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PL421
LEHE0402-01





VisionLink Application Asset Details Screen
CAT

PRODUCT LINK
FOR ELECTRIC POWER


Caterpillar

is leading the power generation market
place with power solutions engineered to deliver
unmatched performance, reliability, durability and
cost-effectiveness.

FEATURES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Cat

Product Link is a comprehensive remote


monitoring and asset management solution, enabling
powerful tools that transform data from an entire fleet
of equipment into the essential information required to
boost productivity, reduce costs and manage risks.

Product Link PL421 hardware collects GPS
positioning and data reported directly off the asset,
transmitting it off-board through cellular GSM
communication networks. PL421 hardware is deeply
integrated with Cat EMCP 3, EMCP 4 and ADEM
generator set controllers, enabling remote visibility to
advanced health and utilization data, as well as easy
plug and play installation.

Product Links intuitive web-based interface,
VisionLink

, makes it easy to monitor data from your


whole fleet, and then zoom in for a detailed look at
individual assets. Alerts can be configured to
automatically notify those who need to know via e-
mail or SMS text when something occurs that needs
immediate attention. In addition, data from your
equipment can easily be fed to other business
software, allowing you to gather the data once, and
then use it wherever needed in third-party
applications.

WORLD WIDE PRODUCT SUPPORT
Cat dealers provide extensive pre-sale and post-
sale support.
The Cat dealer network consists of over 1,600
dealer branch stores operating in over 200
countries.
FEATURES
Robust PL421 hardware paired with the VisionLink
application provides accurate and timely information
about the location, status, utilization and health of
your equipment around the clock.

Monitor asset hours and general usage,
including equipment location with easy online
mapping features.
Schedule planned maintenance and major
repairs with the most effective use of the asset in
mind, avoiding unnecessary downtime.
Monitor generator set status on systems with an
EMCP 3, EMCP 4 or ADEM controller including
whether the engine is running or stopped. Also
monitor not ready to run status with an EMCP 4.
Manage diagnostic and event codes reported on
systems with an EMCP 3, EMCP 4 or ADEM
controller in real-time, allowing detection of
problematic health conditions before they cause
component failures.
Utilize advanced engine monitoring available on
systems with an ADEM controller.
Easily configure alerts for automated e-mail and
text messages that notify anyone who needs to
know of important events including:
- Not ready to run status supported by EMCP
4 controllers
- Asset on and off
- Site boundary entry and exit
- Service coming due
- Loss of main battery power
- Health codes supported by EMCP 3, EMCP
4 and ADEM controllers

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PL421 HARDWARE INFORMATION

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Rugged IP-67 rated enclosure, sealed against
moisture and able to withstand harsh
environments
Compatible with 12v and 24v electrical systems
Internal GSM/GPRS cellular modem and antenna
for off-board data transmission
Internal GPS receiver for acquiring location
Built-in NiMH rechargeable battery backup
Reverse polarity protection
Overvoltage protection
Integrated with EMCP 3, EMCP 4 and ADEM
controllers
Hardware system is completed by an external
GPS antenna with dual mount magnet and
peel/stick capability and a UL rated harness for
easy installation

SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage Range: 9 to 32 Vdc
Sleep Current: 7mA @ 12 Vdc
Peak Current: <1A @ 12 Vdc
Overall Operating Temperature: -40C to +85C
Dimensions:
165mm (W) X 150mm (H) X 55mm (D) /
6.5in (W) X 5.9in (H) X 2.2in (D)

STANDARDS
UL Recognized
PTCRB and GCF CC
FCC Parts 15, 22 and 24
Industry Canada (IC)
CE
EC R&TTE Directive
RoHS














PL421 Hardware Module

CAT PRODUCT LINK FOR ELECTRIC POWER

2013 Caterpillar
LEHE0402-01 (10/13) All Rights Reserved





VisionLink Application Fleet Summary Screen


VisionLink Application Hours & Location Screen


Customized Notification Via E-mail and SMS Text



Comprehensive Fleet Management
Track and monitor all of your equipment
including power systems, earthmoving and
auxiliary units
Easily view last-reported hours, location,
generator set status and more
Manage health, utilization and preventive
maintenance for your entire fleet
Customize the information displayed on your
screen and quickly filter to see the assets you
need to




Detailed Asset Management
Quickly view generator set state, along with
alert and fault code status
Easily locate a single generator set with street,
satellite and hybrid map views and track
movement over a specified time period
Monitor when and where fault codes occur
Easily plan maintenance and see what service
is due
Request real-time information updates



Customized Alert Notifications
Configure system generated e-mail and SMS
text notifications to the people who need them
most
Receive notification when generator set status
changes including Engine Running, Engine
Stopped and Not Ready to Run
Immediately know when health codes or fluid
analysis results require attention
Receive an alert when an asset has entered or
left a specified area



* Availability of advanced health and utilization data is dependent on the version of control system installed.

Materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission.

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