Oilpath Hydraulics distributes Caterpillar Composer Software from Caterpillar Electronics. This software is an EPU programming tool designed for machine system and hydraulic function control. It is supplied in two forms:
CAT Composer Software Engineer
This software system is suitable for development and diagnostic uses. It includes a software key that can be activated online so that the users can trial the product for two weeks. Once the trial period has elapsed, users are required to pay an annual maintenance fee to keep the licence active.
CAT Composer Service Technician
This software system is only capable of diagnostics. It does not offer the option to modify the program and only allows restricted adjustments. No software key is needed to use this product, but the user must register the PC serial number with the licence server.
Caterpillar Composer Software is a function block diagram development tool. Programs can be built in stages using window type boxes, which can be customised to include specific information or instructions.
Although the interface of this software works in a similar way to MS Windows-based software, users must be trained to use it correctly, and have experience in system configuration and engineering.