Electronic Key System EKS


The EUCHNER Electronic Key System (EKS) allows only authorized personnel to access machine controls and process parameters. The uniquely coded inductive key tags, can providing various levels of authorization. For example, different levels of access can be established for programming, maintenance, operation, etc. The EKS makes passwords obsolete.

The tag reader is compact, measuring only 1 1/2" x 3". Unlike magnetic coded swipe cards that can lose data, the EKS tag does not have that vulnerability. And if a tag is lost or stolen, you can block that tag instead of reprogramming the entire system. The Euchner EKS is a secure solution for automatically connecting personnel into a system where access privileges need to be controlled. EKS FSA is also available for safety applications. Additional switched outputs can be utilized to form a safe shut-down signal.

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  • Robust construction
  • No Maintenance
  • Uses wear-free key tags
  • Operates with PCs and PLCs
  • Selection of key colors (red, blue, black, green and yellow)
  • Adapters for security applications
  • Adapters for safety applications


  • Easily integrated
  • Electronic-Key can be used as a electronic signature
  • Traceability of operator access and process parameter changes possible
  • Tampering is very difficult
  • Made for harsh environments
  • High security with large number of key tag combinations
  • Fast log-on
  • Not affected by magnetic fields


  • Environmental protection of IP67- oil and dust tight, and water resistant
  • Ambient operating temperature 0 to 55°C
  • Read/write key tag (116 Byte)
  • Multiple communications options
    • RS232/RS422
    • USB
    • Ethernet TCP/IP
    • Profibus DP
    • Profinet
  • Electronic Key Management (EKM) Software
    • Client/server architecture, full network support
    • Provide a central database

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