This paper studied some kinds of realization modes of speed chain compute, load distribution and operation aimed at the realization of paper machine driving system. The frequency conversion control system based on PLC cooperating with digital manipulator was brought forward. It was mainly made up of three parts: PLC, frequency converter and digital manipulator. It used PLC to realize digital speed chain and load distribution. And it exchanged data and parameters by communication through field bus network. The results indicate that the problems of speed chain compute, load distribution and operation were solved effectively by data gathering and computing with PLC, so it is a driving system of high performance.