Caterpillar is now offering a whole-machine telematics solution that helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) provide machine owners and operators with the ability to view critical data output in real-time and better understand – and make use of – their equipment’s operation. Leveraging Caterpillar’s years of experience with asset health monitoring, customers using this technology can locate, track and manage all their connected assets independently.
Able to be integrated with existing telematics regardless of brand, the engine-ready solution can help provide a clear picture of a machine’s health by collecting all the machine data and displaying the results through an easy-to-read online dashboard.
Cat equipment operators have been using Cat telematics technology for years, but until now it was only available for other manufactures as an aftermarket solution. The new factory-fit telematics solution can give OEMs and their customers access to information about their machine operation and other parameters to prolong the life of the engine and lower operating costs.
Users of the technology can keep track of equipment location, uptime, fuel use, maintenance alerts and more. They can also customize what data they want to see and schedule reports to share with teams.
Equipped with remote services capabilities, the engine-integrated telematics solution can help minimize downtime via remote troubleshooting that can run diagnostic testing and pinpoint potential issues while the machine is in operation. If a repair is required, an OEM or dealer technician would be alerted and be able to complete the repair correctly in a single visit.
Cat says its whole-machine health solutions take the guesswork out of machine maintenance starting with the engine and ending with everything it powers.
Learn about industrial power connectivity at www.Cat.com.