Model Engineering In Thailand and South East Asia

Review of RS Online Thailand

Resource Provided by Alan.

Summary by Alan.

RS is a well known company all over the world.

I believe it was once called Radio Spares (correct me if I am wrong) hence the name RS.

This is what the RS website claims:-

“Conveniently browse over 550,000 products, thousands of technical documents and data sheets, check stock availability, order, pay, and lots more all at RS Online. With RS Online you have instant access to hundreds of new products that we add every month.”

It’s clear when you visit the website that there are indeed thousands of products and tools available to the model engineer in Thailand. These are the main categories:-

  • Electronic Components, Power & Connectors
  • Electrical, Automotive & Cables
  • Mechanical Products & Tools
  • IT, Test & Safety Equipment

We model engineers in thailand are probably more interested in the “Mechanical Products & Tools” category so let’s drill into that. these are the sub-categories:-

  • Abrasives & Engineering Materials
  • Adhesives, Sealants & Tapes
  • Facilities Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Fasteners & Fixings
  • Plumbing & Pipeline
  • Pneumatics, Hydraulics & Power Transmission
  • Tools

Again, let us look at the “Tools” sub-category. Listed under “Tools” are the following groups:-

  • Air Power Tools
  • Cable & Connector Tools
  • Chalk Lines & Refills
  • Clamps & Vices
  • Corded Power Tools
  • Cordless Power Tools
  • Deburring & Finishing Tools
  • Hammer, Punches & Chisels
  • Knives, Scissors & Multi-tools
  • Machine Tools & Accessories
  • Magnetisers
  • Manual Grease Guns & Accessories
  • Manual Saws & Planers
  • Milling Cutting Tools
  • Mini Power Tools
  • Pliers
  • Plumbing Tools & Pipe Benders
  • Positioners & Retrieval Tools
  • Power Grinders
  • Power Tool Accessories & Drill Bits
  • Pullers & Extraction Tools
  • Screwdrivers & Screw Extractors
  • Shovels & Trowels
  • Soldering & Desoldering Tools
  • Spanners & Sockets
  • Threading Tools
  • Tool Kits & Tool Storage
  • Turning & Boring Tools
  • Vehicle & Tyre Tools
  • Welding & Brazing Tools

So it looks like RS Online could be a useful supplier of workshop tools of interest to the model engineer in Thailand.

This page displays all the product types available:-

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/op/all-products/

How To Buy

This is where the RS Online website starts to get a bit flaky for non-Thai speakers.

I tried to but a milling cutter and managed to get it into the shopping basket. But when I tried to checkout all the information, Forms and buttons were in the Thai language.

Similarly I tried to create an account but it was all in Thai.

I suppose I could ask Kanyah to sit beside me and translate as we go through a purchasing process. i could even make a full movie of it so that other non-Thai speakers could follow the process.

Unfortunately Kanyah has a bit of a short attention span and doesn’t like doing that kind of thing. AlsO I don’t have the time right now.

So unfortunately RS Online will have to stay on the back burner for the time being.

If any reader can offer any help or guidance I would appreciate it as I’m sure so would all the other model engineers in Thailand.

Website

The home page of the RS Online website is in the Thai language:-

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/

However, if you click on the top right button – it’s in the Thai language – you will go to the English language version. Otherwise use these links which will take you to English language pages:-

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=help

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/c/tools/

This is a useful link, it goes to the Site Map of RS Online in English language:-

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=footer3

Contact Page

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=aboutRS&file=contact

Request An RS Online Catalogue

You can request a hard copy catalogue from this Form, but again it’s all in the Thai language:-

http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=help&file=catalogue_request

Address

RS Components Co. Ltd.
209/1 K Tower B, 18th Floor Unit 1- 2,
Sukhumvit 21 Road (Asoke) Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
(I don’t know if this is just the Head Office or is an actual shop)
Orders
Order Line: +662 648 6868
Fax: +662 664 4228
E-mail : orders.TH@rs-components.com
Technical Help
Helpline: +662 648 6868
Fax: +662 664 2525
E-mail: tech.TH@rs-components.com

Google Maps

Not available yet.

SatNav Coordinates

Not available yet.

Model Engineer’s Reports

I personally have not been able to order anything from the RS Online website because the purchasing process is all in the Thai language.

 

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