FANUC controls that are 10-15 years old or newer typically support FOCAS. Controls with an "i" series designation may support FOCAS. Most i-Series controls that do not include FOCAS can have it added as an option by FANUC for around $1000/machine. This includes software and hardware (FANUC FAST ethernet card). The control model is sometimes written on the top of the display screen next to the FANUC logo. If not, look on the back of the control or inside the main electrical cabinet. The sticker on the yellow FANUC control box should indicate the control model.
The following FANUC controls come equipped with FOCAS by default:
0i-TC confirmed no EMBDD (FOCAS over PCMCIA only)
If you aren’t clear as to which of your FANUC controls may support FOCAS, a MachineMetrics representative can typically inform you once they are provided with the control model and year of manufacture. If you are an existing MachineMetrics customer, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager for clarification. Otherwise, please reach out to email@example.com
Certain control models may include FOCAS but do not include it by default. In this circumstance, a MachineMetrics representative may ask you to run a FOCAS test.
How to find out if your FANUC control supports FOCAS
1.) On the FANUC control, press the SYSTEM hardkey.
2.) Scroll using the right arrow softkey until you see the menu option (ETHPRM).
3.) If you do not see an ETHPRM option, your machine does not have FOCAS equipped.
4.) If you do see ETHPRM, select it. Look for "EMBDD" or "EMBED", and select it.
5.) On some controls you may see an option for "FOCAS 2" if not, press the 'Page Down' key.
6.) You should see FOCAS options displayed. If you do not see either of these your control is not capable of supporting FOCAS. There is no need for concern, however; MachineMetrics can suggest other methods for data collection.
Enabling FANUC FOCAS
Please Note: This video depicts a Mori Seiki Machine with a FANUC-based MSX control. If you are trying to activate FOCAS on a different type of control, there is no need to 'unlock parameters' or get into 'NCSystem.'
The exact location of the indicated soft keys may differ based on the exact control model, but regardless of the exact FANUC model, your should be looking for the softkeys indicated in this video.
On the FANUC control, press the SYSTEM hardkey.
Press the right scroll softkey (under the screen) until you see EMBDD
Enter your desired IP, Subnet, and Gateway.
Select FOCAS2. If that option is not available press the PAGE DOWN key until you see FOCAS SETTINGS.
Set FOCAS port to TCP 8193. UDP should be left blank.
Select RESTART (or similar) and select EXECUTE. If these options are not available, power cycle the machine.
If all settings are input properly, but the machine still does not 'ping' after reboot:
Press the SYSTEM hardkey.
Press the right scroll softkey until you see EMBDD.
Once in EMBDD press OPRT softkey.
Look for a softkey labeled "PCMCIA/EMBDD". Press this softkey.
Press EXECUTE softkey
Once you have enabled FANUC FOCAS on your machine, your next and final step is to add your machine to your MachineMetrics Account.