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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

At First Glance: Bausch + Lomb is Coming to All-Spec!

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

We’ve set our sights on one of the leading optical brands in the world. Coming soon to All-Spec, Bausch + Lomb products are designed with a singular mission in mind: helping you see better to live better.

Over the coming weeks, be sure to keep an eye out for our new Bausch + Lomb professional magnifiers including the Coddington Magnifier, the Hastings Triplet Magnifier, and the Classic Metal™ Eyeglass Loupe – all manufactured to exacting Bausch + Lomb standards . For eyewear or lens cleaning and care, we’ll be offering a range of pre-moistened lens cleaning tissues, solutions and more.

With their superior line of optical essentials for manufacturing and lab workspaces, it’s easy see why this brand sets the industry standard. We’ll update you when our Bausch + Lomb products become available!


In a Pinch: Are Swiss Made, Italian or Economy Tweezers Right for You?

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, Product Spotlight, Technical Articles Leave a comment

From grips to tips, there’s a seemingly endless variety of precision tweezers available for virtually any application. Selecting the most viable alternative for your workspace can be overwhelming, with multiple levels of quality only adding to the guesswork.

At All-Spec, we’ve got the perfect tweezer in stock, whatever your requirements – from Swiss Made to Economy Grade. We’ve simplified the selection process to help you determine which works best for you.

Swiss Made
Designed by highly skilled craftsmen, Swiss Made tweezers are characterized by an extreme precision point, non-scratching polished tip edges and an anti-glare finish. Manufactured to exacting Swiss quality specifications, these tweezers feature perfect tip symmetry and balance crafted to meet the strictest manufacturing standards in the world. Swiss Made tweezers are ideal for medical, laboratory and precision electronics applications requiring intense magnification.

Italian Grade
Crafted in Italy by skilled workers, this medium-quality alternative features good precision tip symmetry and balance. The perfect choice for a variety of applications in manufacturing assembly and laboratory environments, Italian Grade tweezers are also ideal for general electronics work involving handling or bending small components and wires under 5x or 10x magnification. Italian Grade tweezers offer a quality, reasonably-priced alternative to Swiss craftsmanship.


Economy Grade
Commonly manufactured in China, India or Pakistan, these tweezers offer an affordable option for general assembly purposes when no magnification or only light magnification is required. Economy Grade tweezers feature sturdy construction and offer an excellent value for the price, providing a viable alternative for basic electronics work where extreme precision is not a consideration.


Get Your Cleanroom Under Control: New Texwipe Products Now in Stock!

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, ESD News, IT News, New Products, Product Spotlight, Vendor News, Vendor Spotlight Leave a comment

An industry standard for critical manufacturing environments, the Texwipe brand has become one of our most popular sellers. We’ve been so impressed with Texwipe’s commitment to technology, innovation and quality that we’re back for more – extending our brand offering to include cleanroom tape, non-sterile IPA, and cleanroom wipes. They’re the new essentials for your controlled workspace.

KOGO Cleanroom Tape: Ideally suited for critical applications, Texwipe adhesive tapes are high-quality and latex free. Available in specially formulated materials, widths and color options, Texwipe cleanroom tapes were created to address a range of specific preferences and requirements.

Non-Sterile IPA: Submicron-filtered for cleanliness, Texwipe Non-Sterile IPA is designed to remove surface contaminants and evaporates without residue. Available in either a 16 oz bottle or one-gallon bulk container, it’s perfect for surface cleaning or wipe-downs, and can be used with any Texwipe cleanroom wiper.  Both 70% IPA and 100% IPA solutions are available.

Vertex® Cleanroom Wipes: An ideal cleaning alternative for delicate controlled surfaces and applications. Manufactured through Texwipe’s unique HandsFree™ system, the Vertex wipe is entirely isolated from human contact during production, negating any risk of product contamination.


Joining Forces: Kimberly-Clark and TerraCycle Come Together for RIGHTCYCLE*

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Green Initiative, Industry News, IT News, New Products, Product Spotlight, Vendor News, Vendor Spotlight Leave a comment

Kimberly-Clark, widely recognized for their innovative workplace solutions, is committed to more than product quality alone. Through their Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow* approach to sustainability, Kimberly-Clark is dedicated to lowering the environmental impact of their products. That’s why they’ve partnered with TerraCycle to create RIGHTCYCLE*, a national salvaging system for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste.

