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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

It’s the Next Big Name in Static Control: 3M Is Now SCS

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Shop the same great 3M static control products you’ve relied on for years – but with a new name. 3M static control is now officially available from All-Spec under the Static Control Solutions (SCS) brand. Rediscover an exceptional range of products engineered to address a variety of static protection requirements – from tapes to heat shrink tubing, chemicals, garments and more. Shop SCS at All-Spec today, and invest in the right product for any static control application.


Stick It Out: 5 Reasons to Love Loctite QuickStix™

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Accessorize your workspace with convenient and portable QuickStix from Loctite, and you’ll wonder how you lived without this wax-like, self-feeding stick applicator. Ideal for applications where a liquid lubricant could equate to mess and spills, QuickStix offer quick, even coverage for your toughest tasks.

Read on to discover why QuickStix will quickly become indispensable in your workplace – then find your perfect option here, at lower prices every day.

  1. Compact and pocket-sized to conveniently go anywhere
  2. Fast and easy to apply to keep workspace clean
  3. Semi-solid formula eliminates leaks, drips and spills
  4. Great for difficult applications such as overhead use
  5. Color coding ensures quick and easy identification

PACE Worldwide: 4 Options in Fume Extraction

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When it comes to preventing hazardous emissions in the workplace, fume extraction is a must for many industrial applications. Designed specifically for use with electronics production, PACE fume extractors are available in four unique configurations to meet a range of requirements.  User-friendly and easy to install, all that’s left to figure out is which features are most important to your unique application.

Self-Calibrated Monitoring: Engineered for high capacity applications and continuous particle filtering, the 120V Arm-Evac 250 features LED graphic displays for filtration monitoring, sensor-based power to ensure peak performance, and audible alarm notifications.

Lightweight Design: Compactly designed for light duty production and rework applications, the 120V Arm-Evac 200 transports easily and can be installed in just minutes.

Maintenance-Free: The Arm-Evac 105 features a 120V brushless motor for maintenance-free ease of use. With its compact, two inlet design, this portable unit fits easily beneath any workbench.

Adjustable Airflow: Portable and cost-effective, the 120V Arm-Evac 50 offers operator-controlled airflow and extracts from two points when using the optional arm attachment.

Whatever your application requirements, you’ll find PACE fume extraction units for less right here at All-Spec. Call or click to place your order today.


Fiber Optic Cleaning Part 3: Finding the Right Solution

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

What good is a great approach without the right materials? Your precision cleaning method is only as reliable as the solution you choose, and the selection can vary widely. Read on to learn more and discover the best tools for your unique application.

Aqueous cleaners: Most effective as precision hydrocarbons, this type of solution does require an active drying phase.

99.9% IPA: Not generally recommended, IPA solutions quickly attract excess moisture and are not effective on a wide range of debris and contaminants.

Non-flammable solvents: Although these often provide safety and performance benefits, this type of solvent is usually costly, with limited performance.

AK‐225 based solvents: Although highly productive, AK-225 based solvents are currently undergoing phase‐out per international agreement due to environmental risks.

Once you’ve selected the proper solution, choosing the right application tool can be just as critical to the process. While cassette tools offer convenience, cleaning platforms provide a larger surface area for added flexibility. It may be difficult to remove debris with a probe or swab due to limited cleaning surface.

Whatever solution and application tool you choose, your selection should be based on performance rather than convenience. Look to All-Spec for a wide range of precision cleaning solutions, and discover lower prices – and better value – every day.


Why Does My New 3M 9110/9310 Have a Grounding Cord?

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You’ve invested in the revolutionary ionizer that’s built for virtually maintenance-free static protection. But why does it come with a grounding cord?

For safe operation, 3M 9110 and 9310 ionizers still must be properly grounded. During installation, first be sure to position the unit outside of explosive areas or flammable environments. Then, use the ground wire to establish a path to ground through the GROUND terminal at the rear of the ionizer. Follow the remaining instructions to ensure proper installation, and your 9110 or 9310 will be up and running in no time, delivering rapid static neutralization and low maintenance protection.