Motion Control Buyers' Guide
RS Components SA
RS Components SA

20 Indianapolis Street, Kyalami Business Park, Kyalami, Midrand

tel:  
+27 11 691 9300
email:  
sales.za@rs-components.com
url:  
www.rs-online.co.za

Sale of: industrial, maintenance and electronics products, with a selection of over 500 000 products across 2500 global brands.


Kyalami, Midrand

tel: +27 11 691 9300
sales.za@rs-components.com
Africa

tel: +27 691 9300
africa@rs-components.com
ABB
(Shared Agency)
Adafruit
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Allen Bradley
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Baco
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Binder
(Shared Agency)
Bosch
(Shared Agency)
Crouzet
(Shared Agency)
Crydom
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Druck
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Eaton
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
ebm-papst
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
ETA
(Shared Agency)
Festo
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Harting
(Shared Agency)
Harwin
(Shared Agency)
Honeywell
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Igus
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Klaxon
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Kraus & Naimer
(Shared Agency)
Legrand
(Shared Agency)
Legris
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Lovato
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Merlin Gerin
(Shared Agency)
Mitsubishi
(Shared Agency)
Moeller
(Shared Agency)
Moflash
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
NSK
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Omron
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Panasonic
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Pepperl+Fuchs
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Phoenix Contact
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Rockwell Automation
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
RS Pro
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
Schneider Electric
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Siemens Digital Industries
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
SKF
(Shared Agency)
SMC
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Sunon
(Shared Agency)
Telemecanique
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Traco Power
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Weidmuller
(Shared Agency)
Werma
(Shared Agency)
Section - Actuators & manipulators
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
- Other manipulators
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Linear
-Rotary
-Linear
-Rotary
-Cylinder components & accessories
- Bar stock; Cast-iron
- Bar stock; Chrome plated
- Bar stock; Steel
- Barrels
- Boots & bushes
- Cylinder tubing; Seamless steel
- Cylinder tubing; Stainless steel
- Cylinder tubing; Welded steel
- Micro-hydraulics components
- Nuts, pistons & rods
- Other
- Packing
- Rings
- Seals & sleeves
-Cylinder variants
- Braked cylinders
- Cushioned cylinders
- Custom
- Double acting
- Double rod end
- High water content (HWCF)
- Low profile
- Metric
- Mill-type
- Miniature
- Rodless
- Single acting
- Spring return
- Telescoping
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
-Cylinder components & accessories
-Cylinder variants
- Braked cylinders
- Cushioned cylinders
- Custom cylinders
- Double rod end
- Double-acting
- Low profile
- Metric
- Mill-type
- Miniature
- Rodless
- Single-acting
- Spring return
- Telescoping
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers pressure/vaccum
- Other manipulators
- Vacuum cups
- Vacuum pads
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
Section - Control systems & components
-Control components
- Control relays
- Other
-Programmable controls
- PAC
- PC-based
- PLC
-Visualisation
- HMI
-Manifolds
- Drilled metal block
- Modular
- Rotary
-Valves
- Accumulator charge, bleed
- Cartridge
- Check
- Counterbalance
- Deceleration
- Directional control; ball
- Directional control; manual
- Directional control; pilot operated
- Directional control; solenoid direct
- Directional control; solenoid pilot
- Electrically operated
- Flow control; Flow control valves
- High water content (HWCF)
- Hydraulically operated
- Integrated circuits
- Manually operated
- Modular
- Piloted
- Pneumatically operated
- Priority flow
- Proportional
- Sequence
- Servovalve
- Timing
-Controllers
- Electro-hydraulic
- Electro-mechanical
- Electro-pneumatic
-Manifolds
- Drilled metal block
- Modular
- Rotary
-Valves
- Check
- Deceleration
- Directional control; Manual valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Pilot operated valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Pressure-compensated valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Solenoid pilot valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Solenoid valves & manifolds
- Electrically operated
- Flow control
- Manually operated
- Pneumatically operated
- Pressure regulating
- Proportional
- Quick exhaust
- Sequence
Section - Electro, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, including mechatronics & robotics
-Robotics & mechatronics
- Mechatronic components
- Peripherals; Welding
- Robots
Section - Gauges, indicators, transmitters, sensors, encoders & switches
-Encoders
- Linear
- Rotary
- Synchros & resolvers
-Gauges & indicators
- Counters
- Current
- Digital
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Flow
- Frequency
- Level
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Voltage
-Machine safety
- Over- under-speed protection
- Overload protection; Electrical
- Overload protection; Mechanical
- Shear pins
- Torque limiters
-Other
- Analytical instrumentation
- Control panels
- Indicator lamps
- Joysticks
- Switches; Manual
-Personnel safety
- Audible safety devices (alarms, klaxons, etc)
- Dual-hand controls
- Emergency brakes
- Emergency stops
- Foot switches
- Light curtains & guards
- Mechanical guards
- Movement sensors
- Photoelectric guards
- Presence sensors
- Programmable relays
- Safety controllers & shutdown systems
- Safety mats
- Safety relays
- Trip switches
- Vibration sensors
- Visual safety devices (beacons, etc)
-Presence sensors
- Capacitive sensors
