What is Fanuc FOCAS?

FOCAS is the standard protocol for collecting data from FANUC CNC machines. It represents a collection of library files (dll) which can be embedded into software applications.

What is Fanuc FOCAS used for?

The FANUC FOCAS libraries provide access to the information stored inside a CNC machine (e.g. status data) and communication is established using Ethernet or High Speed Serial Bus (HSSB).

The Cybus Connectware makes it possible to easily interact with CNC machines via the Fanuc communication protocol. This protocol implementation offers the opportunity to  collect different data from Fanuc CNC machines. It also provides the user with the ability to create endpoints for reading and subscribe for changes on the data provided by them.

Fanuc FOCAS implementation with Cybus

With Cybus Connectware, data from Fanuc CNC Controllers can be made available via MQTT in JSON Format or on the built-in OPC UA Server, normalized or enriched with meta data and forwarded to IT systems like databases, SCADA systems, dashboards, data lakes or IoT Platforms like Azure or AWS.

Application examples

Use Cases with Fanuc FOCAS

  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Machine Learning / Process Mining
  • CNC Tool Management
  • CNC Program Management
  • Track & Trace / Traceability
  • MES integration
Learn more about industry protocols

Learn More

About the protocol


Scalable data infrastructure for the Smart Factory

Holistic factory connectivity with one single platform

The leading Factory Data Hub Connectware is suitable for the first steps of digitization up to the Smart Factory transformation. In addition to universal shopfloor connectivity, Connectware creates a scalable data infrastructure for digital projects without limits. One single platform for all IIoT projects, independent of applications and vendors.

Connect and implement your whole shop floor

Your direct contact

Would you like to discover what you can achieve with Cybus
Connectware in your factory? We are happy to discuss how you will realize your digital projects efficiently and quickly.

Sales manager

Lukas Theilacker

Book an appointment

Please click on the button to schedule an appointment.

Load calendar

Oops, your browser does not support this website.

Dear visitor, you are trying to visit our website using Internet Explorer. The support for this browser has been discontinued by the manufacturer, which is why it can no longer display modern web pages correctly.
To view the content of this website correctly, you need a more modern browser.

Under the following links you will find browsers for which our website has been optimized:

Download Google Chrome Browser Download Mozilla Firefox Browser

You can still view this website, but you will have to face significant restrictions.

Show this website anyway.