CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Section Il. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE
The maintenance duties of the Operator include the performance of Preventive Maintenance
Checks and Services (PMCS). PMCS are the systematic care, servicing, and inspection of
equipment to prevent trouble and reduce downtime by detecting operational problems.
PMCS are required to maintain Army electronic equipment in a combat serviceable and
mission-ready condition. PMCS are performed:
Before Operation. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS noted
throughout this manual. Perform the before (B) PMCS.
During Operation. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS noted
throughout this manual. Perform the during (D) PMCS.
After Operation. Be sure to perform the after (A) PMCS.
If Processor Fails to Operate. Troubleshoot with proper equipment. Report any
deficiencies using the proper formS (DA Pam 738-750).
PMCS Table. The following subparagraphs define the purpose of the PMCS table,
service intervals, and procedure columns. Also provided are Operator instructions for
reporting equipment operating deficiencies.
(1) Purpose of PMCS table. The PMCS table 2-1 lists the inspections and care
the equipment which are performed by the Operator to ensure that the equipment remains
in the proper operational readiness.
(2) Service Intervals. The INTERVAL column
of the PMCS table 2-1 informs the
Operator as to how often checks and services are to be performed. Following is an
explanation of the internal codes:
ALL PMCS must be done as regularly
scheduled and also under the following
q When the processor is first installed.
Processor is being operated for the first
q When the processor is reinstalled after
being removed for any reason.
Before the processor is used on a