Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Choose a Continuous Monitor for Your ESD Control Program – Guest Blog

by Craig Zander, Transforming Technologies

In Craig’s latest Guest Blog for Q Source, he provides tips for how to choose a continuous monitor for your ESD control program

The first step in a quality ESD control program is grounding your personnel. People walking in a facility and performing common tasks generate a static charge. If not grounded, the voltage accumulated through this charging may be transferred to your product and can cause significant or catastrophic damage to electronic devices.

The most common method for grounding people handling electronics is by using a wrist strap and coil cord. The wrist strap and cord transfer any voltage from the person to ground. When a wrist strap system is functioning correctly and worn properly, it is extremely difficult to accumulate more than a few volts on a person, which, in all but the most extreme cases, is not enough to cause damage to devices.

Wrist strap systems should be tested on a regular basis.
If the wrist strap system is malfunctioning or worn improperly, the voltage may continue to grow and accumulate to levels that can damage most electronic devices. Therefore, it is very important that the wrist strap system be tested on a regular basis to assure that it is functioning properly.

There are a number of ways that the wrist strap system can be tested, and the best method depends on the number of employees in the facility, the critical nature of the product (i.e., medical, aerospace, military, high value), and budget.

One of the most common methods for verifying wrist strap performance is the wrist strap/footwear test station. The test station(s) is placed near the entrance to the ESD Protected Area (EPA) and employees test their wrist strap to verify its operation before they are allowed to enter the EPA. The testers have a wide range of capability and costs. Some testers have a simple pass/fail indicator while other testers have digital readouts and data logging capabilities to record the test results for each employee. While these testers meet the requirements of regular testing of the wrist strap, there are a number of potential drawbacks:

  • Test Frequency: How often the person goes to the test station varies between companies. Some companies require testing at the beginning of each shift while others test every time the person leaves the work station for breaks. In each case, should the test indicate a failure of the wrist strap, there leaves a question as to when the failure occurred and how much product was handled with the failed strap. For high reliability and value products the customers of this company may want to know the disposition of the product that was handled during the time between tests.

  • False Security: When testing a wrist strap at a test station, only the wrist strap, cord, and person are tested at that precise moment. The situation could change once the operator reaches the work station. The operator could adjust the strap after testing, the resistance could increase due to dry skin conditions, or the ground jack at the work station could malfunction. All of these scenarios could lead to high voltage accumulation on the operator that would not be detected by the tester.

  • Wasted Time: Depending on the size of the company, there can be a line at the test station of employees waiting to test their wrist straps, effectively delaying the time they spend on productive activities.

  • Record Keeping: Most companies require their people to sign-in at the tester and record the results. There are some systems that automatically record and store the results after the employee has swiped their ID badge. Someone in the company still must maintain and review the test records to assure that everything is working as designed, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

To address these drawbacks, many companies are now using continuous monitoring to verify that the wrist straps are functioning correctly. Continuous monitors are located at the work station and provide an audible and visual indication when the wrist strap system malfunctions. Once the operator hears the alarm they do not touch the product until the problem is resolved and the system is functioning correctly. With continuous monitoring systems, you avoid waiting in line for testers, eliminate the extensive record keeping, and you remove doubt that the product may have been handled by an ungrounded operator. There are no more decisions to be made on what to do with product that was handled by ungrounded operators, as there is no longer any time between tests.

There are a few options available today for continuous monitoring. Some monitors will simply verify the operator wrist strap, while others will verify the wrist strap, the work surface ground, and possibly other equipment grounds.

Capacitance/Impedance Monitors

Some continuous monitors use capacitance or impedance to verify that the operator is connected to the system. These systems allow the company to use the standard single-wire wrist strap and coil cord system and are typically the lowest cost option for continuous monitoring. These monitors operate by using a capacitance or impedance circuit to estimate the resistance of the operator wearing the wrist strap. Since the system is not making an actual resistance measurement, these systems can sometimes be fooled by high skin resistance of the operator and may provide false passes.

