Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Brief Guide to Mil Spec 130

Does your identification process meet Mil Spec 130 guidelines? There are many resources available to learn more about the Department of Defense’s, identification requirements. If your company is manufacturing products for the DoD, then you’ll need to become savvy in the details of Mil Spec 130. To accomplish this, you may review the referenced documents throughout this article. Another recommended course of action is to employ a team of experts for your identification management. This eliminates the need to review and take to heart, the 85-page, “DoD Guide to Uniquely Identifying Items.”

The basics of the Department of Defense’s Mil Spec 130 require permanent marking of a machine-readable code with additional manufacturing details that link the parts’ purpose and lifetime to the original manufacturer. Part identification should also track modifications made along the way. There are many methods of acceptable marking and expert advice would provide the most efficient means of technology. If you can get past the acronyms, the Department of Defense’s, “UID Breakout Session,” describes process details on Unique Item Identifiers’.

There are many details to the nomenclature and format of marks fulfilling Mil Spec 130. Additionally, Mil Spec 130 requires mark longevity for the lifetime of the product, or until the product will be replaced through regular cycles. The Department of Defense also has some preference for emerging marking technologies such as RFID, Industrial Inkjet, Thermal Transfer, and Laser printing systems.

The devil is in the details of Mil Spec 130. Non-adherence to DoD requirements will result in the rejection of your product. To avoid failure and implement identification efficiently, you may rely on ID-Integration’s experience to guide your business to success. We provide complete and custom integration that meets government requirements.

It’s true that there are literally hundreds of identification companies in today’s marketplace. Searching this industry will turn up a long list of bar code scanner, RFID, and industrial printing manufacturers as well as independent consultants, integrators, or distributors of identification products. To fully understand Mil Spec 130 requirements and increase revenue through new military applications you will need to work with a company that integrates, sells, and maintains customized identification systems. Instead of buying from separate vendors – you will find everything you need with ID Integration.

Mil Spec 130 will require you to become proficient in all marking and reading technologies. ID-Integration has the experience and innovation to help you succeed in this challenging industry. Partner with the experts on Mil Spec 130 and more by learning more about us at www.id-integration.com. Our extensive knowledge and experience will guide you through the most challenging military applications, while working with your business staff to find solutions that perfectly match your business operations and goals.

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