Excelta 5-Star Cobaltima Series Tweezers
Welcome back. My name is Gus and this is Q Source’s “On the Bench.” Jim LaFrance, from Excelta Corpora-tion, is here to explain what makes Excelta’s Five-Star line of tweezers such a superior tool.My name is Jim LaFrance from Excelta Corp. I’m here at Q Source on Long Island, who is one of our distribu-tors…actually the distributor in the area. Today, I’d like to talk a little about tweezers.If you know anything about Excelta you know that Excelta is tweezers. We’re the largest supplier of tweezers inthe United States and have been for the last 50 years.Today, I’d like to tell you why we’re the largest. In the standard tweezer world, people know the 3C tweezer or a2A tweezer as a standard tweezer. We have ve different quality grades of a standard tweezer.Now you would say why would you have ve different quality grades. Well the most important part of a tweezer is the tip. How precise is the tip? How exact is it?If you’re working on a bench, and you’re not using any magnication, a $4 3C tweezer is just ne…that will dothe job for you. But if you’re working under 100X magnication and you need tips that exactly meet, our Five-Star 3C, the same style, is the way to go.First of all, it’s only 1 mm thick, while the One-Star tweezer is 1.5 mm thick. The 1 mm thick allows you to closeit a lot easier. When you’re under 50X magnication, and you tell your tweezer I want to close, you want it toclose real easy.Second of all, the tips on the Five-Star Cobaltima tweezer are extremely ne. It doesn’t get any ner. They alsohave raised inside edges so if you’re doing wire bonding it won’t nick the wire. They will stand up to a 1,000degrees F so you can solder with them; it has no effect on the component. And they have a 63/65 Rockwellhardness at the tip. And some elasticity, which means if you bend the tip you can actually bend the tip back towhere it was before.