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2020 Power point presentation

Who are we?

Epica Solutions Pty Ltd is wholly owned and operated Australian company providing data management services with a core focus on:

  • NATO CodificationServices for Defence Forces (Primarily the ADF) & kindred cataloguing services where required.
  • Despite the emphasis on providing descriptive parts data there are significant differences between Codification and Cataloguing

What’s the Difference?

Technical Cataloguing provides a commercial description to enable personnel to readily identify, select and obtain an item either through a requisition or purchase order.

It can save companies a recurring bucket load of money i.e. 5 to 10% of annual inventory costs.

NATO Codification is conducted for inter-operability between allied forces and reverse engineering should the “balloon” go up. It operates in a multilingual environment.

Differences

DifferencesWhilst both disciplines instil uniform naming, description formats, etc. the following slides will illustrate the variances and why they are two totally different arts.

NATO Codification

Detailed data that fully describes the item.

Difficult to interpret to the untrained eye.

Too much information for everyday use.

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Coded Characteristics Format

NAMED01938 AFRWDAK
AAQLL3BCQTM2AXDBAK
ABHPJAC1.500CQYH2AXDAUA000$$DCUA000
ADAVJAC0.859CSCF2AXDAFK
ADZCDAAW$$DABA$$DABJCSPTDALB000 CSWMDCDA000
AFQWA1CTBCJBAQQ-P-416,TY 2,CL
AFQX1ALAGAC3
AFQZ2AXDCCXCG2AXA6
AFRD2AXB600.0CXCL2AXDEH
AFRNDAGPMLCJAUA000 CONTACT SURFACES
AFRPB0.0TESTJA81349-MIL-C-26482
AFRVDACZZZKJS81349-MIL-C-26482

Decoded Characteristics Format

AAQL BODY STYLE 3B STRAIGHT SHAPE, INTERNAL COUPLING
ABHP OVERALL LENGTH1.500 INCHES MAXIMUM
ADAV OVERALL DIAMETER0.859 INCHES MAXIMUM
AFRV CONNECTOR LOCKING METHODBAYONET LATCH
AFRW CONNECTOR CABLE STRAIN RELIEF METHOD POTTING TYPE
AFRT SHELL TYPE POTTING
CSPT SHELL MATERIAL ALUMINUM ALLOY
CSWM SHELL SURFACE TREATMENT CADMIUM
CTBC SHELL SURFACE TREATMENT DOCUMENT AND CLASSIFICATION FED SPEC QQ-P-416TY 2,CL 3 SINGLETREATMENT RESPONSE
AFRN POLARIZATION METHOD KEY, MULTIPLE KEY GROOVE
AFRP INSERT POSITION IN DEG 0.0
AFQW MATING END QUANTITY 1
AFQX CONTACT POSITION ARRANGEMENT STYLE SINGLE MATING END AGAC 10-6
CXCG INCLUDED CONTACT QUANTITY SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACTGROUPING 6
AFQZ CONTACT REMOVABILITY SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACTGROUPING NONREMOVABLE
CXCL INCLUDED CONTACT TYPE SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACTGROUPING ROUND SOCKET
AFRD CONTACT MAXIMUM AC VOLTAGE RATING IN VOLTS SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT GROUPING 600.0

DECODED CHARACTERISTICS FORMAT cont.

CQYH CONTACT SURFACE TREATMENTSINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT
GROUPING GOLD AND COPPER
CSCF TERMINAL TYPESINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT
GROUPING SOLDER WELL
CQTM TERMINAL LOCATIONSINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT
GROUPING BACK
ADZC ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONMOISTURE RESISTANT AND SALT WATER RESISTANT AND VIBRATION RESISTANT
TEST TEST DATA DOCUMENT81349-MIL-C-26482 SPECIFICATION (INCLUDES ENGINEERING TYPE BULLETINS, BROCHURES,ETC., THAT REFLECT SPECIFICATION TYPE DATA IN SPECIFICATION FORMAT; EXCLUDES COMMERCIAL CATALOGS, INDUSTRYDIRECTORIES AND SIMILAR TRADE PUBLICATIONS, REFLECTING GENERAL TYPE DATA ON CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TEST CONDITIONS THAT ARE SHOWN AS"TYPICAL", "AVERAGE", "NOMINAL", ETC.).
ZZZK SPECIFICATION/STANDARD DATA81349-MIL-C-26482 GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATION
PRMT PRECIOUS MATERIALGOLD
PMLC PRECIOUS MATERIAL AND LOCATION CONTACT SURFACES GOLD

Catalogue Description

NAME:CONNECTOR, PLUG RECEPTACLE

DESCRIPTION:SOCKET, 6 PIN CRIMP, BAYONET LATCH ALUMINIUM ALLOY SHELL, CADIUM PLATED, SIZE 10, POTTED W/BOOT, GOLD PLATED COPPER ALLOY CONTACTS

PART NUMBER:MS3126-P10-6S

MANUFACTURER:AMPHENOL

NATO INC:01938

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The Problem

NATO Codification is only one (1) facet of ILS activity –there are 12 disciplines within the ILS sphere.

DSS have now listed NATO Codification as a separate category and Epica is on the current DSS panel for Codification services.

Epica Solutions is currently contracted through an MSP to provide codification services to the National Codification Bureau in Defence Plaza Melbourne.

The Problem (cont’d)

Various SPO’s have a requirement for Codification and Cataloguing services and issue RFQTS’s via the DSS panel.

Epica Solutions provides some of the services direct or through intermediary companies (SME Aggregators) who are registered on the DSS panel.

Prior to the MSP model Epica Solutions had a successive number of direct contracts with the NCB.

The Solution

SME Aggregators was an obvious answer to our problems to expand our service offering when Epica was not on the DSS panel.

By joining various aggregators the company has a wider access to various RFQTS and is able to bid in its own right as part of the alliance.