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RS Components introduces high-quality RS Pro enclosures for potentially explosive environments

RS Pro enclosures meet wide range of standards, including ATEX and IECEx certification and waterproof ratings, making them ideal for deployment in a variety of industrial market sectors

Malaysia, 9 March 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced an innovative RS Pro range of painted die-cast aluminium enclosures that are designed for use where there is a potentially explosive atmosphere. Offering ATEX and IECEx certification, the series has been built to provide a high quality yet cost-effective protective option for equipment deployed in hazardous environments.

Targeting maintenance engineers, panel builders and electricians, this extended RS Pro range of enclosures meets the rigorous demands of a variety of industrial sectors such as plant maintenance, marine and offshore, food and beverage, utilities, robotics, defence and transportation. Key target applications can include locomotives, crane hoists, solar panels, load cells, oil meters and high-torque brakes.

In addition to ATEX and IECEx certification, mandatory for equipment deployed in environments where there is a high risk of explosions, the range meets the IK09 impact rating and comes with a series of waterproof standards up to IP68. This makes the enclosures suitable for use in various applications in the process control, industrial automation and mining industries.

Constructed from AlSi12 aluminium material, the series features a grey powder-coated finish, stainless-steel captive-lid screws and availability in a wide range of sizes. Other features include a service temperature range from –50 to +135°C and respective internal and external earthing areas of 4 to 120mm2. The series also meets further approval standards, including cULus, CE, RoHS and GOST-R.

The RS Pro range of ATEX and IECEx certified die-cast aluminium enclosures is shipping now in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

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Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com