Diamond Standard announced it has created a new part identification standard to allow “cradle-to-grave” traceability of its products.
“In response to the industry need to control structural parts’ substitution, facilitate correct parts identification for shops and provide cradle-to-grave traceability, Diamond Standard created a labeling standard considered by NSF International as ‘medical grade,’” said Diamond Standard President Mike O’Neal.
The Diamond Standard says its safety part identification standard provides permanent manufacturer identification, lot number and part number engraved or embossed into each Diamond Standard part, which the company says meets all state regulations for identification. Diamond Standard noted that it does not manufacture private label parts for other companies or make a dual line of cheaper grade parts.
Diamond’s labeling system works as follows: a two-part tracking label is affixed to each Diamond Standard Safety part; the lower portion of the two label can be placed on repair orders or estimates as proof of use of the Diamond Standard part.
The two-part label carries a unique serial number that provides information on the part’s material and manufacturing history linked to the individual part. This information includes material identification, material certification analysis, lot history, manufacturer/date and final inspection report. Each Diamond Standard Safety part has been assigned a unique partslink number ending with the suffix DS.
“The maximum traceability feature built into each unique serial number on each Diamond Standard Safety par is unprecedented in its intensity within the industry and can be accessed at anytime,” said O’Neal. “
Diamond Standard says its labeling standard provides the industry a mechanism to prevent part substitution, facilitate correct part identification and allow maximum traceability.
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