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Zero in on Smog with Weller’s Fume Extractors

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Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractors Compared


Smog – fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants

Weller’s fume extractors remove dangerous gases and harmful particles out of the air, typically while soldering to create a healthier environment. If you’re in the market for a fume extractor, one of your best bets–Weller’s Zero Smog line including the Zero Smog TL (their newest model), Zero Smog EL, or the Zero Smog 2, depending on your overall work conditions and needs.

Zero Smog TL

The Zero Smog TL, Weller’s newest fume extractor has several appealing benefits. Probably the most liked—the low noise level. The other may be the extra-large filter surface resulting in an increase in the life of the system. Filters can be a pain to change, so the system also allows for easy filter replacement.

Choose from two different unit kit models (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit Kit, Zero Smog® TL Fume Extraction Unit Kit with Filters, Brackets, Arm, Hose and Switch, 120V) and one unit-only model (Zero Smog® TL Fume Extraction Unit with H13 and F7 Filters, 120V).

Summary –

  • Low noise levels
  • Automated filter change notification system
  • Easily operated and easy filter replacement
  • Exceptionally large filter surface
  • Longer service life due to exceptionally large filter surface

*For connection to a WX /WT station a WX/WT Hub is needed

Zero Smog EL

The portable Zero Smog EL touts a high level of extraction power of 2,500 PA—used mainly for light duty removal of particles. The long life, brushless turbine and blower capacity of 220 m3/h plus the two-person capacity make for a good, solid choice. The system has an easy filter change and long service life due to the maintenance-free brushless EC turbine.

Comes as a unit (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit) or a kit (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit Kit).

Summary –

  • Fume extraction unit for 1 to 2 workplaces
  • Fine dust pre-filter M5; change out without having to change main filter
  • Active carbon foam for effective gas filtering
  • Exceptionally large HEPA H13 filter surface 2,4m²; increases filter lifetime
  • 4-speed setting and power regulation
  • Filter monitoring and filter alarm ensure timely filter change


Zero Smog 2

The Weller Zero Smog 2 is one of their more economical systems built to manage hand soldering fumes as well as fumes caused during gluing, cleaning and filling work. This is a small workhorse system that can handle both general and heavy duty soldering and accommodate two workplaces.

Comes as a unit (Zero Smog® 2 Benchtop Fume Extraction Unit 120V) or as a kit (Zero Smog® 2 Benchtop Fume Extraction Kit with ALFA Funnel Nozzle, 120V).

Summary –

  • Economical unit purifies air for up to two workplaces
  • Easy filter exchange
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Portable fume extraction unit


See all Weller Zero Smog extractors

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Weller WX or Weller WT Series – Smart

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Weller Speedy Soldering Iron Gun – 1946

As with Weller’s first soldering iron, the Speedy Iron (1946), everyone still wants reliable, easy and faster ways to solder at a good price.

So what’s new? What’s left to innovate—to perfect? Plenty—as shown with Weller’s smart, technologically-advanced tools in the WX and WT lines including stations, soldering irons, tips and accessories.

Weller WX vs. WT series

So what’s the difference between the two series? Both use technology to the utmost degree—the WX series centers on the systems with stations that work to save you energy and money through power management such as the stand-by mode feature. The WT series centers on systems with stations that help you tweak to perfection using the all-in-one place viewing screen.

Weller WX stationschoose from the WX1 station (single channel), WX2 station (dual channel), WXR (rework), WXD (desoldering), WXA (hot-air) and WX soldering station sets.


Weller WX2 station (dual channel)

WX Stations

  • 240W power supply
  • Touchscreen
  • See screen from all angles (text and graphics)
  • Multi-language selection
  • Turn and click navigation dial
  • Soldering iron stand-by mode on most models (best new feature)
  • Choose one or two channel stations


More – touch screen that’s antistatic, chemical and temperature resistant glass, rapid tool changes (reduces adjustments needed to soldering station), multi-purpose USB port, dual port manages fume extractors, heating plates and programmable logic controllers.

With the WX line, Weller introduces a pencil with a built-in analog-to-digital converter and data memory read; and the re-calibrated pencil eliminates the need to calibrate the soldering station. Plus, a sensor detects when the device isn’t in use, such as the fume extractor or heating plate, and goes into standby mode.

