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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

Luxo’s Most Common Questions: Part 1

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

With an exclusive three-part blog series, we’ll be revealing some of Luxo’s most commonly asked questions regarding magnification. Our initial installment will focus on understanding the diopter and what it means for your application. You’ve heard the term, but what exactly is a diopter?

A diopter is the measurement used to determine the optical power of a lens, which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters. In simple terms, this means that each diopter increases the size of the viewed object by 25% at full focal length from the lens, as illustrated in the chart below.

Common Diopter/Power Relationships



% Bigger than Object

Focal Length














A diopter higher than 5D can be achieved through add-on accessory lenses. However, as diopter increases so does magnification, and working distance is reduced. So at 13D, magnification is at 4.25X but working distance is reduced to just 3”. For this reason, it’s best to use a microscope when working above 4X magnification.

With more than 60 standard and ESD-safe options to choose from, we carry a complete range of Luxo magnifiers and accessories to meet your specific requirements. Shop with us and save on the perfect magnifier for your application.


New 2014 Product Catalog Available Now

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

With our new 2014 Product Catalog now in stock, you’re free to take All-Spec with you wherever you go. Carry it along for quick product references and ideas or call us to place an order. To request your copy today, simply complete our online form or give Customer Service a call at 800-537-0351.

What’s the One Thing That Makes One-Step TexQ Even Better?

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

It’s the all-in-one disinfectant you’ve come to rely on for the cleanroom… and now it’s an even smarter investment than before. Fragrance-free, dye-free and highly effective, TexQ from Texwipe is now gamma irradiated.

How is gamma irradiation better for your cleanroom?  This sterilization method virtually eliminates contaminants from packages and their contents, even in the most difficult to reach areas. The new TexQ is also completely validated for sterility and double bagged for easy cleanroom introduction.

Maintain the sterile balance of your cleanroom with all-in-one TexQ disinfectant. Choose convenience or cost-effectiveness with our ready-to-use trigger spray (TX650) or one-gallon concentrate (TX651). Both are in stock now at All-Spec.

Standard vs. Sterile in the Cleanroom

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A longtime industry staple, Texwipe has just enhanced their product offering with a new sterile line for the cleanroom. But what sets these products apart from the brand’s standard solutions?  Designed for use in aseptic cleanroom environments, Texwipe’s sterile line of products is gamma irradiated to a 10-6 sterility assurance level. Manufactured in an entirely hands-free environment, each shipment is accompanied by a lot-specific Certificate of Processing, Compliance and Analysis. With expiration dates clearly marked on each bag or bottle, the sterile nature of your environment is never left to chance.

Now there’s a new choice in sterile. Shop the latest Texwipe products for less, available online at All-Spec.

Want to Save 50% on FLIR?

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If you’re an educator, adding the FLIR E6 or E60 to your program could dramatically enhance your students’ skill set, providing them with a distinct professional advantage. Now you can place this powerful, flexible technology right in the palm of their hands, while saving a remarkable 50%. It’s easy – simply enroll in FLIR’s Educational Discount Program and begin training on these essential thermal imaging tools.

The FLIR Educators Package Includes:

  • E6 or E60 infrared camera and case
  • Analysis and reporting software
  • Educational PowerPoint presentation
  • Instructional infrared technology videos
  • PDFs of thermal imaging guidebooks
  • Online presentations at
  • Access to Infrared Training Center courses