Highlights

Anyone involved in the world of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) over the past few decades, whether as maintenance engineers, managers or procurement professionals, is likely to have seen incremental changes across the board. The equipment being maintained has changed, more diagnostics have become available and eProcurement is likely to be used in the purchase of spare parts and tools.

However, as organisations put even greater pressure on their employees to find cost savings and efficiencies in all areas of the business, a host of disruptive technologies is coming to the fore. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and Augmented Reality (AR) seem set to become more than just business buzzwords as the pace of change accelerates and changes the MRO landscape forever.

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Industry Guides

Food & Beverage

We know what it takes to keep your processes running smoothly and the challenges you face daily.

We off er a comprehensive range of Food & Beverage products and we’re 100% committed to providing you great service.

Come to us for hygiene solutions for reduced downtime, durable sensors that stand up to intense cleaning regimes, power monitoring devices for optimal effi ciency and products that are compliant to NSF and COSHH regulations.

Supporting you within your industry by offering a comprehensive range of products covering the key technologies:

  • Product Sensing
  • Tools, Hygiene Control and Health and Safety
  • Motors & Motor Control
  • Process Control (PLCs & Temperature Control)
  • Power Transmission & Conveying
  • Lubricants & Cleaners
  • Pneumatics

Factory Automation

In todays competitive world, it is crucial for manufacturers to be innovative and dynamic. They are continually challenged to quickly deliver the highest quality, most consistent products to an ever-changing marketplace.

Supporting you within your industry by offering a comprehensive range of products covering the key technologies:

Machine Guarding & Safety
Our extensive range of machine guarding and safety equipment offers protection for all industry sectors including factory automation for areas such as food and beverage, and process automation for areas such as utilities and mining. This can include the installation of equipment and more.


Sensors, Switches & Relays
We have a wide range of sensors and transducers to fulfil any application in industrial automation systems, from general purpose to RFID and IO-Link models. We also stock a wide range of industrial switches such as Limit, Reed and Rotary switches, and morew.
Power & Connectivity
The RS range of Industrial Power Connectors has a connector to suit your needs. Typically supplied with excellent electrical insulation, and complying with relevant standards, these connectors are a safe and sure way to power tools and machinery at a variety of voltage requirements.
Tools & Test Equipment
RS Components offer an expansive range of test and measuring instruments used in electrical and electronic work. Electrical testing is a vital procedure for any product that uses electricity..
RS is here to support you design & maintain intelligent, efficient factory automation and control systems that increase flexibility, save energy and extend system life.

Automotive

Operations involved in the construction of equipment which enables the movement of people, animals and goods via rail, road, or water. This would include the specialist vehicle and automotive manufacturing industry, as well as companies that build or service trains, buses, construction or agricultural machinery, or boats.

Supporting you within your industry by offering a comprehensive range of products covering the key technologies:

Cost Management
Nearly all automotive and transport manufacturing sites use a wide variety of machinery. Once the original manufacturer’s warranty has ended the mix of component brands used creates both a purchasing headache and additional maintenance cost.



Re-Working Existing Application
There is often a requirement to re-task existing machines, develop new machines or add additional networking and data communication functionality.
Energy Management
Knowing how much electrical energy is used by different parts of your process will enable energy efficiency measures to implemented.
Reducing Downtime
Unplanned downtime due to equipment failure can be very costly in terms of both lost time and production output, and materials wastage..
With the best product and brand portfolio combined with an excellent service, RS can help reduce the number of different suppliers needed. This helps reduces order management costs, eases the management of small orders and improves overall purchasing process efficiency.

RS provides free-of-charge 3D design software, combined with access to one of the most extensive product ranges which includes the latest communication and networkable products. This can help accelerate the machine design process, and our market leading product offer means you don’t need to waste time searching for the right products.

RS has a range of kWh power meters which can be easily retro-fitted to provide a local indication of power usage. The range includes a variety of capabilities from simple local kwH measurement to power factor and data-logging capability. The RS offer also includes a comprehensive range of energy efficient solutions such as IE2 motors, variable speed drives, and low energy lighting.

Undertaking regular inspections of parts using non-intrusive tools, such as infra-red thermal imagers and vibration analysers or monitoring and control relays can help you detect and predict issues before they lead to failure.
RS can provide advice on the right solution for your application.

Packaging Printing & Paper

Manufacturing operations directly involved in the production of cardboard, paper, or mixed material packaging – such as printed or plain cartons for food or consumer product packaging – or the process of printing onto paper or card. For example magazines, gift cards, wall paper, or promotional literature.

Supporting you within your industry by offering a comprehensive range of products covering the key technologies:

Cost Management
Many packaging plants use a wide variety of machinery. Once outside of the original manufacturer’s warranty, the mix of component brands used across the production lines creates both a purchasing headache and additional maintenance cost.



