CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool from Caterpillar provide the capability to access Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) from a personal computer. Many job-critical tasks can be performed with an electronic service tool. The user can display the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously, view active and clear logged diagnostics, display the current configuration of an ECM and much more. The service tool works with a communication adapter to allow connection to an ECM. A graphical interface makes this software quick to learn and easy to use. A separate pull-down menu for each function enhances the “ease of use.” The version and identification of the ECM is automatically retrieved and is displayed on a summary screen when the program is started. Diagnostic tests and calibrations can also be performed.
CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool enable service technicians to reprogram ECMs, reconfigure control system parameters, fine tune performance or diagnose the root cause of a failure the first time. These powerful tools allow service personnel to display and analyze vital performance and health information from any system quickly and accurately. The service tool communicates with any system using ATA (J1708), J1939 or the Caterpillar proprietary data link networks. The service tools provide information and features needed to help a technician diagnose problems and perform repairs and to customize and personalize the operation of a product. By allowing customers to design flexibility and configurability into a product, Caterpillar service tools stretch beyond the capabilities of preprogrammed ECMs or onboard display systems.
Support car list of CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool :
CAT3 Communication Adapter III Highlights:
Software: Latest 2020C
Firmware Version :Newest Adapter III , Perfect replacement of Adapter II
Compatible OS :windows XP/windows7 32 Bit & 64bit
Compatible Vehicle Types: For Trucks, Excavators, Air Compressors, Ships, Drilling Rigs….Heavy Duty Vehicles.
Chinese(Simplified) , Danish , English(United StaStates) , French(France) , German(Germany)
Italian(Italy) , Japanese , Portuguese (Portugal) , Spanish(Tradition Sort)
Allows communication between service tools and engine controls using various data links such as J1939/11, DeviceNet
(future release), CT DataLink, and J1708 (ATA) vehicle networks;
Flash program allows adapter firmware upgrades as additional features become available;
Uses J1939/11, high-speed data link (part of ADEM III controls), substantially reducing flash times;
Automatically selects J1939/11 when flashing the engine (reduces the flash time approximately 80%, from 14 minutes to 3 minutes).
Communications Adapter III Function:
1.ECM Summary screen lists every control module on equipment
2.Being tested and gives information on these modules.
3.Fast hookup and real time display of systems status. Displays ,readings such as rpm, boost, pressures, temperatures, etc. for Easy troubleshooting.
4.Identifies faulty sensors, harness connectors, and system parameters which are out
With the CAT Diagnostic Tool, you can:
View active and logged diagnostics
View events where irregularities occurred and were logged by the ECM
View the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously
Record and log performance data
Graph a group of status parameters
View the current configuration of an ECM
Change ECM configurations
Perform diagnostic tests
Print reports and diagnostic results
For some machine and engine products, additional functionality has been included with the service tool program
Display, graph and log status parameters.
Retrieve prognostic data including histograms, engine totals for fuel used and miles traveled.
View active diagnostics and clear logged diagnostics. View events where irregularities have occurred and have been logged by the ECM.
Perform calibrations to enhance performance of the ECM.
Customize the ECM with application-specific settings.
Over 100 custom Diagnostic, Information and Service features including:
– 2D and 3D Histogram plotting capability (engine software
– Custom Status screen groups
– Snapshots (Download and display snapshot data recorded by the
– Configuration Aid that allows upload/download of same
configuration to multiple control modules
Customised Service Tool Options
Customized service tool name
Customized graphics for the splash screen and icons
Aftermarket differentiation, i.e., the tool for one customer does not work on the product of another customer.
Licensing options for customer management
Flash programming of the ECM(s)
Training demonstration allows familiarity with the tool’s primary functions without connecting to ECM(s)
Perform customized diagnostic tests to identify harness problems, cylinder or component failures (Automatic Cylinder Cutout with cylinder to cylinder fueling comparison)
Caterpillar electronic technician 2020C with WinFlash future is an updated version of the caterpillar dealer diagnostic software that can help technicians to diagnose existing and potential problems with their electronically controlled Caterpillar Engines and Machines.
To get the vehicle information the Cat ET software must be connected to the Electronic Control Module (ECM). For this purpose, you need a suitable diagnostic link adapter (DLA), for instance, Genuine CAT Comm Adapter III
The list of supported CAT machines and engines can be found below(if your vehicle is missing, please contact us we will double check):
Electric Power Generation
Marine Power Systems
Oil and Gas
Hydraulic Mining Shovels
Site Prep Tractors
Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders
Underground – Hard Rock
Underground – Longwall
Underground – Room and Pillar