Why Choose Desiccator Storage?

Desiccator storage has become critical in more and more manufacturing operations. A look at the costly effects of moisture exposure explains why. As critical components become smaller and more sophisticated, their susceptibility to moisture damage increases. Once absorbed by sensitive components, water creates a number of potentially disastrous conditions. The most notorious effect of moisture... Continue Reading →

Metcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary

With the upcoming introduction of a game-changing technology, new investments in technology and engineering, and a deep product pipeline, Metcal announces a revitalization of its brand and further strengthens its position as the industry innovator. The Metcal innovation story began 35 years ago in Silicon Valley: the company was a scientific startup creating better soldering... Continue Reading →

Chemical Compatibility – Metals

KEY: Hazards: Only primary ones are shown. For example, chlorine is not shown as an asphyxiant because its toxicity will kill you first. A = Asphxiant C = Corrosive F = Flammable O = Oxidizer T = Toxic Ο = No Effect ♦ = Minor effect or slight change in appearance or properties. Test before repeated... Continue Reading →

FS209E and ISO Cleanroom Standards

Updated: 7/17/17 Before global cleanroom classifications and standards were adopted by the International Standards Organization (ISO), the U.S. General Service Administration's standards (known as FS209E) were applied virtually worldwide. However, as the need for international standards grew, the ISO established a technical committee and several working groups to delineate its own set of standards. FS209E... Continue Reading →

Hand Dryers or Germ Incubators?

We're used to seeing standard hand dryers in a host of locations, from restaurants to research labs. The question is: Do they provide clean performance? In most cases, the answer is no. In fact, they're often more prolific sources of contamination, including microbial exposure, than paper towels. A Wall Street Journal article, "Paper or Power:... Continue Reading →

Pros and Cons of Solder Paste Stencils — Alpha Assembly Solutions

All electronic devices have a printed circuit board fit into them. It is the most basic component, needed for all electronics to function the way they are meant to. Printed circuit boards are manufactured with high precision, which today, is made possible through the usage of solder paste stencils. A stencil is a device which […]... Continue Reading →

ergoCentric wins Canadian Occupational Safety Readers’ Choice Award

Canadian Occupational Safety readers have selected ergoCentric as one of the best Ergonomic Products Supplier in Canadian Occupational Safety first annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Tens of thousands of ballots were cast through a comprehensive and dynamic survey where readers selected their favorite occupational health and safety vendors and suppliers across 52 different categories. The award was designed to highlight extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Find Delvo Torque Drivers at PAC!

Production Automation is pleased to announce that we are now a distributor for Delvo torque drivers! Nitto Kohji's Delvo electric screwdrivers are high quality tools for professional use.

Vision Engineering’s Lynx EVO Stereo Microscope Wins the 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

The Lynx EVO was chosen for this award based on its importance and usefulness to the microscopy community by providing a better and faster method of analysis using innovative technology.

Ergonomics For All

The word ergonomics is used a lot when talking about industrial and office furniture. We all understand what ergonomics are, even if we don't know the exact definition. Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as: Simple Definition of ergonomics : a science that deals with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely :... Continue Reading →

Which Portable Brady Printer is Right For You?

BMP21-PLUS Label Printer BMP41 Label Printer BMP51 Label Maker BMP53 Label Maker BMP61 Label Printer BMP71 Label Printer Print Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi Print Width 0.75" / 19.05 mm 1.00" / 25.4 mm 1.50" / 38.1 mm 1.50" / 38.1 mm 2.00" / 50.8 mm 2.00"... Continue Reading →

Mobile Power: What Really Matters?

Seven questions you can ask to find out which mobile computing workstations will work best in your facility. As hospitals adopt and expand mobile computing strategies, power systems are critical to ensuring caregivers access the information they need, shift after shift, where it matters most - at the point of care. Details about run time... Continue Reading →

Workstation Grounding

When working on ESD-sensitive projects, whether at home, in a repair shop, or even a large-scale manufacturing operation, having you and your work area fully grounded is a necessity.

Skin Protection Beyond Gloves

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Pest control applications sometimes require more skin protection than just gloves, You may need disposable coveralls to shield your body, booties to cover your shoes, or protective sleeves for your arms.

For some pest control tasks, regular work clothing provides adequate personal protection, but for others, it’s simply not enough. Furthermore, clothing may hold or absorb a toxicant, physical irritant, pathogen, or allergen, resulting in (1) a longer exposure to the hazard for the wearer, and (2) the risk of carrying the hazard to other locations, even home. Those are two things you want to avoid.

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Why Do I Need Fume Extraction?

There are many applications where fume extraction is necessary and/or required by law. Manufacturing and assembly operations, repair centers, salons, ect. Anywhere where there are harmful fumes and particles in the air that can be detrimental to worker health and safety. In any type of welding or soldering applications there will be smoke and fumes.... Continue Reading →

Wiper Folding & Surface Cleaning Poster from Berkshire

A guide to properly fold and use a low-linting wiper for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in a controlled environment. Click here to download: Cleanroom_Wiper_Folding_and_Surface_Cleaning_Poster

The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol

As we've discussed in a previous post, there are many advantages of using isopropyl alcohol in the manufacturing process because of its low cost, but what we didn't cover is some of the risks and dangers of IPA. Today we'll cover some of those issues so that you can take full advantage of isopropyl's benefits while... Continue Reading →

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Vision Engineering EVO Cam Digital Microscope

Unlock the power of full-HD imaging with the EVO Cam high performance digital microscope. Full-HD live video imaging (1080p/60fps) brings to life a macroscopic world in stunning detail, with magnification options up to 300x and full auto focus to ensure ultra-sharp imaging at all times. Capture full-HD images at the touch of a button, without... Continue Reading →

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