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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

5 Reasons to Love the New Hakko FX-100

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, ESD News, Industry News, Product Reviews, Soldering Tips and Tricks, Vendor News Leave a comment

Based on induction heat technology, the sleek and compact Hakko FX-100 brings an elevated standard to performance soldering. Read on to discover the top 5 reasons we love this new product.

  1. Design. Engineered to reduce power loss and optimize system performance, the FX-100 maintains the lowest possible EMI levels to meet applicable standards.
  2. Display. With its large LCD screen, the FX-100 features a user selectable power activity display and accommodates up to two user programmable tip profiles.
  3. Heat Transfer & Thermal Recovery. Designed to power  the iron continuously, the FX-100 maintains set temperature by automatically detecting minor variations.
  4. Tips. Double plated to extend tip life, Hakko T31 Series cartridges deliver greater power at each of the two temperature selections.
  5. EMI Requirements. Built to meet or exceed all applicable EMI standards, the FX-100 is unique in its class and an essential for medical device applications.

Intuitively designed with no calibration required, the FX-100 delivers superior performance with a low cost of ownership. Invest in yours today, available now through All-Spec.

Also Check out our new video on the Hakko FX-100 Station!


4 Easy Ways to Shop Our 2014 eCatalog

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

With our new eCatalog now online, we’ve made it easier than ever to browse through thousands of products – anytime. The perfect complement to our 2014 print edition, this virtual product catalog offers another fast, reliable way to shop with All-Spec 24 hours a day. The new eCatalog has never been more accessible – find it four easy ways.


Berkshire FAQ: 5 Things to Know About Swab Construction

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, New Products, Vendor News Leave a comment

With so many material options, density variances, absorbency capacities and more, selecting the right swab for your application can be a challenge. Here, Berkshire breaks down some of their most commonly asked questions about swab construction.

  1. What does PPI mean? A standard measure of foam density, the PPI of a swab refers to the number of cells per cubic inch in the foam membrane.
  2. What are reticulated or open cell foam swabs? The cell windows in these structures have been removed by either chemical or thermal means. These swabs typically exhibit excellent particle entrapment and liquid retention capabilities.
  3. What are non-reticulated or closed cell foam swabs? Entirely sealed with cell windows intact, non-reticulated or closed cell foam swabs feature higher density and durability, yet a lower absorption capacity than open cell foams.
  4. What are knitted polyester swabs? Engineered for chemical resistance, knitted polyester cleanroom swabs offer exceptional purity, durability and absorbency with low ionic contamination levels.
  5. What are non-woven polyester swabs? Compatible with most solvents, these swabs are absorbent and non-abrasive with low contamination and NVR levels.

Bevco 10000 Series: Why You Shouldn’t Settle for One Size Seating

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When it comes to comfortable seating, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Not built for a standard chair? Find a more spacious solution with the 10000 Series from Bevco. With an increased weight capacity of up to 500lbs, this line offers lumbar support for enhanced comfort, an extra-wide waterfall seat and an extended 28” diameter heavy duty base for added stability. The 10000 series includes standard features like free floating back tilt and pneumatic height adjustment, all covered under Bevco’s three-year warranty. The 10000 Series is available at All-Spec for less – shop our complete selection and start saving on the seating option that’s designed just for you.


Luxo’s Most Common Questions: Part 2

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

In this exclusive three-part blog series, we’ve asked the magnification experts at Luxo to reveal some of their most commonly asked questions. For our second installment we’ll focus on the Luxo trinocular microscope. What should you do if the camera won’t work?  

First, be sure the camera’s USB cord is connected to both the camera itself as well as to the PC. If you’re working with a stereo zoom Luxo trinocular system, locate the knob on the rear of the body. Try pushing it in or pulling it out. If the camera still isn’t working, check the software to ensure it has been properly installed and is recognized by the PC. If all these measures fail or if you are working with a different trinocular system, contact Luxo directly for additional support at (800) 222-5896.