Reference Materials

Reference materials play an important role in helping you understand the Component Tracking program and the Umler Component Registry. Below are some essential resources for doing work in component registry. See Component Tracking Training for additional resources.

Component Tracking User Guide (.pdf) – This is a key resource for understanding how to accomplish Component Tracking tasks. The guide lists topics in the order they appear in the Umler user interface.

Advanced Query User Guide (.pdf) – This resource provides guidance on searching the Umler Equipment Registry, the Umler Component Registry and Car Repair Billing using the Advanced Query application.

Umler Component Registry Reference Files (.xls) – This spreadsheet contains much of the data that supports the wheelsets and side frames, bolsters and couplers phases of the Component Tracking program. It provides an offline reference resource for data elements used in the Umler Component Registry.

Side Frames, Bolsters and Couplers Data Glossary (.xls) – The castings data glossary compliments the Umler Component Registry reference files. The data glossary identifies the data elements captured for each component and provides their description and an example. It also identifies mandatory elements for component registration.

Side Frames, Bolsters and Couplers FAQs (.pdf) – These frequently asked questions provide a quick reference resource for the Component Tracking program and side frames, bolsters and couplers phase.

Wheelsets FAQs (.pdf) – These frequently asked questions provide a quick reference resource for the Component Tracking program and the wheelsets phase.

Data Specification Manual (.pdf) – This document supports the wheelsets and side frames, bolsters and couplers phases. It is helpful to users who are in the process of adding or modifying components. Each data element is described in detail to assist users. Data element descriptions, permissible values, and rules for data entry are provided to assist users in accurate data entry.

AAR Component ID Barcode Standard (S-920) (.pdf) – This key resource supports the wheelsets and the side frames, bolsters and couplers phases and helps manufacturers and wheel shops meet the requirements for bar code specifications for AAR components. Future components will follow similar standards for tagging components.

CSV Upload Guide (.pdf) – This document provides guidance for component registry users who want to enter information into a spreadsheet offline and upload the data for component registrations and changes.

CSV Upload Templates (.zip) – These sample templates contain the expected CSV file layout for component registrations and associations and are for users interested in performing component registrations and or associations via a CSV file. See the CSV Upload Guide for details.

Bar Code Suppliers A number of companies produce preprinted barcodes, including Datalogic, Indigina, Barcode ID Systems, Zebra and Wheel Shop Automation.

Industry Timelines (.pdf) – This table identifies the mandatory registration and rejection dates for new components as they are added to the component registry. Please refer to the AAR Field Manual for details on association requirements.
 

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