ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high performance connector solutions and cable assemblies, is expanding its ODU Advanced Monitoring Connector Solutions designed for Vision Systems to the US, European and Japanese market.

ODU’s product series respond to an increased market demand for embedded vision, an increased used in robotics and a rising demand for non-industrial applications.

The German company offers now an extended variety of connector solutions: ODU AMC®, ODU AMC® High-Density and ODU MINI-SNAP®.These connectors are designed for various applications and meet some of the key market requirements for vision system as well: robust design, low weight, watertight protection, high speed data transmission, easy to use, small and compact.

The ODU AMC® High-Density connector series offer high performance data transmission, high reliability and easy handling. The product portfolio includes a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and an HDMI option. The USB 3.0 data transmission rate is up to 5Gbit/s, the USB 2.0 data transfer rates up to 480Mbit/s, the Ethernet CAT5 data transfer rates up to 1Gbit/s and the HDMI 2.0 data transfer rates up to 8.16 Gbit/s.

Other product features include significantly reduced weight and fully integrated cable assembly solutions, watertight protection class IP 68 ( up to 20m), up to 5,000 mating cycles durability, Break-Away function for maximum safety, rugged & non-reflective surfaces, salt spray resistance, high-speed data transfer capability and an operating temperature range of -51° C (-60° F) to +125° C (+257° F).

ODU AMC® is an advanced and highly reliable connector solution with Push-Pull locking or Break-Away function. This connector series offers a versatile contact configuration: signal, power, high/low voltage transfer and coax possible within one connector. With a 5,000 mating cycles durability, excellent data transmission, watertight protection IP 68 & IP 69 and optimized mechanical and color keying, ODU AMC® is a lightweight, small and easy to handle connector for vision system applications.

ODU MINI-SNAP® is a miniature circular connector with Push-Pull locking in a metal housing. The advanced connector benefits of 5,000 mating cycles durability, safe and secure locking mechanism, 90° elbow plug, field termination, various housing and contact inserts options, protection class IP 50 and IP 68.

Whether designed for harsh or non-harsh environments, ODU AMC®, ODU AMC® High-Density and ODU MINI-SNAP® are ideal connector solutions for the factory automation in the automotive industry, consumer goods, general manufacturing, packaging, robotics, web inspection and also for non-industrial vision systems such as: biomedical, defense& aerospace, medical diagnostics, industrial research, surveillance and transportation.

ODU provides also complete cable assembly integrated solutions and overmolding for standard and custom specific applications.

For additional product information go to: http://www.odu-usa.com

The ODU Company Group:

ODU is one of the world’s leading connector systems suppliers and employs about 1,650 people around the world. Aside from the company headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn, the ODU Group has also an international production and distribution network in Europe, North America and Asia. ODU combines all relevant areas of competence and key technologies relating to design and development, machine tool and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU Group sells its products around the world and has an international distribution network that includes eight sales companies in Denmark, England, France, Italy, Sweden, the USA, China and Japan, along with numerous worldwide sales partners. The ODU connectors ensure reliable transmission of power, signal, data and media in numerous demanding applications: medical technology, military and security, industrial electronics, measurement and testing and automotive technology.