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Valmet launches its next generation distributed control system – Valmet DNAe

April 9, 2024  By P&PC Staff

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Valmet has introduced its next-generation distributed control system (DCS), the Valmet DNAe. The fully web-based process control system reportedly comes with a new cybersecure system architecture, control software and hardware, engineering and analytics tools.

Valmet DNAe is reportedly developed with a design philosophy to empower people to perform and collaborate better across the organization. The system provides a common user interface for controls, analytics, configuration, and maintenance. Intuitive workflows simplify operations and enable users to manage larger process areas with less effort. Analytics tools enable turning real-time and historical data into actionable insights. Additionally, the new web-based configuration environment provides a unified environment for all engineering needs from office to field, enhancing flexibility in configuration and maintenance tasks.

Valmet DNAe has been engineered for demanding process control, emphasizing performance and availability. The system empowers users to run industrial applications on-premise, at the edge server, or in the cloud. It features a scalable redundant data platform, granting easy and controlled access to all data. The system architecture is cybersecure by design, with role-based access control, authentication, audit trail and encryption mechanisms for proactive prevention of cyber threats. With smooth OT/IT (Operational technology / Information technology) connectivity through secure communication interfaces with external systems, Valmet DNAe establishes a base for advancing digitalization and autonomous operations.


The new Valmet DNAe Distributed Control System shares its web-based user interface, analytics tools, and common hardware with the previous generation of Valmet DNA. Additionally, Valmet also introduces a new modular controller and a single-channel I/O as new hardware options for Valmet DNAe.

The launch is a major step in the company’s roadmap for growing its automation business further and in bringing future-proof automation solutions to a wide base of process industries globally. With this new system, the company will have an opportunity to continue expanding the footprint of its automation systems business worldwide.

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