IAC Industries - Benches, Chairs & Storage
Several months ago we received an e-mail from IAC Industries, manufacturer of benches, chairs and storage, explaining what they do as a company to lessen their impact on the environment. I think this is a trend that we’re going to see a lot more of but I thought I’d pass on what they’re doing to go green.
Recycling – There is a lot of waste in many companies but IAC uses shipping packages that are made of 70% recycled materials and almost all of their packing is recyclable
Water – The first stage of IAC’s wash system for parts painting recycles water through a filter which allows for reuse of that water
Less Waste – Let’s face it, even well designed products will wear out and that’s why IAC allows for easy replacement of parts that wear…that way the whole unit doesn’t need replaced
Energy – Energy conservation practices have been put into place for manufacturing processes
Toxins - IAC uses materials (including glues) that will not outgas at the user’s facility or cause environmental harm when disposed of at the landfill
According the the email, IAC Industries also consults on a regular basis with an environmental company to make sure their process are up-to-date or even ahead of current environmental regulations.
CircuitMedic PCB Repair Practice Kit
CircuitMedic is another new vendor for All-Spec, and their products are a first for us. CircuitMedic provides both tools and materials such as circuit frames, micro pad kits and micro drills for printed circuit board repair. The materials and tools in CircuitMedic’s kits have been used by medical, military and commercial eletronics manufacturers for years.
Becoming certified to repair PCBs? The CircuitMedic Repair Skills Practice Kit is a great tool to practice repair skills on a circuit board with a variety of real-life defects. All the materials needed including replacement conductors come with the kit.
Included in the kit:
1 defective circuit board
2 varieties circuit frames
1 circuit track, .002″ x .010″
1 circuit track, .005″ x .020″
1 color agent, PMS 348
50 flat flange eyelets, .030″ ID x .093″ length
50 flat flange eyelets, .036″ ID x .092″ length
2 foam swabs
2 mixing sticks
2 plastic cups
2 plastic probes
1 Kapton tape
The damaged circuit board included in the kit has the following defects, damaged base board, damaged conductors, damaged lands, damaged surface mount pads, damaged edge contacts and damaged plated holes.
If you don’t need the practice kit, I recommend the CircuitMedic professional circuit board repair kit. This complete kit keeps all necessary repair tools and materials in a convenient case.
Luxo 18712RB Microscope
New to All-Spec Industries is the Luxo 18712RB binocular microscope. Features to note about the Luxo 18712RB include the 17 watt fluorescent ring light and the roller bearing boom stand that allows for smooth height adjustment. Also available is the Luxo 18712; this is the same micrscope as the 18712RB but includes a traditional single boom stand instead of the roller bearing stand.
Other Luxo 18712RB features:
- 10X wide field eyepieces — zoom range from 6.5X-45X
- Additional eyepieces can be purchased to extend magnification
- Ring light has a color temperature of 5600°K for 4,000 hours
- Roller bearing stand measures 10″x10″ and is made from stainless steel