2007/08/27 New AccuGrade Software is Now Available {7220, 7620} Caterpillar


New AccuGrade Software is Now Available {7220, 7620}
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Excavator:
320D (S/N: MDE1-UP; DHK1-UP; FXK1-UP; GKL1-UP; CXY1-UP; EBY1-UP; JGZ1-UP)
323D (S/N: SDC1-UP; CYD1-UP; PBM1-UP; DKW1-UP)
324D (S/N: LAB1-UP; EJC1-UP; T2D1-UP; JJG1-UP; JGK1-UP; SYM1-UP; DFP1-UP; JKR1-UP; JLS1-UP; CJX1-UP)
325D (S/N: GPB1-UP; PKE1-UP; KDG1-UP; C4H1-UP; C7K1-UP; RJK1-UP; C8L1-UP; MCL1-UP; PAL1-UP; C9M1-UP; AZP1-UP; A3R1-UP; GBR1-UP; LWR1-UP; SCR1-UP; T2S1-UP; CYW1-UP)
330D (S/N: GBC1-UP; NBD1-UP; GGE1-UP; B6H1-UP; THJ1-UP; C5K1-UP; E4K1-UP; H3K1-UP; L2K1-UP; PEL1-UP; JJM1-UP; LEM1-UP; ERN1-UP; JLP1-UP; MWP1-UP; HAS1-UP; RAS1-UP; EDX1-UP; MEY1-UP; T2Y1-UP)
345C (S/N: KBA1-UP; TBA1-UP; FPC1-UP; SPC1-UP; ESD1-UP; WDE1-UP; AYF1-UP; CWG1-UP; TDG250-UP; GPH1-UP; TAJ1-UP; A3L1-UP; GCL1-UP; BZN1-UP; DHP1-UP; GJR1-UP; M2R1-UP; D3S1-UP; ELS1-UP; LYS1-UP; PJW350-UP; CPX1-UP; BWY1-UP)
365C (S/N: ELC1-UP; GWC1-UP; MEM1-UP; FEN1-UP; PAR1-UP; MCS1-UP; MCY1-UP)
385C (S/N: EDA1-UP; KGB1-UP; KBC1-UP; SBE1-UP; T2E1-UP; T2F1-UP; KKK1-UP; EAM1-UP; JCM1-UP; WAW1-UP; MNZ1-UP)
Motor Grader:
120H (S/N: CAF1-UP)
12H (S/N: CBK1-UP; AMZ286-UP)
135H (S/N: CBC1-UP)
140H (S/N: CCA1-UP; APM2223-UP)
140M (S/N: B9D1-UP; B9M1-UP)
143H (S/N: APN662-UP)
14H (S/N: ASE1380-UP)
14M (S/N: B9J105-UP)
160H (S/N: ASD496-UP; CCP1-UP)
160M (S/N: B9E1-UP; B9L1-UP)
163H (S/N: ARL388-UP)
16H (S/N: ATS466-UP)
16M (S/N: B9H100-UP)
Paving Compactor:
CS-563E (S/N: ASA1-UP; CNG1-UP)
CS-573E (S/N: CEB1-UP; CNN1-UP)
CS-583E (S/N: DAJ1-UP; CNX1-UP)
CS-663E (S/N: ASB1-UP; DAG1-UP)
CS-683E (S/N: DAD1-UP; ASG1-UP)
Track-Type Tractor:
D3G (S/N: CFC1-UP; CFF1-UP; JMH1-UP; BYR1-UP)
D4G (S/N: FDC1-UP; HYD1-UP; CFN1-UP; TLX1-UP)
D5G (S/N: RKG1-UP; FDH1-UP; CLW1-UP; FDW1-UP)
D5N (S/N: AKD1135-UP; AGG1335-UP; CFH300-UP; CKT400-UP)
D6K (S/N: DHA1-UP; FBH1-UP)
D6N (S/N: DJA1-UP; CBF300-UP; CCG400-UP; ALH735-UP; CBJ400-UP; CCK500-UP; CBL400-UP; AKM1235-UP; ALR635-UP; CCS400-UP; ALY1335-UP; DJY1-UP)
D6RSeries II (S/N: ADE646-UP; AFM140-UP; AEP435-UP; AAX797-UP)
D6RSeries III (S/N: GJB1-UP; WCB1-UP; HDC1-UP; RFC1-UP; TBC1-UP; HCD1-UP; WRG1-UP; MTJ1-UP; DMK1-UP; JEK1-UP; EXL1-UP; JDL1-UP; DLM1-UP; LFM1-UP; LGP1-UP; DPS1-UP; GMT1-UP; MRT1-UP; EXW1-UP)
D8T (S/N: J8B1-UP; KPZ1-UP)
D9T (S/N: RJS1-UP)
Machine Control & Guidance Products:
ACCUGRADE (S/N: LGC1-UP)

