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 SIMATIC RF1060R and SIMATIC RF1070R readers, 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 RF1000 series 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

RFID system



13.56 MHz


ISO 15693, ISO 14443 A/B (MIFARE), Legic Prime, Legic Advant


USB 2.0, RS232

SIMATIC RF1070R similar to the illustration

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

  • Integration into TIA Portal

  • Data reading and writing onto ID/card

  • Creation of customer-specific reader-parametrization via config-card

  • Handling and storage of customer-specific key material for data access