Product Reviews

Reverse Action Tweezers--Hold onto This 1-Minute ReviewDoes reverse psychology get you what you want? Sometimes it works, and sometimes it backfires. Not all reverse actions are so touch-and-go. For inspection applications that are more “touch-and-hold” than touch-and-go, reverse action tweezers come in handy.

Reverse action tweezers, also called “negative action” and “cross action” tweezers, are generally used when small items must be held for a minute or longer and not just picked up and placed. Traditional tweezers close and grip objects when you apply pressure and open when you release your grasp. Reverse action tweezers, on the other hand, work the exact opposite way. Their tips are closed when not in use and open when you squeeze them. What’s great about this design is you don’t have to apply continuous pressure in order to maintain your grip.

Also convenient is they feature the same types of tips as standard tweezers.

Save your hand as well as your sanity. Consider All-Spec’s selection of reverse action tweezers; no reverse psychology is needed.

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Hang It Up with Better Bins from LEWISBins+

by Kathy S. on July 17, 2015

Hang It Up with Better Bins from LEWISBins+New LEWISBins+ storage containers are here. Just in time. Is time the linchpin of your operations? Do you need help getting or staying organized? If so, take a gander at the bins charged with banishing the chaos of clutter at your workstation, so you can do your job faster and more efficiently.

Ideal for electronic and industrial environments, LEWISBins+ promote lean assembly. These hanging and stacking containers are always at arm’s reach. Fill them chock-full of the components you need to grab quickly; the hopper front makes it easy to see inside and reach for it. You can hang the bins just about anywhere—rails, storage and wall cabinets, bin carts and even louvered panels.

Made from high-performance polypropylene, LEWISBins+ are hard-wearing. Choose from a variety of shapes, sizes as well as colors. And, they’re available in ESD- and non ESD-safe models, with or without divider slots.

The pièce de résistance? Use the label inserts for added efficiency to your new organized chaos.

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Less is More with the 960 Mini Air Ionizer from SCSGood things do come in small packages. If you’re in a tight squeeze, the 960 Mini Air Ionizer from SCS delivers big time with a steady stream of ionized air for confined spaces.

Plant the mini model at ESD workstations, pick and place machines, inside OEM equipment or anywhere you need to neutralize potentially damaging static. It reduces charges of ±1000V to ±100V in less than 6 seconds from a foot away. The proprietary circuitry contained in the blower generates equal levels of positive and negative ions. Plus, the mini air ionizer maintains correct balance despite variations in line voltage, fan speed and emitter point condition—no adjustment necessary.

It’s UL/C-UL/CE-approved for global acceptance, so go ahead and blow all the ionized air you want into every nook and cranny.

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Chemask HT High TemperatureAre you and your solder mask on the same wavelength? Maybe you’re not compatible. For wave and reflow work, you need a high temperature spot mask that’s compatible with everything—including the environment. Keep cool and try Chemask® High Temperature Peelable Solder Mask from Chemtronics.

This amicable agent gets along famously with sensitive, reactive metals like bare copper and silver.

It’s also compatible with rosin, no-clean and water soluble fluxes. Chemask® HT never rubs anyone the wrong way; it’s non-contaminating, non-staining, non-corrosive and fast-drying! Chemask® HT even tolerates extreme heat. It’s stable to 550°F and safe for long-term heat exposure up to 300°F, so vulnerable pins, posts, contacts and edge connections remain protected.

Whether you’re working with or without lead, you can count on Chemask® HT to keep its cool in the heat of the moment.

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Did you know pre-sterilized swabs eliminate repackaging, documentation and validation of autoclaved swabs? For process improvement and a really clean tip, trust Texwipe.Texwipe Sterile Swab Series

Cotton, foam or polyester, your tip of choice is always sterile when you need it. These individually wrapped swabs are made to exacting and consistent tolerances using high-precision automated processes.

But, don’t just take our word for it. It’s easy to see why. You can see the swabs through the clear packaging for added assurance your seals are secure and your swabs are sterile on contact.

Texwipe Sterile Swabs come in varying shapes and sizes for each and every application your cleanroom requires, including hard to reach areas. Available in USP-grade cotton, polyurethane foam and medical-grade spun polyester. So, go ahead and apply and absorb adhesives, greases and liquids. Clean with confidence. Your critical environments depend on the highest quality contamination control, and Texwipe delivers.

Need help selecting a swab? Shop our Swab Selection Guide.

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