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RS Components extends high-quality storage range with lightweight cases from Peli Air

Versatile storage solutions are 40% lighter and provide tough waterproof protection for valuable equipment in diverse applications

Taiwan, 11 October 2016:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a variety of new products to its high-quality storage portfolio, including the lightweight Peli Air case range and new RS Pro storage case options.

Peli is the pioneer of polymer cases that are world renowned for being very tough and waterproof and provide excellent protection for a diverse variety of valuable and sensitive equipment. For example, the cases are ideal for use by broadcasters and photographers, storing sensitive military/defence equipment or transporting delicate electronics gear such as test equipment, as well as many other outdoor uses. Other potential market sector uses include maintenance, power, telecoms or the oil and gas industries.

The Peli Air range is especially suited to weight limited applications such as those found in logistics and transportation. The new rugged, watertight, dustproof, crushproof and wheeled cases complement the existing Peli Storm range, but have been innovatively designed to be up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases, while retaining their durability.

The company has made the Peli Air range strong and light by moulding them from proprietary super-lightweight resin that rebounds without breaking, as well as designing honeycomb structural elements that are stronger than solid polymer material. The cases feature proven tough double-throw latches, automatic purge valves to balance air pressure, and watertight O-ring gaskets. The Air range also sports a new style ‘conic curve’ shaped lid, stainless-steel hasp protectors and rubber over-moulded handles. It also uses the TrekPak system, which provides pre-installed wall sections, divider panels, locking pins and a fool-proof cutting tool so that engineers and other users can easily lay equipment in the case, measure and cut the divider sections, and lock them in place with the steel U-pins.

Also new at RS are two RS Pro storage-product ranges, including the RS Pro Aluminium and Transit Cases and the RS Pro Tool cases. Ideal for transportation and storage, the aluminium transit cases are high-quality containers featuring cast aluminium stacking locators on each lid corner making them simple to stack and inter-stack. Additionally, the cases’ ribbed body adds strength and the rubber seal in the lid makes them shower proof. The RS Pro Tool range includes a case with trolley that is perfect for mobile engineers and technicians. Consisting of an aluminium frame and high-impact ABS material, the cases are designed to protect tools from accidental shocks. They are also stackable, dustproof and waterproof.

All these storage products contribute to the range of RS solutions for customers looking to establish an effective plant maintenance programme.

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.

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