For Worldwide Release: February 7, 2022
DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that the company is providing, at no additional cost, factory-installed Cat® Connect Remote Asset Monitoring (RAM)—the advanced data collection, visualization reporting, and alert solution—on small- and medium-sized Cat diesel generator sets globally.* This is the latest step in Caterpillar’s strategy to configure its entire lineup of diesel generator sets with Cat Connect RAM, which is already offered as standard on larger diesel generator sets.**
In addition to the installation of the Cat Connect hardware as standard on Cat generator sets up to 850 kVA for 50 Hz applications and up to 750 kW for 60 Hz applications, Caterpillar will also offer customers a free Cat Remote Asset Monitoring standard subscription until December 31, 2022. Enhanced Cat Remote Asset Monitoring options are available where customers require additional monitoring of generator set parameters, and they are provided free of charge to customers who have purchased a Customer Value Agreement or Long-Term Service Agreement.
Cat Connect hardware can be purchased as a retrofit item alongside a subscription on existing Cat and competitor power solutions.
“Equipment intelligence is increasingly important in helping the owners of power solutions to maximize the performance of their equipment and better manage their total costs of ownership,” said Jaime Mineart, general manager for Caterpillar Electric Power. “This standard capability makes it easier than ever for Cat generator set owners to improve efficiency, reduce risk, cut costs, and boost their bottom lines by leveraging Cat technology and energy expertise.”
The Cat Connect and Cat RAM package enables the real-time collection and remote monitoring of site performance data across Caterpillar’s product portfolio. Providing data visualization, reporting, and alerts from anywhere in the world through an easy-to-use web interface or mobile app, Cat RAM helps operators and Cat dealers track and manage the operation of Cat generator sets, flag potential problems, perform remote troubleshooting, manage operational expenses, and leverage long-term archives of site performance history to identify opportunities for further operational or system enhancements.
Cat RAM can monitor and analyze between 13 and 200 key generator set performance indicators, based on the generator set model and the Cat RAM subscription level selected. Depending upon the generator set model and Cat Connect hardware device, it can also be configured to use a cellular or local network connection to deliver intelligence to key customer contacts and Cat dealer technicians.
More than 18,000 Cat generator sets worldwide are already configured with factory-installed Cat Connect capabilities.
* Country-specific exclusions may apply.
** Cat Connect Remote Access Monitoring will be available later in 2022 as standard with no additional charge on Cat GC diesel generator sets including DE1100 GC to DE1500 GC, DE800S GC to DE1250S GC, and D800 GC to D1250 GC models.
For more information, contact your local Cat dealer or visit cat.com/catconnect.
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