500 Ways We Make Comparison Shopping Easy

by Michelle R. on August 8, 2014

With interactive comparison charts for more than 500 product subcategories on our site, we take the guesswork out of online shopping – making it easy to evaluate items based on price, brand, and more. Each chart links directly to the individual product pages for quick reference to in-depth descriptions and real-time pricing. They’re a cinch to use – just click on the “Compare Products” link at the top of the left-hand tool bar on any subcategory page to make finding the right product easy, anytime.


Whether you’re looking for a handheld manual device or semi-automatic digital system, Loctite’s range of convenient, cost-effective dispensing equipment offers the perfect solution for your manufacturing application. And we’ve just extended our offering with new Loctite dispensing equipment to accommodate an even wider variety of applications, including adhesive dispensers, metered liquid dispensing equipment, replacement needles and more. Shop the complete line at All-Spec, and enjoy better pricing on the solutions that make your job easier every day.



The 4 Key Characteristics of Cut-Resistant Gloves

by Michelle R. on August 4, 2014

You rely on the unique design of cut-resistant gloves to keep your hands safe on the job, but what exactly makes them so resilient? Discover the four key characteristics of cut resistant durability and learn how these specially engineered gloves are designed to protect your hands from dangerous blades, sharp edges and more.

  1. Strength: Cut resistant gloves are constructed of strong, highly durable fibers such as Kevlar or Dyneema.
  2. Hardness: Engineered of composite yarns with two or more components, many cut resistant gloves are built for added strength and cut resistance.
  3. Lubricity: Woven to incorporate high-strength synthetic yarn such as Spectra or Dyneema, cut resistant gloves provide lubrication, allowing a blade to simply slide over the surface.
  4. Rolling Action: To deliver a ball-bearing type effect, cut resistant gloves are specially knit to allow individual yarns to actually roll, preventing blade penetration.

The more of these characteristics engineered into the yarn, the higher the cut resistance. You’ll find the perfect pair of cut resistant gloves for your application at All-Spec – shop now and save with better prices every day.


Hisco Inc. Acquires HMC Electronics

by Julie S. on August 1, 2014


Houston, TX (August 1, 2014)- Hisco Inc., North America’s Premier Distributor of Mission-Critical Materials, announces it has acquired HMC Electronics, the preferred nationwide supplier to PC board contract manufacturers, OEMs, and field and depot repair centers.

HMC, headquartered in Canton, MA, distributes over 300 different brands and over 10,000 technical supplies to companies involved with the design, assembly, test, and repair of PC boards, sub-assemblies and electronic equipment. These products include precision hand tools, soldering and desoldering supplies, static control products, test equipment, measurement and inspection instruments, chemicals and adhesives, work stations and PC board handling equipment, tool kits and cases.

Bob Dill, President of Hisco Inc., says: “We are excited to expand our product availability to our customers.  HMC has shown a dedication to meeting the needs of the electronics industry that is in line with our vision at Hisco.  We look forward to serving their customers with the fast, friendly service that has made Hisco an industry leader.”

Howard Chase, CFO of HMC Electronics, adds: “This is an exciting time for HMC employees and customers. We are proud to become aligned with Hisco, a company that provides HMC with expanded resources to help service our long-established customer base. Our partnership combined with shared common values creates a win-win opportunity for both companies.”

For more information about HMC Electronics, visit www.hmcelectronics.com or call 1-800-482-4440.
For more information about Hisco Inc., please visit www.hisco.com or call 1-877-447-2560.

About Hisco
For more than 40 years, Hisco® has delivered value to customers through quality products, process solutions and local inventory. Today, the international branch network includes 34 stocking locations ― 23 in the United States (including Puerto Rico), 10 operated by the HiscoMex subsidiary in Mexico and one operated by HiscoCan in Canada. Two converting facilities provide value-added fabrication and custom repackaging. Hisco® also offers vendor-managed inventory programs and specialized warehousing for chemical management, cold storage and logistic services.

Contact:  Andy Behr, Hisco
                  (713) 934-1622



Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Picks of the Month

by Michelle R. on July 30, 2014

At All-Spec, we’re always on the lookout for industry articles and useful information to share in our monthly Industry Roundup. Read on to discover a few of the best videos and articles we’ve found over the past few weeks.

Top 10 Supercomputers in the World
Will China take the lead once again? Discover which countries – and companies – finish on top when it comes to the world’s leading supercomputers.

Wi-Fi/Smart Umbrella Could Help Save the Environment
With unique sensor technologies and an LED display light system, this umbrella measures atmospheric gasses and even tells how much pollution is in the air around you.

Contamination Control – Looking toward the Future
During this brief video, you’ll discover the unique complexities of contamination control in facilities and processes – and how the science is constantly continuing to evolve.

The Internet of Things: The Fourth Act of the Industrial Revolution?
Imagine a world in which people, processes, products and infrastructure are seamlessly coordinated thanks to the help of new intelligent machines. The future of manufacturing is now.

New Placement Technology for Rework
Watch this brief video to discover a new technology utilizing two cameras to identify the target location for component installation and component pin structure.