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Spectronics Corporation Forms Global Strategic Partnership with Quaker Chemical Corporation

on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:48

Spectronics Corporation has announced a strategic supply/market development agreement with Quaker Chemical Corporation to support Quaker’s soon-to-be announced lines of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids incorporating FluidSafe™, Spectronics’ unique fluorescent safety additive. Spectronics and Quaker Chemical have already been supplying longwall fluids with FluidSafe™ to the Australian market, and the new agreement expands this effort globally.


In line with this partnership, Spectronics will be amalgamating its Alerton International subsidiary with the parent company and moving the FluidSafe™

5 Mining Safety Tips

Sixteen percent of all injuries reported to the United States Department of Labor in 2014 were related to faulty machinery components. In addition, fatalities have gradually increased over the past three years, demonstrating that safety has not been a priority in the mining industry.

If regular equipment maintenance saves even a single life per year, then it should be implemented into the daily work process. Occasional inspection and repairs of equipment isn’t enough to keep it functioning at peak performance. Here are some tips to ensure equipment maintenance is properly executed and the safety of employees improves:

Tip #1: Create an Inspection Schedule

By sticking to a schedule and noting each problem or repair, patterns can be noticed and parts can be replaced before a problem exists.

Tip #2: Keep Equipment Clean

Cleaning equipment regularly prevents buildup of dirt and rocks which can wear out parts faster if not removed.

Tip #3: Keep Employees Well Trained

Not only should new employees be trained on equipment use and safety, but existing employees should be re-trained regularly to remind them of the safety precautions that should be taken daily.

Tip #4: Check for Hydraulic Leaks

Hydraulic leaks create a hazardous workspace, environmental damage, and can lead to painful fluid injection injuries. Regular maintenance will improve safety, save money in lost fluid, and decrease the possibility of losing work days due to malfunctioning equipment.

Tip #5: Create a Positive Safety Environment

Create an environment where employees know that their safety is a priority and feedback is encouraged. They should feel free to communicate their concerns or make suggestions.

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•Top Priorities For Global Mining Companies
•Improving Reliability
•Finding and Fixing Leaks Saves Money
•Fluid Injection Injuries
•Financial Consequences
•Catch Early Signals of System Failure




UV Crosslinker Ideal for Sanitizing Tools, Devices and Reagents in the Forensic Industry

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:13

The XL-1500 Spectrolinker™  UV crosslinker from Spectronics Corporation is ideal for UV surface sanitization of forensic tools and devices. The unit’s short wave UV (254 nm) tubes also provide efficient reagent decontamination, including carryover contamination, while preserving PCR amplification of minute quantities of DNA.


The Spectrolinker is equipped with a programmable, “smart,” user-friendly microprocessor controller. It also features an auto-repeat function, four operation modes, an LED-function indicator and a color-coded keypad.

Powerful, Multi-LED, Broad-Beam UV Lamp Ideal for Industrial Leak Detection

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:54

The Spectroline®TRITAN™ 365 (Part No. TRI-365HB) is a powerful, multi-LED, broad-beam UV leak detection lamp. When used with Spectroline® fluorescent dyes, it pinpoints fluid leaks in a wide range of industrial systems such as hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems and much more.

The TRITAN 365 features three ultra-hi-flux UV LEDs for fluorescent leak detection, plus a white light LED for general component inspection in dimly lit areas.

Fast and Efficient UV Wafer Erasing System Ideal for Extra-Large Load Capacity

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:50

The PC-8820B UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System, manufactured by Spectronics Corporation, is a high-capacity unit that enables fast and complete erasure of programmed memory. Its high-intensity, short-wave UV (254 nm), ozone-free, quartz grid lamps provide a nominal initial UV intensity of 70,000 µW/cm², producing the quickest and most complete erasure of programmed memory. The erasing cycle time is as fast as 90 seconds! This provides at least 60% greater throughput than competitive systems.

The cabinet’s extra wide and deep drawer capacity ensures easy loading of wafers.

