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Distribution agreement with IMO brings innovative PLC/HMI/IO modules to the RS Components automation & control portfolio

IMO’s i3 controllers integrate key system functionality in one convenient, compact module; five choice models now in stock at RS Components

Taiwan, 19 May 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has enhanced its industrial automation and control portfolio by adding three families of highly integrated intelligent control stations from new distribution partner IMO Precision Controls.

IMO’s iCube (i3) controllers integrate PLC and HMI functionality, complete with digital and analogue I/Os, in a single module that saves panel space, makes system builders’ lives easier, and is easy to use. RS has selected five models from the i3B, i3C Mini and i3E families to offer a choice of features, screen size, and I/Os. All models feature RS-232/485, optional or built-in Ethernet, and optional GSM/GPRS modem interface, making them perfect for the world of Industry 4.0.

The i3B family has a 3.5-inch 160 x 128 monochrome display with touch control and five function keys. Built-in features that are common to i3B and other families include a CAN port, high-speed counter, stepper-motor controller, alarm handling and multiple PID loops.

i3C Mini controllers come with a 3.5-inch QVGA colour touch display and five function keys, a built-in Ethernet port, a USB A port for attaching Flash drives, and a USB Mini-B port for programming and data access.

Completing the range of controllers, the i3E has a 7-inch WVGA colour TFT touchscreen, six function keys, two CAN ports, two Ethernet ports, and two USB ports. RS is also stocking accessories for the i3 range, including a programming cable and USB-to-serial adapter. Pricing includes programming software and three years warranty.

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 around 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 semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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