TECHNOLOGY

CAT® CONNECT — ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION​

Industry-leading technology allows Caterpillar to create the most reliable commercial engines for a variety of applications. From tugs and container vessels to yachts and sport fishers, Cat and MaK engines have demonstrated their efficiency countless times. With remarkable reliability and durability, these engines will exceed your expectations for decades.

CAT CONNECT — EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES TO HELP BUILD YOUR SUCCESS.

​Because every jobsite has its own unique challenges, you need technologies and services that can be combined and customized in ways that make the most sense for you and your business. Cat Connect is built to help you monitor, manage and enhance your operations in 4 key areas to give you more control of your jobsite.​

Equipment Management

PRODUCTIVITY

SAFETY

SUSTAINABILITY

CATERPILLAR JOB SITE SOLUTIONS

​Increase fleet utilization, control costs and use capital more efficiently when you join forces with Caterpillar to build and sustain high-performance job sites. Our best application experts will work with your team, designing and executing site-specific plans to improve productivity, manage the equipment lifecycle, enhance safety and sustainability, and optimize cash flow. Let’s get started now.​

COMBINING EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES TO HELP BUILD YOUR SUCCESS.

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your jobsite efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before.

Working with your Cat dealer, you can find the right combination of Cat Connect technologies and services for your jobsites. Whether your goal is to maximize production, reduce costs or improve safety, Cat Connect gives you the options you need to build the successful, sustainable business you want.

​CAT® CONNECT FOR ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

COMBINING EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES TO HELP BUILD YOUR SUCCESS

​Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your operational efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped assets, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before.

Working with your Cat dealer, you can find the right combination of Cat Connect technologies and services for your sites. Whether your goal is to control costs, improve performance, keep people and equipment safe, or reduce risk, Cat Connect gives you the options you need to build the successful, sustainable business you want.

Cat® Electric Power SpecSizer

SpecSizer is a free, PC software tool that allows users to select the most appropriately sized diesel generator set for virtually any electric power project. Users can size for their power needs with generator sets as small as 14KW or as large as 4000KW, and the SpecSizer tool can parallel up to 25 generator sets. Users input the details of the on-site power required including voltage, load demand, load types, duty application, maximum ambient temperature, altitude, EPA emissions and more. As a result, this software tool allows users to determine a truly customized and comprehensive power solution. SpecSizer is also equipped with features such as the 20-Step Wizard tool that uses program logic to calculate the smallest possible generator set along with the least number of load scenario steps, which provides an optimal rating and footprint that minimizes costs. SpecSizer allows users to make load step changes to any user-defined criteria on the load scenario tab to assess possible sizing results. The SpecSizer software has revolutionized generator set sizing by simplifying the process. Not only does it include filtering processes to align the generator set selection with available options, it also provides web links and tools, such as volts/hertz optimization, percent of intermittent motors, and percent genset capacity used (EkW) to help with analytical and strategic decisions. One of the web links even provides the precise spec sheet you need for your job specification.

Cat® Product Link™ redefines fleet management effectiveness. Its easy-to-use interface, called VisionLink™, enables customized health and utilization reports, and mapping and mixed fleet capabilities. And Product Link transmits the information via cell and satellite. Product Link connects customers to our world-class dealer network. Product Link gets you accurate, timely and useful information about the location, utilization and condition of your equipment—the kind of information that can make a huge difference in the efficiency and costs of your entire operation. It pays to know the Cat Product Link.

CAT® REMOTE SERVICES
 SAVE TIME & MONEY ON SOFTWARE UPDATES & TROUBLESHOOTING

Keep downtime to a minimum, eliminate unnecessary service trips to your sites and speed up repairs with Cat® Remote Services. All you need to take advantage of these time- and money-saving tools is Cat Product Link™ hardware installed on your equipment.* Cat Remote Services include:

