ODU Connectors Returning to the Southern Manufacturing Show 6-8th February 2024 at Farnborough Exhibition Centre


It’s that time of year again and ODU-UK Ltd are looking forward to meeting-up with customers, old and new, to discuss their latest developments.

On display will be connectors and assemblies of all shapes and sizes, across the many markets that ODU serve, such as military, medical, instrumentation and industrial.

One exciting development is in fibre-optics for the ODU AMC® Series T military connector. This offers excellent transmission characteristics, combining the advantages of a classic Expanded Beam solution (up to 5,000 mating-cycles before cleaning) with high-performance insertion loss of <0.7 dB (single-mode) and <0.3 dB (multi-mode)

ODU Express Shipping

This service ensures rapid availability of the company’s standard products.

Within 15 business days, ODU can ship up to 15 modular connectors (ODU-MAC®) or up to 150 metal circular connectors (ODU MINI-SNAP® / ODU AMC®) to its customers worldwide.

To support ever-faster electronics equipment innovation, suppliers need not only a wide range of standard products, but must also be fast and responsive when only a customer-specific solution will neatly solve the problem.

So, if you have a connector problem, then drop by Stand E70 and tell them exactly what you need.

ODU-UK Ltd  

tel: 0330 002 0640   sales@odu-uk.co.uk    www.odu-connectors.com/uk 


Link: https://www.industrysouth.co.uk/



Drive industrial transformation at Industrial Ethernet Week- Harting Connectors


Join HARTING and experts from a range of global market leaders for the third Industrial Ethernet Week, which runs between the 27th and 29th February 2024. Featuring technical experts and digitalisation pioneers, you’ll discover solutions for driving industrial transformation via insightful user cases, discussions, talks and tech sessions.

Day one focuses on AI and IIoT platforms. Amazon Web Services will be discussing the use of generative AI in industry, followed by a demonstration of AI and IIoT-powered flexible smart factory platforms from ICONICS and Mitsubishi Electric. The first day concludes with a panel discussion about implementing AI solutions in manufacturing.

Join us on February 28th for a spotlight on factory installation. Softing IT Networks will demonstrate how to identify and resolve common issues with end-to-end profinet cabling applications and discuss the challenges of field installation. Technical experts from HARTING will then present sessions focused on industrial ethernet connectivity in harsh environments, tested cable assemblies and engineering data and services.

The week wraps up with an in-depth examination of device design. Product experts from Belden and SICK AG will demonstrate how Single Pair Ethernet connects the field level to the network and Würth Elektronik will spotlight Power over Ethernet (PoE) in interface design. The week wraps up with an open discussion around cost and risk management in new electronic designs.

Sessions run from 8:30am until 11am each day and you’re welcome to join all the events or selected talks. Every session will also be available as a recording afterwards. To register and read a detailed schedule, please visit https://www.harting.com/UK/en-gb/harting-industrial-ethernet-week-2024

Professional power cords: quality, reliability, safety and compliance – the NEUTRIK assurance


NEUTRIK launching new ‘essential’ and ‘ultimate’ series, fully LVD / IEC 60799 compliant, professional power cords at ISE.

The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 30 January – 2 February 2024. Under the latest legally binding international safety regulations, power connection and interconnection cord sets, for use with and within the full range of professional AV and IT devices and applications, require to be certified to the EN/IEC 60799 standard.

Within European Economic Community (EEC) countries, the European Economic Area Low Voltage Directive (LVD) stipulates that cable sets that do not comply with this standard are ineligible for CE marking and cannot be used within or imported into EEC countries. For many manufacturers and end users, the process of certifying every type of power cord in their inventory is time, resource and cost prohibitive. NEUTRIK’s new preassembled, fully certified cord sets series provide a ready-made solution across a range of price points and performance requirements, with all the quality and reliability assurance that comes with the NEUTRIK brand.

All cord set series feature designs that prioritize unsurpassed standards of quality, reliability, and safety, utilizing NEUTRIK’s market leading, fully IEC 60320-1 certified cable connectors, and are produced in Europe at the company’s state-of-the-art, cost-efficient dedicated production site. All cable sets are rigorously safety tested and certified to meet and exceed the requirements of current worldwide regulated standards.

