To read the numbers, first of all, the country of production is determined. What exactly do the WMI signs mean:
1 – Country of origin. In some cases, two characters are used to unambiguously decipher the country of production. For Germany, this is a combination of W0-W9, for the USA, the numbers 10-19 are used.
2 - The manufacturing company.
3 - The manufacturer of the machine. If the plant produces up to 500 units per year, it is assigned the number 9. For large concerns, an additional sign is used on the 12th, 13th or 14th place.
The descriptive section of the code occupies the place from 4 to 9 in the line. If the manufacturer does not specify certain technical parameters of the machine, the characters are replaced with zeros. What does each character in the descriptive section mean: