FBR-100AN/FBR-100      umati_logo

Smart Wireless Connectivity for CNC Machines

FBR-100AN/FBR-100 is a protocol converter for CNC Machines to connect with your network. It bridges factory machines on the floor to the monitoring systems using MTConnect, OPC UA or Modbus TCP. These are communication protocols that are used by many major manufacturers to efficiently connect factory machines to their host systems. 

Machine tool manufacturers and users can collect machine operation data on factory lines and transfer them to the host system using wired or wireless LAN to reduce maintenance cost and improve their operation. 

Protocol Converter for CNC Machines

FBR-100AN/FBR-100 translate the machine language for the monitoring host, which traditionally is done using a PC or a designated computer. The FBR converter is a compact unit that can translate the machine protocol as well as can send it via network to the monitoring stations. 

It is compatible with Fanuc’s CNC-equipped machine tools and equipped with the open protocol MTConnect, a protocol which has been widely adopted by machine tool manufacturers in the United States. OPC UA and Modbus TCP are other machine communication protocols that are supported by the FBR converter. OPC UA is the recommended protocol by the European Industry, in cooperation with FANUC. 

The FBR converter allows machine tool manufacturers, system integrators, and their users to collect machine tool operation data in the factory and connect to a more sophisticated wired /wireless LAN system.

Securely connect CNC machines to Network for machine monitoring

The FBR converter provides a way to securely connect CNC machines isolating their control system network from monitoring system network. CNC machine data can be retrieved through the FBR converter without exposing them to other networks.




Monitor CNC machines to improve productivity and maintenance

Monitor Fanuc or other vendors' CNC devices to monitor operation data including NC programs and PMC data through the FBR converter.

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MTConnect Protocol Data Transmission over Network

Obtain CNC equipment data in MTConnect format over wireless/wired network. The FBR converter integrates MTConnect adapter and agent to transform non-MTConnect CNC machines to MTConnect capable machines. The adapter and the agent can be operate independently to enhance the FBR converter's interoperability with various MTConnect equipment.




Hardware Design for Factory Use




Ethernet to Wi-Fi Bridge mode

FBR-100AN converts the wired LAN interface of CNC devices to the Wi-Fi interface, so that the user can access CNC devices and change programs via the wireles



Equipped with OPC UA server function and compatible with Umati information model

Product Name FBR-100AN FBR-100
Wired LAN RJ-45:×2 (MAC Addresses x2)
10Base-T / 100Base-TX / 1000Base-T (auto recognition)
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 2Tx2R
(2.4/5 GHz on supports STA, AP function not supported)
Interface  D-Sub9 male: x1 (RS-232C / 422A / 485) 
Digital input: 3bit 
Switch PUSH switch: × 1 
DIP switch: 4bit
LED Body: × 4 (2 color LED) 
RJ-45: × 2 (2 color LED)
Operating Environment Temperature:-20~+50℃
Humidity:20~90%RH(No Condensation)
Storage Environment Temperature:-20~+55℃
Humidity:20~90%RH(No Condensation)
Power Supply AC adapter or DC12-24V
Max. Power Consumption





External Dimension 230 * 105 * 36mm (without antenna)
Weight 450g 440g
Included Items Body, standard pole antenna (FBR-100AN only), setup guide, simple declaration of conformity, GPL information sheet
Certifications [EMC]
VCCI Class-A
FCC Part15 Subpart B Class-A
ICES-003 Issue 6 Class-A
EN55032 Class-A, EN301489-17
Warranty 5 years
Dust / Waterproof IP53 compliant 
Vibration Resistant Sine wave 1.0G (XY direction) 10 to 500Hz
Anti-static (Noise) Anti-static: Contact discharge ± 4kV Air discharge ± 8kV 
Noise: Power supply line ± 2kV Signal line ± 1kV
Corrosion Resistant 40 ± 2 ℃ / 80 ± 5% RH / 15ppm (H2S hydrogen sulfide gas) / 96H
Security Open / Shared (WEP) 
IEEE 802.1X authentication (EAP-TLS / TTLS / FAST, PEAP / LEAP Wireless LAN only)
Software Support

Client software that supports MTConnectver.1.3.1 and laterverified software:
•Fanuc MT-LINKiver.3.6 and later
•iQEdgecrossMTConnectData Collector ver1.1.3.0 and later
•Device Explorer OPC server V6.2.0 and later and Device Gateway V2.2.0 and later (Takebishi)
•IoT Data Share Ver.1.14.1 and later (Denso wave)





Setup Guide
Name File Download Date
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 Setup Guide fbr-100an_fbr-100_setupguide_eng_xe.pdf 03/22/2022
User Manual
Name File Download Date
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 User Manual fbr-100an_fbr-100_manual_eng_xj.pdf 03/22/2022
Name File Download Date
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 MT Connect Supported CNC Equipment FBR-100AN/FBR-100 Supported CNC Equipment 03/22/2022
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 Patlite AirGRID setup FBR-100AN/FBR-100 Patlite AirGRID setup 03/22/2022
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 OPC UA CNC List FBR-100AN/FBR-100 OPCUA CNC List 4/22/2022
FBR-100AN/FBR-100 ModbusTCP CNC List FBR-100AN/FBR-100 ModbusTCP CNC List 03/22/2022


Application Software

Name Version Description
MTConnect Sample Client 1.0.0 Application for receiving and saving CNC data acquired by FBR-100AN on a PC.

Download the MTConnect Sample Client file. Unzip the downloaded file to any folder.

Execute the software Execute
Run “SampleClient.exe” in the “MTConnect Sample Client” folder. 
Please refer to “Readme.txt” in the same folder for usage.

Note: This application is a free sample program to check the operation of FBR-100AN. There is no support or warranty offered for this application.


Name Version Description
PointFile Creation Tool 1.0.3 Application to generate a point file for data collection from CNC machines. Generated file is to be imported to FBR-100AN
OPCUA Collection Information Tool 1.0.1 Tool for FBR-100AN to define and transfer the CNC machine data as OPC US/umati information.


Download the PointFile creation tool file. Unzip the downloaded file to any folder.

Instruction Manual
Please refer to “InstructionManual” in the unzipped  folder for usage.

Management Software

AMC Manager for configuration and management 

FBR-100AN Version 1.4.3

FBR-100 Version 1.4.3

Release Note:

  • Supported FANUC CNC 16i/18i/21i series (ModbusTCP activation).
  • Added a function to collect CNC data for preventive maintenance.
  • Removed the configuration tool (to create Point files) for MTConnect communications in order to use web configuration only.
  • Enhanced Help function for communication errors.  


Warranty and RMA's

Limited Warranty and RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Policy

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