Maintain & Improve
Introduction

When it comes to maintaining your competitive edge, we’re the cutting edge.

Get more on top of your maintenance activities, by becoming less reactive to breakdowns. Take preventative measures to avoid breakdowns occurring, and use predictive actions to ensure you only intervene when you have to. Whether you are already actively preventing and predicting problems, or just starting out, we have pulled together advice, products and services for you to continue making headway.

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NEW interactive guide

Learn more about the Prevent and Predict steps you can take to reduce unplanned downtime, with this interactive guide.

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Next steps

Find the right approach for you

Choosing the right methods is key to an effective maintenance strategy. Here's some great advice to help you minimise downtime.

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IO-Link

IO-Link knows what's going on

The future for smart, easy sensor connectivity and communication which can be used on existing machinery and systems now. Learn more today.

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Technologies

Maintenance Technologies

Test & Measurement

All you need from the brands you trust. From voltage indicators and calipers, through to high end thermal cameras and vibration analysers.

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Industrial IOT

Connected 'IOT' products can help solve many maintenance challenges by providing more data, helping you make better more informed decisions.

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Mechanical Power Transmission

No time for downtime? Our range of bearings, belts, chains and couplings can help you keep moving 24/7. Why look anywhere else?

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Maintenance Consumables

Whether you're cleaning, greasing, lubricating or fixing, we stock all the consumable products you need to keep your business going.

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Automation & Process Control

Find everything from PLCs, HMIs and inverter drives to temperature contollers and enclosures, from the big names in automation.

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Control Gear, Switches & Power

Control & switchgear, power supplies and terminals are vital in keeping sites running, and we can help with our extensive stocked offer.

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Sensing

Whether it's a proximity or temperature sensor we've got the widest range available, backed by next day delivery helping you avoid downtime.

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Electrical

From cabling, circuit protection and connectors through to lighting and HVAC. We have it covered with the brands you trust.

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Fluid Power

Explore our pneumatics & hydraulics range, with all the big name brands, to find your perfect fitting, tube, actuator or cylinder today.

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Tools & Tools Storage

From hand, power and air tools to storage, shelving and trolleys we have a great selection from leading manufacturers plus our own RS PRO.

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Workshop Equipment

From cleaning equipment such as pressure washers to ladders, hardware and spill kits; we have a wide range of equipment for your workshop.

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Machine Safety

You can't compromise on safety, which is why we stock the brands you trust from e-stops and interlocks to light curtains and more.

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Leading Maintenance Brands

Handy Advice
Ideas and advice to help you maintain smarter
An Introductory Guide to the IIoT

An Introductory Guide to the IIoT

Discover more about the Industrial Internet of Things, including its uses and benefits, in our introductory guide.

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IIOT understanding the basics

IIOT understanding the basics

Based on insight from manufacturers and IIoT pioneers we’ve listed six steps to consider when in pursuit of the connected factory.

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Back to the future

Back to the future

As IIoT becomes more widespread, the factory of the future is fast becoming a reality. But realising the benefits requires careful planning.

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Condition based monitoring

Condition based monitoring

Downtime costs manufacturing businesses billions of Euros every year. Find out how condition based monitoring can help.

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Condition based maintenance

Condition based maintenance

Heat, noise, and vibration are the hallmarks of productive manufacturing environments. But also a key early-warning system.

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Oil’s well that ends well

Oil’s well that ends well

Well lubricated maintenance can be a strategy for success. A closer look at the machine's oil can be hugely revealing.

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Production Line Maintenance
Production Line Maintenance

We know how precious time is to you. And time standing still, is time wasted. That’s why everything we do is around making sure your operation keeps moving. With over 500,000 parts from leading brands you can consolidate purchases to save time, as well as benefitting from same day and next day delivery to reduce any downtime. We are constantly developing our range to offer you parts which maximise operational life, with easy access to product support and downloadable datasheets online.

Guides to help you find the right part
Optimising asset performance

Optimising asset performance

The challenges of maximising asset availability are many-fold. Discover insight and ideas on how maintenance strategies and technology can help.

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Calibration

Calibrating for pole position

How RS Components helped an innovative engineering firm keep vital equipment in peak condition through its re-calibration service.

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Cable selection guide

Cable selection guide

Specify the right cable for your next project with the help of our guide. It includes technical, application information and easy product selection tables.

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