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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

Choosing a Soldering System

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The Drag Racer or the Grocery Getter?

When choosing a soldering system —

Going for the shiny, expensive one with amped up wattage may not be the best way to go. Take your time. Which one’s the best fit for the job? Consider –

  • How many tips will you need hot at the same time?
  • Will you need more than one hand-piece?
  • Will you need to be constantly plugging in and unplugging?
  • How inter-compatible are the tips with the hand tools?

Think of solder like flowing water —

pressure washer resizedPace’s subject-matter expert and technical support go-to guy Tony Jones explains how to choose the size of the tip you’ll be using on your workpiece.
Small Tip vs. Large Tip –
If you think of solder flowing like water out of a hose, consider what’s happening if you choose a tiny tip. Like a pressure washer, you’ll be doing the same to the flow of the solder if using a small tip.
With the transition to lead-free solder, your heat requirements have changed. Digitally-controlled soldering stations help you meet the right temperature for creating good solder flow. A rule of thumb – always use the lowest temperature and the largest tip when soldering.

Pace st 50Considering buying a new soldering system? Pace has a buy two get one free promotion going on through May 30, 2016. Choose from the ESD-Safe ST 50 w/ PS-90 Soldering Iron or the ESD-Safe ST 50 w/ TD-100 Soldering Iron.


OKI Convection Rework System Promotion

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OKI MRS1100A Sale We are happy to announce that now through the end of July 2012 at All-Spec Industries, whenever you purchase the MRS-1100A convection rework system you will also receive a free soldering system with a BGA clean-up tip. The MRS-1100A is already a complete rework system, containing a hand convection tool, tool holder, programmable preheater, and board holder. Now, you get an added $394 value with the MFR-1120 soldering system and CFV-BL100 blade tip.

To get your free soldering system with the purchase of the MRS-1100A call All-Spec Industries at 800-537-0351 and place your order with one of our customer service representatives!


Looking for a Tool to Calibrate Your Soldering System?

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Weller WA2000 Soldering Iron Test AnalyzerJust this past week one our customers e-mailed us to find a tool that could calibrate his Weller WESD51, and our answer to him was the Weller WA2000.

The Weller WA2000 is a soldering iron test analyzer and the best part, the WA2000 can be used with any soldering system from any manufacturer…not just Weller.

It’s easy to use and works with a contact pyrometer. Just rest the soldering iron on the pyrometer to read the tip temperature.


The OKi PS-900 — Buy 3 Get 1 Free

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OKi PS-900The recently released OKi PS-900 soldering system is worth a look if you are in the market for a high performance soldering station suited for lead-free soldering.

Fewer tip changes and less operator training are just a few of the traits that the PS-900 boasts.

Here are the finer points of the PS-900 worth noting:

  • Just like several other OKi stations, the PS-900 comes equipped with SmartHeat technology which provides a fixed temperature without any overshoot, cutting back on damage to components
  • An autosleep iron stand reduces tip oxidation which in turns extends the life of the tip
  • The iron is ergonomically designed to reduce user fatigue
  • Cast aluminum houses the unit to create a durable soldering station
  • The PS-CA3 coil assembly allows for a quick, low cost coil change to reduce the station’s down time

Limited time offer: Buy 3 Get 1 Free — Order three PS-900 solder stations and a fourth PS-900 station will be sent to you from OKi. We’ll send your invoice to OKi and they pay the shipping.
Offer ends 12/31/08