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How do you determine the manufacturing date for the ATV61 / ATV71 drives?

Issue:
How do you determine the manufacturing date for the ATV61/ATV71 drives?

Product Line:
Altivar ATV61 and ATV71

Environment:
All

Cause:
Warranty requirement.

Resolution:
Get the serial number from the bar code sticker mounted on the drive housing or in the (Drive menu) Identification menu 1.11. The manufacturing date can be obtained from the serial number in terms of manufacture's year and week of the year the drive was built. Example: serial number reads  8B13090000 manufacture's date reads
8B= manufacturing location
13 = year
09=  week
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