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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings

Posted on by Andy in All-Spec News, New Products, SMT rework station, Solder rework Leave a comment

Save a few steps–and some money–with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System

Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices versus the three-piece combo price. And currently, All-Spec has the total system for $3,680, more than $200 less than the advertised price.

The system comes with a fully programmable, self-contained hot air rework station;a high-powered, no contact infrared preheating system; and an adjustable, hands-free stand.

The ST 925 rework system easily handles surface mount component removal; installation of leaded components with solder paste; and components without visible leads, such as BGAs, MLFs, LGAs and LCCs. Although nozzles don’t come with the system, you’ll have a selection of 80 different types.

Find detailed specs online for each product in the Pace 925 SMT Rework System package deal.

 

 


Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything

Posted on by Andy in All-Spec News, Industry News, New Products, Product Spotlight Leave a comment

You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful solder joint connection.

How does the Metcal CV-5200 soldering station work?

When the ring turns green, you’ve made the connection. Metcal CV – 5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station

Using sophisticated hardware and software components, the integrated system assesses the quality of a solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation (IMC)  while providing closed loop feedback to the operator. Once the IMC is calculated, an LED light encircling the handpiece turns green to indicate a quality solder joint.

With this development, the risks and variables associated with soldering activity and the validation of a successful or unsuccessful solder joint are removed from the operator’s hands. Instead, the quality of a solder join is determined through an objective method that adds repeatability and a measurable standard to the soldering process.

A few of the benefits associated with the Metcal CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station

Reduces Risk and Improves Quality –  decreases solder joint flaws by validating the intermetallic compound (IMC) formation in a soldered joint

Adds Repeatability and Measurable Standards – increases process controls through the LED light ring embedded in the handpiece. The light turns green signals the operator when a successful solder joint has been made. Complements the visual industry inspection standard

Improves Audit Compliance – the Chip-in-Cartridge technology precisely calculates and displays the tip temperature

Have questions about the Metcal CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station? Contact All-Spec for information.


Seven Things to Know About Qualifying Your Product to a U.S. Military Specification (MIL-SPEC)

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Qualifying the SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags to military standards

There are a few, sometimes complicated steps to go through before your product can qualify for a particular military specification. SCS recently introduced their new 81705 Series static shield bags and film qualified to MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2. The qualification didn’t happen overnight and the process can be quite involved including the required, very specific markings on the bags and film.

What makes these SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags so special?

First, they meet MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2 qualifications, frequently linked to higher-level assembly protection such as in military, medical and aerospace markets. Each SCS 81705 bag contains four layers of protection – static dissipative coating, polyester, metal and polyethylene laminate. The polyester dielectric works with the metal layer to create discharge shielding. The static dissipative outside wall allows electrostatic charges to be removed when grounded.

Qualification military specification (MIL-Spec) basics

1. What are the United States defense standards?

They’re often referred to as military standard (MIL-STD) or military specification (MIL-SPEC), and they help meet the standardization objectives set by the U.S. Department of Defense. The defense standards may also be used by other non-defense government organizations (NGOs), technical organizations and industry.

2. How do I apply for qualification?

You apply in writing and each application contains the number and date of the specification, desired testing, as well as the type, grade, class, or other specification designation of the product. The application also includes the brand designation for the product and where the product was manufactured. If you’re a distributor, you’ll also receive a CAGE code.

Example – MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2 – MIL (military) PRF (document Id/Performance), 81705E (document number), Type III (document type), Class 2 (document class)

3. What is the QPL?

The qualified products list (QPL) is a listing in the qualified products database (QPD) of items successfully subjected to a defined set of qualification and periodic tests using processes, worst case designs or materials to verify the end product’s design, performance, quality, and reliability.

4. What do the general DOD qualification steps look like?

 

5. Where can I get the required MIL-Spec testing done for qualifying my product?

You can have testing done in a laboratory operated by or under contract to the government, or a laboratory used by the manufacturer or distributor either in the plant or one that’s under contract.