Weller WT stationschoose from the WT 1 (90 W), WT 1H (150 W), WTHA 1 (hot air-900 W) and a variety of WT sets expertly combined by Weller for specific applications


Weller WT 1 (Channel) Stackable Power Unit with WTP90 Soldering Iron and Safety Rest

WT 1 (90 W), WT 2 1H (150 W)

  • Front-mounted main switch for easier access
  • Every available function neatly displayed on one screen (best new feature)
  • Easy navigation using the new menu button
  • Monitor station output via the power bar graph screen
  • WSD and WD soldering irons compatible with the WT stations
  • Change tips in quick succession








Weller WTHA 1 Hot Air Station

WTHA 1 Hot Air Station with integrated hot air iron

  • At-a-glance view of all available functions
  • New easy-to-use menu button
  • Five presets available for defining volume, temperature and time
  • New tandem control with dual sensors for double the performance
  • 900 watts of power and up to 100 1/min expanded hot air

With the WT line, Weller also introduces some great space and time savers such as the ability to stack the W 1 & 2 soldering stations and a safety rest that flips easily from sponge to brass wool.

Find the WX and WT line on All-Spec. Have questions? Contact us for more information.

New SCS Verification Tester: Overcome Your Obstacles in Less than 5 Minutes

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New SCS Verification Tester--Overcome Your Obstacles in Less than 5 MinutesSometimes the most rewarding paths have the most obstacles. And sometimes resistance in your path means unsafe working conditions. The new Verification Tester 724VK2 from SCS sets the record straight.

The verification kit provides periodic testing of the SCS 724 Continuous Workstation Monitor, which provides instant notification when a wrist strap isn’t working properly or when it’s not being worn properly.

Not sure if your monitor is operating within tolerances? With this tester, you can perform NIST traceable calibrations, so you never have to second guess your monitor’s operating limits.

And, it practically eliminates any downtime; you can test your monitor in less than five minutes on the shop floor of your workstation! All you have to do is select the resistance value on the knob, and turn the switch to test each limit.

Check out its settings:

  • Low: 1.5M
  • Pass: 1.5M
  • Pass: 10M
  • High: 10M
  • Pass: 35M
  • High: 35M

It may not always be the path to least resistance, but the SCS 724VK2 tester will definitely keep you on track.

10 Things You Can Do with New Puritan Swabs and Applicators

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10 Things You Can Do with New Puritan Swabs and ApplicatorsDon’t get stuck in a sticky situation! With more than two-dozen, new Puritan swabs, All-Spec makes it easy to clean up. Whether you’re applying adhesives or removing residues, you’re sure to find the best swab for your unique application. These new Puritan swabs and applicators come in cotton, foam and polyester tips, come in various shapes and sizes, and are ideally suited for your healthcare needs, critical environments and industrial settings.

If you’re looking for reliable, convenient and affordable swabs, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 10 things you can do with your new Puritan swabs:

  1. Absorb liquids
  2. Apply adhesives or solutions
  3. Apply topical dressings
  4. Clean fiber optic connectors
  5. Collect specimens
  6. Remove epoxy residue
  7. Remove fluxes
  8. Remove contaminants or resins
  9. Remove oil and dirt from machine parts
  10. Test DNA

Plus, did you know Puritan runs on 100% renewable energy for all building heat, hot water and manufacturing? Yep, the company’s been green since it started in 1919. That’s just one more reason to clean up with Puritan.

3 Preset Reasons to Try the New Weller ESD-Safe, Single-Channel Soldering Station

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ESD-Safe Single Channel Digital Soldering StationChannel surfers, tune in to your favorite preset stations with the new Weller ESD-Safe, Single-Channel, Digital Soldering Station. It won’t play music, but you can program three preset buttons to your favorite temperatures. Just pick your temp of choice, press and hold a button, and voilà!

With the WD1003, you can preset a button to your favorite idle temperature if you want—saving tip life and power—before the station automatically activates it. This station’s temperature lockout and automatic power down features keep you in control.

It even offers a large, high-contrast LCD display, so you can quickly and easily scan all of your critical information.

The WD1003 comes with a solder pencil, power supply and an adjustable-tilt stand.

For the convenience you need and the brand you know and trust, choose the Weller WD1003. You might not even miss those other preset buttons.

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