AccuGrade ® Version 10.70

The AccuGrade® Version 10.70 Software has been released. The AccuGrade Version 10.70 Software will be shipped with all new Electronic kits for AccuGrade GPS. The software is a free upgrade for all systems that are using v10.01 by downloading from SISweb. This version of the AccuGrade Software adds functionality for Compactors. Additionally, this version of the AccuGrade Software adds Laser, Cross slope, and Sonic functionality for Motor Graders and Track-Type Tractors.

ReferenceRefer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU8290, "AccuGrade® GPS (CD700)" for Track-Type Tractors.

ReferenceRefer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU8283, "AccuGrade® Grade Control System - CD700" for Motor Graders.

ReferenceRefer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU8292, "AccuGrade® GPS (CD700)" for Excavators.

ReferenceRefer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU8159, "AccuGrade® GPS (CD700)" for Compactors.

ReferenceRefer to Systems Operation, KENR5965, "AccuGrade® GPS (CD700)" for Track-Type Tractors.

ReferenceRefer to Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, KENR6319, "AccuGrade® - CD700 Grade Control System (GPS/ATS/Laser/Sonic/Cross Slope)" for Motor Graders.

ReferenceRefer to Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, RENR9533, "AccuGrade® GPS (CD700)" for Excavators.

ReferenceRefer to Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, KENR5957, "AccuGrade® Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement System" for Compactors.

ReferenceRefer to Special Instruction, REHS3269, "Installation of AccuGrade® GPS Version 10.7 For All Track-Type Tractors" for Track-Type Tractors.

ReferenceRefer to Special Instruction, REHS3667, "Installation of AccuGrade® - Grade Control System for the Motor Graders" for Motor Graders.

ReferenceRefer to Special Instruction, REHS2427, "Installation Of The AccuGrade® GPS Components" for Excavators.

ReferenceRefer to Special Instruction, REHS2983, "Installation of the AccuGrade® Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement System for Soil Compactors" for Compactors.

ReferenceRefer to Troubleshooting, KENR5966, "AccuGrade® CD700 Grade Control System (GPS/Laser)" for Track-Type Tractors.

Refer to Table 1 for a list of the technologies that the AccuGrade CD700 v.10.7 software supports.

Table 1
    TTT     MG     HEX     Compactor    
Dual GPS     X     X     X        
Single GPS                 X    
Single GPS and Blade Slope     X                
Single GPS and Cross Slope         X            
Dual Laser     X     X            
Single Laser     X                
Single Laser and Cross Slope         X            
Cross Slope         X            
Sonic and Cross Slope         X            
ATS and Cross Slope         X            

Features

Compactor Support Added

New mapping features for compactors using CCV (AVSpare Compaction Values).




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New Sensors

The following sensors are now supported by the AccuGrade v10.70 Software.




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EM400 Electric Mast




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LR410 Laser Receiver

Display Functionality Improvements

Simplified Set Of Soft Keys

  • The function keys on the AccuGrade Display have been simplified.

