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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

Standard vs. Sterile in the Cleanroom

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A longtime industry staple, Texwipe has just enhanced their product offering with a new sterile line for the cleanroom. But what sets these products apart from the brand’s standard solutions?  Designed for use in aseptic cleanroom environments, Texwipe’s sterile line of products is gamma irradiated to a 10-6 sterility assurance level. Manufactured in an entirely hands-free environment, each shipment is accompanied by a lot-specific Certificate of Processing, Compliance and Analysis. With expiration dates clearly marked on each bag or bottle, the sterile nature of your environment is never left to chance.

Now there’s a new choice in sterile. Shop the latest Texwipe products for less, available online at All-Spec.

Branson’s Top Five Questions about Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions

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They’re extremely effective for cleaning metal or plastic machinery and parts – but how much do you really know about using ultrasonic cleaning solutions? Here, we tackle some of your most commonly asked questions about ultrasonic cleaners – and tell you how to best optimize their performance.

1. Why do I need a special solution?
Each solution is formulated for a particular application to break the bonds between parts and their soils. The purpose of ultrasonic activity is simply to assist the solution in performing its job.

2. What solution shouldn’t I use?
Avoid flammables and solutions with low flash points, which can create hazardous conditions.  Acids or bleach products could damage stainless steel are also potentially dangerous.

3. When should I change my solution?
When a solution becomes visibly dirty or decreases in performance, it’s time to replenish. A fresh batch of solution at each cleaning session is generally unnecessary.

4. Do I need to keep my tank’s solution at a certain level? Why?
Your solution should always be maintained at the level indicator in the tank. Failure to do so could alter system frequency, decrease effectiveness and cause damage to your cleaner.

5. What types of solutions are out there?
Common variations include buffing compound removers, electronics cleaners, industrial strength solutions, jewelry cleaners, liquid rust strippers, metal cleaners, optical cleaners, oxide cleaners, and general purpose solutions.

You’ll find a complete range of Branson ultrasonic cleaning solutions and systems at All-Spec, on sale for a limited time. Shop today and save up to 26% – click here to view the full promotion.

Top Three Reasons to Invest in a Cleanroom Brush

Posted on by Michelle R. in Cleaners and Aerosols, ESD News, New Products, Product Spotlight Leave a comment

You wouldn’t use standard gloves or lab garments in the cleanroom – why should the cleaning brush you choose be any different? Protect the integrity of your environment with an option that’s engineered to withstand a range of cleanroom elements and characteristics. Read on to learn what makes cleanroom brushes different from their ESD-safe cousins – and why you should make the investment for your controlled environment.  

  1. Non-Shedding: With either plastic or stainless steel construction, cleanroom brushes feature mechanically clamped fibers to prevent particle contamination.
  2. Durability:  Cleanroom brushes are constructed to withstand harsh autoclave sterilization and chemicals required to maintain a controlled environment.
  3. Heat Tolerance: Insulative and heat resistant, cleanroom brushes allow you to perform a range of application-specific critical tasks safely and effectively.

We’ve just added a complete line of cleanroom brushes to our inventory from Gordon Brush, a leading industry brand. They’ll be in stock soon – discover the difference the right brush can make and order yours today.

Could You Be Using the Wrong Wiper?

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Not all pre-wetted wipers were created equal – so which type is right for you? Texwipe offers a range of materials with pre-wetting solutions to tackle virtually any task – from critical environments where abrasion resistance is key, to basic surface cleaning applications.  The industry standard in contamination control, Texwipe wipers are backed by innovative technology, advanced testing and the highest standards in quality control. Be sure you’re getting the performance you require – link to this handy reference guide to learn more and discover the best Texwipe option for your application.

MG Chemicals – New & In Stock at All-Spec!

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With a full range of chemical products specific to the electronics industry, MG Chemicals offers everything from adhesives and cleaning supplies to conductive greases, soldering chemicals and more – all backed by nearly 60 years of experience. Now, All-Spec is proud to welcome this industry pioneer to our growing product offering, at great prices you won’t find everywhere else. Click here to browse our complete MG Chemicals line and start saving now on the items you rely on every day!