Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control.
By Lenze Americas January 15, 2017

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control. Courtesy: LenzeLenze’s modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control. Lenze modular solutions offer substantial benefits by breaking down complex motion sequences into functional mechatronic units—and seamlessly linking mechanics, electronics and software. Lenze’s right-sized and optimally equipped drive and control modules use manufacturer-independent standards and modern communication interfaces— Ethercat or CANopen and such standards as IEC 61131, OPC UA or OMAC PACKML—to ensure machines communicate seamlessly and synchronously. Bus architectures must accommodate the addition or elimination of modules and devices. Lenze simplifies this function by integrating an optional device function allowing for the widest basic configuration.

Lenze drive solutions define cycles according to a valid time stamp via an Ethercat bridge to synchronize clocks of different devices. The sync bridge assumes the function of a master clock for a network. The software toolbox provides a complete range of standard software modules for positioning, cam profiling, multi-conveyor coordination and other synchronized motion control tasks, including modules for feeding, unwinding, sealing, cross-sealing and discharging programming. Designed to expedite machine programming, preconfigured Fast Software modules only require parameter setting, thereby eliminating traditional programming. Up to 80% of machine software engineering requirements are covered by Fast modules.

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