ESD 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

Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Picks of the Month

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At All-Spec, we’re always on the lookout for industry articles and useful information to share in our monthly Industry Roundup. Read on to discover a few of the best videos and articles we’ve found over the past few weeks.

Top 10 Supercomputers in the World
Will China take the lead once again? Discover which countries – and companies – finish on top when it comes to the world’s leading supercomputers.

Wi-Fi/Smart Umbrella Could Help Save the Environment
With unique sensor technologies and an LED display light system, this umbrella measures atmospheric gasses and even tells how much pollution is in the air around you.

Contamination Control – Looking toward the Future
During this brief video, you’ll discover the unique complexities of contamination control in facilities and processes – and how the science is constantly continuing to evolve.

The Internet of Things: The Fourth Act of the Industrial Revolution?
Imagine a world in which people, processes, products and infrastructure are seamlessly coordinated thanks to the help of new intelligent machines. The future of manufacturing is now.

New Placement Technology for Rework
Watch this brief video to discover a new technology utilizing two cameras to identify the target location for component installation and component pin structure.


Simco-Ion: PC Personal Bench Ionizer vs Aerostat XC Extended Ionizer Blower

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When it comes to benchtop ionization, Simco-Ion is the clear choice for many. The brand’s popular PC Personal Bench Ionizer and Aerostat XC Extended Ionizer Blower are each great options, both inherently balanced to 0 ± -5V with a patented emitter point cleaner and lifetime emitter points. But when it comes to localized coverage, which ionizer is best?

More compact and lightweight, the PC Personal Bench Ionizer offers slightly less extensive coverage of 1’x5’ for a targeted work zone. The Aerostat XC Extended Ionizer Blower is designed for wider 3’x6’ coverage with an integrated heater for operator comfort.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll find both the Simco-Ion PC Personal Bench Ionizer and the Aerostat XC Extended Ionizer Blower right here at All-Spec. Shop for these and other Simco-Ion essentials today.

Product Selection Headquarters: Let Us Guide You to the Right Product

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, ESD News, Green Initiative, Industry News, IT News, Magnifiers and Microscopes, New Products, Product Reviews, Soldering Tips and Tricks, Static Control Tips and Tricks, Tapes and Adhesives, Vendor News Leave a comment

Stop by our Product Selection Headquarters and discover a whole new way to choose the perfect product.  Using our interactive selection tools, you’ll easily navigate through our online portfolio – and quickly find the best option for your application.

We’ve simplified the selection process in two different ways – use our brand selection guides to compare products within a single brand, or browse through and compare an entire category of items. However you shop, you’re sure to find the right product, right away.

Visit our new Product Selection Headquarters today, and check back often – there are more selection guides to come.

Hisco Acquires STI Electronics Sales & Distribution

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We’re excited to announce that on July 8, Hisco finalized its acquisition of the Sales and Distribution division of STI Electronics, Inc. STI is a provider of advanced engineering, analytic lab support, and training, service and distribution solutions throughout the electronics manufacturing industry. While the STI distribution facility in Madison, AL will now operate as a Hisco location, STI will continue to maintain their training, failure analysis, prototyping and PCB assembly services independently.

Bob Dill, President of Hisco Inc., says: “We are excited to acquire the STI Sales and Distribution division.  Their proven track record of customer service and quality products fits perfectly with the Hisco value proposition.  This acquisition enables us to further expand our signature fast, friendly service to customers in the Southeast.”

To learn more about the acquisition, visit

3 Great Reasons to Use a Protektive Pak ESD Turntable

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Have you ever wondered if an ESD turntable could work to your advantage? Read on to learn the basics and discover three great reasons to invest in this staple for your static controlled environment.

  1. Safety: Designed to keep heavy objects grounded and shielded from static without heavy lifting or transport, an ESD turntable protects workers as well as products and components.
  2. Versatility: Although it’s specially made for use with electronics production applications, an ESD turntable can go to work for any heavy assembly, rework or maintenance requirement.
  3. Protection: With its conductive polyethylene surface material and low profile design, this dissipative turntable removes charges via contact with the grounded ESD surface to safeguard products and components.