Dual Conductor Resistance Monitors

Dual conductor resistance monitors use a special wrist strap and coil cord to incorporate the operator in a resistance measurement. Instead of the single conductor wire found on standard wrist straps, this monitor uses a dual-wire coil cord and a wrist strap that has two isolated halves. A voltage is sent down one of the wires and into the wrist strap. When the person is wearing the wrist strap properly, their skin completes the circuit and the signal returns down the second wire to the monitor. This system assures that the operator is electrically connected to ground.
Many companies are now using continuous monitors like Transforming Technologies Ranger Series.

While dual conductor resistance monitors provide the most reliability, they also typically have the highest cost and require special wrist straps. A new series of dual-wire resistance monitors (from Transforming Technologies) are priced closer to the single-wire systems, but provide the reliability of dual wire. The CM1601 Resistance Ranger provides dual wire monitoring for a single operator, and the CM1602 Dual-Wire Resistance Ranger monitors the operator and one work surface ground. Transforming Technologies also offers great options for dual-wire wrist straps and cords that provide both excellent quality and value.

Thanks, Craig, for further educating us on how to develop and maintain a successful ESD control system. We look forward to your future Guest Blogs.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Simco-Ion Top Gun 3 Ionizers Provide Efficient Cleaning & Rapid Static Discharge

Simco-Ion’s lightweight, ergonomically designed Top Gun™ 3 ionizing air guns are available in 11 different configurations from These top-quality ionizing guns provide high blow-off force for rapid static discharge and efficient cleaning for a variety of industrial applications.

The Simco-Ion Top Gun 3 features a flow control valve (for adjusting air flow levels), an ionization indicator light (for verifying ionization), and a filter (to ensure that clean air gets to the target surface). Available Top Gun 3 configurations at include models with controllers, with 7’ or 14’ Cables/Hoses, with the Sidekick Hands-Free Stand, with optical sensors, and with 120 or 230 volts.

The UL- and CUL-approved Top Gun body was designed for user comfort and has a flexible cord and easy-to-use trigger switch. User safety is also addressed with the controls integrated into the body, a heavy vinyl-covered metal shielding for the cable, and the unit’s “shockless” design, which prevents users from being shocked if the ionizing point is touched. For added convenience, the Simco-Ion Top Gun accepts compressed air or inert gases (including nitrogen).

Visit our Simco-Ion Top Gun 3 Series page at and purchase the exact Top Gun 3 configuration to meet your needs.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Importance of Testing & Monitoring Your ESD Grounding Devices – Guest Blog

by Craig Zander, Transforming Technologies

In Craig’s debut Guest Blog for Q Source, he explains the importance of testing and monitoring of ESD grounding devices.

Transforming Technologies PDT 800K Test Station
The first line of defense for protecting electronic devices and assemblies from damage due to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is to properly ground all personnel that come in contact with the product. When a person is effectively grounded, all of the voltage that accumulates on their body when moving rapidly travels to ground before it can affect the product.

The most common and reliable method for grounding operators is the wrist strap and coil cord combination. The conductive materials inside the wrist band contact the skin and transfer the voltage from the operator through the cord and to ground. When worn correctly, and tested or monitored, wrist straps are the preferred method for grounding people.

When grounding a person through a wrist strap, ANSI/ESD S20.20 requires the resistance of the person to equipment ground to be less than 3.5 x 107 ohm (35 meg ohm). Typically, the resistance to ground of a person properly connected with a wrist strap is just over 1 meg ohm (the value of the resistor in the cord assembly).

Wrist strap and coil cord assemblies need to be tested or monitored regularly. Some companies chose to test the wrist strap system one or more times per day at central testing stations (for example, the PDT 800K Test Station). Other companies opt to continuously monitor (using a device such as the CM1602 Constant Monitor) the wrist strap connection so that product is not handled if the grounding system fails.
Transforming Technologies CM1602 Constant Monitor
There are situations, however, when being connected to a ground jack via a cord is not conducive to efficient or even safe operation. Operations that involve frequent transportation of product within the facility, as well as operations that involve machinery, present a challenge to the wrist strap and coil cord grounding method. In these cases, factories may use a combination of conductive flooring and foot grounders to effectively ground the operator.

