The Kinetronics SpeckGRABBER Pro Kit is a unique tool designed to remove individual contaminant particles from delicate and sensitive surfaces without danger of damaging or causing additional contamination. A small soft washable pad on the end of the SpeckGRABBER provides a high adhesion surface that sticks to contaminant particles with considerably more cohesive force than the contaminated surface. When the SpeckGRABBER is put in contact with the particle, it adheres to the particle, while leaving no residue on the contacted surface.
The SpeckGRABBER is non-conductive, and can be used on active CCDs allowing the technician to monitor the decontamination process. The SpeckGRABBER can be used on disk drive heads, optical sensors such a CCD arrays, mirrors and lenses, UV windows, films and silicon wafers among other hard to clean surfaces. The SpeckGRABBER is available in two styles; the Pro model has a heavy-duty rubberized grip. Both styles can be repeatedly cleaned in water, or soap solution without diminishing its adhesive qualities.
SpeckGRABBER Cleaning Instructions
SpeckGRABBERs pick-up finger oils and dust and should be cleaned prior to each use. The best method to clean the SpeckGRABBER is to dip the tip of the SpeckGRABBER into the Kinetronics Precision Cleaning Solution and carefully dry with the soft, dust-free Tiger Cloth before repeat use.
If Precision Cleaning Solution is not available, carefully wash in a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water and dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth. Avoid pulling or "tugging" the tip, which will dislodge it from the SpeckGRABBER shaft.http://www.pictureline.com/newsletter/2004/june/dslrclean.html