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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

Less is More with the 960 Mini Air Ionizer from SCS

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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.


High Temps, High Stress: How to Keep Your Calm and Solder On with Chemask® HT

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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.


Deliver Clean on Contact with Texwipe Sterile Swabs

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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.


All-Spec’s ESD-Safe Field Service Kit: Your Key to Servicing

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Static sensitive work on the go requires a durable, reliable solution to reduce the potential for sparking and shorting. Although static damage can occur anywhere micro-electronic components are used, ESD sensitive devices are the most susceptible to damage during servicing.

All-Spec’s ESD-safe field service kit provides effective static protection when you need to perform in-field repair or installation of cards. When properly grounded, the mat will remove the electrostatic charge from conductive objects placed on it.

Its vinyl work surface is wear-resistant, so it won’t crack or tear, and features two pockets to stow away cords. For added safety during transport, the All-Spec 304AS comes with a clear, antistatic storage bag. This field service kit also includes an adjustable wrist strap and a 15-foot, dual common-point ground cord.

Protect against ESD damage with the kit that contains everything you need for the work you do in the field.


Put Your Best Foot Forward with SCS Dissipative Anti-Fatigue Foamed Vinyl Mat

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SCS lives up to its name with this static control solution for leg and back pain. Its anti-fatigue, foamed vinyl mat is specially designed to provide relief to workers who stand or walk for prolonged periods of time. And, because it’s made by Static Control Solutions, rest assured the SCS 430-421 floor mat is also mitigating ESD damage to your sensitive electronic components.

This mat’s textured surface and beveled edges mean it’s virtually slip- and trip-proof. The durable and thick 3/8”-foam base provides the much needed respite tired feet deserve. Decrease fatigue and increase productivity in packing and shipping rooms, assembly lines and at workbenches.

A popular All-Spec offering, the SCS dissipative mat is proudly made in the United States and includes two snap fasteners and one 15’-ground cord.