The Caterpillar Diagnostic 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 ET is the software based service tool which gives the service technician the capability to communicate and work with the electronic controls on Caterpillar products. I had heard before that there are 2 ET version, customer and dealer. It looks like this CAT ET diagnostic tool is more tend to the dealer. But I think this CAT diagnostic tool is for both customer and dealer.
All in all, with this device there are three advantages:
1.Techniques resulting in lower machine operating and maintenance costs.
2. Tests are provided such as cylinder cutout and injector
3.Activation pressure to make problem locating easy.
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
Original Factory Caterpillar ET3 Adapter III Compare With OEM Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adpater III
1. Original Factory CAT ET can use once pluged, no need install the USB drive, the software can automatic realize it for ET3 Adapter, and the machine can automatic weld the high quality Circuit board, quality will be more reliable.
2. The OEM Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III need use USB Drive to install, and need choose the COM Port, and in the software ET also need choose ET2 then can be used.
The Details as follows:
Caterpillar ET Software 2019C Function:
This diagnostic app allows you to:
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.
Please keep in mind that some ecm settings for example, speed limit requires factory password. The factory password generator is not included in this application
What’s New – 2019C
Indication of Selected Communications Adapter
The service tool now displays the selected communications adapter when the service tool is disconnected. The adapter name is displayed in the status area at the bottom right of the service tool window.
End of Support for Windows 7
Microsoft is ending extended support for Windows 7 as of January 2020. The service tool will be ending support for Windows 7 as of the 2020A release.
What’s New – 2019B
Automatic Product Status Report (PSR) Upload
The service tool includes a new tool that automatically uploads Product Status Reports. The tool scans for newly generated Product Status Reports and uploads them when an internet connection is available. The default is that automatic report uploading is enabled. The Preferences dialog has an option to disable the tool.
What’s New – 2019A
ECM Naming Changes
Certain ECMs connect to the service tool over two data links at the same time. The service tool shows a message popup when the ECM is only detected on one link. The service tool has been changed to add the text **INCOMPLETE** in the ECM name when the connection is incomplete. Service tool features that display a connection icon also use a new icon for an incomplete connection.
What’s New – 2018C
No significant new features or feature enhancements
What’s New – 2018B
CEOS Fleet Configuration File TOP
A CEOS (Customer Electronic Option Selection) Fleet Configuration File can be created/modified for an engine using the Service Tool. This is available in connected and disconnected mode.
Error When Launching Service Tool
There is a Microsoft issue with upgrading libraries during an installation involving certain versions of the C++ redistributable. After a successful service tool installation, when trying to run the service tool for the first time, one of the following errors may occasionally appear: “The entry point could not be located in api-ms-win-crt-runtime” or “The program can’t start because mfc140u.dll is missing from your computer.” If either of these messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you to step by step troubleshooting guide. This procedure requires administrator rights.
Service Tool License Corruption Issues with Windows 10 Updates
Windows 10 updates 1709 and 1803 will corrupt service tool licenses. Future Window 10 updates may do the same
If either of license error messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you to step by step troubleshooting guide.
What’s New -2018A
What’s New 2018A
Trainer Update – 988K XE Wheel Loader
The 988K XE Wheel Loader has been added to the Trainer application.
What’s New – 2017C
Preferences Option to Save a Product Status Report to PDF
The Preferences dialog for the Product Status Report has changed. The dialog contains a new checkbox to automatically save a Product Status Report as a PDF file when the report is created. The service tool will continue to automatically save Product Status Reports as an XML file.
What’s New – 2017B
Product Status Report Updates
The Product Status Report has been updated to include certain history features supported by the ECM, such as the after-treatment Regeneration History and the Service Test History.
Winflash Screen Update
The screen for the Winflash feature has been updated. A new Expand All button opens all sections of the screen to show all details for ECMs detected by WinFlash. A new Collapse All button hides all sections of the screen, except for header rows showing detected ECM names.