All-Spec News Archives

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

6 Reasons to Love Loctite Anti-Seize Lubricants

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

Rust, corrosion, seizing or galling can leave you feeling the heat when it comes to extreme temperature manufacturing applications. Protect and lubricate six ways with Loctite’s Anti-Seize line, specifically designed to enhance performance in a range of intense conditions:

  1. Ease assembly/disassembly tasks
  2. Protect metal components from corrosion
  3. Extend life of essential fittings
  4. Reduce pressure, part breakage and downtime
  5. Stand up to high temperatures with metal-specific formulas
  6. Achieve a more consistent clamp load

All-Spec carries a range of Loctite Anti-Seize lubricants to address various temperature limits and work environments. Which is right for yours? Discover the perfect solution online or contact us today to learn more.


A Heat Gun that Reads Surface Temperature

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

Now you can have a heat gun that displays the temperature of the object you’re heating!

With its electronically integrated infrared sensor, Master Appliance has developed one of the most technologically advanced heat guns in the industry.

The Proheat® 1600 STC™ (STC) combines thermal-sensing capabilities with an industry grade heat gun.

Why is this heat gun so unique?

Certain applications in production environments and electronics manufacturing require a surface or object to reach a specific temperature.

Before the STC was developed, you needed two separate devices for that process: a heat gun and an infrared sensor.

A heat gun is relatively inexpensive, but an infrared sensor can cost a few thousand dollars. This two-in-one option is a cost-friendly solution for engineers.

For more information about this new heat gun, reach out to us at

Want to order it today? Click here!

Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Story Picks

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

We make it easy to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry – because we’re always on the lookout for useful tips and information that we can pass your way. Read on for a few of our top stories and videos of the month – and be sure to check back soon for more.  

How Clean is Clean?For more than 40 years, the electronics industry has been looking for ways to answer a single common question: How clean is clean?

3D Printed Contact Lens Merges Plastics and Active ElectronicsResearchers have embedded miniature light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens to project colored beams of light.

Meeting Modern Drug Production ChallengesModern medicinal therapies have undergone rapid improvement but face many regulatory pressures and cost challenges.

Who’s Tracking You on Your Smart Phone?Discover who is interested in your personal data, how they can access it, and the best ways to safeguard your information.

Intel Announces IoT PlatformIntroducing the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model developed to ensure enhanced security and simplified connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).



Why Use Power to Clean Your Solder Tips? Introducing the Hakko FT710-04

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, Soldering Tips and Tricks Leave a comment

With the new Hakko FT710-04, cleaning solder tips – and extending tip life – has never been easier. Engineered to reduce oxidation, the FT710-04 features dual spinning brushes, allowing you to adjust the level of solder removed.  Ideal for lead-free solder applications, a splash-preventing rotary tip cleaner and internal collection tray ensure fast and easy disposal of waste.

The Hakko FT710-04 is available now, directly through All-Spec. Reserve yours today at a great price – and power up your solder tip cleaning routine.


It’s Time to Celebrate! Happy Holidays from All-Spec

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From everyone here at All-Spec, we wish you a very safe, happy holiday season and thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Please note that All-Spec will be closed on the following dates in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:

  • Wednesday, December 24th
  • Thursday, December 25th
  • Thursday, January 1st