Caterpillar Offers Proprietary Cat® Connect Technology on Rental Power Products

For Worldwide Release: March 14, 2017
Release Number: EEPR0517

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced Cat® Connect technology will be available on mobile diesel rental generator sets. Cat Connect combines equipment, technology and services to improve productivity, control costs and reduce risk, as well as positively impacting safety and sustainability. 

As an enhancement to Rental Power products, Cat Connect monitors the location, health and efficiency of the generator sets and sends information back to the dealer or customer to conduct preventative maintenance, performance optimization and life cycle planning. 

By tracking the operation, the interface collects data and converts it into essential insights that help customers make timely, fact-based decisions to boost productivity. With rental power projects, uninterruptible power is critical. Cat Connect ensures optimal utilization and loading for peak performance at all times of operation. 

“Integrating Cat Connect technology and services into generator sets provides a win-win solution for our customers and Cat dealers,” said Brian Kruse, general manager, Cat Rental Power. “Data from technology equipped units will provide more insight into equipment performance and operation, allowing Cat dealers to customize rental solutions for optimal efficiency reducing costs for customers, improving reliability and minimizing downtime.”

Cat Connect collects information on a continuous basis, which allows the customer to better optimize maintenance and service intervals, ultimately reducing technician visits to diagnose potential issues. This data also allow customers to redeploy underutilized units to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and environmental impact, which results in easier compliance reporting to the entire operation. 

Cat Connect technology and services are available on Cat Rental Power products through local Cat dealers. For more information on Cat Connect, please visit: 

Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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