode selector switches PITmode. The PITmode provides two functions in one compact unit: selection of operating mode and authorisation control for machine access. The operating mode selector switch has been developed for use in plant and machinery with a range of control sequences and operating modes.
As operating mode selector switches, the PITmode enable users to switch between defined operating modes.
Individual (access) authorisations can be assigned for each operator via an RFID-based key. They are assigned via identification management in the machine control system. The evaluation device safely identifies and evaluates the selected operating mode, which plays a crucial role in avoiding accidents. Mechanical wear is excluded thanks to RFID technology.
The operating mode is selected by inserting a transponder key and pressing the pushbutton defined for the relevant operating mode. Each key is individually coded, which prevents manipulations. The administrative work is reduced because the functions of several mechanical keys can be combined within one transponder key.
By combining the operating mode selector switch PITmode with Pilz control solutions such as the configurable control system PNOZmulti, the result is an economical solution for selecting the operating mode and controlling access authorisations.