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PILZ EplanAugust 19, 2020

Automated processes introduce unique safety challenges that require actively monitored protection for the machine operator, the machine itself, and the product that is being produced. This often requires machines to be fenced-in with access being provided via lockable doors, however, a lockable door can also present its own hazard.

Join our live webcast on August 25th to learn how the Pilz safety gate system PSENsgate solves these challenges in one convenient package delivers protection up to PLe, SIL3, and how you can easily add it to your CAD drawings using our available EPLAN macros.

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