RS Components the global distributor for engineers, buyers and maintenance professionals were at the Lephalale Mining and Technical Exhibition (MTE) on 21 February 2019 at the Mogol Club, showcasing their RS Pro Test and Measurement range.

The RS PRO Heavy Duty, IP67 Handheld Digital Multimeter. Image credit: RS Components

The RS PRO Heavy Duty, IP67 Handheld Digital Multimeter. Image credit: RS Components

RS Pro is the company’s private label range that started in 1937 due to a strong demand from customers for a high-quality, cost-effective industrial product range. Over the years, the range has expanded from hand tools and automation and control equipment to now include electrical products, pneumatics, personal protection gear and test and measurement devices.

One of the rugged devices available in the range is a true-RMS handheld digital multimeter that is ideal for use in harsh environments such as mining or other heavy industries. The device is a 6 000-count, class II, IP67-rated multimeter that comes in a double-moulded case. Meeting CAT III/IV safety categories and featuring 1000V AC/DC and 10A maximum inputs, key functions include current / voltage, resistance / continuity, capacitance / frequency and duty cycle / temperature / diode measurement.

The new range also comprises a series of environmental detectors, including a gas detector for locating combustible gasses such as methane, propane and butane, among others; particle counters that are ideal for maintenance professionals needing to measure indoor air quality; and a range of non-invasive tools that monitor moisture in wood and other building materials.

The coal mining area of Lephalale was established in 1960 and was known as Ellisras. Due to its vast coal reserves, the town is sometimes publicized as the future of power generation in South Africa. It is situated in the middle of one of the biggest development projects in the country, including the Medupi Power Station and the Mabula coal project in Botswana. The town’s economy is dominated by mining, electricity production, tourism, agriculture and game farming.

Lephalale was also identified by the Limpopo Employment Growth and Development Plan as a petrochemical cluster. The Waterberg coal fields, which boast more than 40% of the total coal reserve of South Africa, is located in the area and the town is on the verge of huge economic development related to mining and energy generation due to the announcement of power station projects and expanding its mining activities.

RS Components will be displaying the RS Pro range which is first audited according to industrial standards and then rigorously tested to receive the RS Seal of Approval. This range is exclusively available from RS Components and offers great quality and performance at an affordable price.

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