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RS Components introduces new flush-mount pushbuttons for modern control panel design

New range of Harmony pushbuttons and buzzers from Schneider Electric features modern designs and provides improved plastic robustness

London, UK, 13 March 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of more than 150 new lines of flush-mount pushbuttons from the Harmony XB5F range from Schneider Electric. Designed for control panels and targeting panel builders, machine builders and maintenance engineers, the new plastic range features a modernised design with no compromise on performance.

Aimed at a wide selection of industrial applications including use in the chemical industry, food and beverage production, packaging industry, automotive industry and building automation, Schneider Electric has focused on the robustness of the new XB5F range. The range has particularly been designed to meet the performance requirements of machines and electrical control panels in harsh environments and is compliant to IEC and UL international standards. Featuring IP ratings of IP66, IP67, IP69 and IP69K, and extended temperature ranges from –40 to +70°C, the range has also seen improved mechanical endurance and shock resistance characteristics.

As well as offering increased performance across the Harmony range, the latest devices also include an evolution in aesthetics with a redesign that offers a more modern look and feel. The XB5F range is available in a plastic body version and comes in a vibrant colour palette, including new blue and green caps for non-illuminated functions, to deliver a highly contemporary appearance to machine control interfaces. The products are robust and offer a pleasant touch for operators, thereby enhancing the perceived quality of machines and panels without significantly increasing costs.

In addition to the XB5F range, Schneider Electric has also introduced a new series of illuminated buzzers, which target deployment in operator alarm systems and have been designed for mounting on a control panel in a standard 22mm panel cut out. The new IP69-rated XB5K range of buzzers is available in illuminated and non-illuminated options and in red or amber colours. The devices operate from a choice of voltages – 24V or 120V AC/DC or 230V AC – and offer dual alarm capability with sound or light systems that can be either continuous or intermittent, depending on system wiring.

This extension to the Harmony range from Schneider Electric enables RS to offer the most comprehensive portfolio available globally of industrial pushbuttons, switches and pilot lights. All the new Harmony range of control-panel pushbuttons are now shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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