Souriau 8STA Size 01 connector and accessory package available online

Souriau 8STA Size 01 connectors and accessories

Lane Motorsport has made available an ultra-miniature 8STA circular connector as well as a range of ultra-lightweight size 01 8STA compatible accessories.

The Souriau size 01 8STA connector offers a significant 20 percent saving in size and weight over the larger size 02 series while maintaining all the performance advantages which includes an anti-vibration design and a high resistance to motorsport fluids.

According to Lane Motorsport, these Souriau size 01 connectors accommodate #26 contacts that can handle wires from 24 to 30 AWG. Other key features of these ultra-miniature connectors include seven colour-coded orientations, PCB options and a boot termination feature.

Lane Motorsport’s size 01 8STA interconnection package features a comprehensive range of connector accessories made by HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics. These include ultra-lightweight protective caps, heat shrink boots, nut plates and gaskets.

Weald Electronics’ size 01 aluminium protective caps feature an anti-vibration locking design and are about 50 percent lighter than the standard size 02 designs. They are available in 14 sizes and two versions for plugs and receptacles. The caps can be supplied with or without a flexible, stainless steel micro wire rope lanyard.

Weald’s size 01 nut plates are profiled to better mirror the shape of the connector flange and are designed to help the assembly process.

HellermannTyton’s size 01 heat shrink boots are exclusively available from us. Available in straight and 90⁰ versions, these are heat shrinkable, strain relieving boots for backshell to cable transitions and are adhesive lined and made from fuel-proof material.

This comprehensive motorsport interconnection package is available to specify and purchase online in our online store.

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Huge interest in our motorsport connector and accessories package at Autosport Engineering 2018

Lane Motorsport stand at Autosport International / Engineering

We witnessed a huge amount of interest in our electronic connector and enlarged connector accessories package at this year’s Autosport Engineering Show held last month at the NEC.

We showcased our comprehensive selection of Souriau 8STA connectors and accessories including the incredibly small shell size 01 8STA Series of circular connectors which is becoming widely used in the motorsport world thanks to its weight and space saving characteristics combined with high performance.

Over the past 12 months we have made a number of additions to our ranges of 8STA Series compatible connector accessories. These include motorsport heat shrink boots from HellermannTyton, as well as ultra-lightweight protective capsnut plates and gaskets from leading connector manufacturer Weald Electronics. Our Autosport Engineering booth also featured Weald’s modified 8STA connectors which are designed to save even more weight and space.

As HellermannTyton’s biggest distributor of moulded boots and shapes for the motorsport market, we showcased standard boots, glue lined boots, high temperature boots for fuel tank applications and the very popular VG950 twin pack epoxy used to glue standard boots.

Together, this all makes a comprehensive motorsport electronics and electrical connector package which is also available to specify and purchase online in our e-commerce store.

If you couldn’t get to the show and need more information about our electronic connectors for motorsport, please contact us by emailing motorsport@fclane.com or calling us on +44 (0) 1403 790 661.

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New tooling means custom high density 8STA motorsport connectors can be built and delivered in days

8STA High Density connectors from Lane MotorsportSignificant investment in tooling and inventory levels at Lane Motorsport 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. This is an important development since these connectors are mainly used throughout the demanding motorsport sector where speed is of the essence.

According to Peter Costin, who runs Lane’s Motorsport Division, when the new tools come online, they will allow Lane to become a real extension of Souriau’s manufacturing capability for customers in the motorsport world, while increased component inventory levels mean lead times measured in days. Lane also has a no minimum order quantities policy.

These connectors are used in many areas including engine control units, communications equipment, data acquisition systems and harnesses, while other applications for these increasingly popular high density 8STA connectors include those where high performance, small size and lightweight are key factors.

Souriau’s 8STA HD connectors are derived from established military specifications MIL-DTL-38999 and JN1003 and feature a rugged aluminium body plated as standard with conductive black zinc. They are among the lightest circular connector of their type currently available and the high density capability provides up to 68 size 26 contacts using 24 to 30 AWG wire. This usually allows a smaller shell size to be used for the same application.

