Note: These packages are unmaintained. All existing ROS modules can still be downloaded from our repositories on GitHub. ROS modules related to PRBT 6 will no longer be maintained. For an overview of our current portfolio please visit the website Robotics by Pilz.


The pilz_robots packages provide ROS support for controlling the Pilz manipulator module PRBT and include robot description and launch files. Our ROS packages meet industrial requirements and are ready for immediate use in industrial and service robotics environments.


We created a set of tutorials that walk you through using the Pilz Manipulator Module PRBT, step by step. For example you can learn how to model your own machine layout and how to test if the manipulator can reach your machine.


For package documentation please see the Readme on Github.

Pilz developed the following other meta-packages:



pilz_trajectory_generation contains Moveit PlannerManager plugins for Linear, Circular and Point-To-Point movements. You can plan industrial motion commands respecting the joint limits with trapezoidal velocity profiles. Supported by ROSIN.

pilz_robot_programming is an easy to use API to execute standard industrial robot commands like Ptp, Lin, Circ and Sequence in a python script. Supported by ROSIN.

pilz_store_positions allows storing one position for reuse by pilz_robot_programming.


prbt_grippers contains additional description and launch files to use the Manipulator PRBT combined with a gripper.


pilz_templates provide a launch file for your custom application package. If you want to use all configuration options, download this repository and use the files as template.

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Further information

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Pilz is an international-scale, innovative automation technology company. Pilz uses its solutions to create safety for man, machine and the environment. In addition to the head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, the family business is represented by over 2,400 employees at 42 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.

The company's products include sensor technology, electronic monitoring relays, safety relays, configurable and programmable control systems, automation solutions with motion control, systems for industrial communication as well as visualization solutions and operator terminals.

Pilz solutions can be used in all areas of mechanical engeneering, including the packaging and automotive sector, plus the railway technology, press and wind energy sectors. These solutions ensure that baggage handling systems run safely at airports and funiculars or roller coasters travel safely; they guarantee fire protection an energy supply in buildings.

Wiki: pilz_robots (last edited 2023-11-22 12:51:22 by ImmanuelMartini)