The requirements for grounding a person through flooring and footwear have changed in the ANSI/ESD S20.20 2014 Standard. Previous versions of ANSI/ESD S20.20 provided you with two options. If the resistance from the person through the footwear, through the floor and to ground was less than 35 megohm, no further testing was necessary. If the resistance was greater than 35 megohm, you could still meet the requirements of the standard if the resistance was less than 1.0 x 109 ohms and you can demonstrate that the operators generate less than 100 volts. The latest version of S20.20 (ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014) requires the resistance test and the walking voltage test for qualifying flooring and footwear materials together. While many flooring and footwear options may pass the resistance test, it has been discovered that some combinations of floor materials and foot grounding materials do not work well together.

To test the walking voltage generation of flooring and footwear systems you use ANSI/ESD STM 97.2 Floor Materials and Footwear - Voltage Measurement in Combination with a Person. This test involves recording the voltage of a person while they perform a repetitive walking pattern. To record the voltage you can use a charge plate monitor with data recording capability, or a similar instrument with the same specifications listed in the test method.

Body voltage measurement test set-up.
The new software “Digilloscope”
can mark the five highest
peaks automatically and calculate
the average value.
Transforming Technologies developed the Warmbier WT5000 Walking Test Kit to meet the needs of the ANSI/ESD STM 97.2 test. The WT5000 is a battery-operated instrument that is easily transported to various areas of the factory floor. The system includes the trademarked data acquisition and analysis software “Digilloscope for Windows™.”

The WT5000 records the voltage on the operator while they are performing the walking steps called out in the standard. Once several repetitions of the pattern are complete, the software will provide the peak voltage and average value. The data is used to confirm compliance to standards and to determine the lowest possible voltage device (Human Body Model Discharge Threshold) that can be handled in the facility.

Thanks for that very important information about ESD control and testing, Craig. We look forward to future Guest Blogs to learn from your expertise.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Olympic Storage Company Shelving Products Added to

We’ve recently added another new line of quality products to Come check out Olympic Storage Company’s selection of shelving and shelving-related products and accessories.’s Olympic Storage offerings include carts, security enclosure kits, wire shelves, dunnage racks, and accessories like posts, casters, and dividers. Olympic products are used in a variety of industries including commercial, healthcare, food service, and industrial.

Visit our Olympic Storage Company page to make a purchase. For additional information or questions about Olympic Storage, you may contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Adds Keystone Safety & TechNiGlove International Lines for Cleanroom/Controlled Environments recently added new product lines from Keystone Safety and TechNiGlove International. These products are focused on cleanroom, contamination control, and related environments.


Keystone Safety, a prominent manufacturer since 1925, produces durable, cost-effective products for a variety of uses such as food processing, cleanrooms, contamination control, etc. Their core items include aprons/sleeves, caps/hair nets, coveralls, lab coats & shoe covers. Since their revolutionary Adjustable Cap debuted in 1925, Keystone has grown their offerings to more than 100 different products.


TechNiGlove International, founded in 1998, is a leading manufacturer of disposable gloves for use in contamination-controlled environments including cleanrooms, sterile non-medical environments, pharmaceutical, and industrial settings. TechNiGlove is the innovator behind color-coded nitrile gloves, the TechNiPack (the 100% plastic dispenser box), and the refillable TechNiTote (large-capacity, refillable). TechNiGlove products are available in nitrile, sterile nitrile, and latex.

Visit our Keystone Safety and TechNiGlove International pages to place your order. For additional information or questions about these leading brands, you may contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Flux Cleaning Myths: The Basics - Guest Blog

by Steve Allen, VP Marketing and Innovation, ACL Staticide

In Steve’s latest Guest Blog he focuses on a few myths about flux cleaning

There are many myths and misunderstandings about cleaning solder flux from printed circuit boards. Let’s address some of those primary PCB cleaning & preparation myths and concerns for a variety of rework and repair operations.

To begin, we clean and remove most flux residues to prevent metal oxidation and generally poor electronic circuit connections.

