Lenze Americas has announced that its portfolio of products fully support the OPC Foundation’s Open Access specifications. This new capability is enabled by the OPC Unified Architecture (UA), an updated standard issued by the OPC Foundation. Lenze’s current version of the Lenze EASY Starter contains the Lenze OPC UA Server, which now makes it possible to access Lenze devices regardless of the type of software used.
The Lenze OPC UA Server replaces the previous Lenze “Drive Server” and allows customers to gain ready access to all of the company’s devices and communications links that can be used in its EASY Starter engineering tool.
“This open platform means that the parameters of Lenze devices can be read and written, even when using another supplier’s software, which acts as an OPC UA client and can use any operating system,” said Tom Jensen, program manager, OEM business development.
The new server function is available by installing
Numerous built-in security mechanisms, such as authentication, authorization, encryption and data integrity though signatures, provide assurance that the new Lenze interface can be used for remote maintenance, even over insecure networks.