  • Remote Flash allows Caterpillar and/or a Cat dealer to send most Electronic Control Module (ECM) updates directly to your equipment from any location — no site visit necessary. (Requires PLE631 or PLE641 hardware.) 
  1. The dealer determines when new software is required and authorizes Remote Flash
  2. Software is downloaded to the equipment while it’s still in operation.
  3. The customer then initiates the software to be installed on the individual equipment control modules.
    NOTE: For Oil & Gas applications, customer must be within 75m of equipment to initiate the software update.
  4. The customer is notified and the Install complete.
  • Remote Troubleshoot lets Caterpillar and/or a Cat dealer establish a remote connection to your equipment and perform most Caterpillar Electronic Technician (Cat ET) tasks from afar. A Cat dealer expert will view the asset’s data in near real time and determine if there is an issue. If a site visit for repair is required, your Cat dealer will have the information necessary to send the right technician, the right tools and the right parts on the first trip — reducing your repair costs and downtime. 
  1. Customer calls the dealer to report an issue with the equipment.
  2. The dealer technician initiates a Remote Troubleshoot session, accessing live equipment diagnostics information, and remotely identifies problems.
  3. If required, the technician arrives on site to carry out the repair, with the correct parts in hand.
  4. Equipment is operating at full efficiency with minimal downtime

*Contact your Cat dealer to see if your equipment is eligible for Cat Remote Services.

EXPLORE YOUR PRODUCT LINK HARDWARE OPTION

PLE601

Collects equipment data and transfers it to Product Link Web using an existing internet connection. Translates Cat Data Link and J1939 information into a usable format. 

PLE641

Collects equipment data and transfers it to Product Link Web using a cellular radio and GPS receiver. Translates Cat Data Link and J1939 information into a usable format.

LEARN HOW FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS CAN WORK FOR YOUR OPERATION?

MY.CAT.COM MAKES MANAGING EQUIPMENT DATA EASY

My.Cat.Com allows you to access all of your equipment data in one place with one logon so you can have easy access to important information about your fleet anywhere you go. You’ll have the option to access select data and applications from other Caterpillar sources like VIsionLink®, S•O•SSM Services Web and Parts.Cat.Com. With VisionLink, for example, you’ll see high-level data about hours, location and events on the My.Cat.Com dashboard. If you want more details you can click on a link and go directly to VisionLink.

COMPARE MY.CAT.COM WITH VISIONLINK®

Compare the features and benefits of My.Cat.Com and VisionLink® below:

 

My.Cat.Com

Complimentary

VisionLInk (Satellite)

Contact us for price

VisionLink (Cellular)

Contact us for price

HOURS

Once a day

Once a day

Hourly

LOCATION

Once a day

Once a day

Hourly

FAULT

Severity

Severity and code

Severity and code

FUEL BURN

Fleet view (Monthly)

Fleet & asset view (Daily)

Fleet & asset view (Daily)

IDLE TIME

Fleet view (Monthly)

Fleet & asset view (Daily)

Fleet & asset view (Daily)

S•O•SSM DATA

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAINTENANCE

Limited

Yes

Yes

REPORTS

No

Basic reports

Basic reports

GEO-FENCE

No

Yes

Yes

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Schedule PM
  • Check a machine’s parts or service history
  • Manage work orders
  • Review results from fluid analysis
  • Verify warranty or Equipment Protection Plan coverage
  • Extend a maintenance contract
  • Act on Safety Service Letter notifications
  • Monitor location, hours, events and fuel on units subscribed to VisionLink®
  • Access/review Operation & Maintenance Manuals (OMMs)

Whether your job involves buying, renting, operating, maintaining, repairing or keeping track of equipment, My.Cat.Com is for you. It will help you save time, work efficiently and make well-informed decisions whether you run one machine or a large fleet, whether you own or rent, whether your equipment is connected or not, and whether you use Cat products or another brand.

There’s no cost to register or use My.Cat.Com.

Cavpower are committed to recognising and protecting the accuracy, security and privacy of the personal information collected from our customers.

VIEW OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By signing up for a VisionLink subscription or registering for My.Cat.Com you agree to Caterpillar’s Data Governance Statement.

VIEW CATERPILLAR’S DATA GOVERNANCE STATEMENT

The easiest way is to click the REGISTER button below. You’ll be asked to enter some basic information about your company and your equipment, then get access to some of the resources available through My.Cat.Com. Once we’ve received your registration, we will link your user profile to your Cavpower trading account so that you have access to your parts and service history and fleet information.

REGISTER

My.Cat.Com is designed as a self-service digital solution providing limited data for your assets. If you require a fleet management solution and require more comprehensive data then VisionLink® might be for you.

THE ANSWERS YOU NEED, RIGHT ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

Wherever you use your smart phone — around the jobsite, in your parked vehicle, even in your machine — you can use the Cat® App. This equipment management tool, a companion to My.Cat.Com, makes it easy to track your equipment, giving you real-time access to data and actionable insights.

