Valmet launches fully web-based DCS

Valmet Pty Ltd
Thursday, 11 April, 2024

Valmet launches fully web-based DCS

Valmet Oyj has announced what it is calling a next-generation distributed control system called Valmet DNAe. The fully web-based process control system comes with a cybersecure system architecture, control software and hardware, engineering and analytics tools.

“The new Valmet DNAe represents a major milestone in process automation,” said Emilia Torttila-Miettinen, President, Automation Systems business line at Valmet. “It provides a solid platform for moving towards more digitalised, autonomous operations, helping our customers thrive in the changing business environment. In the development of this new system, we have focused on usability and performance, with a modular approach that enables upgrade paths also from our previous system generations.”

The system provides a common user interface for controls, analytics, configuration and maintenance. The company said 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.

The system allows users to run industrial applications on-premise, at the edge server, or in the cloud. It features a scalable redundant data platform, with 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 cyberthreats. OT/IT connectivity is achieved through secure communication interfaces with external systems.

The 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 is introducing a modular controller and a single-channel I/O as new hardware options for Valmet DNAe.

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