The essential POWER CORDS series provides a range of high quality, high reliability and cost-efficient rewirable cable assemblies. These cord sets feature NEUTRIK powerCON® FXX series blue / grey connectors with circuit breaking capacity (CBC), secure locking mechanism, rugged construction and discrete power-in and power-out colour coding and keying to prevent intermating. These are paired with durable high-quality rubber jacketed cable.







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ultimate POWER CORDS series’ cable assemblies are VDE-certified to the highest recognized industry standards of safety and qualitative compliance; based on testing services and certificates of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute.

Utilizing top of the range NEUTRIK powerCON® TRUE1® TOP connectors, overmoulded with high quality H07RN-F TITANEX® rubber cable, ultimate POWER CORD sets provide enhanced levels of durability and protection for the most demanding indoor and outdoor application environments. The powerCON® TRUE1® TOP connector features CBC together with a unique locking mechanism that is fully insulated, with a non-metallic compound latch and protection collar. The high-tech DARKSTAR soft compound coating provides improved durability and haptics, and connector color coding is provided with optional rings that fit flush between the connector housing and cable overmould. The improved anti-kink protection provided by the cord sets’ overmould guarantees up to 20,000 bending cycles.

Optional ruggedized locking sealing connector covers for use with either series provide ultimate levels of protection against moisture and particulate ingression when unmated. Cord sets and interconnection cord sets are available in a range of lengths from 1 m to 10 m.



binder 670/770 series: cable connector with protective cap


IP67 – even when unmated

If a connection has to be released during use, such as for inspection or maintenance, this reduces the environmental protection for the period of work. Protective caps for binder’s 670- and 770-series cable connectors reliably protect the components against any ingress of dust and liquids when unmated. The requirements of protection degree IP67 are thereby met.

binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, is adding protective caps for the cable connectors to its NCC (Not Connected Closed) 670- and 770-series portfolio. Their task is to prevent the ingress of particles and humidity when the interface is disconnected. The protective caps are equipped with holding straps that can be easily attached to the cable connectors.

The 670- and 770-series connectors are used in handheld devices, for example. If an application requires the cable connector to be detached from the device, without a protective cap, it is exposed to the environmental influences at the place of use. The cap ensures environmental protection according to IP67 – against dust and temporary immersion – even when the connector is unmated.

NCC – flexible and space-saving

With the 670 and 770 series, binder offers compact and highly versatile 5-pin and 8-pin connectors featuring bayonet locking. They are designed for demanding environmental conditions that require the interface to be protected according to IP67. Typical applications can be found in test equipment, metrology and lighting as well as in signage and other devices that need to be washable.

The NCC series are characterized by a special design feature: Spring-loaded plastic covers protect the female panel mount parts and ensure the contacts are safely enclosed in the housing. Thus, even when unmated, the panel mount parts are protected against contact, dust, and splash water from all sides (670 series: IP54) or in addition against temporary immersion in water (770 series: IP67). Now, due to the protective caps, also the male cable connectors achieve IP67 when unmated.

Application in water level monitoring

When monitoring the water levels in wells, level sensors are used together with communication modules that send the measurement results to a central data hub. The interface between sensor and module is implemented using an NCC connector. This eliminates the need to manually measure the water level, and the data from many wells can be monitored remotely from a control center. However, the modules require periodic cleaning and maintenance. The protective cap then prevents the NCC cable connector from the ingress of water and dirt; it also keeps it safe during transportation and installation.

In addition to the filling level, state-of-the-art sensors can also measure the water quality. These devices usually work with a data logger box, and occasionally it is necessary to switch between the individual sensors. Here as well, it is important to protect the NCC cable connector from dirt and water so that a proper measurement result is achieved as soon as the connection is re-established

Fields of application:

  • Electronic device technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Metrology and instrumentation


  • Protection degree: IP67
  • Comes with holding strap
  • Also available in RAL 9002 grey-white
  • More colors upon request

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LEMO to attend Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show







LEMO UK, a leading provider of high-quality connectors and cable assembly solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show scheduled to take place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre from the 6th to the 8th of February.

The Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show is an essential event for anyone involved in design, engineering production and procurement – the place to see all the latest in production hardware, components, consumables, and technology serving a wide range of industries including Aerospace/Defence, Automotive, Electronics Assembly/ Production, Industrial Machinery, Packaging/Handling/Logistics, Energy, Marine, Medical/PharmaBio, Mechanical Engineering and Metal Processing.

