Security plus safety in access system
The EKS (Electronic Key System) supplied by Euchner has been further developed to incorporate FSA (For Safety Applications). This ensures that all aspects of both safety and security can be accommodated, where access is required to machine functions or even complex production processing installations.
A study undertaken in Europe established that many workplace accidents were the result of unauthorised tampering with machinery. On investigation it was concluded that some types of work on equipment have, in the past, not been possible to undertake in any other way, so compromising security at the expense of safety.
The Euchner EKS FSA system in effect can, however, regularise the previously unauthorised access by providing completely new standards and possibilities for access management combined with state-of-the-art safety technology.
All important data required for access authorisation to any workstation area is stored on a chip embedded within the personalised EKS key fob. Every key is unique, and can be set-up and matched for single person use. The freely writeable memory of the key allows for additional data to be stored. It is also possible to allow access to different machines and installations with a single key by loading several access rights to it. All these are established features of the EKS system.
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