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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

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.


OKi Brand to be Replaced with Metcal Brand

Posted on by Julie S. in Industry News, Vendor News Leave a comment

OK International recently announced their plans to globally rebrand the OKi brand. All OKI products will soon be globally named as Metcal products. The rebranding started July 1st and is expected to be completed by September 2013. According to Gary Stoffer, Global Director of Sales and Marketing, the purpose of the rebranding is to make the product line “… more accessible to a wider audience by carrying forward the value proposition created by the OKi brand…”

As for All-Spec, all OKi branded products will remain in stock but will be replaced with Metcal branded products as our current OKi stock is depleted. Products formerly branded as OKi will remain the same with the exception of a logo change; these products will function the same, offer the same performance and bear the same warranty.

Over the next few months, we will work on implementing the branding change throughout our website; we will post again when that is complete.


Now in Stock: CS Unitec Non-Sparking Tools

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CS Unitec Non-Sparking ToolsWe are happy to announce that we are now stocking select CS Unitec non-sparking tools! We just received a shipment of non-sparking hammers, wrenches, scrapers, shovels, and prying tools to keep in our on-site warehouse. Make sure to check out our site for our full offering!

Have any questions on how non-sparking tools work? In December we wrote a few articles on the basics of non-sparking tools. Check out our introductory blog article, as well as our explanation of Ex zones, our comparison of AlBr vs. CuBe2, and our article on proper use and maintenance. If you still have questions about non-sparking tools then always feel free to leave comments on our posts, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for more information on new products at All-Spec Industries. Our Product Development department is working hard to bring you the latest and greatest products for electronic production, service, repair, and testing!


All-Spec and Showa-Best Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

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Showa-Best 6205PFT GlovesAs you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so plenty of people are pitching in to raise money to fight breast cancer. We are proud to announce that we will be carrying Showa-Best’s pink N-DEX™ BWC® gloves on our site in support of breast cancer awareness. When you purchase a pack of these pink ESD-safe gloves, Showa-Best donates a portion of the proceeds to organizations that promote breast cancer research and awareness.

We offer these gloves in sizes from X-Small to X-Large, and they come 100 per pack. They are 100% nitrile, powder-free class 1 medical exam gloves with textured fingertips. Check out our site for more details, or call customer service at (800) 537-0351!


Weller WX Series Soldering Station Promotion

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Weller WX1011 Soldering StationWe are happy to announce that we are participating in a new promotion from Weller! From now until December 31st, 2012 whenever you purchase a WX soldering station you will receive a free WX series hand piece set.

The Weller WX series soldering stations have many great features, such as an intelligent tool recognition system which automatically adjusts the settings to match the current hand piece. This will be especially helpful with the Weller promotion, as you can get the WXMT-MS tweezers for free with a soldering station that already comes with the WXP120 soldering pencil, and then effortlessly switch between the two without having to endlessly adjust settings.

Weller WX series soldering stations also feature intuitive touch screen controls. The LCD screen is made of anti-static, chemical, and temperature resistant glass, providing protection to the system without generating static that could damage your products.

There is also an energy saving feature on the Weller WX series stations, switching your iron to low power when not in use. This can reduce energy consumption, helping you save money on operating costs.

For more information, and for the promotional form, go to our Weller WX series promotion page! Have additional questions? Call customer service at (800) 537-0351.