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RS Components extends its high-quality storage range with lightweight cases from Peli Air

RS Components extends its high-quality storage range with lightweight cases from Peli Air

Product News Monday, October 24, 2016: RS Components SA


RS Components extends its high-quality storage range with lightweight cases from Peli Air

Versatile storage solutions are 40% lighter and provide tough waterproof protection for valuable equipment in diverse applications


Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 October, 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a variety of new products to its high-quality storage portfolio, including the lightweight Peli Air case range and new RS Pro storage case options.


Peli is the pioneer of polymer cases that are world renowned for being very tough and waterproof and provide excellent protection for a diverse variety of valuable and sensitive equipment. For example, the cases are ideal for use by broadcasters and photographers, storing sensitive military/defence equipment or transporting delicate electronics gear such as test equipment, as well as many other outdoor uses. Other potential market sector uses include maintenance, power, telecoms or the oil and gas industries.


The Peli Air range is especially suited to weight limited applications such as those found in logistics and transportation. The new rugged, watertight, dustproof, crushproof and wheeled cases complement the existing Peli Storm range, but have been innovatively designed to be up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases, while retaining their durability.


The company has made the Peli Air range strong and light by moulding them from proprietary super-lightweight resin that rebounds without breaking, as well as designing honeycomb structural elements that are stronger than solid polymer material. The cases feature proven tough double-throw latches, automatic purge valves to balance air pressure, and watertight O-ring gaskets. The Air range also sports a new style ‘conic curve’ shaped lid, stainless-steel hasp protectors and rubber over-moulded handles. It also uses the TrekPak system, which provides pre-installed wall sections, divider panels, locking pins and a fool-proof cutting tool so that engineers and other users can easily lay equipment in the case, measure and cut the divider sections, and lock them in place with the steel U-pins.


Also new at RS are two RS Pro storage-product ranges, including the RS Pro Aluminium and Transit Cases and the RS Pro Tool cases. Ideal for transportation and storage, the aluminium transit cases are high-quality containers featuring cast aluminium stacking locators on each lid corner making them simple to stack and inter-stack. Additionally, the cases’ ribbed body adds strength and the rubber seal in the lid makes them shower proof. The RS Pro Tool range includes a case with trolley that is perfect for mobile engineers and technicians. Consisting of an aluminium frame and high-impact ABS material, the cases are designed to protect tools from accidental shocks. They are also stackable, dustproof and waterproof.


All these storage products contribute to the range of RS solutions for customers looking to establish an effective plant maintenance programme.





About RS Components


RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development. 


With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.


RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process.  The RS catalogue, available at, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications.  Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice.  Order placement is easily facilitated through, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter.  Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.  


It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases.  Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions. 

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