Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Boost Productivity w/FSInspection’s Ergonomic Video Inspection Systems

If you’re in the market for a hi-def, ergonomic video inspection system, may we suggest checking out one of the newer lines we’ve added to QSource.com: FSInspection. Founded in 2013, FSInspection’s cost-effective product lines include the VERSAMag™, HDMag®, X-Mag™, and PKMag® 50 series.

Let’s take a closer look at these easy-to-use, productivity-boosting inspection tools:

HDMag

The 2015 NPI Award Winner for Repair and Rework Tools, FSInspection’s HDMag series provides invaluable assistance for SMT inspection, repair/rework, and counterfeit part/component detection applications. Boasting an ergonomic design for user comfort, the HDMag and its software (not included) make it very easy to collaborate with co-workers, supervisors, and even suppliers/customers in real-time. In addition to adjustable work heights and a magnification range up to 127x, the HDMag also features:
  • Smartly designed, simple, intuitive controls
  • Brilliant, HD-image quality
  • Reduces eye, neck, and back strain
  • Optional software: Allows for image capture, linear/circular dimensional measurements, annotated images, and the ability to save, print, and share your images
  • Real-time video inspection
  • XY table smoothly glides in all directions, locks in place for stability, and has pre-drilled holes for mounting to fit your needs
  • Adjustable, built-in LED lighting

VERSAMag

Combine advanced technology and sleek design and you get the VERSAMag High-Magnification Inspection System. FSInspection’s VERSAMag, with its HD high-resolution camera, provides outstanding inspection results via sharp images and multiple magnification levels.

A portable visual inspection system, the VERSAMag allows for accurate inspection of various objects via the following features:
  • Lightweight w/easy-to-use controls
  • Multi-axis positioning HD camera and adjustable Z-height arm
  • Up to 155x magnification
  • Remote control with simple functions
  • Real-time video inspection featuring auto-focus, w/manual focus override
  • Measurement and image capture capabilities (capture and store images on an SD card or with the use of a computer)
  • Detailed measurement capabilities with optional, easy-to-use software

PKMag

FSInspection’s PKMag 50 is a high-definition, lightweight portable inspection device. With its 5” LCD display and easy-to-use buttons, the handheld PKMag can be used wherever it is needed for instant inspection of a variety of objects.

In addition to its built-in LED lighting and convenient stand, the FSInspection PKMag also features:
  • Intuitive controls
  • Sleek design reduces eye, neck, and back strain
  • Real-time video inspection
  • LED lighting
  • Brilliant, HD image quality w/color modes
  • 2x to 14x magnification range
  • 100 MB storage of .bmp or .png files
  • 3-hour continuous use on battery w/3-hour charge time

X-Mag

Make the small details, on objects of any size, come alive with FSInspection’s X-Mag High-Magnification Workstation. The X-Mag combines its advanced real-time video technology with a high-def camera, monitor, and LED lighting to offer clear, sharp images. This versatile inspection system provides detailed results via the following features:
  • Intuitive controls w/a sleek design to reduce eye, neck, and back strain
  • Brilliant, HD-image quality w/color modes (true full color, grayscale, black on white)
  • Auto focus 720p HD camera w/manual focus override
  • Up to 96x magnification
  • Real-time video inspection
  • Adjustable built-in LED lighting
  • Visibility at your station or across the room
  • Measurement features at all magnification levels

Visit QSource.com to learn more about these FSInspection products and why their company slogan is, “Advanced. Accurate. Affordable.” Check out our FSInspection Department to purchase one of their high-quality video inspection systems. We also offer a selection of FSInspection accessories and the optional FSInspection Image Software. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

The Social Rewind for December 28, 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’s column: Mashable shared one of those end-of-year lists that we all love. Read about plant-powered lamps and 25 other incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015.

Seeing as how many of you probably got a drone as a holiday gift, we thought this Weller retweet looking at why it’s never been easier to fly a drone might be interesting.

