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RS Components makes life easier for design engineers with a revolutionary new solution for PCB compo
Service News Wednesday, February 15, 2017: RS Components SA
RS Components makes life easier for design engineers with a
revolutionary new solution for PCB component models
Now available via RS, PCB Part Library delivers a breakthrough for sourcing and managing schematic symbols and footprints for all PCB components
Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 February, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced it has extended its relationship with SamacSys, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality PCB schematic symbols and footprints. RS is now offering direct access to schematic symbols and footprints from SamacSys, for all PCB components, via the new PCB Part Library service.
Studies have shown that up to 50% of an electronics design engineer’s time can be spent on sourcing and managing data for component models used within design software tools. PCB Part Library provides immediate access to high-quality component models, thereby saving electronics engineers and PCB designers from the time-consuming and potentially error-prone task of manually curating their part libraries.
PCB Part Library schematic symbols and footprints can be used in all leading PCB design software environments including the free-for-download DesignSpark PCB software from RS. The part models can be downloaded directly from RS webpages under the Technical Reference section. Once selected, the PCB schematics and footprints are immediately available for use and placement by the user, in the desired file format for their particular design tool.
“These part libraries can represent significant savings for any maker or company developing electronic products,” said Cameron Ward, Senior Vice President of Innovation at RS. “These high-quality schematic symbols and component footprints, when used with a leading PCB design tool, can mean an error-free design process for engineers, saving them both time and cost in building their own part libraries.”
“The DesignSpark community and tool resource is an important and fast-growing initiative for electronics design engineers that enables them to rapidly create prototypes and bring products to market quickly,” said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. “This new library service available via RS brings the free SamacSys parts models to an even wider audience.”
Users can find out more information or get started for free by visiting DesignSpark.
About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.
With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.
RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at za.rs-online.com, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through za.rs-online.com, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.
It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
For more information, please visit the website at za.rs-online.com
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