Technologists and technicians alike are often advised to clean boards post-soldering processes with isopropyl alcohol (i.e., IPA). But there are proven chemical reasons for not using a hygroscopic solvent like IPA (hygroscopic solvents draw moisture from the air to themselves as an equilibrium mechanism) for basic board cleaning and further process preparation.

In most instances, IPA is too aggressive for most plastics and can intrude into parts and spaces creating undesirable effects. IPA is known to dissolve polystyrene and other types of plastic capacitors. By dissolving various materials, a potential low-ohm and conductive film is spread over the surface of the PCB while the flux itself (typically a very high solids material) is left untouched in a host of board surface areas, and in particular, at the solder joints. Leftover flux materials can be detrimentally conductive in many instances.


Rosin-based flux is generally not conductive unless it is baked on at extremely high temperatures (caramel or black in color). Generally, no-clean flux is just that. It does not always require cleaning and you may leave it on. Many low-solids flux materials, when applied under a correctly controlled process, will completely evaporate with time. Most water-soluble fluxes need to be removed simply because they leave behind a soap-scum-like residue, which is generally conductive.

Additionally, there are some very aggressive fluxes like RA that must be removed as they contain very acidic substances. RMA is the most prevalent rosin flux (RMA rosin = mildly activated and RA rosin = less activated). It is actually not the rosin that performs the flux activity, but another substance in the flux compound, which promotes spreading and adhesion. The basic rosin material is simply a carrying vessel for the active flux ingredient.


When activated (and temperature controls this; most fluxes kick in around 100° C or 212° F), flux is a very reactive element that wants to bind with oxygen molecules. It is so reactive it can strip oxygen molecules that have already bonded with copper. So, it converts copper oxide back into basic copper. The second thing flux does is lower the surface tension of the solder. This lets the solder flow over the soldered surface, spread, and adhere.

Under a correctly controlled process, the flux is given some time to activate and do its work before solder is applied. Wave solder machines apply warm flux to the board first, then let it soak for a few seconds as the conveyor moves over a warming plate, and finally the flux is fully activated. The board then passes through the solder wave where the flux totally evaporates and essential leaves behind a clean board.

Solder paste works in a similar way. When conducting reflow processes, you have a ramp up to flux activation, a hold phase to let the flux do its work and evaporate, and finally, a ramp up to liquid phase where the solder melts and flows on the remaining flux. In theory, if reflow operations are done correctly, there should be minimal flux residue and board washing is simple or may not be required at all.

Boards that have been reworked (e.g., manually touching one individual component) will have residue and require washing with flux removers. The flux in solder wire is a different composition than the flux found in pens or liquid form. The flux in solder wire is dry powder and is more aggressive than paste as it has a shorter time to do its work.

Plus, there are specially formulated fluxes like the gel fluxes or tacky fluxes. These are formulated for the rework process, and the practice is to use a lot of it; so much of it that there is excessive residue and you need to remove it. The same goes for pen fluxes, which are also for rework. Most fluxes for wave soldering come in a 55-gallon drum, which is not something most end-users keep on the workbench!

In general, when performing handwork, you will need to clean the board unless no-clean is used, when doing reflow or wave soldering. If aesthetics are key, it’s important to clean. And, every kind of flux has its own specific flux remover. Some flux removers are broad spectrum. Most flux removers require flood cleaning; you need to use a substantial amount to effectively clean and wash a board. Simply squirting a tiny bit on does not work. It just leaves goop all over the board like a sticky film. You need to flood it on, let it soak for a few seconds, and in many cases, scrub with a brush. Then repeat the spray process to wash the “spent” material off the board. As a final process, let the board drip out and spray once more. If needed, apply warm air to dry. Never blow air using your mouth (human breath actually contains saliva, which is acidic). As the flux evaporates, it cools down the board which pulls moisture out of the air. Always use your reflow hot air gun for any type of final finishing and drying.

When it comes to technical cleaning, ACL Staticide manufactures top-quality rework and repair cleaning products and compliments, and is your resource for all of them.

