Key Machines


Electronic key cutting machine for code cutting and copying bit and double bit keys, pump keys and ‘English’ keys (with shoulder). Idea carries out a wide range of operations automatically, ensuring precision within hundreds of millimeters and speed for the cutting cycle of any type of key.



  • Innovative gauging system by electrical contact which makes it possible to identify the correct dimensions of the key automatically with absolute precision.
  • Automatic axes gauging.
  • Absolute precision in reading the key, thanks to the patented laser optical reader.
  • Automatic optical reader gauging.
  • Universal clamp, 360° rotation, used for cutting both sides of the key bit.
  • Idea Stand-Alone - The machine memory holds over 300 different cutting and decoding systems, and memorises over 1.000 cutting systems.

Cutter motor: single phase
Power supply: 230V/50Hz
Clamp: 360° rotating universal clamp, controlled by magnetic positioning sensor
Movements: on 3 axes, controlled by preloaded ball screws activated by step motors on rectified roller guides
Dimensions: Width: 500 mm, Depth: 500 mm, Height: 420 (with raised shield: 650 mm)
Weight: 46,4 Kg

  • Precise results when cutting steel and brass keys
  • 360° rotating clamp, compatible with many optional accessories
  • Blank key detection by electric contact
  • Various optional tools for pump keys, central stop keys and others
  • Patented laser decoder
  • Duplicates by original, by decoding and by copy
  • Stand-Alone use or with Silca Idea Program
  • Job queue management via PC
  • Weight kg 43

Machine for Bit, Double Bit and Pump Keys.

* Can be duplicated with dedicated optional accessories.