They are available in 7 shell sizes: 02-05; 04-06; 06-09; 08-12; 10-26; 12-43; 14-68. Contacts are gold plated copper alloy with a liquid silicone rubber insulator and seal. The size 26 contacts are rated at 3A.

Importantly, the 8STA HD connector is 100% scoop proof and incorporates a positive locking mechanism with locked colour indicators. They can handle 500 mating cycles, 300g shock for 3ms and vibration levels to 147m/s2, 10 to 2000Hz.

Operating temperature is – 55ºC to +175ºC and, when mated, the connector meets the requirements of IP67 and can withstand salt spray and other motorsport fluids.

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Comprehensive Motorsport / Autosport connector and accessory package now available!

Souriau 8STA connectors and accessories

Lane Motorsport has available a comprehensive package of 8STA compatible accessories made by HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics. These include newly designed nut plates, protective caps, gaskets and heatshrink boots – all designed to meet the demanding environments found within the autosport sector.

According to Business Development Manager Peter Costin, Weald’s 8STA connector accessories will be used right across the World of motorsport. Weald’s recently introduced lightweight caps are as much as 40% lighter than standard autosport caps with the new design making it easier to mate and unmate. Sealing is to IP67 and they are available with and without a lanyard. They are available in shell sizes from 01 to 24 in both receptacle and plug formats.

Weald has also redesigned the nut plates to make them lighter and has profiled them to better mirror the shape of the connector flange. Like the protective caps, Lane Motorsport has these nut plates to suit shell sizes 01 to 24. A new single flange nut plate saves even more weight.

The gaskets are only available in high-temperature materials for shell sizes 01 to 24.

Every connector needs a boot

Lane Motorsport is now HellermannTyton’s biggest distributor of moulded boots and shapes for the autosport/motorsport market. Lane Motorsport’s stockholding of HellermannTyton products includes most common part numbers available from stock.  We stock standard boots, glue lined boots, high temperature boots for fuel tank applications, both straight and right-angled variants and the very popular VG950 twin pack epoxy used to glue standard boots. Lane Motorsport is also the sole distributor to stock the new very small boot used on the tiny Size 1 8STA Souriau connector.

Connector modifications

Weald Electronics is also modifying 8STA connectors to save even more weight and space. This includes the increasingly popular single flange receptacle and the removal of the rear knurl when connectors are used inside a box / sensor and no boot is required.

The comprehensive motorsport interconnection package is available to specify and purchase online.

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Successful showing at PMW 2017 (Professional MotorSport World Expo)

Lane Motorsport PMW Expo 2017 visitorsA truly international audience totalling more than 7000 attended this year’s Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne. PMW is strictly for autosport / motorsport industry professionals and is not open to the general public. It covers almost every facet of autosport showcasing the latest products, technologies and services.

As you can see from the picture, Lane’s Peter Costin was on hand to discuss our impressive portfolio of Souriau 8STA connectors and motorsport connector accessories from Weald Electronics and HellermannTyton which together makes up a comprehensive interconnection package for the motorsport sector.

These include motorsport heat shrink boots from HellermannTyton, as well as ultra-lightweight protective capsnut plates and gaskets from Weald Electronics and other connector accessories needed to complete the application.

A major attraction was the Size 01 ultra-miniature shell 8STA Series connector and accessories. Based on the proven 8STA format, it is 20% smaller than shell size 02, features #26 removable contacts and handles 24 to 30 AWG wire. Featuring a rugged aluminium body plated with conductive black Zinc as standard, these 8STA connectors incorporate a positive locking mechanism with locked colour indicators.

HellermannTyton’s size 01 heat shrink boots are exclusively available from Lane Motorsport. Available in straight and 90⁰ versions, these heat shrinkable, strain relieving boots for backshell to cable transitions are adhesive lined and made from fuel-proof material.

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Hermetically Sealed 8STA connectors available from Lane Motorsport

Souriau 8STA Hermetic connectors from Lane Motorsport

We have made available hermetically sealed versions of Souriau’s high performance 8STA circular connectors.

Designed with a glass to metal insert dedicated for fuel tank installations, the hermetically sealed connector features excellent resistance to fluids and racing fuels, and withstands pressure differential without any loss of electrical performance.

