Cressall announces global distribution deal with RS Components

Resistor manufacturer Cressall, has signed a new global distribution agreement with electronic and industrial components distributor RS Components, which will see items from its range of resistors and portable load bank units made available across the world

Based in Leicester, UK where it designs and manufacturers its full range of resistors, Cressall has more than 100 years of experience manufacturing for markets in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa. In 2017, the manufacturer expanded its operations into South America.

The new deal will enable industrial customers to purchase Cressall’s resistors and portable load banks from any of the 32 countries that RS Components (RS) operates in.

Specifically for the agreement with RS, Cressall has produced a range of high current adjustable resistor kits suitable for many high power applications.

In addition, RS now stocks a selection of compact IP20 braking resistors. Features of this range include a stable high temperature-resistant alloy, which produces virtually no noise when subjected to chopped DC braking currents.

RS will also stock a range of DC and AC portable load units; the DC load units have been designed for testing batteries and power supplies, the AC units are ideal for checking the performance of small UPS systems or generators.

“The new global distribution deal provides an exciting opportunity for Cressall, RS and our customers,” said Martin Nicholls, Sales Director at Cressall.

“From our facility in Leicester, we can design and manufacturer bespoke products for applications such as dynamic braking, motor control and neutral earthing, to specifically meet the customer’s needs.”

“This new venture will allow us to provide resistor solutions to an even wider audience. We are excited to see this partnership develop and where it might lead.”

Simon Duggleby, Senior Product Marketing Manager for semiconductors and passives at RS, said: “The addition of Cressall to our supplier portfolio augments our passives offering and broadens the choice for industrial customers around the world who are seeking resistor solutions.”

Specific data sheets have been created for each product, providing customers with the mechanical data, unit ratings and procedures for installation. Available to download from the RS web site.

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