Recently searched
      • Published 27 Mar 2023
      • Last Modified 29 Aug 2023
    • 3 min

    Industrial Automation

    Industrial Automation

    Automation plays an increasingly significant role in global industry as new processes are constantly evolving. Encompassing the use of sophisticated control systems and pioneering information technologies, automation is becoming ever more commonplace across a diverse range of industries – and the benefits are clear to see.

    As a leading distributor, RS is by your side to help overcome any industrial automation challenges your business is currently facing. Our impressive product range includes everything you need for a comprehensive end-to-end industrial automation solution, covering many applications for a multitude of different sectors.

    Explore our related product ranges or take a look at our in-depth guides, articles and more to kick-start your industrial automation journey.

    Future of Automation

    The Future of Automation

    Explore the future of industrial automation in our guide detailing the different technologies and processes we may soon start to see.

    Read More

    AI Innovators

    AI Innovators

    Have you ever wondered which countries and companies that are leading the way in AI advancements? Our infographic reveals the top AI innovators.

    View More

    Guides & Articles

    We have a wide variety of comprehensive guides and articles detailing some of our key industrial automation product ranges. From exciting and innovative cutting-edge technologies like 3D printers and robotics through to everyday automation essentials, our guides cover everything you need to know about these core components.

    Check out our product guides below for more information or take a look at our insightful infographic to learn more about the quantum computing revolution.

    Industrial Automation Guides

    Robotic Arm

    Robotic Arms Guide

    In our in-depth guide, we explain exactly how programmable robotic arms work and explore the different types, sizes, and uses of robotic arms.

    Read More

    Robotic Parts

    Robotic Parts Guide

    We examine some of the most familiar types of robot parts and components, as well as identify basic robot types and the roles they perform.

    Read More

    3D Printer

    3D Printers Guide

    3D printers are one of the most innovative technologies in years. We compare 3D printers to help you choose a suitable device for your needs.

    Read More

    Stepper Motor

    Stepper Motors Guide

    Gain an overview of how stepper motors work before exploring some of the more common examples and the numerous roles where they can be used.

    Read More

    PID Controller

    PID Controllers Guide

    What are PID controllers? We examine how PID temperature controllers work, what they're used for, as well as the different types available.

    Read More

    Hall Effect Sensor

    Hall Effect Sensors Guide

    We take a look at what hall effect sensors are, how they work and what they're used for, as well as the different types that are available.

    Read More

    Latching Relay

    Latching Relays Guide

    Which latching relay switch should be used in a given application? We examine the different latching relay types and where they can be used.

    Read More

    Load Cell

    Load Cells Guide

    We look closely at the various types of load cell transducers, how they function and which types are best suited to particular industries.

    Read More


    Thermocouples Guide

    Our comprehensive guide explains what thermocouples are, explores what they are used for, and sheds light on the various types available.

    Read More

    Touch Switch

    Touch Switches Guide

    What are touch switches and how do they work? Discover the answers to these questions and more in our comprehensive touch switches guide.

    Read More

    Flow Switch

    Flow Switches Guide

    Our complete guide explains the different types of flow switches available and how to install and test one best suited to your application.

    Read More

    Related links