Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Picks of the Month

by Michelle R. on September 26, 2014

Here at All-Spec, we’re always keeping an eye out for industry articles and useful information to share in our monthly Industry Roundup. Below you’ll find just a few of the best videos and articles we’ve discovered over the past few weeks.

Cleanroom Safety and PPE
A cleanroom safety program should define how cleanroom garments are worn to enhance operator safety. This article illustrates a few examples of safety criteria for hoods, masks, coveralls, and booties.

3D Printer Can Replicate Itself
Bristol-based RepRapPro has refined the original Ormerod single-color 3D printer, making it easier to assemble with improved wiring looms, a simple plugin connection and no soldering necessary.

Internet of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
It all began more than four years ago with HD Moore’s groundbreaking research on embedded device security including VoIP, DSL, SCADA, printers, videoconferencing, and switching equipment.

Clean the Cleanroom, Clean the Product
While the underlying principles of critical cleaning and good process design are similar for the product and the cleanroom, requirements may be distinctive for the cleanroom surface itself.

How an Idea Becomes a Product
Learn how great ideas go from inkling to offering with this video featuring original animations by Chandrakant Patel, HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer of HP Labs.



Your 1-Minute Selection Guide to 500+ Gloves

by Michelle R. on September 24, 2014

With more than 500 gloves and finger cots to choose from, All-Spec offers the perfect alternative for any application. Need help finding the right option for yours? Simply look to our new glove selection guide – we make it easy to compare products based on material, usage, application and more. Get started now and find the right protection for your unique environment – then look for great prices every day at All-Spec.


Safely Clean Your Unitron Lens in 5 Simple Steps

by Michelle R. on September 22, 2014

It’s one of your most valuable investments – maintain the integrity of your Unitron instrument with the proper objective lens cleaning technique. Read on to learn how.

  1. Inspect the lens for dust, dirt or oil prior to cleaning. Optical surfaces should not be cleaned unless performance is compromised.
  2. Gently remove particles using nitrogen compressed air or a bellows brush.
  3. Use a lint-free cotton swab to apply solvent, moving in a circular motion towards the outer edges.
  4. Remove any residue with nitrogen-compressed air or a bellows brush.
  5. Re-inspect the lens with a jeweler’s loupe, and repeat the process if necessary.


5 Reasons to Make Alpha Your 1st Choice in Soldering

by Michelle R. on September 19, 2014

The go-to brand for manufacturers all over the world, Alpha offers a range of soldering essentials for the electronics production industry. Read on to discover our top five reasons to give Alpha a try, then shop our selection for lower prices every day.

1. With a complete line of solder paste, wire, stencils, cleaners, fluxes, accessories and more, Alpha is the industry’s choice in soldering essentials.

2. Alpha adheres to a global management system to ensure operation excellence both locally and around the world.

3. With recycling facilities conveniently located throughout the Americas and Europe, Alpha is committed to helping to protect the environment.

4. Equipped with the best research and development facilities, Alpha is at the forefront of their field.

5. Alpha is one of Hisco’s most trusted brands – in fact, they sell more Alpha products than any other distributor.


Are You Shopping for Affordable Wire Shelving?

by Michelle R. on September 17, 2014

Look no further than Olympic brand storage solutions from All-Spec. High-quality and economically priced, Olympic constructs wire shelving, storage carts and accessories for a range of industries and applications, combining industrial-strength design with a surprisingly modest price tag.

Why shop elsewhere for pricey wire shelving? All-Spec offers a complete range of Olympic storage at lower prices, every day. So get organized, and find the perfect solution to complete your working space with Olympic.