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Software Defined Automation and Lenze Announce Partnership

17 Oct, 2023

Software Defined Automation and Lenze Announce Partnership to enhance Industrial Automation with close integration of SDA’s vPLC solution and NUPANO – Open Automation Platform

Boston, 17th of October – Software Defined Automation (SDA), a leading provider of cutting-edge automation solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Lenze, a global leader in drive and automation technologies, to further empower the industrial automation landscape. This collaboration will integrate SDA’s expertise in software-defined control and orchestration with Lenze’s innovative platform NUPANO, enabling advanced virtualization and workload consolidation for enhanced operational efficiency and flexibility.

As industries strive for increased productivity, agility, and cost savings, the convergence of automation and virtualization technologies has become a paramount focus. SDA’s software-defined control and orchestration solutions are revolutionizing industrial automation, allowing businesses to streamline their operations, reduce downtime, and optimize resource utilization.

Lenze’s NUPANO platform, on the other hand, offers a smart tool that enables OEMS to easily work with the urgently needed machine-related software solutions in serial machine building. The platform sustainably connects the OT and IT world. Complex implementation and update processes of IT software in series machine building are automated and transparently managed. Scaling of software to machine level is thus possible with ease.

About the Partnership

This partnership between SDA and Lenze aims to combine the strengths of both companies, leveraging SDA’s expertise in cloud-based PLC management, PLC project version control and edge management as well as Lenze’s NUPANO platform to deliver a powerful solution for industrial automation to finally get the Industry itself in the driver’s seat of digitalization . By integrating SDA’s cloud solution with NUPANO’s software-management capabilities, customers will benefit from:

  1. Increased Flexibility: The combined solution will enable the virtualization of edge components with a comprehensive remote management interface, providing businesses with greater flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and scale their operations efficiently.
  1. Enhanced Efficiency: Through workload consolidation and optimized resource utilization, organizations can reduce hardware and maintenance costs while improving overall system performance.
  1. Simplified Management: SDA’s cloud-based PLC management and version control solution, combined NUPANO’s software deployment and management function, will simplify the configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of automation systems and software at machine level, streamlining operations and reducing complexity.
  1. Future-Proof Infrastructure: By embracing virtualization and remote access, version control, device management open automation, businesses can future-proof their infrastructure, allowing for easy integration of new technologies and enabling them to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industrial automation landscape.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lenze to bring the power of software defined automation and an open automation platform to our joint customers,” said Josef Waltl, CEO of Software Defined Automation. “By combining our software-defined control and orchestration capabilities with Lenze’s NUPANO platform, we can help our customers achieve unprecedented levels of operational efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.”

“With this partnership, we aim to set the pace in the industrial automation space by providing a comprehensive solution that enhances flexibility and simplifies management,” said Werner Paulin, Head of New Automation Technology (Lenze). “The integration of SDA’s software-defined automation framework with Lenze’s NUPANO platform will empower businesses to optimize their operations and unlock new opportunities for growth.”

The partnership between Software Defined Automation and Lenze marks a significant step forward in industrial automation, offering businesses a transformative solution to address the challenges of the modern manufacturing landscape. By combining the expertise of two industry leaders, this collaboration promises to revolutionize how organizations approach automation and virtualization.

About Software Defined Automation

Software Defined Automation (SDA) is a leading provider of cloud-based PLC management and code versioning. SDA’s innovative solution enables businesses to improve efficiency of their automation engineers, increase resilience, and embrace the benefits of virtualization. With a focus on security, scalability, and cost-effectiveness for virtualization, SDA empowers organizations to thrive in the ever-evolving automation landscape.

About Lenze

Lenze is a global leader in drive and automation technologies, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to optimize manufacturing processes. With a commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions, Lenze empowers businesses to achieve greater efficiency, productivity, and flexibility. The NUPANO platform represents Lenze’s dedication to driving digital transformation in the industrial automation domain.

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