Process Automation & Sensing

Logic control, process control, sensing and data communication are core to modern industrial automation and form the heart of most machine control builds. We've developed our multi-manufacturer range to include all the leading automation brands, allowing you to either build with a single preferred brand or take a 'best in class' approach to meet your customer's needs.

Range highlights from Process Automation & Sensing

Siemens Power Supply SITOP

Get started with power supply SITOP - heart of automation - an basic requirement for operating any plant, no matter the industry or need.

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Siemens SCALANCE Switches

Harness your element. Find your switch. Siemens SCALANCE X. With the power of the four elements - Flexible. Robust. Fast. Reliable.

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Omron H7CC Counters

Powerful, easy to setup digital counters and tachos with options providing total, preset and batch counting functionality in a 48x48mm size.

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Omron CP2E Compact Controllers

Code compatible replacement for the popular CP1E PLCs, now with embedded Ethernet as standard for easier HMI and drive integration.

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Programmable Logic Controllers

Whether it's a smaller standalone machine or part of a larger process, you can find the logic controller for your next project here.

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Photoelectric Sensors

Probably the most commonly used automation sensor type and we have 3,000 stocked options to help keep you operational.

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Temperature Control

If you need a temperature controller you're in the right place. RS has the widest range of controllers available from stock anywhere!

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HMI Displays

HMI are an increasing popular and powerful way of providing machine control & status information, our range includes all the leading brands.

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Industrial Datacomms

Ethernet & industrial fieldbuses connect automation together, our range of networking solutions can help you make that link.

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Process Control

Need a heating element, ammeter or current transformer to finish your build? Look no further than our Process Control range.

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Counters

A simple form of automation is a batch counter with relay output which operates 'per batch'. Our range includes these and so much more!

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Inductive Sensors

Find threaded barrel, block, ring and slotted formats with various sensing ranges and connectivity formats, from all the big brands.

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Trumeter APM Digital Meters

Innovative USB configurable volt, amp, rate & process meters with scalable colour-change backlit display and MAX versions with Modbus comms.

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Level Sensing

Process automation often needs level sensing to monitor tanks, hoppers or reservoirs. Find big name brands and great value RS PRO options.

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Capacitive Sensors

The most universal sensor capable of detecting metals, plastic, card and other materials effectively. Can even be used for level sensing.

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IO-Link Sensors & Gateways

Keeps workers safe while cleaning, servicing or repairing electrical equipment by preventing the supply being turned on inadvertently.

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