Epica Solutions Pty Ltd is wholly owned and operated Australian company providing data management services with a core focus on:
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.
DifferencesWhilst both disciplines instil uniform naming, description formats, etc. the following slides will illustrate the variances and why they are two totally different arts.
Detailed data that fully describes the item.
Difficult to interpret to the untrained eye.
Too much information for everyday use.
|AFRNDAG||PMLCJAUA000 CONTACT SURFACES|
|AAQL BODY STYLE||3B STRAIGHT SHAPE, INTERNAL COUPLING|
|ABHP OVERALL LENGTH||1.500 INCHES MAXIMUM|
|ADAV OVERALL DIAMETER||0.859 INCHES MAXIMUM|
|AFRV CONNECTOR LOCKING METHOD||BAYONET 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|
|CQYH CONTACT SURFACE TREATMENT||SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT|
GROUPING GOLD AND COPPER
|CSCF TERMINAL TYPE||SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT|
GROUPING SOLDER WELL
|CQTM TERMINAL LOCATION||SINGLE MATING END SINGLE CONTACT|
|ADZC ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION||MOISTURE RESISTANT AND SALT WATER RESISTANT AND VIBRATION RESISTANT|
|TEST TEST DATA DOCUMENT||81349-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 DATA||81349-MIL-C-26482 GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATION|
|PRMT PRECIOUS MATERIAL||GOLD|
|PMLC PRECIOUS MATERIAL AND LOCATION||CONTACT SURFACES GOLD|
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
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.
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.
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.