We’re not sure why you would want this, but Make: Magazine’s post about how to make a tennis racket that grunts like Maria Sharapova still intrigued us.

Let your tennis racket do all the grunting for you

Posted by Make: Magazine on Monday, December 21, 2015

With the New Year’s celebrations still to come, this Puritan post provides some holiday food safety tips that are vital for those buffet spreads we all come across at parties.

Here are some great holiday food safety tips from our friends @UA. http://bit.ly/1O2J7Ky #foodsafety

Posted by Puritan on Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter season is upon us, but next time you feel overwhelmed by a blustery breeze, check out this Laughing Squid video of a man getting hit with a 457-MPH wind. No snow cap will protect you from this.

And we close out this week’s column with a post expressing our seasonal wishes and informing you of our holiday office schedule.

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.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Season’s Greetings 2015 from Q Source

From our Q Source family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you enjoy all the best of this holiday season and have a peaceful New Year. We look forward to serving you again as a valued resource in 2016.

Please note our office closing schedule for the next two holiday weeks:

  • Thursday, December 24, 2015 – Closed
  • Friday, December 25, 2015 - Christmas Day – Closed
  • Monday, December 28, 2015 – Open Regular Business Hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015 – Open Regular Business Hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015 – Open Regular Business Hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015 – New Year's Eve – Closed
  • Friday, January 1, 2016 – New Year’s Day - Closed

Our newly redesigned Web site, QSource.com, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your orders or RFQ/inquiries. Orders submitted when our office is closed will be processed ASAP on the next business day we are open. We also encourage you to visit our Q Source Resource Blog and follow us on our social media accounts. For questions and further information please call (800-966-6020) or email us.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Social Rewind for December 21, 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’s column: 3M shared this uplifting story of Hannah Herbst, a 15-year-old scientist/inventor whose work aims to change lives for the better.

Fashion Seal HC shared this post that looks at why millennials don’t go to the doctor the way other age groups do. What does this mean for the health of our society as a whole?

We’ve read so many stories about how 3-D scanning has been used for a myriad of revolutionary, life-changing purpose (such as printing human body parts for amputees). This Laboratory Equipment magazine post about 3-D scans of the world’s oldest ham and oldest peanut isn’t one of them. ;-)

Unless you live in Hawaii, cross your fingers and hope for the best as you read this Workrite Ergonomics shared post about the healthiest/least healthy states in America.

"...A new analysis of the country's health data finds that it's probably pretty good for you to live in paradise (Hawaii) and pretty bad for you to live in the South...."

Posted by Workrite Ergonomics on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

For all you makers feeling the holiday spirit, here’s a cool interactive LED Christmas tree from Evil Mad Scientist.

And we close out this week’s column with a post about our most recent Guest Blog about ESD continuous monitors by Craig Zander.

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.


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Friday, December 18, 2015

Attention Techs & DIYers – Get This 25-Piece Computer Service Kit for Just $49.99

Save 26% off the MSRP of the Eclipse 500-003 25-Piece Computer Service Kit. Just use our FPF121815 Coupon Code (auto applied) to get the discount. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, December 18, 2015 through Sunday, December 20, 2015.

This Eclipse Computer Service Kit features just about everything you need to maintain and repair a computer including pliers, tweezers, soldering/desoldering tools, and more. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and you’re encouraged to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Follow our weekly FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo) and 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 December 20, 2015.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Social Rewind for December 14, 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’s column: Many of Einstein’s theories have been proven, but some require leaving the planet to do so. Tektronix shared this post about a spacecraft called the LISA Pathfinder that will detect gravitational waves as a final step in proving or disproving Einstein’s ideas about the curvature of space-time.

Do you know how to care for your soldering equipment? JBC Tools shared this piece that tells how to properly tin your soldering iron tip (important info for prolonging the life of your tips).

If your business deals with chemicals, you’ve probably heard of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communications. This Brady post offers a complete FAQ for all you need to know about the GHS and its new deadlines.

Questions about the new #GHS deadline? We have the answers! http://ow.ly/VsDRn

Posted by Brady North America on Thursday, December 10, 2015

If you’re a child of a certain age, you’ve no doubt played with Silly Putty at some point in your life. Have you ever wondered what it’s made of? Check out this Laughing Squid post to learn about what makes this odd putty so silly.

Whether you call it an elastic band or a rubber band, here’s a cool post from Instructables that offers up a bunch of unusual uses for the stretchy loops.

And we close out this week’s column with a post about the upcoming end to our Transforming Technologies Free Shipping/Free Wrist Strap promo.

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.


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, December 11, 2015

Our Master Appliance UT-100 Ultratorch Kit Promo is Hot, Hot, Hot

Save 34% off the MSRP of Master Appliance UT-100 Ultratorch® Butane Soldering Iron/Torch/Heat Tool Kit. Just use our FPF121115 Coupon Code (auto applied) to get the discount. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, December 11, 2015 through Sunday, December 13, 2015.

The Master Appliance UT-100 Ultratorch Kit functions as a soldering iron, flameless heat tool, and brazing torch. Featuring a sturdy metal tank with enough fuel for 2 hours of use, this kit includes a range of accessories for a variety of applications. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and you’re encouraged to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Follow our weekly FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo) and 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 December 13, 2015.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Social Rewind for December 7, 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’s column: Being flu season, many people are taking every step not to get sick. But this post from Puritan urges that one common step, hand washing, isn’t just important to avoid the flu, but reminds us that 80%+ of illnesses can be transmitted by the hands.

American Hakko’s inspiring post introduces us to a group of trailblazing young people who are using technology to change the lives of people who most need it.

Forty-three years ago, NASA lost track of a rocket they shot at the moon as an experiment during the Apollo 16 mission. Laboratory Equipment magazine’s post brings news of the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s discovery of that rocket’s impact crater.

You’ve heard of 3D printing and augmented reality. This post by ASSEMBLY Magazine says that those and eight other technologies will shape the future of manufacturing.

10 Technologies That Will Shape the Future of Manufacturing http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12144484/10-technologies-that-will-shape-future-of-manufacturing #manufacturing #technology

Posted by ASSEMBLY Magazine on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This post shared by Gooch & Housego, offers handy information for knowing the difference between CFL and LED light bulbs. With recent new regulations, buying bulbs has become a little more complicated.

And we close out this week’s column with our post of this month’s Q Source Resource Digest. This post offers a great way to catch up on some of the previous month’s top blog posts from Q Source.

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.


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, December 4, 2015

Get Bevco’s ErgoLux Backless Stools* at 10% Off – Featured Product Friday Promo

Save 10% off Bevco ErgoLux Backless Stools* (* black only). Just use our FPF120415 Coupon Code (auto applied) to get the discount. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, December 4, 2015 through Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Bevco’s ErgoLux line offers a super-soft, high-density, visco-elastic memory foam seat, which responds to the body’s unique shape, weight, and temperature for ergonomic comfort. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and you’re encouraged to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Follow our weekly FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo) and 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 December 6, 2015.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ASG’s Throwback Prices on Select Screwdrivers Promo Expires 12/31/15

For months we’ve been telling you about how you can get select current ASG HIOS Electric CL-6500, CL-6000, and CL-4000 Series Screwdrivers at 1990s prices (plus a FREE PS-55 Power Supply) and now this great offer has only a few weeks left. ASG’s excellent “We Love the ‘90s” promo is coming to an end on December 31, 2015.

Don’t let this chance to save hundreds of dollars on top-quality HIOS screwdrivers pass you by. And, don’t forget you’ll receive a FREE PS-55 Power Supply with each eligible screwdriver purchased. So, visit our ASG "We Love the '90s" promo page at QSource.com today. You may also contact us via our Web site, by phone (800-966-6020), or via email. Remember, this offer expires 12/31/15.



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