Join HARTING for the Termination Technologies and Tools webinar


Selecting the correct termination technology and tooling is vital when it comes to connecting devices, machinery and equipment reliably and efficiently.

Join HARTING live on Tuesday October 10th to discover which termination technology to use for your application and how a smart combination of different technologies can deliver better results.

During the webinar, you’ll be given an exclusive preview of our new digital online service ‘Crimp Advisor’ and see the largest variety of termination technologies for industrial connectors, including our new Han® Push-In range.

The connection technology behind the Han® Push-In represents a refinement of the cage connection method, which is particularly well suited to field termination thanks to its speed and ease of use. It also expands the flexibility of Han® industrial connectors by providing an additional field connection method, allowing fast and uncomplicated assembly of connectors whilst ensuring consistent quality and robustness. As a result, assembly times in the field are reduced by up to 30%.

To complement the webinar, HARTING have launched the newly updated User’s Guide Termination Technologies manual. It contains a wealth of information to help you select components, install connectors and choose the right termination techniques for your application. You’ll also learn more about the latest technical innovations and standards.

To register for the Termination Technologies and Tools webinar and download your copy of the User’s Guide Termination Technologies manual, please click here:

ODU Connectors at DSEI 2023


Once again, ODU are looking forward to exhibiting at DSEI, so as to show-off   their latest developments in military connector technology.

The ODU-AMC® T-Series Connector – Beyond 38999.

The ‘T’ stands for Three-on-One as three locking variants of plug [push-pull, break-away or screw-lock] can fit the same receptacle, in shell-sizes that give space-envelope savings over comparable density MIL-DTL-38999M connectors, but with the same, or improved, technical performance.

Cables can use a standard MIL-M85049 back-shell or ODU over-mould and the crimp contacts can be standard MIL-AS39029, or an ODU design.
Now, in-vehicle OEM’s can utilise the same bulkhead fitting across all equipment,

leaving the locking mechanism to be determined by the plug-in equipment.

Even Higher Data Rates

Having already produced the ODU-AMC® High Speed Data series that can combine and transmit all common protocols, with transfer rates up to 14.4 Gbits/s,  DSEI will showcase a further development, the ODU AMC® Series T Expanded Beam Connector. It combines the advantages of a classic expanded beam – insensitivity to dirt, scratches etc.  with the high-performance attenuation of a physical contact (< 0.3 dB). Result – 3 to 4 times the number of glass fibres in an identical installation space, so increasing the transmission capacity significantly, while adhering to the attenuation budget.

Soldier Communications.

A new power-efficient connector for soldier communications.


Easy handling and robust, with apps such as:

  • Tactical soldier batteries
  • PDU (Power Distribution Units)
  • CWB (Conformable Wearable Batteries)
  • C4ISR peripherals

It is compatible with open-architecture standards such as NATO STANAG 4695, Nett Warrior and GOSSRA

Supplier Partner

ODU also offers a complete service – including connectors, cable, over-moulding, watertight-potting and metalwork – supplying your sub-system from one totally reliable source – shipped to line.

Consultation, requirement analysis, product design & development, prototype manufacture, pre-production batch delivery, technical documentation – taking care of everything necessary to produce a great system solution specifically for you.

However, the company’s skill-set, as an independent connector manufacturer, includes one further special ingredient – flexibility – the ability to sit down with the customer and design a way out of a problem, the ability to produce a connector that is truly fit-for-purpose and to deliver that both on-time and within budget.                                                                                                                   So, if you’re faced with a connector or packaging conundrum, then why not drop by stand H2-569 and tell them about your problems – they may have an answer.

ITSA announces a new Media Supporters launch


ITSA announces a new Media Supporters launch.

ITSA (Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association) has just announced that it has launched a new collaboration with 11 key industry media organisations to become Media Supporters of the association.

This tie up will mean greater exposure for both our media supporters and ITSA and it will further develop the relationships between the association and key media outlets meaning greater coverage for all.

ITSA media supporters now have a significant presence on our web site and our social media channels.

Commenting on this new initiative, John Biggs, Chairman of ITSA said “We are delighted to be able to link up with 11 significant media outlets which will truly enhance the exposure our association and members have in the UK” “This is a significant step forward for the association and we look forward to a long standing and mutually beneficial relationship with our media supporters”.

Here are just a few of our media supporters comments.


ADVANCE is the official information resource of ADS – the 1,200-member UK trade organisation advancing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors.

Recognising the important part that connectors play in equipment manufacture, ADVANCE is pleased to support ITSA in their efforts to assist the UK connector supply-chain


At Engineering Update we understand the crucial part connectors play within the Engineering industry.

We couldn’t be happier to be supporting ITSA in its efforts to improve the UK’s connector supply-chain.


“CIE is delighted to be a media supporter for ITSA – the dedicated trade-industry body for interconnect technology companies operating in the UK.

As CIE approaches its 40th anniversary, we look forward to continuing this close relationship for many more years to come.”


September 2023.