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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

Vendor Round Up – August 2012

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Here is what some of our vendors have been up to in the past month!

Worklon Superior Uniform Group



Superior Uniform Group, parent company of Worklon, has been recognized as a 2012 Top 50 company by APPAREL Magazine.  Superior Uniform Group is ranked 41.

Vision Engineering - Mantis




Vision Engineering’s award winning Mantis stereo microscope has sold more than 150,000 systems, since its launch over 18 years ago.

StaticWorx Grounded Solutions



Staticworx was named to the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 fast growing company list for the 3rd year in a row.




3M donates $170,000 worth of denibbing kits through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.


Available Now at All-Spec: UNITRON® and ACCU-SCOPE®

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We are happy to announce that All-Spec Industries is now an official distributor of UNITRON® products! All-Spec now carries UNITRON® and ACCU-SCOPE® brand stereo microscopes, which are high resolution microscopes with large fields of view and high depth of focus. Not only are they high quality, precise microscopes, but they also are designed with ergonomics in mind to reduce worker fatigue. Usable in a wide variety of fields, there is a UNITRON® or ACCU-SCOPE® microscope available for all of your inspection, assembly, or research needs.

Below is a list of some of the models that we have available on our site. Check out our vendor page for additional models and accessories.

UNITRON® Z10 SeriesUNITRON Z10 Series Binocular Microscope

  • Magnification range: 8x – 80x (with 10x eyepieces)
  • Interpupillary distance: 51mm – 75mm
  • Working distance: Up to 78mm
  • Available head pieces:
    • 0-45° tilting ergonomic binocular head
    • 20° with extended eyepieces

UNITRON Z730 Series Binocular Microscope UNITRON® Z730 Series

  • Magnification range: 7x – 30x (with 10x eyepieces)
  • Interpupillary distance: 52mm – 75mm
  • Working distance: Up to 97mm
  • Available head pieces:
    • 45° or 60° binocular head
    • 45° trinocular head

UNITRON® Z850 Series UNITRON Z850 Series Binocular Microscope

  • Magnification range: 8x – 50x (with 10x eyepieces)
  • Interpupillary distance: 52mm – 75mm
  • Working distance: Up to 115mm
  • Available head pieces:
    • Binocular head
    • Trinocular head

ACCU-SCOPE 3075 Series Binocular Microscope ACCU-SCOPE® 3075

  • Magnification range: 6.7x – 45x (with 10x eyepiece)
  • Interpupillary distance: 54mm – 76mm
  • Working distance: Up to 100mm
  • Available head pieces:
    • Binocular head
    • Trinocular head

ACCU-SCOPE® 3078-HD ACCU-SCOPE 3078-HD Series Binocular Microscope

  • Magnification range: 8x – 35x (with 10x eyepiece)
  • Interpupillary distance: 50mm – 75mm
  • Working distance: Up to 95mm
  • Available head pieces:
    • Binocular head with integrated 5 megapixel CMOS camera system

Vendor News Roundup – July 2012

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Have you been wondering what our vendors have been up to in the past month?

Extech Logo

Extech has recently donated $40,000 in equipment to various high schools, technical schools, and vocational schools in New Hampshire.

Brady Logo

Brady published a new article on 5S visuals, along with a visual checklist to help analyze your work area.

Desco Logo

Desco has posted a blog article on ESD Control and Battery and Pneumatic Powered Hand Tools, giving information on using powered tools in an ESD sensitive environment.

ESD Association Logo

While not a vendor, the ESDA is obviously very important in our field. They are holding the 34th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium & Exhibits in Tucson, AZ this September.

Vendor Spotlight: CCI

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(special thanks to CCI for guest blogging the content below!)

CCI Vendor Spotlight Why “CORSTAT” is the best product for you:

CCI ‘makes’ Corstat at our very own factory in Minnesota. The real issue we want to convey is that quality and ESD performance are what should drive the customer’s decision. Along with that, not all conductive corrugated is the same.

So, what makes Corstat different?

