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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

How does a diopter work?

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Diopter dilemma? Read on for more information on selecting the proper magnifier for you.

A diopter is a unit of measurement describing the optical power of a lens or curved mirror. When shopping for magnifiers, consider this: The diopter is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters. For example a 5 diopter lens brings light rays to focus at 1/5 meter. Each diopter increases the size of the viewed object by 25% when the object is at its full focal length from the lens. Remember that as the lenses become stronger and magnification increases, viewing areas and focal length decrease.

An “x” usually follows the magnification number. This “x” is used to express power or the size of the object in relationship to its actual size.

How to select the magnifier for you:

  • Decide how much magnification you need. In doing so, remember that if you increase the magnification, the focal length and the viewing area will be smaller.
  • Determine which diopter you need.
  • Make sure you check the focal length and the diameter of the lens in accordance with your task

Magnifier All-Spec Industries provides all kinds of magnifiers to fit your needs.


Summer catalog available now

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All-Spec is excited to announce that our Summer 2007 catalog is now available for viewing. If you currently are not on our mailing list to receive your complimentary issue, please sign up here for free. We have added many new brand names as well as new products. Check them out below!

Branson

Rhino

Brother


Review of the New Weller WR3000M

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Weller WR3000M The new Weller WR3000M will soon be available on the All-Spec Industries website. The WR3000M uses the latest technology employed today in repair stations. It allows three different soldering tools to be used simultaneously.

Other features of the Weller WR3000M include:

  • automatic tool detection
  • a large LCD display
  • a USB port
  • PC software
  • own vacuum channel for pickup
  • new powerful hot air pencil

Weller WHA900 Hot Air Rework Station

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All-Spec Industries is pleased to announce the new Weller WHA900 Hot Air Rework Station. The 650 watt WHA900 features unmatched temperature control. A sensor located at the nozzle continuously samples the temperature and adjusts to accurately maintain the predetermined settings, regardless of airflow rate.

Other features of the Weller WHA900 include:Weller WHA900 Hot Air Rework Station

  • Compact design to maximize work space
  • Temp. Range: 122°F to 1022°F
  • Standby button allows you to power down to low settings when not in use
  • Includes a rest support for the hand piece
  • 650 watt
  • Nozzles sold separately

Technical Specifications, nozzles for every application, and accessories are available.

View all Weller soldering equipment and irons.


Review: The New Weller BP860MP

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Weller BP860MPThe new Weller BP860MP cordless soldering iron is now available at All-Spec. Recently we received notice from Weller’s newsletter that this new soldering iron  is being introduced to perhaps “out do” its older brother the BP645MP. Feautures of the BP860MP include:

  • More dual heat settings power than the BP645MP
  • Temperature range: 850° F/950° F
  • An LED worklight, and more
  • Heats up to work settings in less than 15 seconds

Update: Looking for more power? Try a butane soldering iron!