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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:18

RS Components extends RS Pro portfolio with IP50- and IP65-rated AC inverter drives and accessories

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RS Components extends RS Pro portfolio with IP50- and IP65-rated AC inverter drives and accessories

Easy-to-use RS Pro range of AC inverters and switches for induction motors ideal for processing and infrastructure industries 

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 August, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is expanding its high-quality RS Pro series of products with a large range of simple-to-install and easy-to-use AC inverters.

Complementing the wide range of AC inverters available from RS, the RSAC, RSMK, RSMA and RSDA series of devices are ideal for AC motor-control applications required by maintenance engineers and machine builders in processing and infrastructure industries. Designed for use with single-phase and three-phase AC induction motors across a wide range of power ratings, the RS Pro series comprises 17 AC inverter drives with the majority being IP65 rated (wash down), and the two models in the RSMK series rated to IP50.

The devices are ideal for situations where a robust and sleek design is necessary, and can be used in various applications including conveyors, HVAC and pumps. Available in epoxy die-cast-aluminium cases in two colours - rugged grey, and a white version that is FDA approved for use in food processing - the units offer easy operation with either simple or no programming required.

The high-quality and high-reliability RSDA series inverters, for example, offer power ratings from 0.75 to 2.25kW and feature common sense programming (CSP) to organise parameters into easy to understand intuitive groups. Devices in the range also include features such as Modbus communications protocol compatibility, programmable four-digit displays, status indicator LEDs and multi-function keypads. In addition, pricing is highly competitive and compares well to fully featured digital drives that require difficult programming and/or are provided in less robust plastic cases. 

Also available is a series of highly reliable switches for use with a selection of RS Pro inverter drives. The RSACDC power on/off switch, for example, is designed for use with the RSAC-24D inverter; the switch kit can be installed on the front cover of a drive to provide a positive AC-line disconnect.  The RS Pro range of AC inverter drives and accessory switches is now available from RS.

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About RS Components 

RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.   

With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof. RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. 

The RS catalogue, available at, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications.  Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter.  Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.    

It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases.  Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions. 

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