The goal of RIGHTCYCLE* is to protect our environment while providing solutions to mitigate excess – helping customers to reach their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability goals in the process. By making it easy to recycle items like cleanroom garments and gloves, they can be repurposed into a range of eco-friendly products available at major national retailers including Wal-Mart and Whole Foods Market.

If you’re currently laundering your garments, the RIGHTCYCLE* program may have you thinking twice about single-use options. Repetitious processing can lead to cross-contamination at the laundry facility and reduced protection properties. RIGHTCYCLE* provides a waste-free solution for single-use garments and protects the integrity of your environment.

Now, what’s good for your business is good for the planet. For more information on the RIGHTCYCLE* program, read this pdf or contact Kimberly-Clark directly at 800-255-6401.


In stock! Introducing the Dazor Saturn LED Spot!

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Dazor Saturn LED Spot(A special thank you to Dazor for guest-blogging the content below!)

Dazor’s new Saturn LED Spot is the latest generation in high-quality, energy-efficient lighting designed for years of use with the most demanding visual tasks in a variety of production environments.   Many LED fixture manufacturers claim their light will last for the full LED life published by the chip manufacturer.  In reality they rarely do.  The reason is most fixture manufacturers do not have the expertise – or they take shortcuts in materials or production – to design the required combination of electrical, thermal, mechanical and optical system components.

In comparison, the Saturn LED spot is designed with advanced LED chip technology alongside Dazor’s engineering proficiency in optoelectronics and thermal management.  What does this mean to a user?  If a 75-watt incandescent or halogen fixture is replaced with a Saturn LED fixture, the initial fixture investment will be recovered in a year.  And considering the annual savings in energy costs, bulb replacements and related maintenance, during the 15+ year life of the fixture the return on investment is earned many times over.

A common measurement of a light source is the lumen.  Lumen, or luminous flux, is the total amount of visible light emitted from a source.  Understanding this definition is crucial when comparing different light source technologies.  As an example, a 75-watt incandescent bulb produces 1200 lumens.  That sounds like a lot of energy and a lot of light, and it is.  However, light from a filament-based source is emitted in an omni-directional pattern; that is, equally in all directions.  And when installed into a fixture, at best only 45% of the light hits the intended work surface.  This is an extremely inefficient method for delivering light where the user needs it. By contrast, an optically designed LED light source directs the light precisely where it’s needed and requires a fraction of the energy to do so.

The amount of light on a work surface is measured in the footcandle or lux.  1 footcandle (fc) = 10.764 lux (lx), with lux being the metric equivalent of footcandle.  At a 12” distance, a 75-watt screw-in bulb mounted in a typical incandescent housing produces about 300fc of visible light intensity on a work surface, while the 5.5-watt Saturn LED fixture produces 2500fc using a 16ᴼ optical beam spread.  That’s less than 1/10 the energy required to produce eight times the light intensity.

Another quantitative measurement of lighting is efficacy, which is the amount of light produced by the fixture compared to the amount of power consumed to produce it.  The Saturn LED fixture produces 600 lumens by consuming total fixture power of 5.5 watts, resulting in 109 lumens per watt.  An incandescent bulb produces 1200 lumens by consuming 75 watts, resulting in a luminous efficacy of 16 lumens per watt.  And 90% of the total radiant energy produced by an incandescent bulb is heat, not light.   So an incandescent bulb is a lot better as a heat source than it is as a source of light.

Using less energy, saving money, and even being environmentally friendly are all quantifiable advantages of the Saturn LED light over incandescent, halogen and fluorescent light sources.  But what about quality of the light?  All the numerical benefits don’t mean a thing if a user doesn’t like the lighting.  In its infancy as a new and alternative light source, LED manufacturers rushed to sell LEDs into the marketplace and fixture manufacturers were just as happy to install them into poorly designed fixtures.  The result was lighting fixtures which housed LED technology that produced unappealing light output and performance that didn’t live up to expectations.  That’s still the case today when shortcuts are taken.  However, dramatic improvements during recent years have been made in LED chip designs and manufacturing control processes specifically focusing on light quality.  Pleasing, uniform, color-accurate illumination that meets performance expectation is exactly what’s designed into the Saturn LED light.

In addition, the Saturn LED light has a precision-smooth on/off dimming control machined into the aluminum housing and a choice of optical beam spreads to suit user applications.  The fixture is available on a gooseneck or counterbalanced floating arm and can be mounted to horizontal, sloped or vertical surfaces, a rolling or pedestal floor stand, or onto any end-user equipment.


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