Re-working Existing Machinery for New Designs
There is often a requirement to either re-task existing machines or develop new machines in house to meet the needs of your customer.
Hygiene Management
Preventing product contamination is particularly important for packaging produced for the Food & Beverage market.
Reducing Downtime
Unplanned downtime due to equipment failure can be very costly in terms of both lost time and production output, and materials wastage.
Undertaking regular inspections of parts using non-intrusive tools, such as infra-red thermal imagers and vibration analysers, can help you detect and predict issues before they lead to failure. Fluke & RS can provide advice on the right solution for your application.

With the support of SMC Pneumatics, RS can help you reduce the number of different pneumatics brands used within your machinery and offer advice on how machine reliability and productivity can be improved by carefully considered upgrades.

RS can provide access to 3D product models and 3D design software to help accelerate the machine design process, and our marketing leading product breath means you don’t need to waste time searching for the right products.

RS can help with a range of ‘Foodsafe’ NSF approved cleaners and lubricants suitable for use in environments with food-related products, and shatterproof fluorescent tubes that prevent fragments from accidental breakages entering the production process.

Industrial Manufacture

Industrial manufacturing involves production in many manufacturing fields. It provides the raw materials and tools for them, including F&B, textile and garment, machinery, furniture, paper products, petroleum, chemical raw materials, metal smelting, automotive, electrical machinery, test & measurement, medical manufacturing, and many more.

As the world develops and advances, industrial manufacturing technologies will be at the forefront, constantly improving the processes, with SMART factories, and the IIOT.

Cost Management
Industrial manufacturing involves a wide range of components and equipment. Once the warranty period provided by the original manufacturer expires, the different part brands you use may bring difficulties in purchasing and increase the maintenance cost. 



Modification of existing applications
We often need to fully configure existing machines, develop new machines or equip additional network and data communication
capabilities.
Energy management
Knowing how much electrical energy is used by different parts of your process will enable energy efficiency measures to be implemented.
Reducing downtime
Unplanned downtime due to equipment failure would be time-consuming and will have an impact on product output with material
waste.
With the best combination of products and brands, RS can help you cut down the number of different suppliers you need with excellent services. It can help to reduce the cost of order management, simplify the management of small orders, and improve the efficiency of the overall procurement process.

RS can provide access to 3D product models and 3D design software to help accelerate the machine design process, and our marketing leading product breath means you don’t need to waste time searching for the right products.

RS has a range of kWh meters and power meters which can be easily retrofitted to provide a local indication of power usage. The range includes a variety of capabilities from simple local kWh measurement to power factor and data recording. RS products also provide a full range of energy-efficient solutions such as IE2 monitors, variable speed drivers, and low-energy lighting.

Regular inspections of parts by means of non-invasive tools (such as infrared thermal imagers and vibration analyzers or monitoring and control relays) will help you detect and predict problems before they occur. RS can provide the right solutions for
your application.

Electronics Manufacturing Services

Electronics – Development, Board, Box, and Bench cover a wide range of technical activities dedicated to the application of electronics to enhance industrial and manufacturing processes. Types of end-customer applications include motor control, lighting, industrial control, metering, security, welding equipment, and power supplies. Each customer will have a design engineer, or team working on the creation of hardware and software solutions.

Engineers look at:
• How to design, create and improve electronic and electrical equipment
• Designing existing products better/faster/cheaper than before
• Problem solving
• Innovation

Supporting you within your industrial and manufacturing processes by offering a comprehensive range of products covering the key technologies:

Cost Management
Many packaging plants use a wide variety of machinery. Once outside of the original manufacturer’s warranty, the mix of component brands used across the production lines creates both a purchasing headache and additional maintenance cost.



Development tool and evaluation board
We have over 2,300 low-cost development and evaluation tools, from our major manufacturers - supporting a variety of products, including microcontrollers, power management, and programmable logic.
Board
Free powerful tools, resources, and access to a community of fellow engineers help reduce design cycles. The stock of hottest products and the latest technologies of leading brands keep engineers at a competitive edge.
Box
Many standard, modular, & bespoke PCB solutions in all shapes and sizes in various materials are available. Plus a wide range of guides, brackets, & fasteners.

Indirect Procurement Report

In this whitepaper RS Components & The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) analyse research conducted with CIPS procurement professionals in 2019 on the challenges of indirect procurement and supplies for Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO). Expert opinion is provided explaining what the findings mean for business and what improvements you should consider for your MRO strategy in order to drive change in your business. 

Key suppliers

We partner with a wide range of leading suppliers in the industry, offering you a broad range of products for all your maintenance needs. Browse some of our top brands: