Friday, January 30, 2015

Understanding Contact Cleaners with ACL Staticide: “On the Bench” Video

Steve Allen, VP of Marketing & Innovation for ACL Staticide (and regular Q Source Resource Guest Blogger), recently spoke to Q Source about Contact Cleaners for our “On the Bench” video series. Steve demonstrated how to clean a PCB using a variety of ACL’s Contact Cleaners to remove hand oils, thermal conductive greases, silicones, and more.



To purchase ACL Staticide Contact Cleaners, please visit QSource.com or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email. Shop our complete line of ACL products at our ACL Staticide Department at QSource.com.

Don't forget to look out for new "On the Bench" videos at QSource.com and on our YouTube channel.

Keep a Can Nearby: ACL Staticide’s IPA Presaturated Cleaning Wipes

Get ACL Staticide’s IPA Presaturated 5" x 8" General Cleaning Wipes in a 100-count canister (Q Source SKU: 7600-A008) at 33% off the MSRP when you use our FPF013015 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, January 30, 2015 through Sunday, February 1, 2015.

These IPA Wipes (7600) are saturated in a pure electronics-grade isopropyl alcohol and are safe to use on plastics and metals. They are perfect for removing solder paste, inks, adhesives, flux residues on printed circuit boards (PCBs), hardline cables, metal/fiber-optic cable splices, and automatic/semi-automatic printer stencils. Regularly listed at $17.95, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get them for just $12.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on February 1, 2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Q Source Office Closed Due to Approaching Blizzard

UPDATE: Q Source is closed today, Tuesday, due to the blizzard and on-going snow removal. Please stay tuned for further info.

The Q Source office will close at 2 p.m. today due to the approaching blizzard. The storm is forecast to dump two to three feet of snow in our area and the blizzard warning extends through tomorrow night.

Depending on the snowfall and safety of the roads, our office may be closed on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Refer to this blog and our social media posts for further information.

QSource.com remains available 24/7 for orders and product information. Thank you for your patience and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact us via email if you have any further questions.

The Social Rewind for January 26, 2015

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, coffee lovers rejoice! Workrite Ergonomics shared this post about a study that shows coffee lowers the risk of a deadly skin cancer.

Transforming Technologies’ post says sharks are older than trees. Impressive, but sharks can’t climb trees to bite us so…trees win!

This post by Laughing Squid about permanent damage being done to King Tut’s golden burial mask had us shaking our heads in disbelief.

This throwback post by NIST reminds us that before WWII, “computers” were rooms full of humans…including many female pioneers.

Mashable’s post showing 100 humanoid robots performing a synchronized dance routine in Tokyo was cute and entertaining at first, but then we started to think about “Terminator” and things weren’t so funny anymore.

And we close out this week’s column with our blog post about the all-in-one organization solution: Quantum Storage Bin Shelving Units.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Get 20% Off a Case of 3M’s Moon Dawg Safety Glasses for Three Days Only

Get a case of these 3M Moon Dawg Standard Protective Eyewear w/Clear Lenses & Black Frames (20 per case) (Q Source SKU: 11215-00000-20-S036) at 20% off the MSRP when you use our FPF012315 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, January 23, 2015 through Sunday, January 25, 2015.

These surf-inspired safety glasses (11215-00000-20) are lightweight, durable, and have lenses that absorb 99.9% UV and meet the high-impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003. Regularly listed at $188.47, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $150.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on January 25, 2015.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quantum Storage Bin Shelving Units: All-in-One Systems for Getting Organized

Creating an organized workplace storage area doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. QSource.com recently added 440 Quantum Storage Bin Shelving Units that provide an all-in-one solution for getting organized.

Quantum Storage's complete shelving systems help you boost accessibility while keeping parts organized and fit right in to picking or inventory control applications. An easy-to-read bin label area makes for quick identification and the steel shelf units provide long-lasting durability since they will not rust or corrode.
Quantum Storage Store-More Series w/12 Bins

These Quantum Storage Bin Shelving Units offer so many options and configurations; you'll have no problem finding the exact unit to meet your specific needs. All-in-one bin shelving systems are available with the following specifications:
  • Colors: Black/Blue/Clear/Gray/Green/Ivory/Red/Yellow
  • Heights: 39"/75"
  • Lengths: 12"/18"/24"
  • Widths: 36"/42"
  • Number of Shelves: 5/6/7/8/10/13/19
  • Series: Economy Series/Hulk Series/Magnum Series/Stack & Hang Series/Store-More Series/Super Tuff Euro Series
  • Shelf Capacity: 350 lb./400 lb./475 lb./750 lb.
  • # of Bins Included: 10 bins/12 bins/13 bins/14 bins/15 bins/16 bins/18 bins/20 bins/21 bins/24 bins/27 bins/28 bins/30 bins/32 bins/36 bins/45 bins/48 bins/54 bins/60 bins/72 bins/90 bins/96 bins/108 bins/144 bins (with a vast number of bin sizes supported)
  • Shelf Style: Solid
  • Styles: Closed/Open
Quantum Storage Economy Series w/60 Bins
The six available series offer a number of features & benefits including:
  • Open hopper style front bins
  • Bins have rear "v"-lock style allowing them to be hung off shelves
  • Extra-large storage
  • Extra-large stacking containers
  • Water-proof bins
  • Bins that are autoclavable up to 250°F
  • Extreme cold resistant bins
  • Heavy-duty 20-gauge shelving
  • Powder-coat finished shelves
  • High-density bin storage
  • Small part storage system
  • Durable polypropylene bins
Check the specific series for available features.