6. Where do I find my product listed once I’m qualified?

Once a product meets the recognized qualification requirements, the product will be listed online in the Qualified Products Database (QPD). The QPD can be accessed through the acquisition streamlining and standardization information system (ASSIST).

7. What does a qualification not do?

A qualification does not –

• Relieve the supplier of his contractual obligation to deliver items meeting all specification requirements.
• Guarantee acceptability under a contract
• Waive any requirements for inspections or for maintaining quality control measures satisfactory to the Government
• Relieve the original equipment manufacturer of contractual obligations to ensure that delivered items (including the qualified items used in the equipment) comply with all specification requirements

For all available information on qualifying your product to military standards, visit the Defense Standardization Program website.

All-Spec currently has a selection of the new SCS 81705 Series static shield bags and film on sale for 10% off through May 31, 2017. Learn more about the 81705 Series of bags and film, check out the TDS Film and TDS Bags specs or shop all products now.


Your Own Smart House for Doing Business

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All-Spec-Blog Fabulous Features at Your Fingertips

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make a house feel new again. All-Spec has gone way beyond surface changes in redesigning the website.  Like a smart house, the All-Spec website anticipates your needs and works to provide everything at your fingertips.

Although we don’t have built-in surround sound, yet, or a bathtub that automatically fills with water, we do have a code that will open doors – to savings.

Free shipping graphicReceive free shipping on your orders over $249 through June 30, 2016. Use promo code CELEBRATESHIPPING16 when checking out and while there, check out our new site.

 

 

 

All-Spec Blog 4-12-2016 FeaturesDiscover our fresh new features while still enjoying the ones you’ve come to love.  All-Spec’s turned technology on its ear to make your visit an even more intuitive experience—and help you get your business done, faster and more efficiently.

 

 

Nice Newbies

  • MyAccount – your history, your orders, your repeat orders and – you’re in control
  • We like your part numbers, too – pick your product, then assign your own part #
  • Chat us up – LiveChat featuring real people—really
  • We still know you – use your phone or tablet, All-Spec recognizes you and your negotiated pricing
  • Fantastic new features – to create an end-to-end, successful order experience for you

Captivating Keepers  

  • All-Spec’s daily and consistent low prices – like no other, seriously
  • Huge amount of product selections – thousands and thousands and …
  • Quantity discounts – more is better for both of us
  • Major savings on All-Spec brand products – if it’s ours – you save
  • Exclusive promotions – yes, they’re a very big deal
  • Shipping calculations – know before you click and commit
  • Real-time store inventory – what you see is what we have
  • Same-day shipping for qualified customers – and get it the next day if you like
  • Track shipping and delivery – distributing around the country and the whole wide world
  • Largest number of ESD products from major manufacturers – it’s how we started and we’ve never parted
  • Only the products you want and need – long experience helps us to know what to carry – only the best
  • 3M, Weller, Hakko, Kester, Metcal, Bevco – the names speak for themselves
  • If you’re happy, we’re happy – if you’re not satisfied, return an item in 30 days for a refund
  • Short and sweet “how to” videos – watch and learn
  • Custom is part of our business – tell us your problem and we’ll devise a solution
  • Customer service – they’re alive – call us and talk to a real person, immediately

Introducing CircuitMedic’s Heat Shield Repair Kit: The Hot Solution

Posted on by Kathy S. in All-Spec News Leave a comment

When things get hot, keep cool with CircuitMedic’s Heat Shield Repair Kit.  A new All-Spec offering, the comprehensive kit has everything you need to protect your assembled circuit board and sensitive components.

Minimize collateral heat damage, inadvertent reflow as well as unintended rework. CircuitMedic’s kit contains sheets of aluminized heat shielding material and an assortment of high temperature tape, tools and supplies in a conductive, ESD-safe carrying case. Block extraneous heat flow with a high temperature mask that seals seams quickly.

It’s the all-inclusive—heat resistant—solution for your electronic assembly needs.


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