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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

Extech Borescope Demo

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The Extech BR250 is a wireless video borescope with a water-proof 9mm camera head. The unit also features a 36” flexible gooseneck cable and 4 bright LED lamps. Recording both photo and video, the BR250 is useful in applications such as home, automotive, plumbing, electrical and HVAC inspection.

The video below highlights the Extech BR250’s features and gives a demonstration of the borescope in action.


Also, be sure to check out all of the Extech borescopes offered by All-Spec Industries.

PanaVise Work Holders from All-Spec Industries

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PanaVise Work HolderApplicable for both hobbyists and professionals, PanaVise work holders are economical and functional. All-Spec Industries’ three most popular work holders are models 350, 301 and 381. All of these work holders offer a split-ball design which allows the head to easily be turned, rotated and tilted through three planes with only one knob.

The PanaVise 350 has jaws that expand to 9” and a convenient parts tray located in the base. Both the PanaVise 301 and PanaVise 381 have nylon jaws that expand to 2-1/4” but the 381 includes a vacuum base which adds portability.

The YouTube video below gives an overview of these three PanaVise work holders.

Try An Electric Duster Instead Of Canned Air

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Metro Vac Electric Duster For those of you who use canned air or aerosol dusters on a regular basis, you may want to check out the Metropolitan Vacuum Electric Duster. This “green” electric powered duster is part of MetroVac’s DataVac® line and is built with a compact, comfortable design. With a powerful 500-watt motor, this electric duster keeps your expensive computer and electronic equipment in tip-top shape by blasting off dirt and debris.

The cost of the refrigeration fluid 134a used in solvents, freeze sprays and canned air has steadily been increasing. With the prices of these chemicals skyrocketing, MetroVac’s environmentally friendly ED-500 Duster provides a more efficient and economical alternative to traditional air dusters. At just over 2 pounds, this duster is lightweight and will outlast the standard canned air that needs to be replaced so often.

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Tech Wear ESD-Safe Garments – Which Fabric is Which?

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Tech Wear ESD-Safe Garments You may be familiar with Tech Wear as the name behind ESD-safe coats and jackets, but let’s take a closer look at the fabrics that make up Tech Wear ESD-safe garments. To begin with, Tech Wear coats and jackets are available in a variety of styles with colors ranging from blue to burgundy to teal. Other distinguishing features include:

  • Cuffs or no cuffs
  • Lapel style collars or V-necks
  • Optional grounding snaps
  • Set-in sleeves or raglan sleeves
  • Hip-length, mid-thigh length or knee-length

The V-Neck, Traditional and Hallmark styles from Tech Wear are made from the OFX-100 fabric. Made up of 87% polyester and 13% carbon, this fabric is both groundable and breathable. Having a surface resistivity of 105 ohms/sq, the OFX-100 provides excellent ESD performance and is very lightweight at only 2.3 ounces per square yard. This fabric also meets the National ESD Association’s requirements to maintain its continuity for 2 years or 100 washes.

Tech Wear ESD-Safe Garments 2 Our most popular Tech Wear style, the static shielding Econoshield coat, is made with the ECX-500 fabric, composed of 98% polyester and 2% carbon. At 3 ounces per square yard, the ECX-500 is a little heavier than the OFX-100 and provides very good ESD performance, with a surface resistivity of 106 ohms/sq.

For heavy industry applications and where warmer garments are preferred, the Nylostat fabric may be the best option. As our most durable Tech Wear fabric, the Nylostat fabric is comprised of 19% cotton, 80% polyester and 1% cotton and protects clothes from dust, dirt and solder splash. With a surface resistivity of 1011 ohms/sq, this fabric is ideal for environments that are less static-sensitive.

Need help deciding which Tech Wear style or fabric is best for you? Watch our Tech Wear video below or contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 537-0351 or for assistance.

® 2011 All-Spec Industries

Loktray PCB Holder from All-Spec Industries

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All-Spec Industries is a stocking distributor of the conductive Loktray PCB Holder, which securely holds up to 20 PCBs during manufacturing, handling and storage. The video below features a close up view of the Loktray in action and reviews how to use the product during transport.

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Made of CARMELSTAT™, a unique ESD-safe material, the Loktray is ideal for electronic assembly and repair environments.