Essentra Components (formerly Richco, Inc.)

- Since 1954 Richco Inc. has specialized in manufacturing quality plastic fasteners, wire management devices, circuit board hardware, and custom components. We've always adhered to the same basic principles and goals: to design and manufacture the finest quality componenets, to price them competitively, and to deliver them promptly. More...

Richco now offers over 10,000 standard products for the Electronics, Computer, Consumer Goods, Telecom/Datacom, Medical and Contract Manufacturing Industries. Most of these products have been developed as a direct result of actively pursuing engineers in the field who have expressed a specific design need to Richco's engineering team. Less...

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Digi-Key’s library of more than 2000 exclusive PTM Online… On Demand® product training modules is a collection of training tools created with you – the busy design engineer – in mind. They are provided with the cooperation of participating supplier partners. From this one source, you can learn about the latest products and technologies, download datasheets, check inventory, contact our technical staff, and place an order for same-day shipment.

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Module NamePreviewAudioNon-AudioDurationParts List
  • Bumpers and Feet
820KB303KB5 minParts List
  • Cable Ties and Accessories
1.9MB782KB5 minParts List
  • Card Guides
1.4MB723KB5 minParts List
  • Card Guides and Pullers
1.3MB709KB5 minParts List
  • Circuit Board Hardware
3.1MB1.8MB15 minParts List
  • Engineering Technology
2.8MB1.4MB10 minParts List
  • Fiber Management
1.4MB304KB5 minParts List
  • Grommets and Bushings
1.3MB761KB5 minParts List
  • Injection Molding and Plastics
2.7MB1.2MB5 minParts List
  • Insulators and Fuse Accessories
1.2MB630KB5 minParts List
  • LED Hardware
689KB256KB5 minParts List
  • Plastic Materials
1.3MB217KB5 minParts List
  • Rivets and Hardware
1.5MB908KB5 minParts List

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Elastomer Fan MountsElastomer Fan Mounts - Essentra's fan accessories provide mounting for small DC and AC fans suitable for industrial and computing applications. Fan mounts are easily installed into the fan assembly. They provide shock and vibration assembly and can be used to mount the fan to the chassis or to mount two fans back-to-back.  More...

Heat Stabilized, Heavy-Duty Support ClampHeat Stabilized, Heavy-Duty Support Clamp - Essentra’s heat-stabilized clamps offer a wide variety of diameters, available in 26 sizes for bundle diameters ranging from 3/16˝ - 1¾˝ for your heavy-duty cable management applications. The UL94 V-2 flammability indicates any burning will stop within 30 seconds; dripping flaming particles are allowed. The aluminum eyelet in the mounting hole is used to spread the load of the screwed fastening device and provides a higher tensile strength.  More...

More about Essentra Components

Essentra, an abstract name, was specifically chosen to capture what each of our businesses, including Alliance, Reid Supply and Richco, manufactures and supplies; namely millions of small but essential components which often play a critical enabling role in the products of our customers, everywhere and every day.

As part of its Vision 2015 strategy, Essentra is rebranding our components distribution businesses under one name, Essentra Components. For the Americas, we are combining the outstanding products and services of three companies into one:

Alliance – Manufactures and distributes excellent products like access hardware, casters, leveling mounts, bumpers and feet, tube insert glides and caps, wire management, cable ties, circuit board hardware, fasteners, masking, pipe and flange, caps, plugs and netting, and hose protection.

Reid Supply – Industrial distributor of a wide range of products including knobs, handles and hand wheels, clamps and workholding, tooling components, fasteners and hardware, leveling devices and vibration control, material handling, bearings and power transmission, metalworking, tools, maintenance and shop supplies, pneumatics and hydraulics, structural systems and safety.

Richco – Manufactures and distributes engineered components including circuit board hardware, card guides and pullers, rivets, screws, washers and nuts, motion control, bumpers and feet, fan accessories, LED hardware, insulators, cable ties and accessories, cable management, fiber management, grommets, bushings, plugs and cable glands, and leveling mounts, tube inserts and casters.

By combining these three essential components companies into one, we will provide our customers with outstanding benefits including:
  • Over One Billion Parts In Stock
  • 11 Regional Distribution Centers
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Free Samples
  • Free CAD Drawings
Essentra Components (formerly Richco, Inc.)
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