Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Atrix Vacuum Cleaners 5% Off Sale at QSource.com Ends Tomorrow

Our first-ever extended Social Networking Sale offer ends tomorrow (July 31, 2013). If you haven't taken advantage of our extra 5% off the purchase of an Atrix International Vacuum Cleaner from QSource.com NOW is the time to do it.


Atrix' industry-leading industrial and commercial vacuum cleaners are available in HEPA, ESD-Safe, Cleanroom ESD-Safe, and standard models. QSource.com offers 45 Atrix Vacuums to choose from. Designed for a number of tasks, our selection of Atrix Vacuums ranges from the Atrix International CYC-3 110-Volt Cyclonic Vacuum (which features a six-stage high-efficiency filtration system and 1.6 gallon filter capacity) to the Atrix International VACGRNS36V 36-Volt Green Supreme Vacuum (which features a HEPA cartridge filter that is 99.999% efficient @ .12 microns).

Okay, ready to save on one of these top-quality Atrix vacuums? Getting your extra 5% off is pretty simple. Click over to our Facebook Coupons page and click the "Like" button. That’s it. Now you’ll have access to the savings code for this offer and be signed up to get the code for future offers. Please note: This offer is valid only on Atrix Vacuum Cleaners and not on filters or accessories and cannot be combined with other offers. This offer expires July 31, 2013.


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Save Big on Hakko's FX-888D Digital Soldering Station at Q Source

When Hakko's FX-888D Digital Soldering Station was released back in January we were so excited to tell you about it that we wrote several blogs, made an unboxing video, and created a Flickr set of cool FX-888D photos. Well, our excitement hasn't waned and we just had to remind you that the Hakko FX-888D is available at QSource.com for just $91.35 AND you get a FREE extra sponge with your order!

We've previously informed you about the FX-888D's (part number FX888D-23BY) new features such as user selectable preset temperatures & digital calibration, password protection, and a low-temperature alarm (and we've even filled you in on some great tutorials about those options). So, let's not waste any more of your time when you could be clicking over to QSource.com and purchasing your own FX888D (or a second or third one if you've already bought one). We'll leave you with the top specifications of Hakko's powerful and economical FX-888D Digital Soldering Station:
  • Temperature range: 120° - 899°F (50° - 480°C)
  • Digital readout displays °F or °C
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Maintains idle temperature within 1.8°F (1°C) when set to 400 - 899°F (200 - 480°C)
  • Store up to five preset temperatures with Preset Mode
  • Ceramic heating element and sensor for rapid heat-up temperature and fast thermal recovery
  • Password-protected temperature setting functionality
  • Ergonomic, lightweight iron handles
  • Uses Hakko T18 Series Tips
  • Wide selection of tips available for soldering SMD and through-hole applications
  • ESD Safe
  • Compact design takes up less bench space
The Hakko FX-888D Digital Soldering Station is in stock and ready to ship from Q Source. For FX-888D accessories and tips, please visit QSource.com. You can also give us a call at 800-966-6020 or contact us via email to place an order or get more info.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

JBC Tools NANT Nano Soldering Stations: Dual Irons for Simultaneous Nano Soldering

Created for high-precision soldering jobs, and in response to customer demands, the new JBC NANT Nano Soldering Stations are targeted at applications that require more than one nano soldering iron at the same time. The three new NANT stations use the same control unit as JBC Tool's popular NAST-1A NANO Digital Soldering Station.

If you're working with small components such as 0402, 0201, and 01005 chips (or chips that must be viewed under a microscope) the NANT stations' two NT105 Nano Soldering Irons can be used simultaneously for high-precision nano soldering work. The extremely lightweight and comfortable NT105 irons offer maximum control through their short tip-to-grip distance and, used with the C105 cartridges, provide up to 15 watts of power.

JBC-EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES

The JBC NANT stations utilize JBC's exclusive heating system with intelligent sleep and hibernation features. The control unit's built-in display offers a menu allowing for customization of more than 20 parameters to help you manage your soldering processes.