Thank you Steve, for that informative Guest Blog and for clearing up those flux cleaning myths. We look forward to your next blog submission.

For information about ACL Staticide and their related products, please visit our ACL Staticide Department at You may also contact us via email or phone at 800-966-6020 and one of our associates will be happy to assist you.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Q Source Adds Innovative Berkshire Line for Cleanroom Apps has added a new resource for your cleanroom/critical environment needs: Introducing Berkshire Corporation cleanroom and contamination control products. Hundreds of Berkshire solutions for critical surfaces and controlled environment applications are now available at discounted prices.

Based in Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire has been a global innovator in manufacturing cleanroom/contamination control products since the mid-1960s. Berkshire products are used in the following industries:

  • Aerospace & Defense – Manufactured to meet the demanding surface prep and cleaning standards set by the government, Berkshire low-linting disposables ensure compliance for everything from equipment and parts manufacturing to everyday maintenance and repair
  • Automotive – Berkshire's low-linting dry and pre-wetted critically clean products enable clean, smooth results throughout the surface preparation and refinishing process
  • Food & Beverage – Utilize Berkshire's patented, low-linting contamination control products to meet quality goals, comply with rigorous government regulations, and improve HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) and SSOPs (sanitation standard operating procedures)
  • Healthcare – Protect patients, workers/staff, and visitors with Berkshire's economical, low linting cleanroom products, which address critical contamination control concerns
  • Medical Device – Berkshire's low-linting surface cleaning and preparation disposables support a wide range of critical biomedical device manufacturing methods, and support the production of catheters, contact lenses, heart valves, pacemakers, and more
  • Microelectronics – Facilitate the highest contamination-control levels for precision electronics, printed circuitry, microelectronic and semiconductor manufacturing applications with Berkshire's ultra-clean low-lint, low-ion products
  • Optics – Berkshire's non-abrasive, soft wipers protect scratch-sensitive surfaces like lenses, mirrors, and other optical components in critical optics and photonics manufacturing and maintenance
  • Pharmaceutical – Need to observe strict regulations? Berkshire's critical contamination control products help you adhere to cGMP practices and lot traceability in standardized and government-regulated industries
  • Print – Use Berkshire's low-lint contamination-control products for low-cost/high-quality cleaning of industrial inkjet printers, typesetting machines, and imaging equipment
  • University/Research – For research/laboratory settings focused on topics like nanotechnology, engineering, physics, astronomy, and bioprocessing, use Berkshire's contamination control products and low-linting surface cleaning supplies

ENGINEERED CLEAN now offers all of the popular Berkshire series (e.g., CapSure, Choice, Labx, SatPax, ValuSeal, and others). These include Berkshire's wide variety of cleanroom/contamination control products in the following categories:
  • Dry Wipers – Low-linting, low-shedding dry cleanroom wipes for contamination control and surface cleaning
  • Pre-Wetted Wipers – Sterile and non-sterile pre-wetted wipes saturated with various alcohol and ethanol formulas
  • Swabs – Berkshire’s Lab-Tips® swabs for precision cleaning, surface sampling, validation procedures, and the application of lubricants or other liquids
  • Cleanroom Paper – Low-linting cleanroom bond paper reams, notebooks, and documentation/writing systems
  • Glove Liners – Soft, lightweight, long-term comfort BCR® Glove Liners for use with latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves
  • Facemasks – Non-shedding face masks for particle and bacterial filtration
  • Mops & Accessories – Mop systems, tools, and accessories for cleaning isolator and cleanroom floors, walls, and ceiling surfaces
These high-quality cleanroom and contamination-control products are now available in our Berkshire Corp. Department at If you have further questions about how Berkshire products can work in your controlled environment, please contact us via email, our Web site form, or by calling us at 800-966-6020.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

JBC's New T470-FA Handle, Perfect for High-Power Soldering

JBC Tools recently released their new T470-FA Thermal Insulator HD Soldering Handle. The T470-FA is perfect for intensive soldering jobs such as large ground planes, production of solar panels, armor, and applications that require continuous high thermal power.

