For those of you who use canned air or aerosol dusters on a regular basis, you may want to check out the Metropolitan Vacuum Electric Duster. This “green” electric powered duster is part of MetroVac’s DataVac® line and is built with a compact, comfortable design. With a powerful 500-watt motor, this electric duster keeps your expensive computer and electronic equipment in tip-top shape by blasting off dirt and debris.
The cost of the refrigeration fluid 134a used in solvents, freeze sprays and canned air has steadily been increasing. With the prices of these chemicals skyrocketing, MetroVac’s environmentally friendly ED-500 Duster provides a more efficient and economical alternative to traditional air dusters. At just over 2 pounds, this duster is lightweight and will outlast the standard canned air that needs to be replaced so often.
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Thank you for your new and continued business! We apologize for the shopping cart problems the past two days and will do our best to not to break things again as we enhance our web software. A soon-to-be-released mobile version of our web site required some changes to be made to session cookie handling. After poking around the proverbial log pile for a while a gremlin popped out and we took it away for questioning. Things should be back to normal now. The new mobile site should be completed soon, along with our new and improved checkout experience. Feel free to poke around the work-in-progress beta mobile site at m.all-spec.com and give us some feedback!
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You may be familiar with Tech Wear as the name behind ESD-safe coats and jackets, but let’s take a closer look at the fabrics that make up Tech Wear ESD-safe garments. To begin with, Tech Wear coats and jackets are available in a variety of styles with colors ranging from blue to burgundy to teal. Other distinguishing features include:
Cuffs or no cuffs
Lapel style collars or V-necks
Optional grounding snaps
Set-in sleeves or raglan sleeves
Hip-length, mid-thigh length or knee-length
The V-Neck, Traditional and Hallmark styles from Tech Wear are made from the OFX-100 fabric. Made up of 87% polyester and 13% carbon, this fabric is both groundable and breathable. Having a surface resistivity of 105 ohms/sq, the OFX-100 provides excellent ESD performance and is very lightweight at only 2.3 ounces per square yard. This fabric also meets the National ESD Association’s requirements to maintain its continuity for 2 years or 100 washes.
Our most popular Tech Wear style, the static shielding Econoshield coat, is made with the ECX-500 fabric, composed of 98% polyester and 2% carbon. At 3 ounces per square yard, the ECX-500 is a little heavier than the OFX-100 and provides very good ESD performance, with a surface resistivity of 106 ohms/sq.
For heavy industry applications and where warmer garments are preferred, the Nylostat fabric may be the best option. As our most durable Tech Wear fabric, the Nylostat fabric is comprised of 19% cotton, 80% polyester and 1% cotton and protects clothes from dust, dirt and solder splash. With a surface resistivity of 1011 ohms/sq, this fabric is ideal for environments that are less static-sensitive.
Need help deciding which Tech Wear style or fabric is best for you? Watch our Tech Wear video below or contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 537-0351 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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All-Spec Industries is a stocking distributor of the conductive Loktray PCB Holder, which securely holds up to 20 PCBs during manufacturing, handling and storage. The video below features a close up view of the Loktray in action and reviews how to use the product during transport.
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Made of CARMELSTAT™, a unique ESD-safe material, the Loktray is ideal for electronic assembly and repair environments.
Weller has once again increased the standards in soldering with its new Dual Channel WX2 Control Unit. Built based on customers’ suggestions, the new Weller WX2 offers an innovative design with numerous features to boost efficiency and productivity. With a quick heat-up time and high capacity, the WX2 simultaneously powers two 120W tools or a single iron with up to a 200W rating.
The Weller WX2 soldering station is energy efficient and environmentally friendly; its standby and auto-off functions extend bit life and reduce energy consumption. In addition to being anti-static, its glass backlit LCD touchscreen is also chemical- and temperature-resistant with menu navigation options in multiple languages.
More Weller WX2 features include:
- Energy-saving sleep mode detects when device is not in use
- Automatic tool recognition
- Able to manage fume extraction units, heating plates and programmable logic controller
- Temperature, speed and status are all shown in the touchscreen display
- Multi-purpose USB port for personalization and updating settings
- Smart WX tools to record all parameters within the iron
Also be sure to check out the Weller WX2020 (includes two WX120 soldering irons) and the Weller WX2021 (includes Weller WXMP Micro Soldering Iron).