Powerful, UV-A LED Flashlight Ideal for Aviation Leak Detection

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:49

OPX-365 Aviation application shot

The powerful OPTIMAX™ 365 from Spectronics Corporation is a cordless, rechargeable, UV-A LED flashlight ideal for identifying leaks in fuel, lubrication and hydraulic aviation systems.

The OPTIMAX 365 features an ultra-high intensity UV-A LED, which makes all leak detection dyes glow brightly…even dirty oil leaks. It is four times brighter than other high-intensity leak detection lamps and has an inspection range of up to 25 feet (7.6 m). Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, the flashlight provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection time.

GLO-STICK® Leak Detection Kit Finds All AC&R Leaks in Small to Medium Size Systems

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:44

The Spectroline® OPK-40GS/E GLO-STICK® Leak Detection Kit has everything needed to locate all AC&R leaks in small to medium size systems — including high-pressure R-410A systems. Technicians will appreciate the convenience of the single-dose fluorescent dye capsules, which add refrigerant and fluorescent dye in one simple step!

The kit contains the OPTIMAX 400 LED leak detection flashlight. Its high-output violet light LED causes dyes to fluoresce more brightly and with greater contrast than conventional blue light lamps.

Versatile, Affordable UV Lamp Perfect for MPI and FPI

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:33

SB-100P Series UV-A Inspection Lamp

Spectronics Corporation’s SB-100P Series UV-A (365 nm) lamps are “workhorses” for NDT inspections, and meet ASTM UV-A intensity and wavelength specifications for MPI and FPI.

The lamps are available in concentrated spot and diffused versions. The concentrated spot SB-100P has a nominal steady-state UV-A (365 nm) intensity of 4,800 µW/cm² at 15 inches (38 cm).

The lamp head and transformer base housing are constructed of a special heat-resistant engineering polymer that ensures years of rugged use.

Now, Researchers Can Tailor Make Their Own UV Viewing Systems

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:11

CC-81 UV Viewing Cabinet for Lab

The Spectroline® CC-80 and CC-81 ultraviolet viewing systems provide unequaled fluorescence analysis of research findings. The CC-80 and CC-81 are ideal for use in chromatography, electrophoresis, genetic research, photoresist coating inspection, forensic science and much more.

Researchers can custom design their own fluorescence analysis systems by choosing from a wide range of Spectroline UV lamps that are available in 254, 312 and 365 nm wavelengths. For even higher UV intensity and greater fluorescent contrast, users can select from 29 Spectroline UV transilluminators.

Spring Checklist

Spring HVAC ChecklistHVAC Maintenance Checklist

As summer rapidly approaches, it’s time to finish up those spring cleaning checklists and prepare for the seasons heat. This means we not only have to put away our heavy coats and winter boots, but we need to ensure our customer’s A/C systems are up and running. Often customers don’t understand the importance of regular maintenance until a problem has occurred. Here are some tips to keep our customers informed.


Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
Regular maintenance on a HVAC system can increase the life of system 5-6 years. It’s recommended to have this done twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring.

Replace A/C Filters
Clean filters enable systems to work less to cool your home, and increase efficiency. Some systems come with washable filters, which makes this task even easier.

Change Batteries in CO Detector
Carbon monoxide is a nearly undetectable poisonous gas. Changing the batteries in a CO detector annually ensures you will be informed if there's a gas build up.

Caulk Windows and Doors
Take advantage of the warm weather and add this project to your list. Ensuring insulation will prevent warm or cool air from escaping, saving money during both the winter and summer seasons.

Clean Out Gutters
Cleaning out your home’s gutters regularly will prevent water damage and insect or rodent infestations.

Clean Out Air Ducts
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted when impurities in the air ducts cause it to work harder. By cleaning them, you will increase the life of your system and decrease the total on your bills.

Clean Area Around Outdoor A/C Unit
Units require 18”-24” of breathing room to function properly. Clean gutters in this area is also important to prevent overflow.

Clean Register Grills and Vents
Prevent a buildup of dust in vents, which harbor allergens that are propelled into the room by the system, by dusting annually. This will also allow the system to function without the excess strain of pushing air through dirty vents.

Clean Ceiling Fans
A clean fan prevents allergens from being released into the air, which can attract dust mites.

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