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RS Components grows portfolio of assembly tools with high-quality Norbar torque-control solutions

Selection of accurate and durable torque wrenches, screwdrivers and multipliers covers widely used torque ranges and feature options

London, UK, 27 July 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, is now stocking selected torque tools and torque-measurement equipment from the high-quality Norbar range, having established a distribution agreement with the UK-based expert in torque control.

Norbar torque wrenches available from RS cover torque values from 1 N·m to 2000 N·m, in adjustable and pre-set versions, as well as torque handles for interchangeable fittings up to 650 N·m. Norbar offers various ranges of torque wrenches for industrial applications with an accuracy of up to ±3%, and an electronic torque wrench with accuracy up to ±1%. Product features include tethering for safe work at height, interchangeable bits, and non-length-dependent models for use with or without an extension handle. Special variants include insulated wrenches meeting IEC 60900 live-working standards and non-magnetic wrenches for safety near permanent magnets or in strong electromagnetic fields.

There is also a selection of torque screwdrivers that aids repeatable assembly of mechanisms and electronic products, enclosures, test gear and general mechanical production. The range includes adjustable models and pre-settable versions that prevent unintended adjustment in production scenarios. These high-quality tools are engineered for ease of use and long-lasting accuracy – meeting the new ISO 6789 standard – and come with a traceable calibration certificate. These screwdrivers cover torque ranges up to 53 lbf.in and some include boxed kits that contain Torx bits and hex bits.

The portfolio from Norbar also includes manual torque multipliers, which increase the torque that can be easily and accurately applied by the user. This simplifies input-output calculations for consistent assembly and are accurate up to ±4%.

A selection of tool accessories, such as stepless ratchets and protractors for torque wrenches, extensions and reaction plates for torque multipliers, and replacement parts, is also available.

In addition to the high-quality torque wrenches and multipliers, RS is also able to offer Norbar torque transducers in various mounting styles, as well as torque-measurement instruments for purposes such as data logging and tool calibration.

Norbar has a distinguished history spanning 75 years of advanced engineering and torque innovation. Teaming up with Norbar, as torque specialist partner, enables RS to deepen its support for exacting industrial sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing and assembly, transportation, energy, oil and gas, and mining. The range now being stocked by RS delivers dependable performance and repeatability over numerous tightening cycles, to ensure excellent accuracy between calibration intervals.

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About RS Components

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

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

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

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