The JBC NANT Nano Soldering Stations are updated with all of the new NAST technology including:

Easier Tool Placement
  • An anti-rotating clamp on top of the cable collector, which prevents cable tangles
  • Tool holders present a wider angle to ease placement of tools
Cleaning & Extraction Set
  • A cleaning and extraction set, which allows for increased productivity and time savings
  • The two cleaning stands, with a splashguard and a cartridge extractor, allow for quick & safe one-handed cartridge changes
  • Availability of different cleaning systems for organizing the nano cartridges according to the application
The three new JBC NANT Nano Soldering Stations are available in 100 V (NANT-9B 100V), 120 V (NANT-1B 120V), and 230 V (NANT-2B 230V) models. All three stations use JBC's durable, instant heat-up C105 Cartridges and offer the following specifications:
  • Weight: 3.5 lb. (1.6 kg)
  • Size: 170 x 290 x 160 mm
  • Voltage (AC): 230 V/120 V/100 V
  • Input Fuse: 0.2A (230 V), 0.5A (120 V and 100 V)
  • Output Peak Power: 12 W/7.5 V
  • Temperature Selection: 90-400 ºC/190-752 ºF
  • Ambient Operating Temperature: 10-40 ºC/50-104 ºF
  • ESD Safe: Yes
  • Package Weight: 4.96 lb. (2.25 kg)
  • Package Dimensions: 276 x 276 x 136 mm
The JBC NANT Nano Soldering Stations and C105 Cartridges are available now at QSource.com. For other JBC Tools products please visit their respective pages. You can also give us a call at 800-966-6020 or contact us via email to place an order or get more info.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Questions for Q-Bot: The Spudger – More Than Just a Pointy Stick

Dear Q-Bot:
This may be a really silly question, but what the heck is a spudger?
– J.M. via email

Dear J.M.:
There are no silly questions…just silly humans. But, spudger is certainly a silly word for a very useful tool.

Spudgers have been around for a while, but have seen a renewed popularity with the increased use of cell phones, tablets, and other modern electronics. A basic definition of a spudger is:
A tool used for poking or adjusting small wires and components or opening the cases of mobile phones, computers, and other electronic or telecommunications devices.
Generally used as a picking tool, spudgers typically have a pointed end and an opposite broad end. The pointed end is typically used for separating wires and manipulating small components in tight areas. The blunt end is used for tasks like scratch-free opening of cases and scraping or removing of substances like grease. The spudger is also a very helpful tool for holding and moving components in soldering applications.

Often made of wood or plastic, spudgers are non-conductive/antistatic tools that are perfect for working with sensitive electronics. A glass-filled, nylon plastic spudger made by 3M is available at QSource.com.

So, J.M., your "silly" question about this handy stick we call a spudger has been answered. Just what is it about you humans and your fascination with sticks anyway? Heh, heh.

Thanks very much for your question. Please continue reading The Q Source Resource blog. — Q-Bot

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Save on Unitron's 15854 LED Ring Light with Our New Low Price

Back in February, we told you about the economical and earth-friendly Unitron 15854 LED Ring Light. We're back, again, with an exciting update: For a limited time, we've lowered our price to offer you great savings on the 15854 Ring Light at QSource.com.

Adding a quality LED ring light like the Unitron 15854 to your stereo microscope system increases your viewing performance and makes working with highly reflective samples easier. It's also an inexpensive way to change over from halogen, fluorescent, or fiber-optic style ring lights.

Fitting a diameter of 60 mm or less, the 15854 LED Ring Light is compatible with most current stereo microscopes. This 10,000-hour, ESD-safe ring light features ten-step variable-intensity light control and sectional lighting using 72 LED bulbs.

Act now to get the Unitron 15854 at our new low price. For other Unitron Ring Lights and Unitron products please visit their respective pages. We also recommend our Lighting, Magnification & Inspection Dept., which features more than a dozen ring lights from a number of vendors. You can also give us a call at 800-966-6020 or contact us via email to place an order or get more info.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New 3M Signature Safety Products Added to QSource.com

Providing a safe working environment helps to create a more productive and efficient workforce. With that in mind, we recently updated QSource.com with dozens of new 3M™ Signature Products from the 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division.


3M has more than 40 years of experience as a leader in developing safety solutions. Their safety product line spans a number of categories including respiratory gear (with all the related filters/vapor cartridges and facepieces), protective eyewear, head protection (such as hardhats, faceshields, and welding helmets) ear protection (including ear plugs and earmuffs), and more.

RESPIRATORY GEAR

We've added a wide selection of 3M's respiratory products to our lineup. Whether it is a disposable or reusable respirator, facepiece, filter, or an organic vapor cartridge, we're confident you'll be able to find respiratory product solutions that provide comfort, convenience, and value while protecting against particles, gases, and vapors.

