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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

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.


Inspection and Cleaning Products for Fiber Optic Connectors

Posted on by Andy in Cleaners and Aerosols, Magnifiers and Microscopes Leave a comment

Fiber optic connectors are routinely maintained because of their instability in a fiber network. A reliable connection requires inspection and cleaning.

Here’s a brief overview of the inspection and cleaning products for fiber optic connectors.

Inspecting Fiber Optic Connectors

Using a fiber microscope you can easily detect the condition of a fiber optic connector.

On the ends of a connector even the smallest of particulates can cause a disturbance in the connectivity of the cable. Typical contaminates on a connector include oil, dirt, scratches, pits and chips.

Here’s what a contaminated fiber optic connector may look like:

Regardless of the size of the contaminants on the connector–whether one micron or ten–the area must be entirely clean for your network to work at its highest efficiency.

In between each round of cleaning use the microscope to see if the connector is free of particulates.

You can mate the connections when your connector looks like this:

Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors

There are a few methods of cleaning a connector, and the type of product you use depends on how difficult it is to remove the contaminants.

For contaminants such as oil and dirt, dry wiping is recommended and economical lint-free wipes or fiber-optic swabs should be used.

If the contaminants aren’t completely removed, then your next step would be to wet the wipe with a fiber-optic cleansing solution, such as the Electro-Wash® PX from Chemtronics. Or, if your application requires a non-flammable solution, use the CZ-version instead.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one cleaning solution, we recommend this seven-piece fiber-optic cleaning kit.

For more information on these products and fiber optic cleaning, reach out to our product expert team at Sales@all-spec.com.


Safely Clean Your Unitron Lens in 5 Simple Steps

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

It’s one of your most valuable investments – maintain the integrity of your Unitron instrument with the proper objective lens cleaning technique. Read on to learn how.

  1. Inspect the lens for dust, dirt or oil prior to cleaning. Optical surfaces should not be cleaned unless performance is compromised.
  2. Gently remove particles using nitrogen compressed air or a bellows brush.
  3. Use a lint-free cotton swab to apply solvent, moving in a circular motion towards the outer edges.
  4. Remove any residue with nitrogen-compressed air or a bellows brush.
  5. Re-inspect the lens with a jeweler’s loupe, and repeat the process if necessary.

Your Chance to Save: the New LFM LED Series from Luxo

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

With its powerful, surprisingly affordable design, the new LFM LED magnifier series incorporates all the cutting-edge standard features you’d expect from Luxo – like dimmable 7W LEDs and a 4000°K color temperature. It’s the perfect solution for a range of light-duty applications, neatly wrapped in a cost-effective, energy-efficient package.

And there’s never been a better time to give the LFM series a try. Now through November 30th, we’re offering this innovative new line at the industry’s best prices. Look for great savings on the entire range of LFM LED magnifiers from Luxo – for a limited time, only at All-Spec.

 


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.