Souriau Connectors

Souriau's 8STA Circular Connectors Provide The Lead in High-Reliability, Miniaturization and Weight Reduction

In the motorsport market electronics are increasingly being used, while at the same time space and weight constraints are becoming more and more important, with dependability an additional must. It's for this reason that the Souriau 8STA series are so highly coveted. The 8STA series are miniature circular connectors designed to be smaller and lighter with high-reliability features that ensure race performance and driver safety. 

Our Sponsored Student Racing Team, HyTech Racing, Crowned Champions in Formula Hybrid Challenge, Georgia Institute of Technology

We are so happy to announce that another one of our sponsored student racing car teams, HyTech Racing, came first in their latest race. HyTech, who are student-run, were competing in the United States at the Georgia Institute of Technology (better known as Georgia Tech). They entered the Formula Hybrid challenge as defending champions, and came out victorious once more, placing first in the Electric Only class.

Lane Motorsport Have Made Available Souriau Size 01 8STA Connectors and Accessories Capable of Significantly Reducing Weight, Space and Assembly Time

Lane Motorsport, our division devoted to electrical connectors for motorsport, has made available Souriau’s tiny size 01 8STA circular connector series, matching it with a range of ultra-light size 01-compatible accessories.

High Density, High Performance Souriau Circular Connectors Available from Lane Electronics

As a Souriau-approved assembler, Lane are able to provide a wide variety of high density circular connectors, with many meeting the requirements of the MIL-DTL-38999 standard, and others being derived from that standard. In particular, we have available Souriau’s standard high density 8D/38999 connectors and their 8STA range which is widely used throughout all forms of motorsport and other applications where space, weight and environmental protection are crucial.

A New Dedicated Production Facility Has Doubled Our Fibre Assembly Capacity

We have now launched a new fibre optic assembly facility which will handle the significant increase in demand for high performance fibre-based interconnection solutions that we have been experiencing. As well as fibre-optic patch cords and jump leads the new 1300ft² facility will also be equipped to help customers with their specific fibre optic connector assembly designs.

A Great Opening Weekend for Sam Osborne at Donington

This season's first event at Donington was declared "a great success" by our sponsored rider, Sam Osborne. After an excellent early season practice and with some key modifications to his Suzuki, including the addition of suspension components by the leading Italian manufacturer Mupo, Sam was confident that he could compete on equal terms with the leading riders in the field at the season's opening race day.

New Tooling Means Custom High Density 8STA Connectors Can Be Designed, Built and Delivered in Days

Significant investment in our tooling and inventory levels will ensure that customers for Souriau’s 8STA High Density (HD) Series of circular connectors will soon not have to wait for prototypes and small quantities beyond a few days. 

Non-standard Souriau 8D Series/38999 Connectors Assembled and Delivered in Days

Many specifiers and buyers of 8D Series/38999 compliant circular connectors often require standard, off-the-shelf products and generally ask for delivery by return. According to Simon Hammerton, Managing Director at Lane Electronics, a lot of customers will often need a “special” for their application and they have also come to expect a quick turnaround. 

Loughborough University Unveils 2016 Formula Student Car

Last year we told you about our involvement with Loughborough University and its exciting racing car project which did so well in last year’s Formula Student competition. You may remember Lane Motorsport provided a variety of Souriau 8STA connectors for use throughout the car. Loughborough University ended 2015 as the 3rd UK team in the World rankings and, now, the team has unveiled its car for 2016 – the LFS16.