By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Rockwell Automation AI module provides predictive analytics.
Rockwell Automation released its FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI, (AKA Project Sherlock), an add-on module for ControlLogix controllers that uses AI to detect production anomalies and alert workers so they can investigate or intervene. The add-on fits directly into a control chassis and streams controller data over the backplane to build predictive models. It can continuously monitor a production operation, detecting anomalies against its derived understanding. Workers can then be notified of problems by configuring alarms on an HMI or dashboard. The LogixAI module is the newest addition to the FactoryTalk Analytics portfolio that includes FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices, which learns about an automation system’s structure to tell workers about problems with individual devices.