New standard series EN ISO 16092 for press safety!


New standard series EN ISO 16092 for press safety!

The standard series EN ISO 16092 consists of four parts. Part 1 describes the safety aspects common to all presses. Part 2 deals with mechanical presses, Part 3 with hydraulic presses and Part 4 with pneumatic presses. In accordance with the Machinery Directive, presses are subject in part to Annex IV. In other words, they are included among the ”hazardous machinery” with a special conformity procedure, which is based particularly on harmonised EN standards. EN ISO 16092 Part 1 and Part 3 have been harmonised since March 2019. The transition period ends in September 2021 for EN 692 and EN 13736 and in March 2021 for EN 693.

  • EN ISO 16092-1: Machine tools safety - Presses - Part 1: General safety requirements
  • prEN ISO 16092-2: Machine tools - Safety of presses - Part 2: Mechanical presses. Predecessor: EN 692
  • EN ISO 16092-3: Machine tools safety - Presses - Part 3: Safety requirements for hydraulic presses. Predecessor: EN 693
  • prEN ISO 16092-4 Machine tools - Safety of presses - Part 4: Pneumatic presses. Predecessor EN 13736.

Key changes

  • The level of the individual safety functions were still defined in accordance with EN 954-1, which was withdrawn some time ago. The current standard series now contains the requirements with the required performance level in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1.
  • The drive type for initiation of hazardous movements has been completely revised and reassessed with regard to accessibility.
  • The specifications for noise measurement have been revised.
  • The standard series was published with a general part, independent of the drive type, and parts of the standard that are press-specific.

What does Pilz have to offer in the field of press safety?

  • More than 25 years’ experience in press safety
  • Member of the European mirror committee for DIN, with direct access to the respective current standard position
  • Safety solutions for all types of press: with our services from risk assessment to international compliance
  • Implementation of complex technical assessments and measures on the respective machinery
  • Press retrofit as well as new machine business
  • Implementation of complete press controllers: for new presses as well as renovations of existing plants
  • Products: the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 and the automation system PSS 4000 with special modules and software blocks for the safe control of presses.

Safe presses – with the configurable small controllers PNOZmulti 2


PNOZmulti 2 are modular safety controllers: there are two base units and numerous expansion modules available for various application options. Application of the small controllers is particularly user-friendly with the freely configurable software tool. You can configure both the hardware and the necessary software functions directly in the tool.

We have developed the dual-pole semiconductor output module PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT to monitor mechanical presses. It is used to actuate press safety valves, as well as other actuators that require dual-pole switching. PNOZ m EF 8DI2DOT has two safety outputs and eight digital inputs, for which a filter time can be configured. Benefit from short cycle times of approx. 3 ms and fast reaction times of under 8 ms. Press safety functions are quick and easy to configure with certified press blocks in the PNOZmulti Configurator

Whether it’s a new press or a press retrofit: with a width of 22.5 mm, the new press module will fit in any control cabinet!

Retrofit – Extend the productivity of older presses

When press retrofits are planned and implemented on a sound basis, our experts can equip even older models with the latest electrical, control and safety technology. For example, eccentric or hydraulic presses are characterised by a long service life thanks to their solid base and robust mechanics. Following a retrofit, they can go on to meet press safety, productivity and quality requirements for a further 10 to 20 years.

Benefits for press safety

  • Safety for human and machine while maintaining high availability and flexibility
  • Higher productivity through optimised work practices and the very latest control and sensor technology
  • Reduced standstill and downtimes
  • Services to cover the entire machine lifecycle: from risk assessment to CE certification through to specific user training
  • Approved safety concepts in accordance with international norms and standards

Our solution for press safety