ABB founded in 1883 is a multinational corporation with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. With heavy focus in robotics and power and automation technology areas. A market leader in power and automation technologies, ABB enable utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. Operations are organized into five sub divisions, which in turn are made up of specific business units focused on particular industries and product categories:

  • Power Products - the world's largest supplier of transformers and recently developed the highest-voltage direct current (DC) transformer ever
  • Power Systems - pioneered High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology nearly 60 years ago and has more than half of the world's installed base
  • Discrete Automation and Motion - the world's largest supplier of industrial electric motors and drives
  • Low Voltage Products - ships over 1 million products to customers worldwide every day
  • Process Automation - delivered the world's first power-from-shore solution for an offshore rig

The ABB Group operates in 100 countries and employs over 140,000 staff emembers with a turnover of 40 billion USD (2014). With an annual investment of circa 1.5 billion USD into product research and development, the company employs 8,500 technologists in more than 20 countries. ABB is recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the world's top 100 innovators.

In 2014 the company introduced YuMi, the world's first robot for full collaboration with humans. In 2014 the company filed more patent applications in Europe than any other company.

ABB and RS Components offer a broad range of Automation products for industrial applications including; Contactors, Industrial Switches, AC Motors and Motor Drives to mention a few, whilst also working together to bring new and innovative products to market for next day delivery.

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SMART Devices are the eyes and ears of efficient machines and equipment

Rockwell Automation is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation, and brings smart manufacturing to life. With a long legacy of creating Allen-Bradley® integrated control and information solutions, we help make you as productive as possible. Our portfolio of sensing, safety and motor control products can support your move towards smart machine applications. Allen-Bradley® IO-Link sensors are data-enabled and communicate with all field buses, providing diagnostic and health information about the device before a machine stops, and enabling quick production changeovers through fast parameter downloads from PLCs into the device. This reduces machine downtime and increases manufacturing OEE. For safety components, products with built-in diagnostics simplify the set-up of the smart device, and reduce maintenance, leading to a more efficient, machine data-driven approach.

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Pressure Sensor switch

Highly Reliable Pressure Sensor Switches 836P

  • IO-Link enabled pressure switches 836P offer high-accuracy, new technology and rigid standards with a rotatable display and corrosion resistant 316L sensor elements
  • Large range of IO-Link enabled pressure switches from -1 to 551 bar, as absolute and gauge sensor in IP67 enclosure rating and easy integration into the control system
  • Flush mount and sanitary models are available to meet hygienic standards such as 3-A for the food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries

Smart Sensors enabling smarter machines

IO_Link Sensor
  • IO-Link sensors are the eyes and ears of efficient machines and equipment
  • Large IO-Link sensor portfolio to detect-count-measure-control your machine
  • Providing diagnostic and health data avoiding unplanned machine stops
  • Device configuration and replacement for fast production change overs

IO-Link Technology & The Connected Enterprise

Learn how IO-Link-enabled sensors efficiently deliver data and what role this technology plays within The Connected Enterprise. A review of Allen-Bradley® sensor product families that support IO-Link communication and explains the value of an IO-Link-enabled machine.

IO-Link enabled Photoelectric Sensors 42JT

Large range of IO-Link enabled photoelectric sensors offering all different sensing modes, IP69K housing and easy integration into the control system

Photoelectric 42JT

IO-Link enabled Laser Distance Sensors 45LMS

Offering different sensing ranges from 0.2 to 8m, 15m and up to 50m distances with ToF technology and easy integration into control systems

Laser distance

Lifeline 5 - The most advanced cable-pull on

Microprocessor-based solution with advanced features and diagnostics. Constant monitoring of the cable tension simplifies set-up and reduces nuisance trips

Cable Pull switch

Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L Light Curtain

Flexibility and advanced features in a cost-effective safety solution using transceiver technology and a range of plug-in modules to set the functionality

Guardshield 450L
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