CONNECT EVERYWHERE

With the Cat App, answers to common questions are as close as your smart phone, and you can complete everyday tasks without turning on your computer or returning to the office. There’s no need to sift through large amounts of data. Just use the app while you’re on site, at home or in transit from one job to another to:

  • Track hours, location, fuel and utilisation
  • Monitor machine health
  • Stay on top of maintenance
  • Order parts and request service
  • Activate Product Link™ devices
  • Enable Secure Start

SEE YOUR WHOLE FLEET

Don’t waste time driving from site to site to monitor your equipment. Instead, open the Cat App to view your full asset list at a glance and check regularly updated hour, fuel level and utilisation information. The Google maps feature lets you search for the assets closest to your current location. You can even start select next generation Cat machines using the keyless start feature — a bonus if you’re tired of losing or trying to find the key.

STREAMLINE SERVICE

Proactive scheduling is key to reducing downtime. The Cat App provides notifications about upcoming indicators based on machine operating hours so you can plan service when it doesn’t affect your production. (Don’t worry — you can customise what fault codes, alerts or machine operating conditions you want to know about, so you won’t be overwhelmed by notifications.) Then you can use the app to request service from your dealer — in some regions, auto-filled location and machine information can save you even more time and effort. Planning to do the work yourself? You can order parts directly from the Cat App, too.

START SAVING TIME AND MONEY

Together with My.Cat.Com, the Cat App puts the right information at your fingertips, so you can cut your costs and your downtime — while you keep your equipment up and running. Available in more than 20 languages, the app is free to download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

EXPLORE THE CAT APP

See how this easy-to-use equipment management app helps you save time, money and effort by putting the right information at your fingertips.

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GET THE CAT APP NOW

The Cat App is available for iOS and Android devices. Download it for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TIME ROLLOVER OCCURRENCE

Worksites around the world can generate incredible amounts of data. At Caterpillar, we understand the value of this data and utilize technology in many ways to help customers optimize their businesses every day.

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TASK-FOCUSED APPLICATIONS FOR FLEET, SERVICE AND PRODUCTIVITY TO HELP YOU GET MORE FROM EVERY ASSET

How much could you save by eliminating one instance of unplanned downtime every month? How much more profitable would you be if your operators were 10% more productive? Is unauthorised equipment use costing you money? You’ll find the answers to these questions — and dozens more — with VisionLink®.

SMARTER, FASTER DECISION-MAKING

A next generation asset management and fleet productivity solution designed specifically for the construction industry, VisionLink takes telematics data from your equipment and turns it into insights about individual machines, your whole fleet and even entire jobsites. You can access up-to-the-minute, accurate information anytime, anywhere — and use it to make decisions that boost productivity, lower costs and improve safety and security on your jobsite.

INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

  • Improve utilisation by knowing if, when, where and how every asset is being used
  • Spot opportunities for operator training
  • Bid and schedule projects more accurately
  • Manage your entire fleet and jobsite via one interface

CONTROL YOUR COSTS

  • Track all costs for a clear picture of your bottom line
  • Monitor and reduce idle time and fuel burn
  • Understand which machines are fully utilised to make informed decisions on when to buy, sell or rent
  • Manage service to avoid downtime

RUN A SAFE, SECURE OPERATION

  • Know when unsafe actions occur, even when you’re not there
  • Act quickly to prevent accidents and identify training needs
  • Set up virtual site boundaries with geo-fences to notify you of a change in asset location

IT PAYS TO GET CONNECTED

VisionLink gives you a holistic view into location, health and productivity — helping you turn equipment data into profit. No matter how big or small your fleet or how many different types or brands of equipment you operate, there’s a VisionLink subscription that’s right for your operation. Ask your Cat® dealer about the options available.

EXPLORE VISIONLINK

Get more details on the ways you can use VisionLink to control costs, improve operator performance, increase production and run a safer operation.

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GET ANSWERS RIGHT ON YOUR PHONE WITH THE CAT APP

Wherever you use your smart phone, you can use the Cat App. It’s the fast, easy way to track your equipment and get real-time access to data and actionable insights.

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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TIME ROLLOVER OCCURRENCE

Worksites around the world can generate incredible amounts of data. At Caterpillar, we understand the value of this data and utilize technology in many ways to help customers optimize their businesses every day.

LEARN MORE