Lenze is a leading automation company for mechanical engineering and a specialist in Motion Centric Automation. With its solution expertise as a system provider, Lenze works for and with its customers to develop high-quality mechatronic products and packages, powerful systems comprising hardware and software for machine automation, and services for digitalisation in areas such as big data management, cloud or mobile solutions, and software in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Lenze employs around 3,500 people worldwide and is represented in 60 countries. As part of its growth strategy, Lenze will continue to invest more heavily in the areas of Industrie 4.0 over the next few years - with the aim of further increasing sales and profitability.

Lenze has decades of experience with drive solutions in which control cabinet devices are networked on the DC side in a local drive network. For cost reasons, parallel mains supply points are often used, which is a particular challenge from a technical point of view. The know-how on the DC network is recorded in an internal Lenze standard and various application reports, and was contributed to the research project, particularly during the specification phase.

Lenze supports the vision of an open and easy-to-configure DC network. The drive demonstrators researched in the course of the project are to be tested in the model systems. The goal is the downstream marketing of system solutions that utilise the advantages of a standardised DC network throughout the entire life cycle of machines and systems. These include, in particular, tools for system design, solutions for optimised operational management and energy-efficient components.