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RS Offers an Extensive Range of End-to-End Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry
[March 14, 2023]

RS Offers an Extensive Range of End-to-End Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

Solutions extend from the components and devices needed to build new equipment to those engineered to maintain and improve the quality, efficiency, scalability, safety, and sustainability of existing equipment and processes. Leading suppliers include Southwire, Endress+Hauser, SKF, and Kimberly-Clark Professional.

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- RS (formerly Allied Electronics & Automation), a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global omni-channel provider of industrial product and service solutions, currently offers more than 78,000 ready-to-ship products designed to provide end-to-end support for an extensive range of food & beverage industry applications.

RS currently offers more than 78,000 stocked products designed to provide end-to-end food & beverage industry solutions.

The food & beverage industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the U.S. economy, accounting for over 4% of national GDP with an estimated value of $1.5 trillion. RS has a robust food & beverage product portfolio that supports applications extending from the production of equipment used to produce food & beverage products, ranging from industrial mixers to commercial ovens and packaging equipment, to the production of consumable food & beverage products and the equipment used to serve them, including commercial toasters and frozen drink machines.

Solutions extend from the components and devices needed to build new equipment to those engineered to maintain and improve the quality, efficiency, scalability, safety, and sustainability of existing equipment and processes. Well-represented product categories include factory automation & control solutions, process automation & control solutions, preventative and facilities maintenance solutions, and material handling & packaging solutions.

Factory automation & control solutions support the physical movement of food & beverage products throughout production processes and include motors and motor controls, hydraulics & pneumatics, mechanical power transmission products, sensors, wire & cable, and fans and thermal management solutions. Leading suppliers in this product category include Southwire, whose complete range of NFPA 79-compliant wire is available through RS and backed by more than 70 years of experience. These wires feature copper conductors, thermoset insulation, and a metallic shield with a robust industrial-grade jacket optimized for high performance in harsh environments. They also have a high strand count for improved flexibility, especially in constrained spaces, and a dual voltage rating for machine flexibility.

Process automation & control solutions include temperature and level sensors, industrial controls, PLCs and HMIs, and enclosures and are often ruggedized for use in environments exposed to hazards such as chemicals, washdowns, and extreme temperatures. Leading suppliers in this product category include Endress+Hauser, whose compact Soliphant FTM20 and Liquiphant FTL31 point level limit switches offer broad application suitability. Soliphant FTM20 switches are engineered for use with fine- and coarse-grained, non-fluidize bulk solids, including cereals, flour, cocoa, sugar, animal feed, dye powder, and chalk, and are available in various designs suitable for use in environments with dust and gas hazards. Liquiphant FTL31 point level limit switches are engineered for overfill prevention and pump dry-run protection, offer IO-Link capabilities, and are widely used in cleaning systems in the machine industry.

Preventative and facilities maintenance solutions help manufacturers boost productivity, protect employees and equipment, and avoid downtime. Solutions include lubricants, maintenance chemicals, PPE, tools & hardware, handheld test & measurement devices, vibration and temperature sensors, and replacement components for modular solutions extending from wire and cable to PLCs, HMIs, and mechanical power transmission products. Leading suppliers in this product category include SKF and Kimberly-Clark Professional. SKF offers a highly configurable line of Food Line ball bearings, which provide relubrication-free solutions in most wet, abrasive, and contaminating environments, and high-quality, food-grade grease essential to maintaining food & beverage manufacturing and service equipment and available in manual and automated dispensers. Kimberly-Clark Professional offers a world-class line of trusted facilities maintenance products extending from PPE, such as shoe covers, safety glasses, and gloves, to wipes, gloves, and shop towels.

Together, these solutions help food & beverage industry manufacturers comply with strict food safety and hygiene regulations and improve operational efficiency, employee and equipment safety, and even sustainability by enabling reduced energy consumption, food waste, and equipment downtime.

The depth and breadth of the RS food & beverage product portfolio, combined with its more than 78,000 in-stock and ready-to-ship solutions and its highly experienced technical support team, is well positioned to support suppliers through the concept, design, build, and maintenance stages and help them overcome challenges ranging from retrofitting legacy equipment to implementing IIoT networks and future-proofing maintenance processes. 

For more information about the end-to-end solutions RS offers for food & beverage industry applications, including relevant automation & control and preventative and facilities maintenance content from the RS Expert Advice series of thought leadership articles, interviews, and podcasts, please click the links embedded here. For assistance identifying and deploying food & beverage industry solutions optimized to overcome your unique challenges and achieve your goals, please contact your local RS representative at 1.866.433.5722 or reach out to our technical support team.

About RS in the Americas

In the Americas region, RS (formerly Allied Electronics & Automation) stocks more than 230,000 industrial and electronic products from more than 650 trusted suppliers. These solutions cover categories extending from automation and control equipment to interconnect, passive, active, and electromechanical components and include more than 80,000 high-quality, competitively priced RS PRO products. For more information, please visit or connect with us via social media on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About RS Group

RS Group plc is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building, and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimizing inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

RS Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with stock ticker RS1, and in the year ended 31 March 2022, reported revenue of £2,554 million.

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