For help choosing the right bin shelving unit for your needs, please give one of our material handling/storage experts a call at 800-966-6020. They'll be happy to assist you.

To purchase a complete shelving unit, please visit our Quantum Storage Bin Shelving Unit page at QSource.com. You may also contact us via our Web site, by phone, or via email. Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this item, freight charges will not be calculated at checkout. We will need to contact you to arrange shipping.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Social Rewind for January 19, 2015

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, Fashion Seal HC posted one viewpoint on the question of requiring bodycams for healthcare uniforms.

EE Times shared this encouraging post about smartphones for the blind.

This post by Laboratory Equipment magazine blew our minds. Read about how a tiny speck of plutonium from the Manhattan Project wound up on the UC Berkeley campus.

Check out this ThomasNet post to learn about Kenshiro, a University of Tokyo robot that resembles the build of a 12-year-old boy and boasts 160 artificial muscles.

3D Printing Industry shared this post about how 3D printing technology is being used in complex heart surgery.

And we close out this week’s column with our email post introducing the new All American Series workbenches by IAC Industries.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

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Introducing the All American Series Workbenches by IAC Industries

Have you heard about the new All American Series by IAC Industries? QSource.com is honored to have been selected to be one of the select sites offering this high-quality line of lower-cost, durable workbenches and accessories. The All American Series is exclusive to dealers and distributors like Q Source.



These ruggedly built, Quick Value benches feature heavy-gauge steel, durable powder-coat paint, and are made in the USA. Even better, you can order up to ten benches and get them in just 5 to 10 business days.

QSource.com has all 81 All American Series parts currently available. The workbenches are available in standard or ESD models and in three styles: C-Leg, Basic 4-Leg, and Adjustable-Height (manual or electric). Add to these top-notch benches one or more of the variety of accessories available and you'll be able to build a workbench to meet your exact needs. (Please note that All American Series workbenches and accessories are not compatible with other workbenches available from IAC Industries.)

C-Leg Workbenches

All American Series C-Leg Workbenches feature a welded cantilever design, integrated uprights, and an adjustable worksurface. C-Leg benefits include:
  • Leg room comfort
  • Strength to support 750 lb. on the work surface
  • Integrated uprights allow for extra shelves and overhead lighting
  • ESD laminate available

4-Leg Workbenches

All American Series 4-Leg Workbenches feature a fixed-height of 30", 1"-thick T-Mold Edges, and available ESD models. 4-Leg benefits include:
  • 1000-lb. distributed weight capacity
  • Powder-coat finish
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days
  • Wide range of productivity accessories

Adjustable-Height Workbenches (Manual or Electric)

All American Series Adjustable-Height Workbenches feature a cantilever support system, a bolted-steel channel frame, and either a hand-crank manual adjustable height or motorized adjustable height. Adjustable-Height Workbenches benefits include:
  • Ergonomic design
  • Maximum leg room
  • Full 500-lb., evenly-distributed load capacity
  • 12" adjustment range, from 30" to 42" worksurface height
  • 1"-thick T-mold worksurface (available in Standard or ESD laminate)
  • Durable, baked-on powder-coat paint

All American Series Accessories

As mentioned, All American Series accessories, like the workbenches, are not compatible with other IAC workbenches or accessories. Current available All American accessories include:
  • Drawers, File Cabinets, and Monitor Arms
  • Workbench Shelves, Casters, Leg Extenders, and Uprights
  • Document Holders, Tack Boards, and Parts Bin Accessories
  • Electrical Channels, Power Rails, and Light Fixtures
  • Footrests and Keyboard Holders
Once again, Q Source, for a limited time, has been chosen as a select distributor for the All American Series products. We're excited to be working with IAC to bring you this high-quality, lower-cost solution for workbenches and accessories. To place an order (or for further information), please visit our All American Series by IAC Industries Web page or contact us via email, phone (800-966-6020), or the Contact Us page at QSource.com.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about anything on The Q Source Resource or QSource.com please leave us a message in the comments section.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Save $36+ on This Transforming Technologies ESD Chair Mat/Floor Runner

Get this Transforming Technologies Gray ESD Chair Mat/Floor Runner (48" x 60") (Q Source SKU: FM4-4860-T070) at 14% off the MSRP when you use our FPF011615 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, January 16, 2015 through Sunday, January 18, 2015.

This ESD Chair Mat/Floor Runner (FM4 4860) is a durable ESD mat made from rigid, solid vinyl with a buried conductive layer that provides consistent electrical properties. Regularly listed at $256.31, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $220.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on January 18, 2015.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Social Rewind for January 12, 2015

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, Workrite Ergonomics shared this post about four technology trends that will define 2015. Smart clothing. 3D printing in the kitchen. Yes, please!

