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Fanuc Focas Ethernet

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Product Overview

The Fanuc Focas Ethernet device driver work in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between OPC clients and Focas CNCs. The driver also supports the unsolicited communications mode of the Fast Ethernet card. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes your data acquisition based on client demand. Data integrity is ensured with our extensive error handling.

This driver uses and requires either the Focas 1 or the Focas 2 interface libraries that are available from FANUC America Corporation. (The Focas2 Library combines both Ethernet and HSSB capabilities.) Although it is not required that the library is installed in order to create a server project, the project will not run without it. This software may be obtained from a FANUC distributor, or by calling 1-888-FANUC-US (1-888-326-8287).

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Performance

  • Supports Focas 1 Ethernet interface library (Fanuc part number A02B-0207-K732)
  • Supports Focas 2 Ethernet and HSSB (High Speed Serial Bus) interface library (Fanuc part number A02B-0207-K737)
  • Supports the PMC data area of the i series CNC controllers
  • Supports Unsolicited data reporting

Protocols

  • FOCAS Ethernet

Supported Devices

  • FANUC Power Mate i
  • FANUC Series 0i
  • FANUC Series 15
  • FANUC Series 15i
  • FANUC Series 16
  • FANUC Series 16i
  • FANUC Series 18
  • FANUC Series 18i
  • FANUC Series 21
  • FANUC Series 21i
  • FANUC Series 30i
  • FANUC Series 31i
  • FANUC Series 32i
  • Open Addressing

Available Languages

  • English

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Version 1.02
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes

6.0.2107.0

11/15/2016

  • IP address octets are now properly constrained to a maximum value of 255.

5.20.396.0

5/3/2016

  • Added the ability to set the maximum request size to 8 bytes. This provides access to non-contiguous macros below #1000.

5.19.467.0

10/20/2015

  • Renamed the GE Focas Ethernet driver to Fanuc Focas Ethernet to reflect corporate changes by vendor.

5.15.585.0

7/22/2014

  • Increased the maximum channel count from 100 to 256.

5.9.170

6/26/2012

  • Enhanced the driver's Open model to support the Series 30i device.
  • Fixed an issue where the driver was not communicating after the device was disconnected and then reconnected.

5.8.109.0

2/21/2012

Changed the minimum Device ID from 1 to 0.

5.4.131.0

10/28/2010

  • Fixed an issue wherein all models except the Series 15i had one or more invalid address ranges. This issue was introduced with the addition of CNC status info tags.

5.3.118.0

6/9/2010

  • Fixed issue where all models except the Series 15i had one or more invalid address ranges. The bug was introduced with the addition of CNC status info tags.

5.2.133.0

2/18/2010

  • Fixed address parser problem introduced with addition of CNC status info tags

5.1.71.0

10/21/2009

  • Added support for CNC Status Info tags.

What Is a Driver?

KEPServerEX is more than an OPC server—it's a connectivity platform for industrial automation and IoT. Simply download KEPServerEX, and then select from Kepware's library of more than 150 device drivers, client drivers, and advanced plug-ins to fit the communication requirements unique to your industrial control system.

A driver is a software component that enables KEPServerEX to meet the connectivity requirements of a specific device, system, or other data source. The driver handles all proprietary communications to the data source for KEPServerEX; the client interfaces handle all supported OPC, proprietary, and open standards connectivity to applications that monitor or control the devices.

Drivers may be licensed individually or in suites. Additional drivers can be licensed on demand as connectivity needs evolve.

Purchasing Information

Fanuc Focas Ethernet

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