A look at the functions of why a CAT Adapter III is indispensable

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To increase the lifespan of a CAT engine, vehicle operators need to ensure uninterrupted and accurate performance control. For this purpose, the brand devised communication adapters. The latest model of this kind, Caterpillar Comm Adapter III, is an advanced tool which many functions make it a vital accessory.

Taking care of a heavy vehicle is no easy task. Dedicated tools make it less challenging by supplying a wealth of data revealing any potential and existing issues. This scanning device is comprehensive and user-friendly — read more about its many benefits. The diagnostic interface makes it an essential aid for any operator.

The Purpose

Engine failure is a frustrating obstacle. Stable performance of heavy equipment is crucial for the timely completion of works. In order to avoid sudden technical issues, closely monitor your engine performance with the help of this third-generation adapter. It is a cutting-edge device that detects any issues and threats before the damage is done.

The list of tasks fulfilled by the adapter is impressive. The scope is broad and comprehensive. The computer monitors a set of parameters crucial for non-stop operation, such as temperature, pressure, speed, fuel consumption and others. In addition to the general performance data, you will see:

Logs of event codes describing to engine performance;
The current configuration of the Engine Control Module;
Adjustable settings for the Engine Control Module;
Condition of electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic parts;
Diagnostics, both active and logged;
Any cases of malfunctioning detected by the Engine Control Module.

In summary, you can both access and change the Engine Control Module configuration. Whenever necessary, diagnostic checks may be launched, and calibration of the system may be done via the tool. The results of such tests and any associated reports can be printed on paper.

Caterpillar ET exchanges data with the Electronic Control Module for the goal of diagnostics, setting adjustments and data collection.

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Unparalleled Features of Comm Adapter III

If you have used the previous version of the device (the second generation), you are bound to notice considerable improvements. The latest model is indispensable for a number of reasons. Not only is it the only recommended adapter for Caterpillar engines. It is the only datalink machine that is capable of establishing uninterrupted communication with a dual-datalink engine.

This function is vital in order for some CAT ET features to work flawlessly. The cable included in the set is also the only type of connector appropriate for communication with off-road CAT equipment. Overall, the adapter is vital for engine control and maintenance. With proper diagnostics, your CAT engine will serve for many years.


2021A Cat ET software as Cat Caterpillar ET 2018C 2019A 2019C 2020C Software update version, 2021A Caterpillar Electronic Technician software With CAT ET 3 Cat caterpillar adapter 3 support caterpillar diagnostic till 2021.


Support car list of CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool :


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
Perform calibrations
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
support required).
– 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
Customized installation
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
Electric Power Generation
Marine Power Systems
Oil and Gas

Articulated Trucks
Asphalt Pavers
Backhoe Loaders
Cold Planers
Feller Bunchers
Forest Machines
Hydraulic Mining Shovels
Knuckleboom Loaders
Material Handlers
Motor Graders
Off-Highway Trucks
Road Reclaimers
Site Prep Tractors
Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders
Track Loaders
Underground – Hard Rock
Underground – Longwall
Underground – Room and Pillar
Utility Vehicles
Wheel Dozers
Wheel Excavators
Wheel Loaders
Wheel Tractor-Scrapers



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