Agilent Technologies’ post tells the sad, tragic story of Francium, one of the last naturally occurring elements to be discovered.

We just had to share Laughing Squid’s post of incredibly beautiful photos of China’s 31st Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

Nowadays, it seems most people have a connection to autism in some way (family member, co-worker’s child, etc.). This post by The Autism Society of America offers an Autism 101 Online Course for those curious to learn more about this widespread developmental disability.

The photo of Bill Gates drinking a glass of water is intriguing. But read this post by Mashable to learn all about how Gates wants to “turn poop into water.”

And we close out this week’s column with our email newsletter post about Excelta’s Lazer Line Cutters. Lasers + hand tools = cool!

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Get Daylight’s U22080 Magnifying Lamp for Just $200 Thru Sunday

Get the Daylight Company Ultra-Slim White Magnifying Lamp XR w/1.75x Mag. & 7" Lens (Q Source SKU: D070-000004) at 33% off the MSRP when you use our FPF010915 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, January 9, 2015 through Sunday, January 11, 2015.

This Daylight Magnifying Lamp (U22080) combines the latest innovations in lighting design and features Daylight’s bright 28W light, XR technology™, Quick Lens Swap System™, and their new Free-Motion head-joint™. Regularly listed at $299.99, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $200.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on January 11, 2015.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brady’s BMP21-PLUS: A Rugged, Portable Label Printer for Just $99

We first told you about Brady’s BMP®21-PLUS Portable Label Printer back in August. As we’ve watched its popularity grow over the past few months we wanted to refresh your memory about this rugged and versatile portable printing solution.

When the original Brady BMP21 was obsoleted and discontinued this past summer, Brady took everything that made it popular and widely used and added to it. From this addition of new features, the BMP21-PLUS was born with its lower price, increased durability, smart automatic formatting with drop-in label cartridges, additional applications, and backward-compatibility with BMP21 label materials.

The BMP21-PLUS was created to save you money, while offering more battery life, materials, applications, and durability. In addition, the Brady BMP21-PLUS Portable Printer features:
  • A starting price under $100
  • Greater visibility on LCD display
  • Beefed up protective bumpers/internal shock resistance
  • High-visibility color scheme
  • Use rechargeable Li-ION or AA batteries
  • A myriad of new applications
  • 100+ electric, smart home, safety, and datacom symbols
  • 24 new material parts
If you’ll be using the BMP21-PLUS for applications like Electrical & Automation, Datacomm & IT, or Visual Workplace/Maintenance/Industrial, you’ll be happy to hear that in addition to the existing 46 M21 BMP21 cartridges, the –PLUS offers 24 new M21 cartridges. These new parts include Self-Laminating Vinyl, PermaSleeve Wire Markers, Nylon Cloth, Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl, and Polyester labels. This wide selection makes the BMP21-PLUS great for things like wire & cable, data center equipment, bins, safety equipment, 5S, and more.

To order your Brady BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer, please visit QSource.com (where you’ll also find BMP21-PLUS accessories and materials). For questions, or additional info, contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The Social Rewind for January 5, 2015

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.

Happy New Year to our friends and loyal readers! Welcome to the first Social Rewind of 2015. We look forward to another year of fun, info-packed posts…

Leading off this week, EE Times’ post had us thinking about how all these new Connected Cars communicate to each other. Solving the challenges of speed, weight, etc. seem to be a key issue for 2015.

We love learning the history of gadgets and enjoyed this Popular Mechanics post about 10 accidental discoveries of awesome things like microwaves and Velcro.

Did you know that Illinois is the largest producer of nuclear energy in the U.S.? This post by Laboratory Equipment magazine presents 6 things you didn’t know about nuclear power.

Did you hear about the tool that was 3D-printed on the International Space Station after being transmitted from Earth? Robot Magazine’s post tells you how you can get those plans to 3D-print your own space wrench.

MAKE Magazine shared this post about a beautiful stained-glass version of Optimus Prime. Does this mean there’s a Church of the Transformers?

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our Featured Product Friday promotion and our plans for 2015.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Featured Product Friday New Year - New 2015 FPF Promos Start Next Week

Happy New Year! The Featured Product Friday (FPF) Promo by Q Source has completed a successful 2014 of offering more than 50 opportunities to save on popular, must-have, high-quality products from a variety of well-known vendors at QSource.com. Our new 2015 promos will begin next Friday, January 9, 2015. Check our social media posts and this blog for a preview and further information.

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of FPF and we look forward to bringing you even more exciting weekly offers for 2015. With that in mind, we’d like to ask for your input as far as what types of products you’d like to see offered in the Featured Product Friday promotions and any other comments you might have regarding the way the promos are offered. Please leave those comments/ideas in the comments section of this blog post or send us an email.

Please Note: Remember to look out every Friday for a new Featured Product. New FPF codes are valid beginning each Friday morning at 12:00 a.m. and expire Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about our Featured Product Friday promo via our detailed blog post.