The 3M FF-402 FF-400 Series Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator is one of about twenty new respirator-related products we’ve added to our site. The FF-402, for use in extreme environments, is designed for secure comfort and has a long list of impressive features:
  • The FF-402's Comfort Head Cradle reduces pressure points and hair pulling by positioning the respirator more comfortably on the head
  • A soft silicone nose cup and faceseal and 3M's Cool Flow™ Valve provide easier breathing and comfortable use
  • The Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator's large lens promotes excellent peripheral vision
  • The cartridge attachments (low-profile bayonet style) have been designed for improved balance and better weight distribution
  • Head harness straps on the FF-402 provide a secure fit (six-strap configuration) and long-lasting durability (straps are pulled more than one million times during testing)
  • The FF-400 Series are the only respirators to use 3M’s exclusive Scotchgard™ coating
  • A paint- and stain-resistant lens and Scotchgard Semi-permanent Lens Cover provide ease of cleaning and durability

PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR

Protective eyewear is an extremely important safety precaution in a number of tasks and that's why we've added more than a dozen 3M safety glasses and goggles to our selection. 3M's protective eyewear solutions meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Requirements and absorb 99.9% UV with their polycarbonate lenses. Available in a number of styles, 3M's protective eyewear products assure the wearer of comfort and safety while looking good.

Reflecting 3M's innovative design and unique functionality, their Light Vision™ 2 Protective Eyewear offer vision protection with integrated lighting that enables hands-free working in low-light or dark environments. The integrated LED lights, located near the temples, swivel for directional aiming of the light and their long-lasting batteries offer up to 50 hours of continuous use. Perfect for use in assembly, cleaning, machine operations, and more 3M's LightVision 2 glasses feature:

HEAD PROTECTION

3M's head protection products, including hard hats, welding helmets, and faceshields, were created to protect the wearer's head and face from a number of hazards. Using their innovative design technology, 3M has created head protection solutions that are lightweight, comfortable, and safe.

The 3M Speedglas™ 9100 FX Welding Helmet w/Auto-Darkening Filter offers safety, style, and comfort for a variety of welding tasks in industries such as automotive, metal production & fabrication, transportation, construction, and others. The Speedglas 9100 FX's auto-darkening filter with sensitivity adjustment allows for processes such as Stick, MIG, and TIG. 3M’s 9100 FX Welding Helmet also features:
  • A clear, 8" x 4.25" faceshield
  • Flip up auto darkening filter with dark shades 5, 8-13
  • Aerodynamic exhaust vent technology
  • Standard headcover
  • Increased peripheral view with Shade 5 SideWindows

HEARING PROTECTION

3M knows there are a range of environments and needs to be met when it comes to hearing protection. Challenges like properly fitting ear plugs, varying weather conditions, or the need to communicate in loud areas, are met by 3M’s wide selection of ear plugs, earmuffs, and other solutions for protecting the user’s hearing.

The E-A-R™ Express™ Pod Plugs™ product from 3M were designed with a unique grip that allows for easy fitting and help to keep the ear plug clean when the wearer's hands are dirty. The slow recovery foam will insert easily and then seal the ear canal providing comfortable hearing protection. Among the E-A-R Express Uncorded Pod Plugs' other features are:
  • Earplugs are kept clean when they are not being worn with the included Reusable Pillow Pack
  • Yellow foam plugs with assorted color grips
  • Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)* 25 dB. CSA Class AL
  • Test compatible with 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System
These new 3M Signature Products are now available in the 3M Department at QSource.com. You can also give us a call at 800-966-6020 or contact us via email to place an order or get more info. Our 3M Department also features excellent product solutions for static control, labeling, vacuums, and more.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Light the Fireworks! Happy 4th of July from Q Source


Fireworks, BBQs, and the red, white & blue: The July 4th holiday is upon us and it's time to celebrate. In honor of Independence Day, Q Source's offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th, 2013.

From our Q Source family to yours, we wish you a happy, safe, and enjoyable 4th of July. Thank you for your continued patronage.

Note: QSource.com will still be open for business 24/7. Orders placed via our Web site on the 4th and 5th will be processed as soon as possible on Monday, July 8th, 2013. Please contact us with your related questions at qsales@qsource.com.


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