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Date Codes & Serial Numbers Where they are located How to read them When to use them
Serial Numbers tell us a lot of information about your system. Not only can we determine when your system was sold but we can also distinguish what model you have, what revision level the system is, and where in the world it was sold from. System Serial Numbers Powermax800 Powermax900 Max100 Max100D HT2000 HT2000LHF Powermax800 Torches: Pac121T Pac121TS Pac121P Pac125TS
Serial numbers consist of 2 to 3 designators. The first designator is called the prefix. The prefix signifies what model of a system you have. The second designator is called the Suffix and always contains 6 Digits. This tells us when the unit was made. Prefix Suffix Data Tag
Location of the Serial Number You can find the serial number on all of our systems on the rear panel of the power supply. The Data Tag is located in the rear corner of the unit, near the power cord. Data Tag
Date Codes and Batch Numbers On most consumables, torch bodies, and PC boards we incorporate a 3 digit code. This code helps us determine the age and revision of the part.
Date codes consist of 3 digits. The first 2 digits represents the week number and the third digit represents the year in which the product was made. 199919971998 077 = 7th week of 1997 528 = 52nd Week of 1998 019 = 1st week of 1999
Where do I Find Date Codes? The date code is etched into most consumables in various locations. The format however is usually consistent to the following: HT 120023 438 Part No. Date Code Nozzles
Torch Bodies Hypertherm PAC 125 T 139 Date Code
Printed Circuit Boards PCB’s are slightly different. The date code tells us which revision the board is and the date of manufacturing. 041329 C9918 AssemblyRevSerial Number Or Please provide the revision and the serial number.