Thursday, July 28, 2016

Save Thousands of Dollars! Get the SCS 711 Charge Analyzer for Only a Penny

Wow! Talk about savings! This limited-time (ends 7/29/16) promotion saves you $8,549.93 on the SCS 711 Charge Analyzer. All you have to do is buy 10 of the same eligible SCS ionizer model and you’ll pay just a penny for the 711 unit.



SCS (formerly 3M) ionizers are high-quality tools for neutralizing static charges in your work area. There are seven models eligible for this soon-to-expire promotion and they include:
When you buy ten of one of the aforementioned SCS ionizers, you get the SCS 711 Charge Analyzer/Charge Plate Monitor for only a penny. The SCS 711 (a $8,549.94 value) allows for testing the performance of products used for static control and elimination by measuring static field, ionization performance, charge retention/drainage, and charge generation/drainage.

To get your SCS 711 Charge Analyzer for a penny, please add ten of an eligible SCS ionizer to your shopping cart. The SCS 711 will be added automatically at the penny price. Visit the promo page at QSource.com today to take advantage of this amazing money-saving deal…remember, it expires July 29th, 2016. You may also contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Social Rewind for July 26, 2016

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you're missing a lot of good information?

"The Social Rewind," is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Are you reading this blog while doing something else at work? Read this Workrite Ergonomics shared post to see how multitasking is actually costing you big chunks of your day.

Tektronix’ post presents a new world record in microwave detection that could lead to ultrasensitive cameras and devices for the quantum computer.

We love when we hear about modern technology being applied to the ancient world. This 3D Printing Industry post shows how 3D printing technology is helping to restore ancient Buddha sculptures in Tianlongshan Grottoes of China.

Forgot “Inflate-gate!” Zebra Technologies’ looks at how the NFL is adding data chips to footballs to record a variety of data during plays.

Here’s a cool post from Laughing Squid that features the New Yorker’s short film, “Seventy Years of Los Angeles, Then and Now,” which shows a split screen of the same L.A. streets 70 years apart.

And we close out this week’s column with our new Guest Blog post, “Using ACL 7600 IPA Wipes in Conjunction with ACL 8690 Acrylic Conformal Coating for PCB Rework/Repair Prep.”

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Using ACL 7600 IPA Wipes in Conjunction with ACL 8690 Acrylic Conformal Coating for PCB Rework/Repair Prep – Guest Blog

by Steve Allen, VP Marketing and Innovation, ACL Staticide

In Steve’s latest Guest Blog for the Q Source Resource, he recommends a process of PCB preparation for rework/repair.

Preparing PCBs (printed circuit boards) for rework or repair is a very important process. ACL Staticide has developed and manufactures an array of precision cleaners and surface preparation products, along with final finishing conformal coats to aid in this application. These products’ primary focus is in the area of printed circuit board repair and OEM manufacture. Let’s cover some key areas of PCB rework and repair using a two-step process for surface preparation and finishing.
In many instances of PCB repair, surface preparation with a pre-saturated wiper followed by treatment with conformal coating is the process of choice for reworking a board and getting it back into service.

With that in mind, ACL’s 7600 IPA Wipers are perfect for surface preparation following repair. The 7600 is a pre-saturated wipe using a precise 70/30 blend of extremely pure, electronics-grade isopropyl alcohol blended with deionized water to prevent premature evaporation of the cleaning solvent. The solvent is added to the wiper in a cleanroom environment. These wipers use a non-woven Sontara® technology designed to be extremely low linting, even at the perforation. Available in a 100-wipes reclosable container (made of non-hazardous material), the 7600 product is perfect for final finishing work of any circuit board. It is great for removal of hand oils, conductive greases, carbonized soils, dust/dirt, light flux residues, and a variety of other soils.

A 2-wiper use process is recommended for general-purposed cleaning and hand wiping of larger components and various board surfaces. One wipe is used for initial cleaning of heavier residues, and a second wipe for final surface cleaning and finishing. All surfaces should be allowed to gently dry for one to two minutes, or dry using compressed air or a duster product like the ACL 8640 Turbo Blast Duster.



Following this process, the board is prepared and ready for application of surface protection like acrylic conformal coating. ACL’s 8690 Acrylic Conformal Coating is the product of choice for protecting the PCB and all surface components from oils, moisture, and most soils. It is used following surface cleaning and preparation with the 7600 IPA wipers. ACL 8690 can be applied to the entire board surface. It is dry to the touch in less than 30 minutes and completely cures in 24 hours. It provides protection as well as heat resistance and contains a UV dye indicator so that the user can be sure the entire board and all components have been treated. ACL 8690 leaves behind a high-gloss cure (making it suitable for final presentation to the customer at contract manufacturers) and prepares the board for final installation.

This process of using both the 7600 wipes and 8690 conformal coating in conjunction with each other for final board preparation and final surface finishing prior to installation helps eliminate potential failures and damage to PCBS or devices. Please contact us with related questions or comments.

Thank you, Steve! That sounds like the way to go when preparing printed circuit boards. We look forward to your future articles.

For information about , or to order, any of the ACL products mentioned in this blog, please visit QSource.com. You may also contact us via email or phone at 800-966-6020 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Save 5% off the Q Source Price of ACL Staticide Concentrates. Our FPF072216 Coupon Code is auto applied when you add an eligible concentrates to your shopping cart. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, July 22, 2016 through Sunday, July 24, 2016 and the code is unlimited use.

ACL’s concentrates help eliminate static control problems in an inexpensive and easy way. Safe to use, these biodegradable solutions provide long-term static control.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Social Rewind for July 18, 2016

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you're missing a lot of good information?

"The Social Rewind," is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Are you a snack-a-holic? That doesn’t have to be a bad thing. GelPro’s post looks at 20 snacks that help you burn fat.

IDEAL Electrical doesn’t want you to take electricians for granted. Check out their reasoning with this post about why you need an electrician in your life.

Ever hear of magnetoreception? Agilent Technologies’ post examines this human “sixth sense.”

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s post focuses on the medical research promise of a “human-on-a-chip.”

Are more antibiotic-resistant superbugs coming? Puritan’s post warns that there are.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about July’s Q Source Resource Digest email.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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