  • The Setup Menu softkey has been removed. The Setup Menu can be accessed by pressing the Menu key.

  • The Zoom Machine soft key and the Zoom All softkey have been removed. You can zoom in to the machine by pressing and holding the "+" key. You can zoom in to the plan by pressing and holding the "+" key.

  • The Design soft key has been removed.

New Setup Menu Items

The following menu items have been added to the "Setup" Menu.

  • Select Design

  • Vertical Offset

  • Horizontal Offset

  • GPS Accuracy

  • Vertical Setup




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New support for Laser, Cross Slope and Sonic

Laser functionality is configured using the "Machine Settings" menu. The user must restore the machine settings file in order to swap between a 2D and a 3D system. The user must restore the machine settings file in order to swap between the left and the right laser configuration.

The valve calibration for a laser system is only done using the AS400 angle sensor and not the laser receiver.

The system requires measurements in/out and back/forward from the blade tip

Benching is done from the "Setup" Menu. Press and hold the "OK" key in order to shortcut to the Bench screen.

A new "Laser" Softkey is available. The "Laser" Menu has the following features:

  • Shows where the laser strikes are hitting the receiver

  • Allows the user to move the masts up/down in order to find the laser

  • Allows the user to return to the benched position after moving the masts

  • Allows the operator to enter the "Bench" screen

The "Linked Calibration" has a added feature of an Electric Mast calibration. This feature allows for more precision.

A new stability slider is available in the "Setup" Menu for Laser/dozer only function. This feature allows the user to tune the stability of the automatics performance. Different speeds may need a different stability value.

A new calibration is available for the Blade Slope sensors. This allows the user to enter an actual slope angle. This feature allows for the blade to not be level when calibrating the AS400 angle sensor.

Support For Position "Snippets" Called .Tag Files

This feature is used in conjunction with AccuGrade Office version 7 in order to create "as-built" information and production data.

Other New Software Features

  • There is a new shortcut to the "Language" menu. Press and hold the Menu key during Power up

The GPS log function has been replaced by the "Zsnap" function. Press the "Menu" key and "F4" in order to record and bundle the following information:

  • Screen snap

  • CAN log of the previous five minutes

  • Display and machine registry settings

The information can then be decoded using a AVSpare internal application.

Table 2 lists the minimum version levels of software that are required for the AccuGrade components. If the AccuGrade Version 10.70 Software is used with system components that have older versions of software, the "Diagnostics" screen will be displayed. The "Diagnostics" screen will show the correct version of software that is required.

ReferenceRefer to the applicable Systems Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing and Adjusting, "Display Firmware Upgrade" for detailed information of upgrading the system firmware.

Note: If the radio software is not the required version level, the radio will be listed as "Not Found" and the "Diagnostics" screen will continue to prompt the operator that a problem exists.

Table 2
    AccuGrade Version        
Device         Version     Firmware    
276-6146 Angle Sensor     AS400     3.04     AS400304.s    
265-8047 Pitch Sensor     AS21     1.54     AS21154.s    
244-1717 GPS Receiver     MS980C     1.38     MS980138.s    
291-1913 GPS Receiver     MS990C     3.33     MS990333.s    
252-9696 Valve Module     VM410C     1.74     VM410174.s    
226-2333 Electric Mast     EM400C     1.86     EM400186.fls    
244-1714 Rotation Sensor     RS400C     1.89     RS400189.s    
253-8330 Sonic Tracer     ST400C     1.03     ST400103.s    
226-2334 Laser Receiver     LR400C     1.83     LR400183.fls    
253-8329 Laser Receiver     LR410C     1.88     LR410188.s    
244-2424 Radio     TC900C     3.18     Refer to the "Radio" folder for firmware and instructions    
267-295x Radio     TC450C     1.28     Refer to the "Radio" folder for firmware and instructions    
279-1177 Radio     TC2400C     1.06     Refer to the "Radio" folder for firmware and instructions    

The minimum versions of firmware, excluding the radio, are stored on the display under "upgrade firmware".