- IR sensors
- Limit switch
- Magnetic sensors
- Proximity
- Sensors
- Thermal sensors
- Vision systems
-Switches
- Flow
- Level
- Position
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Vibration
-Transmitters & transducers
- Accelerometers
- Angle
- Current
- Current transformers (CTs)
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Frequency
- Particle counters
- Potentiometers
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Strain gauge sensors
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque sensors
- Turn rate sensors (gyros/solid state)
- Vibration
- Voltage
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Other
- Anticorrosive coatings
- Grease
- Lubricating oil
- Lubricators
-Electrical
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Hydraulics
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular hydraulic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- Hydraulic fluid
- Noise suppressors
- O-Ring bosses
- O-Rings
- Shock absorbers
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
-Shaft power
- Bearings; Needle
- Bearings; Plain
- Bearings; Thrust
- Belt drive components
- Belt drives
- Chain drive components
- Chain drives
- Seals, mechanical
- Variable speed drives; Hydraulic
- Variable speed drives; Pneumatic
- Variable speed V-belts
Section - Motors, drives & motor controllers
-Controllers
-Motors
-AC controllers & starters
- 3-phase; frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; 10 - 100 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Over 100 kW
- Direct on line (DOL)
- Direct torque control
- Flux vector control
- Matrix converter
- Regenerative
- Resistance
- Single phase; Frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Over 10 kW
- Soft starters; Autotransformer
- Soft starters; Electronic
- Soft starters; Other
- Soft starters; Resistance
- Soft starters; Star-Delta
- Traction control
-AC Motors
- 3-phase
- 3-phase; 1-10 kW
- 3-phase; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; Synchronous
- Geared
- HV; 3-phase
- MV; 3-phase
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Single phase; 1-10 kW
- Single phase; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Over 10 kW
- Single phase; Synchronous
- Traction
-Controller motor sets
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Closed loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Open loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Closed loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Open loop
-DC controllers & starters
- Current control; 10-100 kW
- Current control; 1-10 kW
- Current control; Fractional kW
- Current control; Over 100 kW
- Regenerative
- Starters
- Traction control
- Voltage control; 10-100 kW
- Voltage control; 1-10 kW
- Voltage control; Fractional kW
- Voltage control; Over 100 kW
-DC Motors
- 10-100 kW
- 1-10 kW
- Brushless
- Fractional kW
- Geared
- Over 100 kW
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Traction
-Other electric motors
- Stepper
-Other
- Motor contactors & isolators
-Controller motor combinations
- Hydrostatic drive systems
- Other
-Controllers
- Other
-Motors
- Other
-Controller motor combinations
-Controllers
-Motors
- Other
- Turbine
- Vane
Section - Power generation & storage
-Alternators & generators
- AC alternators; 0-120 V
- AC alternators; 120-600 V
- AC alternators; Over 600 V
- DC generators; 0-120 V
- DC generators; Over 600 V
-Batteries
- Automotive
-Other
- AC power supplies; 0-120 V
- AC power supplies; 120-600 V
- AC power supplies; Over 600 V
- DC power supplies; 0-120 V
- DC power supplies; 120-600 V
- DC power supplies; Over 600 V
- Other sustainable systems
- Power factor correction
- Solar systems
- Uninterruptable power supplies
-Transformers
- 0-120V
- 120-600V
- Over 600V
-Accumulators & intensifiers
- Accumulators; Bellows or diaphragm
- Accumulators; Bladder
- Accumulators; Non-separator
- Accumulators; Piston
- Accumulators; Spring-loaded
- Decontaminator, pipe & tube
- Filters, filtration systems & accessories
- Heat exchangers
- Hydraulic reservoirs
- Intensifiers; Continuous action
- Intensifiers; Single action
- Intensifiers; Variable displacement
-Oil coolers
- Air cooled
- Water-cooled
-Power packs
- Custom
- High water content (HWCF)
- Standard
-Pumps
- Air-operated
- Fixed displacement
- Ganged
- Gear
- Hand/foot operated
- High water content (HWCF)
- Piston
- Plunger
- Staged
- Vane
- Variable displacement
-Valves
- Air bleed
- Pressure reducing
-Other
- Filters
- Filtration systems
- Separators
-Compressors & pumps
- Compressors; Diaphragm
- Compressors; Oil-free
- Compressors; Reciprocating
- Compressors; Rotary screw
- Compressors; Rotary vane
- Pumps; Other
- Pumps; Vacuum
-Dryers
- Absorbtive
- Absorbtive, regenerative
- Chemical
- Other
- Refrigerant
-Other
- Condensate drains
- Filters
- Lubricators
- Receivers
- Relief valves
- Separators
- Service units
- Silencers
- Anticorrosive coatings
- Grease
- Lubricating oil
- Lubricators
-Electrical
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Hydraulics
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular hydraulic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- Hydraulic fluid
- Noise suppressors
- O-Ring bosses
- O-Rings
- Shock absorbers
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
-Shaft power
- Bearings; Needle
- Bearings; Plain
- Bearings; Thrust
- Belt drive components
- Belt drives
- Chain drive components
- Chain drives
- Seals, mechanical
- Variable speed drives; Hydraulic
- Variable speed drives; Pneumatic
- Variable speed V-belts
Section - Services
-Maintenance
- General maintenance
Section - Tools & equipment including software tools
-Electrical
- Electrical; Test equipment
-Hydraulic
- Cleaning equipment for fluid power lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Hydraulic; Test equipment
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Alignment tools
- Laboratory equipment
- Leak detection
- Mechanical
- Test equipment
- Tribology equipment
- Vibration analysers
-Pneumatic
- Cleaning equipment for pneumatic lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Leak detection
- Pneumatic; Test equipment
- Software; Pneumatic design
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