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4 May 2022

ODU AMC Series T – the 3-in-1 locking system for maximum reliability

In military applications and for security companies, the increasing complexity of the respective tasks is also rapidly raising the requirements profiles for the associated technology. This applies above all to the reliability and flexibility of the connector systems that are used. Weight savings, durability, easy handling and fast cleaning can be a matter of life or death in extreme cases, as can the secure transmission of high data volumes. Civilian emergency services and numerous other applications, for example in mining, agriculture and forestry, can also benefit from these features.

On the one hand, it is imperative to ensure the proper functioning of robust materials in extreme and rugged environments. They must successfully withstand temperature fluctuations, dirt, dust, water, vibrations, or extreme pressures. In addition, Active Protection Systems (APS) require heavy-duty, user-friendly, lightweight, and space-saving connector systems for use in various applications, including electronic warfare technology, radar systems, remote-controlled weapon systems, tactical radios, as well as robotic and autonomous systems.

The products in the ODU AMC® series reliably meet the requirements for first-class, high-quality connectors. Optionally, they can even be pre-assembled in accordance with the respective system requirements.

Digitalization is also advancing at a fast and dynamic pace in the field of military equipment. Digital communication options decrease response times and thus increase the safety of the deployed personnel. Networked operations, digital situation images, and information systems for crisis prevention are just a few examples. These requirements must also be taken into account when planning the corresponding connectors. In this context, choosing an appropriate connection type is obviously a priority.

The ODU AMC® Series T connectors – the T stands for Triple – offer major advantages here. These connectors include three compatible locking variants on one receptacle, as the locking requirements may vary depending on the situation. The thread-lock function is especially suitable for applications that are subjected to extreme vibrations. The break-away function enables the connection to be released by manually applying force, allowing quick and easy disconnection in critical situations. The push-pull mechanism reliably locks inside the receptacle and the ball-lock system provides additional support to guarantee interference-free data transmission. The ODU AMC® Series T combines all three locking variants – reducing the number of different interfaces across all systems and replacing them with a common interface.

Uniform receptacles also reduce the number of interfaces within a given system, especially for connections to subsystems such as cameras, sensors, or weapon systems. In the event of damage, the additional locking options make it easier to maintain and assemble the respective systems in the field in an emergency.

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