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       Machines and Accessories  No. 05-06
       
       
       Date: December 2, 2005
       
       
       
         
       Subject: 2006 Machine Replacement Parts Color Code is BROWN
       
       Color coding for replacement parts
       
       [Imagine not Available   To see imagine refer to prnt copy that was mailed to the 
       network on December 2, 2005]
       
       NLS introduced a color-coded marking system in 2001 to track the year in which
       drive kits and/or heads are installed during repairs.  The system, which provides
       technicians with useful information about the long-life rubber drive parts, and will be
       continued for 2006.           
       
       For the calendar year 2006, the repair technicians will mark newly installed parts with
       a __brown__ Sharpie marker (PN AID-09BR) supplied by NLS.  The mark will alert
       technicians on subsequent repairs that these parts were replaced in the year 2006 and
       should be tested for correct operation before replacement is considered. Heads should
       be marked with a digit indicating the number of times they have been replaced within
       the calendar year   e.g., the first head being replaced in 2006 (whether unmarked or
       marked in a color from a previous year) will be marked "1" in __brown.__  If that
       head is replaced again during 2006, it will be marked "2."  Thus, if a machine is
       returned for repair with a head marked "2," the technician will know that it has been
       replaced twice during 2006.
       
       For your reference, below is a table of color codes and the years they indicate.  We
       request that all repair technicians follow this method of marking the parts. 
       
       NOTE: This system provides an approximate indication of when the parts were
       changed.  It is preferable to put a sticker inside the machine (either in the battery door
       or inside the botto`m cover) that details the machine repair.  Such a sticker must
       include date of repair, technician's initial, and a listing of the major repair parts
       replaced.  Repair operations that use the sticker are not required to use the marker.
           
       For more information please contact: 
       
       Kevin Watson, 
       Equipment Repair Officer
       [log in to unmask]
       (202) 707-9298 
            
                           
       
       Color code history  
         
      
       
       Year: 2001
       Color Code: Red
       
       
       Year: 2002
       Color Code:  Green
       
       
       Year: 2003
       Color Code:  Blue
       
       
       Year: 2004
       Color Code:  Purple
       
       
       Year: 2005
       Color Code:  Orange
       
       
       Year: 2006
       Color Code:  Brown