BEFORE OPERATION -- Do the (B) PMCS before operating the processor.
DURING OPERATION -- Do the (D) PMCS during the operation of the processor.
AFTER OPERATION -- Do the (A) PMCS after operating the processor.
WEEKLY -- Do the (W) PMCS weekly.
(3) Procedure column. The PROCEDURE column
of PMCS table 2-1 shows the
Operator how checks and services are to be performed. Instructions are to be carefully
(4) Equipment Not Ready/Available If: Procedures. The EQUIPMENT NOT
READY/AVAILABLE IF column of PMCS table 2-1 informs the Operator when the equipment
cannot be used and why it cannot perform the assigned mission requirements, If the
equipment fails to operate as required, refer to chapter 3 for maintenance instructions.
Report any malfunctions on DA Form 2404 (DA PAM 738-750).
The terms "ready/available" and "mission
capable" refer to the same status; equipment
is on hand and is able to perform its combat
missions (DA PAM 738-750).
b. Special Instructions. if the processor must be in use most of the time, check
and service those items that can be checked and serviced without stopping its operation.
Make complete checks and services only when the processor is finally shut down.
Deficiency Reporting and Correcting. Should the equipment fail to operate
properly, the Operator reports the problem to Organizational Maintenance for corrective
action. Ail such equipment failures are recorded on DA Form 2404 (DA PAM 738-750).
Equipment Removal. There is no requirement for the Operator to remove the
processor in order to perform the PMCS.
e. Tools, Materials, and Equipment Required for Maintenance. No tools or
equipment are required for Operator Maintenance. The following cleaning materials are
required (appx D):
Lint-free cloth (item 3, appx E)
Soft bristle brush (item 2, appx E)
q isopropyl alcohol (item 1, appx E)
q Detergent (item 4, appx E)