ODU – not your average connector company

ODU-UK Ltd are exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2015 and invite you to visit their stand to see some of the many examples of ODU connector expertise.

Probably best known for their miniature military push-pull connectors, ODU have, since 2002, supplied more than 100,000 helmet connectors to the UK Bowman military communications programme, without a single reported connector failure.

However, ODU also supply connector solutions to many other markets, such as medical equipment, instrumentation, factory automation & robotics etc.

As a ‘problem-solving’ partner, ODU work closely with their OEM customers to develop both connectors and packaging, to provide cost-effective solutions to the problems of modern-day electronics.

Given the opportunity, we can usually come up with proposals that will add immediate value to both businesses.

The shared objective being more supply-chain responsibility and profit for us, with reduced overall costs and more profit for yourselves – that’s a true partnership.

So how does this work? Let’s look at an example:

A test equipment manufacturer was having technical problems in trying to take cost out of a new design, which needed bulk-head connectors to handle mixed-signals.

The solution was for us to provide two sub-assemblies for the equipment, each incorporating a custom insert for a standard push-pull connector.


Result: Technical problems solved and assembly time minimised, resulting in considerable cost savings.

This insert has two central coax contacts, with flying leads, to handle high-frequency signals and a further 16 signal contacts mounted onto a small PCB, with a section of flex-foil ending in an SMT connector to the main PCB.

Suppliers such as ourselves are experts in what we do – as such, we are a resource that should be more fully utilised in these lean times – so come and talk to us.

The Technology Centre
Epinal Way
LE11 3GE

tel: 01509 266433

contact: sales@odu-uk.co.uk


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