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RS Components adds over 2,000 new automation and control 3D CAD models to its extensive online library

3D models from leading manufacturers bring enhanced technical resources to engineers in maintenance market

Singapore, 14 June 2012 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponentsplc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has further widened its extensive library of online 3D CAD product models with the introduction of more than 2,000 new models from leading manufacturers in its automation and control range, including Siemens, Omron, SMC, Parker Legris, Ace Products and Nuvotem. Available to download free-of-charge from the RS website, the models offer significant benefits to engineers and machine and panel builders who are continually in search of ways to cut design times in the increasingly competitive maintenance market.

As with the entire range of more than 30,000 certified 3D CAD models of electronic and mechanical components now available from the RS library, registered users can download the new models at zero cost in up to 23 neutral and native 3D CAD formats, which can be imported into all of the most popular CAD suites. This enables engineers to select their preferred CAD package for mechanical design, allowing faster product integration. To ease identification of parts and to speed up product orders, each of the 3D models is tagged with the RS part number. The new models span the full automation and control product offering from RS, including the latest programmable logic controllers, pneumatic controls and components, industrial controls, and switching and safety components.

Kevin Thompson, General Manager Maintenance at Electrocomponents said, "Today's engineers are fighting a constant battle to get design times down to a minimum, and shorter design cycles can mean the difference between the success or failure of a project. Using our free 3D CAD models in their design process, our customers can gain invaluable time that would otherwise be spent creating models from scratch. This is just one of the many ongoing initiatives in place at RS to develop reliable technical online resources for maintenance and electronics engineers across the globe."

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponentsplc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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