The latest firmware is available on the download page of SIS web. The "Download Section" is accessed by clicking on the "Downloads" link (6) on the SIS web home page. Refer to Illustration 5.

This download is a self-extracting zip file that contains all the current production software for AccuGrade 3D version 10.7 on Motor Graders, Track-Type Tractors, Excavators, and Compactors.

Once the software is extracted, the software is broken into three main folders with sub-folders in order to help clarify the use of the different file types. The software may be in two different file types if the component can be updated through the display (*.s) as well as through AVSpare Electronic Technician (*.fls).

There is an operating system upgrade, a power supply code upgrade as well as the .sq2 file when you move from V10.01 to V10.7. The files (.bin, .sq2, .s) in Table 3 need to be on the root folder of the card. Turn off the power to the machine. Install the card in the display and then repower the machine. Press the display power button and you will be prompted to update. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. The pre-update .mch and .dsp files are automatically restored to the display, however save the files to the card before upgrading.

Folder Structure of the Self-extracting Zip File

Display - Contains the display firmware (*.SG2)

Radio - Contains the Radio folders that have instructions and firmware in order to update the radio.

Sensors - Contains two subfolders, which are Cat ET Flashable and Display Flashable. The AccuGrade components for the Excavator system must be upgraded via the display. Some of the AccuGrade components can be flashed with Cat ET and will use a *.fls file type. The Display can be used in order to upgrade the AccuGrade components by placing the *.s file on the root directory of the data card and entering the "Upgrade Software" menu on the display.

Valve Module - Contains firmware for Valve Modules

Table 3
File Type     Usage    
bin     Operating System files named:
eboot
fpga_cmb
nk    
sg2     Update display firmware    
s     Update sensor components through the display    
fls     Update sensor components through AVSpare ET    



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Information System:

CP76 and CS76 Vibratory Compactors Propel System Case Drain Flow for Piston Motor (Drum Propel) - Test
140M and 150 Motor Graders Engine Supplement Water Temperature Regulator - Remove and Install
160M and 160 Motor Grader Machine Systems Steering Cylinder - Remove and Install
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Front Suspension (Cylinder) - Install
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Front Suspension (Cylinder) - Remove
793C Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Front Suspension (Cylinder) - Install
793C Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Front Suspension (Cylinder) - Remove
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Service and Parking Brake (Front) - Assemble
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Service and Parking Brake (Front) - Disassemble
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Service and Parking Brake (Front) - Install
793D Off-Highway Truck Machine Systems Service and Parking Brake (Front) - Remove
938H Wheel Loader and IT38H Integrated Toolcarrier Hydraulic System Ride Control Accumulator - Test and Charge
CS54 and CP54 Vibratory Soil Compactors Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace
CP76 and CS76 Vibratory Compactors Propel System Case Drain Flow for Piston Motor (Axle Propel) - Test
CS54 and CP54 Vibratory Soil Compactors Fuel System Primary Filter - Clean/Inspect/Replace
2007/08/27 The Traction Control System (If Equipped) is Updated {1408, 4801}
CS56, CS64, CS74, CS76, CP56, CP64, CP74 and CP76 Vibratory Soil Compactors Fuel System Primary Filter (Water Separator) - Replace
CP76 and CS76 Vibratory Compactors Propel System Travel Speed - Check
CP76 and CS76 Vibratory Compactors Propel System Parking Brake - Test
797B Off-Highway Truck Braking System Oil Cooler (Fan Drive, Front Brake, Steering)
CP76 and CS76 Vibratory Compactors Propel System Pump Synchronization - Test and Adjust
160M and 160 Motor Grader Machine Systems Wheel Lean Cylinder - Remove and Install
140M and 150 Motor Graders Engine Supplement Air Compressor - Remove and Install
R1600G Load Haul Dump Power Train Tire and Rim - Remove