This JBC Thermal Insulator HD Soldering Handle features a thermal-insulated, large-width foam grip, a screw for fixing the cartridge to prevent rotation, it can provide 250W when used in conjunction with the JBC HDE Soldering Station (with C470 Tips), and it works with JBC’s Modular and CD Series Stations (only with C245 Stations).

The JBC Tools T470-FA Thermal Insulator HD Soldering Handle is available at for just $100.63. Visit’s JBC Tools Department for this and other top-quality JBC soldering products.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Atrix Quality Vacuums: Reliable Technology for Better Cleaning

The Omega Green Supreme Vacuum System is one of a
variety of Atrix vacuum cleaners available at
Ever try to vacuum with a low-quality vacuum cleaner? You often create a bigger mess than you had when you started and the dirt, dust, or other debris that you meant to clean winds up scattered in a bigger area than before. If this has happened to you, you need an Atrix.

Atrix International manufactures top-quality vacuum cleaners, filters, and other accessories for a variety of cleaning needs. offers a complete line of Atrix vacuums for MRI/healthcare, cleanroom, ESD, and other vital applications.

The Atrix line includes their Backpack, Express, Green Supreme, HCTV, Mighty Mouth, and Omega Series vacuums in HEPA, ULPA, electronic, toner, office, pest management, backpack, and upright models. In addition to these industry-leading vacuums, Atrix offers a full line of filters and accessories such as hoses, brushes, nozzles, and more.

Visit our Atrix International page at to purchase the vacuum, filters, and accessories you need to properly clean your office, healthcare, or industrial environment. For further information, you may also contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't Mean to Shock Ya, but 3M Static Control is Now SCS

3M Static Control is now SCS. SCS is a brand of Desco Industries, Inc., who purchased 3M's Static Control business on January 2, 2015.

The SCS brand will use the same part numbers, offer the same quality products at the same pricing, and serve their customers by the same people at 3M's existing Sanford, NC facility. SCS offers the same professional-quality static-control products including Air Ionizers, Anti-Fatigue/Floor/Table Mats, ESD-Safe Garments & Safety Gear, Personal Grounding items, Static Shielding Bags, Tapes, Striping & Adhesives, Test & Measurement Equipment, and many more.

At, you'll find more than 800 products of the former 3M Static Control in our new SCS Department. If you've regularly ordered a particular 3M part, there is no need to change the part number. Everything remains the same…just a new name.

To purchase SCS products, please visit our SCS page at For further information, you may also contact Q Source by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Q Material Handling: A Full-Service Material Handling Solution Provider

Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety of a complicated material handling project? Introducing Q Material Handling (a division of Q Source, Inc.), a full-service material handling solution provider dedicated to serving and supporting you with all aspects of your unique project requirements.

Q Material Handling applies its 60+ combined years of experience to address your specific business and application needs. Trusted by businesses large and small, we offer high-quality material handling equipment in categories including:

Mezzanine system installation for a satisfied customer.
  • Cleanroom Equipment
  • Hydraulic Lift Equipment
  • Industrial Guardrails
  • Lockers
  • Mezzanines
  • Modular Cabinets
  • Modular Offices
  • Post Protectors
  • Steel Shelving
  • Wire Partitions
  • Wire Shelving
  • Workbenches
  • Workstations
Modular office with guardrails.

Q Material Handling serves you by offering analysis and product solutions to maximize productivity and cost-efficiency. Our extensive professional experience with installations and product solutions (locally, nationally, and internationally), has earned us the trust of some of the top brands in the country.

At the Web site you'll find lists of satisfied customers and of the product brands we work with, there's also a gallery of photos of past installations, and a blog section with information about projects we've completed. In addition, if you fill out the form on our homepage you hear back from one of our material handling experts as soon as possible.

Please call us (301-745-8908) with your material handling questions and to see how we can put our expertise to work for you (or, if you prefer, fill out the form on the homepage or send us an email). Please note: Q Material Handling is currently a leading supplier in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S., but please contact us if you are in other areas to find out how we can assist you.

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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 or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.

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