  1. ESD consistent shielding: CCI has been making Corstat for over 34 years. Corstat has been approved by the biggest names in Electronics including Defense, Automotive, Space and Medical customers. As Corstat is made, a conductive shielding layer is applied to both sides of corrugated paperboard material. This shielding layer is put-down at a 103 to 104 level. It is the combination of the shielding layers and the ‘air gap’ locked in between the layers that gives you excellent ESD shielding that is better than industry standards. Materials that do not have the ‘air gap’ will not perform as well. This is true of impregnated materials and solid conductive plastics. It is much easier to control Product ESD/Electrical Consistency during the coating process then it is by using loaded fiber materials to make ESD products.
  2. In addition to the shielding layers mentioned in #1, CCI also applies a dissipative ‘varnish’ layer over the Corstat coatings. This is what makes Corstat the most effective conductive corrugated material available. This dissipative varnish does several very importantthings:
    1. It raises the surface resistivity to 105up to 106. This assures the material’s surface will provide a slow enough drainage of static from a part that may have static build-up on it and not damage delicate components. The ESD standard for this function is 104 up to 1010.
    2. The dissipative coating also controls sulfur out-gassing. Regular brown corrugated paper board is made using Sulfur as a manufacturing agent. The sulfur residue can cause lead contamination and build up on sensitive parts and solder areas. CCI’s dissipative over coating controls/negates this affect. Non-coated conductive corrugated does not offer this very important protection.
    3. The dissipative coating also gives the end user the ‘cleanest conductive corrugated on the market.’ The measure for this is the Southerland Rub Test. Regular brown kraft or coated but ‘unsealed’ conductive corrugated can generate a lot of particulates in the manufacturing environment. Foreign Objects and Debris (FOD) are a major problem in the electronics industry.
    4. And finally, Corstat is manufactured to be 100 % Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) recyclable. OCC means that Corstat is the same as any printed or glued brown box you may recycle at home. This is the largest family of recyclable corrugated. When others say that their material is recyclable it may just mean that you can make black roofing paper out of it because there is no way to get the ‘black’ color out. The key is the OCC Standard.

CORSTAT is better, CORSTAT is the best and now you know why.

All-Spec Industries is an authorized distributor of CCI (Conductive Containers, Inc.) static protective packaging. CCI products have been trusted for handling and shipping static sensitive parts for over 30 years.

Vendor Spotlight: Daylight Company

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Daylight Company (special thanks to Daylight Company for guest blogging the content below!)

What separates Daylight? The Lowdown on Daylight Lamps:

When I began working with the Daylight Company, the first thing I realized was the positive impact of good quality lighting. People all over the world rely on light in their day to day lives including crafters, people with low vision, artists, readers and finally those in the inspection industry!

Lighting is essential not only to help you get the job done, but also to eliminate mistakes, avoid eye strain, and help you remain safe and comfortable throughout the day.

When it comes to buying an inspection lamp, Daylight Company offers solutions that remain comparable with the market leaders and are available for a good price. They all adhere to the latest RoHS and other American and European health and safety standards for lighting and electrical. However, there are specific technical and design features relative to each product that help Daylight lamps stand out from others available, while enhancing your work.

Lenses, Extra Lenses and Magnifiers

Diopter/Magnification Conversion Chart Our inspection lamps are available with a variety of lenses. When looking at our catalog, you will notice the word ‘diopter’, this is a term related to the curvature of the lamps lens. As the diopter gets higher, the thicker the lens will be and the greater the curvature. As the curvature increases, light rays are redirected to fill a greater portion of your retina, making the object appear larger. On this table, magnification implies how much larger an object is made to look through a magnifying lens. This is usually indicated by an X such as 4X, 6X.

Another feature is our XR technology TM, which you’ll notice with the XR Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp and the XR Deluxe Magnifying Lamp that makes the lens 50% lighter, extra resistant and easier to clean.

Top Tip: XR Lenses offer the advantages of traditional glass lenses without the inconvenience! Offering a crystal clear magnification, this lens really is the future of inspection lighting!

The Brightest White Light (Really!)

We are well known in the industry for our unrivalled bright white light offered with ALL of our products, comparable only to natural daylight. For inspection professionals, who spend long hours at a workbench, it is essential to care for your eyes. Using a lamp with this bright, white light reduces all signs of tired, strained and sore eyes which can lead to mistakes, tiredness and discomfort while working.

Top Tip: Not only do our bulbs offer the perfect white light, they are also flicker, glare, and shadow free, making work with small details even easier!

It All Comes Down to Quality

All Daylight lamps are tested rigorously to make sure, day after day, they offer the same high level of performance that you need in your laboratory, factory or workshop. Buying a Daylight TM lamp introduces you to the full spectrum technology that will ensure you can work and concentrate for hours longer than a standard lamp.

-Fraser Hodgson, Daylight Company’s Product Development Team

All-Spec Industries is an authorized distributor of Daylight magnifying lamps. We carry a variety of Daylight products including illuminated magnifiers, bulbs and related accessories. Daylight is a manufacturer of high quality magnifiers that reduce eye strain and save energy.