Key Adapter CKS - Safe Entry into Hazardous Areas
Product Announcement from Euchner-U.S.A., Inc.
The CKS is a system based on transponder technology and consists of: a uniquely coded key, an key adapter and a CES evaluation unit. Thanks to the compact, robust design and the high degree of protection (IP67), the CKS is ideally suited for industrial use. The functional principle of the CKS couldn’t be simpler. When the key is inserted in the key\ adapter, the evaluation unit reads the data from the transponder and checks it for validity. If the inserted key is recognized, the evaluation unit switches the safety outputs. Therefore, it is possible to start a hazardous area only with a valid key inserted in the key adapter. The CKS system can thus be used when servicing installations, for example. Before the authorized personnel enters the installation, the CKS key is withdrawn from the key adapter and brought along into the installation. If the safety guard is now closed unintentionally, the installation cannot start.
This characteristic allows the CKS to be integrated into overall safety concepts of installations with the highest safety level (Cat. 4. / PL e). In addition to use as a lockout mechanism, the CKS system is ideally suited as an key transfer system or for assigning access rights to stop a production process.
- Versatile use, e.g. as a lockout mechanism, authorization for selecting operating modes, key transfer system
- High degree of protection IP67
- Connection of several key adapters to one CES evaluation unit
- Simple allocation (by learning process) of a key in the overall system
- Simple connection via M8 plug connector
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