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Q: I just looked up DODI 5000.64 and am more confused than before. I could not figure out what "property is subject to the DODI" . We sell to the Government daily and have for over 35 years.... For example, the Government purchases valves from us where unit value is $6,000. Nothing in our contract... Read More
Q: If I get a contract that only has MIL-STD-130 listed and does NOT have DFARS 252.211-7003, do I need UID tags? - Denise K. A: The short answer is no. The longer answer is what is best for you as a company. In most cases it is much simpler for a company to utilize... Read More
Q: If a contract from the DLA includes this language: "MARK IAW MIL-STD-130N(1), DATED 16 NOV 2012. CONFIGURATION CONTROL APPLIES" without any further details, are we to assume that we must mark our parts (even small dollar items) with UID labels? - Janet K. A: The short answer is that just that statement by itself would not... Read More
Q: What is your handheld scanner of choice when decoding 2D DPM lasered directly on metal? - Mike C. A: According to Camcode's engineering manager, in our experience, we have found that the best handheld scanner is the CR6022-C500 reader, manufactured by Code. They easily read low contrast and color barcodes, which is especially the... Read More
Q: What is the smallest UID label available? I need to put a UID on a circuit card faceplate that is approximately 8" long x 0.787" wide. Is it possible to put a label on a conformal coated printed wiring board, that is not flat, due to copper traces? - John P. A: The label can be... Read More
Q: Does the serial number on the UID (CAGE, PN ,SN) have to match the serial number of the unit? For example, Part number 5678-1 has a serial number of 12 on it. Does the UID serialization part have to be '12', or just a unique concatenated UID ? We seem to mix serial number (part)... Read More
Q: Are you familiar with industries in Canada that require standards for UID? - Martin C. A: UID is an ISO standard (ISO 15459) so any industry could use it. For sure the Canadian Defense Industry would be the most likely candidate as many of their goods are exchanged with the U.S. who is the world’s... Read More
Q: We sometimes rework a GFE UID assembly from one part number to another. This occasionally creates a duplicate UID serial number situation for our PDM database and when registering to the BPN.GOV database. Do we have any options for re-serializing the assembly (changing the original UID)? - Jim F. A: The Unique Item Identifier (UII)... Read More
Q: Considering that I do not have any matched set parts that require 2D or machine readable marking at this moment, how do you think this would apply to human readable marking? For example, if I was to include both items, I would not format the marking as 97499SOCNMSET206-010-440-001 would I? - Joe H. A: There are... Read More
Q: Per MIL-STD-130N change 1, there is a requirement to add a "MSET" notation between the DAI and the PIN for matched set parts. However, when that matched set part is also a source controlled product requiring a "SOCN" notation, which one overrides the other? - Joe H. A: This question was a much more difficult... Read More