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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

Texwipe CleanFoam® vs. Alpha®: Which is Best for Your Application?

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols Leave a comment

Trusted in cleanrooms all over the world, Texwipe swabs are engineered to deliver cleanliness and consistency, with a range of swabs created to tackle virtually any task. Get a handle on the best swab for your application, with a look at two of our most popular options below – both in stock now at All-Spec.

CleanFoam: Constructed of polyurethane foam, CleanFoam swabs feature a 100 ppi open-cell structure for excellent capacity and cushioning. Low in nonvolatile residue and particle generation, this swab offers good chemical resistance and excellent sorbency. It’s perfect for use in the cleanroom for application or removal of liquids, solvents and lubricants.

Alpha: This polyester cleanroom swab is designed for reduced fiber release and extreme cleanliness. Soft and nonabrasive, the Alpha swab features low particle generation and excellent chemical resistance. This cleanroom essential is excellent for use on sensitive surfaces, sampling, and cleaning validation.


Desco MagSnap 360 – 3 Reasons to Give It a Try

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, ESD News, Static Control Tips and Tricks Leave a comment

With its expandable, adjustable metal wrist strap to ensure a reliable path to ground, the Desco
MagSnap 360 is an essential to many – and now it’s better than ever.

  1. Stronger & More Durable: The MagSnap 360 is engineered to last, with features like medical grade series stainless steel construction, and ABS plastic cap and insulator.
  2. 360° Rotation Between Wristband and Coil Cord: Designed to reduce strain on the user’s hand and wrist, the MagSnap 360 delivers ergonomic comfort and range of motion.
  3. Magnetic Connection Between Wrist Band & Coil Cord: Engineered to eliminate the failures caused by typical strap connections, the MagSnap 360 extends the overall life span of the wrist strap.

Ready to give it a try? Call or click to reserve yours today – and get it for less at All-Spec.


Now Stocking – Fluke Tools for Test & Measurement

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, Vendor News Leave a comment

When you invest in Fluke, it’s easy to keep your world up and running. The industry standard in electronic test tools, Fluke products are engineered for tasks ranging from troubleshooting to test and measurement, with cutting-edge technologies designed for mission-critical applications. In stock now at All-Spec, we’ve made it easier than ever to shop for Fluke essentials like multimeters, clamp meters, micrometers and more.

Alpha Customers Take Advantage of Dip in U.S. Tin Prices

Posted on by Andy in All-Spec News, Soldering Tips and Tricks Leave a comment

Recent U.S. tin prices have made it an opportune time to buy solder wire in bulk, especially for major production and electronics manufacturing environments.

Solder manufacturers such as Alpha–known for its advanced solder wire technology–adjust their prices throughout the year based on the fluctuation of tin costs.

Currently, the price of tin per pound is at its lowest point since 2010. And while demand may be in decline and customers appreciate the lowered costs, it may be unlikely to last–similar to the recent, lowered gas prices.

Yet, at the moment, Alpha distributors and customers alike are able to take advantage of this temporary decline in the cost of tin.

Overall tin prices have climbed significantly since the early 2000s, when the average pound was approximately $2. During 2011, it reached a peak of nearly $15. And since late 2013, the price has steadily declined from approximately $11 to where it stands today at $8.

The low costs of Alpha solder wire at All-Spec is just one example of the effect of tin price on solder wire.

4 Ways to See More Clearly with the Power of Daylight LED

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, Magnifiers and Microscopes Leave a comment

Built to last with adjustable positioning and a comfortable, ergonomic design, Daylight magnifiers have long been the industry standard. And now, with the power of Daylight’s complete line of LED magnifiers, you’ve got the brilliance of LED lighting right at your fingertips. Far superior to its incandescent cousins, LED lighting offers:

  • Far less energy consumption
  • High efficiency conversion and low heat emission
  • Brighter, whiter light
  • Long-lasting output for a thousand hours or more

Ready to take a closer look? Call or click to learn more the complete new range of LED magnification solutions from Daylight Company at All-Spec.