Innovations in the field of sensor technology from Pilz include the light beam devices PSENopt "advanced", which are multifunctional and can be used for muting, blanking and cascading. Thanks to the new software PSENopt tools, the light beam devices can be installed and operated without the need for external tools. Furthermore, the company will be demonstrating how safety solutions can be standardised with its configurable control systems PNOZmulti. As the systems are open, they can be connected to a range of different operational control systems. With new link modules for decentralisation in the configurable control systems PNOZmulti, the supplier is increasing flexibility in terms of the size and individual requirements of an application. Complete automation solutions are based on the control systems PSSuniversal PLC in the automation system PSS 4000. A new feature is support for the communication protocols Ethernet/IP, CANopen and EtherCAT, which enable the user to merge control functions for standard and safety in a single architecture. In the field of drive technology Pilz is exhibiting a complete solution for safety on vertical axes. The company offers various solution approaches, depending on the specific application: these range from a brake test to the control of two high-performance holding and safety brakes with the new safety relay PNOZ s50, plus redundant fall protection with the safe motion solution PMCprotego DS. With the new RTFL interface for motion control systems, the company will use the exhibition to introduce a communication mode based on standard Ethernet, which enables extremely short cycle times as well as satisfying safety requirements.