Valmet DNA Drive Controls

The Valmet DNA Drive Controls (DNA Drive) control package combines control software, operator interface and engineering configuration of electric drives into one comprehensive package based on Valmet DNA dynamic network of applications.


Drive controls are integrated into the same control system together with machine controls, process controls, and quality controls. DNA Drive can be used both with sectional drives and single drives.

With DNA Drive package, the control logic, interlocks, tension controls, diagnostics, alarms, operator interfaces, and engineering functions are combined into one network – Valmet DNA. Different types of drives can be connected to Valmet DNA. Drives can be connected to Valmet DNA with PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, or EtherNet/IP. In rebuild cases, a mixture of interfaces to various generations of drives can be easily accomplished. SIL2 level safety controls for drives can be done using Profisafe interface with Hima safety system. PROFINET and PROFIsafe use a common Ethernet network to drives. HIMA safety system is seamlessly integrated into Valmet DNA.


  • Easy to operate due to uniform and effective operator interface.
  • Engineering configuration is streamlined with a single, name-based configuration language and uniform documentation.
  • Hardware redundancy is eliminated and there is a single set of spare parts. These advantages, plus the engineering efficiencies, results in long-term maintenance savings.
  • There are no separate data links between separate systems.
  • Open diagnostics allow quick problem identification and solutions. There are no more black boxes.