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RS Components introduces flush mounting control and signalling units for smart manufacturing equipment

Colourful buttons, switches and pilot lights enhance ergonomics and add customised style to control panels

London, UK, 10 September 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has added the Schneider Electric Harmony XB4F series of flush mounting pushbuttons, selector switches and pilot lights to its product portfolio. Designed for use in industrial automation and smart manufacturing applications, the Harmony XB4F series gives new machines and control panels an attractive, modern and ergonomic look and feel, and is also ideal for upgrading existing equipment without significant cost.

The Harmony XB4F series is part of Schneider Electric’s broader Harmony XB4 range of modular metal control and signalling units, which combine simplicity of installation, efficiency, flexibility and robustness. Characterised by a chromium-plated metal bezel, XB4 units feature an ingenious locking system consisting of a snap-fit head and body, secured with a single screw, and contacts designed to prevent vibration, helping to ensure easy yet secure mounting and wiring.

The Harmony XB4F series retains all the qualities of the original XB4 range, and also features 30mm-diameter bezels mounted flush with the panel for a more elegant, contemporary appearance at no additional cost. The XB4F series includes:

• Spring-return pushbutton units, unmarked or with functional markings, including options with a projecting button or integrated LED illumination
• Selector switches with standard or long handle and LED illumination options
• Key switches with spring return or stay-put options
• LED pilot lights.

RS offers a wide range of device specifications, plus a pallet of vibrant button, switch and LED colours to enhance panel design and ergonomics, define a customised style, and enhance the perceived quality of target machines and panels.

All Schneider Electric Harmony XB4F control and signalling units are IP66, IP66K, IP67 and IP69 rated to ensure reliable operation. The full series is shipping now from RS in EMEA and Asia Pacific.


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About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic 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.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/

Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com

PR Agency Contact:
Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com
+44 (0) 1225 470000



Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @designsparkRS

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RS Components

www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark

www.rs-online.com/designspark

Electrocomponents plc

www.electrocomponents.com