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The KS-OMM Operating Mode Manager enables safe and flexible operating mode selection at test beds.

The KS OMM developed by KS ENGINEERS is a tabletop device that contains all the safety equipment necessary for operating test beds. The electronic key system enables maximum access security. A large touch display offers the greatest possible flexibility in terms of configuring and selecting operating modes. A red emergency stop button and a blue acknowledge button for manually resetting safety functions complete the system. All of these components are ergonomic housed in a high-quality aluminium casing in a contemporary design.


Up to nine access levels can be implemented on the test bed with the integrated authentication system and different electronic keys. Operating modes such as set-up operation, access operation, automatic mode, servicing, etc. are implemented according to customer requirements. The operating mode is selected via the touch panel in accordance with the access level of the inserted key.

The operating mode selection implemented in KS-OMM complies with safe parameter entry as outlined in section 4.6.4 EN ISO 13849-1:2015 and has been tested by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) to PLe as per EN ISO 13849-1.


  • No additional buttons necessary next to the touchscreen
  • Enables safe working in line with industrial safety regulations (maintenance / service) 
  • Easy expansion of the operating modes
  • Allows access levels for different users
  • Allows easy key management with access authorisation by the operator
  • Wear-free compared to a mechanical key switch
  • Easy to attach to the work table due to its thin yet sophisticated design
  • Practice shows that with a mechanical key switch the key remains inserted in the lock cylinder most of the time. This system, with the related key association, makes this
  • considerably less likely
  • System more stable, no undefined state between the switch positions


  • Integrated emergency stop button
  • Integrated acknowledge button, lights up blue 
  • Industrial touch panel: resolution 1280 x 768
    9" screen and LED background lighting; brightness: 1,200 cd/m² (legible even in sunlight)
  • Complies with PLe as per EN ISO 13849-1 
    (IFA-tested process) 
  • Power supply 24 V DC
  • Maximum power consumption: 22 watts
  • Dimensions: L 310 mm x D 124 mm x H 203 mm