Analyze Manufacturing Data with Shelby

| Jim Bischoff


What is your data hiding from you?

Manufacturing analytics tools collect your raw data and turn it into actionable information. Sounds easy? There are many ways to manage information, but the key is the action you are able to take from that information and how high the hurdle is before getting to the data. Do your operators have real-time data in their line of sight? If not, Shelby can help.

Move over Siri and Alexa.

A friendly chatbot that can answer questions about your operations and devices, Shelby is a feature you can leverage in addition to your cloud-based analytics. She is attached to a voice interface, which will likely feel quite familiar and uses Microsoft® Cognitive Services and machine learning are used to train the bot.

Hello Shelby. What’s the status of my drive?

Want to learn how you can better analyze data coming out of your devices? Shelby can do that with intelligent onboard diagnostics and in conjunction with (for example) VersaView® 5400. Shelby can find your PowerFlex® drives, give you status updates, alerts, and even offer troubleshooting suggestions.

FactoryTalk® Analytics for Devices is an information appliance that can be deployed inside an automation network to automatically discover and analyze problems with devices that are a part of the operation. All you need is power and an Ethernet network, with one or more Ethernet/IP devices on it.

Learn more about Shelby — watch this quick 2-minute video:

Shelby is FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices

  • Have you ever wanted a “data scientist in a box”?
  • Do you need to do more with less?
  • Do you want to stay focused on the craft of the product, not the process?
  • Do you know how your assets are performing?
  • Do you know how healthy those assets are?

Shelby can help with that.

Analyze Manufacturing Data with Shelby: It really is that simple.

  • Step 1: Connect Ethernet
  • Step 2: Wait five minutes
  • Step 3: As devices are discovered, data is collected and dashboards are built
  • Step 4: Begins solving problems immediately

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices is your starting point and a future direction for IIoT. Many automation assets are already self-aware, and part of the future of IIoT is for these assets to also become system aware. It’s not just about accessing and aggregating data anymore – it’s about making that data work for you. You and your team need to intelligently analyze manufacturing data. FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices is an industrial information appliance that helps you get immediate value from that data. Learn more about Shelby.

Most customers don’t know they need Shelby until they get Shelby. I am a huge fan of Shelby because of its simplicity and how it helps our customers do more with less.

Still have questions about Shelby? Contact us today!