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RS Components Boosts Its Automation Offer With Latest Range Of Pneumatic Fittings From SMC

OXFORD, England, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

New, upgraded KQ2 Series delivers advanced functionality for automation customers in virtually every industry sector

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of the upgraded KQ2 Series of one-touch, general-purpose fittings from world-leading pneumatic provider, SMC.

With over 50 body models within the range, the new KQ2 Series offers highly flexible pneumatic technology and incorporates SMC's KJ Miniature Fittings Series. RS is stocking more than 400 product variations from the range, suitable for a wide array of automation applications in industries such as automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical, petroleum and chemical, steel, textile and mining.

The KQ2 fittings require up to 30% less force for inserting and sealing a tube and offer 20% less resistance when being removed, making the fittings even quicker and easier to assemble leading to reduced labour costs.

In addition to the compact and lightweight solutions in SMC's existing range, the new KQ2 Series offers further reduced dimensions for confined spaces, providing shorter widths of up to 23% and up to 24% reduction in height, making the overall fittings 57% lighter than previous models.

SMC's KQ2 Series also has two thread material options of brass, and brass and nickel plating, and two types of seals, featuring a sealant or gasket design, allowing for repeatable piping and preventing contamination in the case of the gasket.

Additionally, it offers several thread types: M, R, NPT, UNF and Uni, as well as a full range of diameters from Ø2 mm that can now deliver air saving in low flow applications and up to Ø16 mm to improve cycle times in high flow applications.

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