Static Control Tips and Tricks Archives

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

Which 3M Workstation Monitor Is Right for Your Application?

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Whether you’re in contract manufacturing or medical electronics, there’s a 3M workstation monitor suited for virtually any ESD-sensitive application. Read on to discover which option provides your best defense against overvoltage and the potential damage caused by electrostatic discharge.

3M Workstation Monitor 724 – continuously monitors resistance of two operators at separate workbenches, with audible and visual alarm notification and quick connect capability for dual remotes.

3M Iron Man Plus Workstation Monitor – monitors overvoltage, electrostatic discharge, and EOS  for the entire workbench, wrist straps, operator and dissipative mats, with a design featuring both audible and visible alarms.

3M WS Aware Dual Workstation Monitor – network-enabled to work alongside your facility management system, while monitoring two metal grounds, workbenches, operators and mats.


Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Story Picks

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, ESD News, Industry News, Soldering Tips and Tricks, Static Control Tips and Tricks, Technical Articles Leave a comment

At All-Spec, we’re always on the lookout for useful tips, information and breaking industry news that we can pass along to you. Here, we’ve summarized a few of the best videos and articles we’ve found this month.

What Causes Wave Solder Bridging?
  Get to the root of lead bridging problems with this brief video outlining common causes and possible answers.  

Selecting the Right Equipment for Your Cleanroom Put these five simple steps to use, and learn how to make the proper selections to ensure your cleanroom is equipped property.

Controlling ESD in Cleanroom Packaging Learn how to prevent static damage in the cleanroom by incorporating conductive, static dissipative and antistatic ESD protective packaging materials.

Conformal Coating in Harsh Environments The experts review a protocol designed to test conformal coatings for their ability to protect against moisture in harsh environments.

PCB Layout and Soldering Nozzle Design Explore the selective soldering process in terms of both assembly design and solder nozzle technologies. 

Are ELME Polyester-Free ESD Jackets a Good Fit for You?

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You may not know it at a glance, but there’s something special about our new ELME jackets for static sensitive environments. Manufactured using exclusive polyester and metal-free materials, ELME jackets ensure the absence of triboelectric charging and offer protection from short circuits. Constructed of a lightweight, breathable cotton fabric, these unique garments even maintain their ESD-safe properties through more than 50 washing cycles. This innovative brand is new to All-Spec – shop today and get your polyester-free, ESD-safe ELME jacket for less.

The New Simco-Ion FMX-004: What You Need to Know

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Available now through All-Spec, the new Simco-Ion FMX-004 takes static voltage measurement to a new level. Designed to replace the FMX-003, this updated version features the same compact size and high accuracy levels as its predecessor, but with an extended measuring range of ± 30kV – a 30% increase. Built for ease of use, the FMX-004 incorporates simultaneous numeric and bar graph displays along with convenient push button operation, LED guides, optional analog output, and circuitry designed for areas using air ionization.  Learn more about all the FMX-004 has to offer, and get yours today at All-Spec.

What is Corstat®?

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Originally developed by CCI in 1978 as the first conductive corrugated paperboard, Corstat has become the industry standard in ESD-safe packaging design. Widely used in the construction of mailers, shippers, reel bins, totes, kitting trays and other storage containers, Corstat is specially coated to provide controlled discharge, low sulfur outgassing and a clean surface. This unique, 100% recyclable material can be used alongside dissipative foam, thermoformed plastic or Taki Pak materials to meet the demands of a specific application.

All-Spec offers a range of pre-fabricated and custom Corstat options to meet any ESD handling requirement. Visit us online to discover the perfect solution, or create your own at