Analyze Manufacturing Data with Shelby

Are you struggling to gain insights from your manufacturing data?

Do your operators have real-time data in their line of sight?

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.

Move over Siri and Alexa, meet Shelby.

Shelby is 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. Shelby is attached to a voice interface, which will likely feel quite familiar. Shelby 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 on-board diagnostics and in conjunction with (for example) Versa View 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.

How are you gathering your data now? I’d love to hear what you think about Shelby. Let me know in the comments.

About the author

Jim Bischoff
Jim Bischoff

Jim has nearly 30 years of experience in the automation industry, with an extensive background in PLC, HMI, Information Software, Industrial Networking, and Motion Control. He began his career with Horizon Solutions in 1995, and has been our Director of Automation since 2013. When Jim isn't trouble shooting motion applications, he enjoys landing Walleye on fishing trips in Canada and the United States.