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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

Use Freeze Spray to Troubleshoot Heat-Related PCB Issues

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airCanForBlogDoes the thought of troubleshooting a PCB device leave you dreading the arduous process ahead? No need to clear your calendar; cool the situation with compressed air, and diagnose the problem quickly.

When trying to pinpoint heat-related issues, freeze sprays can rapidly lower circuit board temperature, enabling technicians to diagnose and repair the problem without shutting down the system and swapping boards.

However, before you head to your local office supply store for a can of compressed air, it should be noted that not all compressed air was created equal. Specialty sprays, such as those offered by Chemtronics, are specially designed for safe use on both boards and components, even in “live” situations. In addition, these products are designed to prevent static electricity damage on sensitive components.

When circuit boards malfunction (and they will), don’t get overheated trying to fix the problem. Keep cool and trust All-Spec to carry the PCB repair parts and accessories you need to diagnose and repair any problem that arises!

 


Hassle-free Printing— and More!

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Using a reliable, high-quality printer shouldn’t require a degree in electronics. With the Brady® BBP® 30 printer, almost anyone can create superior and reliable labels faster than ever for use in manufacturing, medical, distribution and industrial facilities.

Not only is printing easier; replacing ribbon cartridges is just as painless— it’s almost impossible to install them incorrectly! The BBP30 is also compatible with Brady Workstation software and free Brady apps. This entry-level printer is designed to replace Brady’s MiniMark™ printer and is works with Brady B30 series labels.

All-Spec has this printer available for purchase right now. Simply call or visit us online today!blogBBP30


How Hot is Too Hot? Choosing Between Professional and Industrial Heat Guns

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Many applications require the use of heat in order to complete a job. Plumbers, electricians, auto workers, doctors and more depend on heat to seal, fasten or take apart a variety of objects. When working with heat, it is important to take into account how much heat is required and how much heat each component can withstand before damage occurs.

blogHeatgunFor many professional and industrial applications, heat guns can be interchangeable. Industrial applications are further distinguished by the project. Construction, roofing, and other applications where durable and strong performance is required are considered industrial and require tools to match the harsh conditions surrounding the job. Many of these jobs do not require high precision or a wide range of temperatures and airflow. For professional applications, a heat gun that delivers a more precise and more controllable heat/airflow output is usually needed.

 

No matter what your heat gun needs are, stay cool with Hisco and have 24/7 access to the most trusted brands available. Call us or visit us online today!

 


Compressed Air Dusters: Why Cleaning Your Circuitry Requires a Not-so-Canned Response

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Compressed Air Dusters--Why Cleaning Your Circuitry Requires a Not-so-Canned ResponseDid you know dust particles can conduct electricity? Left untreated, they can lead to bad circuit connections and a variety of heat-related issues in your electronic devices. Clearing out dust and debris helps to mitigate these risks and enables technicians to work in a clean environment.

Typically, your first line of defense is a compressed air duster. They are inexpensive and range in pressures to combat varying soil levels. For routine maintenance, an economical choice is Chemtronics’ ES1217, a regular-strength duster that is safe on plastics, nonflammable and also ozone safe. If your system is very dirty, a heavier compressed air spray like Chemtronics’ ES1020 Ultrajet® Duster will do nicely as it’s extra-strong and leaves no residue.

Dust can cake over chips and work its way under components and boards as well. In extreme situations, dust “infestations” will leave a layer of fuzz on your circuit board that must be peeled off before you use a high-pressure duster. Since avoiding dust and debris entirely is unavoidable, it’s best to blast dust particles away before they get carried away.


Restore Your Boards with CircuitMedic’s Gold Contact Plating Kit

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Scratched, torn or damaged edge contacts? Discover the kit that makes them “good as new.” CircuitMedic’s Gold Contact Plating Kit restores boards to their original level of performance and reliability. New to All-Spec, this kit is designed, tested and built to comply with IPC guidelines.

Strip solder- contaminated contacts down to the bare base metal and replate them to meet the original thickness specification—safely. From abrasive pads and alcohol swabs to peel test tape and plastic cups, CircuitMedic’s 201-6100 kit contains dozens of tools and materials to get the job done.

Includes a DC power supply and 1-ounce containers of Gold, Nickel and Electroclean plating solutions. Pre-wrapped, screw-on plating anodes combat the common problems associated with loosely wrapped cotton anodes. Everything you need in an ESD-safe carrying case.