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 than I thought. After consulting with a current Air Force point of contact for MIL-STD-130 and experts from OSD, TRANSCOM and the Navy, they all concur on the following answer. They also agree that clarifying this topic will be addressed in the next review of MIL-STD-130.
“The paragraphs (5.3.6 & 5.3.7) both have ‘shall’ in them.
Both of these paragraphs are clear and vendors are making their items and identifying the readable scan with SOCN or MSET per contract requirements.
If a contract requires a specific item come from a source control (SOCN) drawing and the contract calls for a matched set (MSET) We’d recommend that both SOCN and MSET be added to the 2D symbol and machine readable string.”
I hope this helps answer your question. If you need further clarification, please feel free to contact me or anyone at Camcode.