Visitors are invited to Stand C120 to meet the LEMO team, discuss their specific challenges, and explore custom connection and cable solutions throughout the 3-day event.  LEMO partner with a diverse range business across the United Kingdom and Ireland providing tailored services, from design support to full customer delivery, at its purpose-built 42,000 sq manufacturing facility in Worthing, West Sussex.

To register for your free ticket to Southern Manufacturing please visit www.industrysouth.co.uk

For more information about LEMO, please visit www.lemo.com

ODU-UK Ltd are delighted to announce that they have become members of Make UK Defence, the Trade Association that champions and celebrates the UK’s defence & security industry.


As current suppliers to many of the UK’s defence & security OEM’s,

ODU Connectors are pleased to join their ranks in this organisation, with the intention of further supporting the UK defence supply-chain.



















tel: 0330 002 0640

email: sales@odu-uk.co.uk                 web: www.odu-connectors.com/uk 


Neutrik CONTRIK extends Power Multicore cable series


Portable power distribution specialist introduces new Harting E16 and Socapex 419 compatible Power Multicore and Power Multicore Split cable assemblies.


The Neutrik Group, Schaan, Liechtenstein; 16 January 2024. The Neutrik Group’s CONTRIK brand has expanded its CKPE series range of power multicore cable assemblies. The Harting E16 and Socapex SL 419 compatible Power Multicore connection cables, and Socapex SL 419 compatible single-phase powerCON TRUE1 Power Multicore Split cable configurations enable the streamlining and increased cost-efficiency of cabling processes.





The rewireable power multicore cable assemblies are specified for use in video wall, lighting and audio applications, in indoor and outdoor event, theatre, and other media production environments. Complementing CONTRIK’s portable power distribution systems, CKPE series Power Multicore and Power Multicore Split cable assemblies are DIN 15765 standard-compliant for mobile event production.

The cables feature improved levels of reliability as a result of an increased PE-conductor cross-section. The improved reliability extends to operation at very low temperatures, with cables operable across a range of -5 °C to +70°C. Reduced weight and increased ease of handling, enable reductions in cabling effort, complexity and cost.

The expanded Power Multicore cable range offers 6 channels and 8 channels Harting E16 connector variants, and a 6 channels LKS 19 (Socapex SL 419 compatible) connector variant, while the Power Multicore Split cable features an LKS 19 male to 6x single-phase powerCON TRUE1 female connectors. The cable assemblies offer high IP protection ratings in mated condition: IP65 in the case of Harting E16 connectors and IP68 in for LKS 19 connector. Featuring high quality TITANEX rubber cable, they are available in various standard lengths from 5 to 40 meters.





CONTRIK power multicore cables optimally complement the brand’s range of professional power distribution systems that offer highest levels of quality, safety and reliability for mobile entertainment production applications. The extensive portfolio of rugged and durable distribution boxes, comprising Power Container, Power Rack and Power Turtle systems, is designed and precision manufactured within the EU, using state-of-the-art production automation and high quality electrical and electronic components. With levels of high mechanical (IK) and environmental (IP) protection, conforming to relevant industry standards, across the product range, an XO designated series of products offers enhanced levels of protection for ‘Xtreme Outdoor’ environment applications; including IP65 protection against particulate and liquid ingression, with CEE / cPot in mated condition. All products feature CONTRIK’s proprietary Easylen® housing material, ensuring the highest levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

ITSA Report year end 2023


ITSA has released its final report on the UK connector market.

Members report sales up by 3% over 2022
however orders are down by 8% which is a slight
improvement on the last report. BtoB is constant
at 1.02:1

Headline statistics: –
• Revenues are up 3% versus 2022 indicating a small improvement.
• 2023 orders continue to be lower than 2022 (-8%) but BtoB remains just positive at
• The UK connector market has remained somewhat volatile with key markets such as
Medical, Broadcast and Mass Transport declining between -20% and -40%, however,
several significant market contributors such as Mil/Aero, T&M and Utilities have
improved by between +5% and +17%.
• Distribution remains positive with growth of +5% which is a good indicator of future
market growth for members.
• ITSA estimates that the UK connector market will end 2023 up between 4-6% over 2022.
• ITSA members are cautious over 2024 and are expecting the UK connector market to be
flat or with minimal growth

see the full report here ITSA Report Full Year 2023