AboutODU Steckverbindungs systeme GmbH & Co. KG
ODU develops and manufacture reliable solutions in the connector area.
The company was founded 1942 – since this time ODU is known as specialist for connector systems for military/defence applications. More than 60 year of experience in this market gives them the understanding for the customers needs.
ODU is already participating in various programs around the world for the "Soldier of the Future". This experience has led to the development of the new ODU AMC product series, in order to even better satisfy the requirements for the future placed on connection systems in this segment.
The following criteria were particularly important in the development.
- Reduced weight, because every gram counts here
- Simpler and more intuitive use - the connection system must be easy to use, no matter how difficult the conditions are
- Robust, because a connector system must endure a lot in the field
- Self-sealing and self-cleaning - even in the field
- Reduced costs - always plays a big role
So ODU developed the ODU AMC – Advanced Military Connectors
The next generation of connectors for the soldier modernisation programs
This connector meet all features for “Soldier Modernisation” such as Lightweigt, small, easy handling, easy cleaning, extremely rugged and solid, bling mating, excellent shielding, watertight and so on.
Innovative & Flexible partner
As an innovative and flexible partner ODU offers standard products with individual contact configurations. The customer gets what he needs: signals, low/high voltage transmission, coax/triax, fiber optic, compressed air and fluids inserts are possible in one connector.
ODU standard push-pull connectors have a lifetime of greater than 5,000 mating cycles. Because of the push-pull locking mechanism an unintentional opening of the connection is not possible. Easy handling and blind mating are additional advantages of the connector systems. The connectors are available with a 360° EMI shielding and operating temperatures ranging form –40°C to +120°C.
ODU is certificated acc. to: ISO 9001, VDE, Ul, CSA, VG, MIL, and ISO TS 16494
Additional to our standard products ODU is a specialist of customized connector solutions. In this area we work very closely with the customer to met his exact requirements. Our motto is: “If it’s not out there yet, we’ll work with you to develop it!”
ODU has all the necessary technologies under one roof, so we can respond to our customer’s requests flexibly and quickly. Design & Development, Tool manufacturing, Injection Molding, Electro-Plating, Stamping, Turning, Automated Assembly and Cable Assembly are all in our facility in Mühldorf, Germany.
Advantages of customized solutions:
- exact implementation of the specifications for the particular application when it comes to design, function, costs and exclusivity
- Protection in the accessory and spare parts market
- Reduced costs for a large number of units
- Protection against imitation
Many well-known companies around the world have designed-in ODU connectors for their applications, because of the extreme reliable connection.
This includes applications like:
- Soldier Communication systems
- Different programs on the “Soldier of the future”
- Night vision systems
- Radio systems
- Radar systems
- Sonar systems for submarines
- Nuclear submarines
- Weapon systems
- Portable navigation systems
- Launchers / Rockets
- Armoured Vehicles
If you are looking for an innovative, robust, secure and reliable connector solution in the military/defence area – ODU is your partner!