Access control for machinery and equipment


The growing demand for security and traceability increasingly calls for solutions enabling access to machines and systems which can be regulated and documented. Electronic access management consolidates process security while enhancing productivity and efficiency by preventing damage which could be caused by unauthorized access.

With the new SIMATIC RF1060R reader, Siemens provides an RFID-based solution which enables simple and versatile implementation of electronic authorization management. Existing employee ID provides the basis for identification, which increases user friendliness and minimizes costs.

SIMATIC RF1060R allows realization of finely-graded access concepts, documentation of processes or storage of user-specific instructions to be stored – according to the customer-specific application. And all with one card.

RFID system

SIMATIC RF1060R USB reader


13.56 MHz


ISO 15693, ISO 14443 A/B (MIFARE)


USB 2.0

Typical application examples

  • Controlled machine access
    - Logging of access data
    - Traceability of access and changes

  • Individual control of access rights
    - Definition of any number of user groups with different access rights

  • Integration in the company-wide industrial security concept


  • Individual control of access rights using existing employee ID card

  • Diagnostics via 3-color LED status display

  • Secure and documented access to machines prevents operating errors

  • Simple integration into existing hardware (HMI devices and panels)

  • Low installation depth thanks to lean design

  • Flexible cable design