With a stainless steel shell, these connectors offer excellent resistance to shock and vibration along with an very wide operating temperature range. When mated, the connector is sealed to IP67 and its low-profile design makes a heat shrink boot easy to fit.

These hermetically sealed connectors are often used in tandem with Souriau’s 8STA fuel immersible connectors. These incorporate a special fuel resistant insert which allows continuous immersion without loss of electrical performance.

Included in the Souriau 8STA hermetic connector product range available from Lane Motorsport is the smallest circular 5-way PC tail connector currently available on the market. Weighing just 3gm and featuring a stainless steel shell, this size 02 hermetic connector is designed specifically for motorsport sensors where it can be welded to sensor bodies. Like all Souriau 8STA connectors, it features a fast and secure bayonet locking system which features the security with an audible click.

As a Souriau assembling distributor, Lane’s Motorsport Division can assemble and deliver practically any type of 8STA connector to customer requirements on very short lead times.

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Meet us at Autosport International Engineering Show 2018

Lane Motorsport at Autosport Engineering 2018

Once again Lane Motorsport will be at the Autosport Engineering Show (stand number E391) at the NEC in Birmingham where we will be showcasing our comprehensive portfolio of 8STA connectors and accessories. This will include the tiny shell size 01 8STA Series which is becoming widely used throughout motorsport thanks to its weight and space saving characteristics combined with high performance.

The Autosport Engineering Show brings together the latest motorsport technology and components on the eve of another racing season.

Experts from Lane Motorsport will be on hand to discuss circular connectors from Souriau’s 8STA Series, along with a comprehensive selection of connector accessories. These include heat shrink boots from HellermannTyton, as well as protective capsnut plates and gaskets from leading connector manufacturer Weald Electronics. We also have all the assembly tools needed to complete the application. This all makes a comprehensive motorsport electronics and electrical connector package which is also available to specify and purchase online in our e-commerce store.

A major attraction will be the ultra-miniature shell size 01 8STA Series connector from Souriau. Based on the proven 8STA Format, it is 20% smaller than shell size 02, features #26 removable contacts and handles 24 to 30 AWG wire.

So for the latest motorsport connector solutions visit our stand or if you would like to arrange an appointment beforehand, please contact us by emailing motorsport@fclane.com or calling us on +44 (0) 1403 790 661.

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Meet us at PMW – Professional Motorsport World Expo 2017

PMW 2017

Lane Motorsport will be at Professional Motorsport World Expo 2017 for the three days from 15 November in Cologne. We will be presenting the latest circular connectors from Souriau’s 8STA Series along with a comprehensive range of accessories from HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics. These high-performance products complete a comprehensive motorsport interconnection package which customers can specify and purchase online.

Souriau’s high performance 8STA compact circular connectors are used extensively throughout all levels of motorsport in applications ranging from engine control units, batteries, communications equipment, data acquisition systems and harnesses. Lane Motorsport is certified to assemble Souriau circular connectors and holds extensive stocks of 8STA piece parts and accessories allowing the company to provide connector solutions to meet a customer’s precise requirements on very short delivery times.

One highlight of stand 5086 will be the recently announced ultra-miniature shell size 01 8STA Series connector – It has to be the smallest connector with the biggest performance. Based on the proven 8STA Format, it is 20% smaller than shell size 02, features #26 removable contacts and handles 24 to 30 AWG wire.

Alongside this exciting new 8STA connector, we will be showing a comprehensive range of compatible shell size 01 accessories – protective caps, gaskets, nut plates and heat shrink boots – as well as all the assembly tools you’ll need.

On show for the first time and exclusively available from Lane Motorsport will be HellermannTyton’s Size 01 heat shrinkable boots designed for weight -saving applications where insulation, component protection and strain relief are key requirements. Both standard material and high temperature material boots are available with the high temperature boots specially marked with an identifying yellow dot. They are manufactured from flexible flame retarded fluoroelastomer capable of continuous operation in the temperature range of -55 to +200°C. Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-81765/4, DEF Stan 59-97 and BSG198 Part 5, the heat shrink boots also feature excellent resistance to chemicals. Adhesive lined variants are also available.

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Size 01 high temperature heat shrink boots exclusive to Lane Motorsport

We at Lane Motorsport have made a significant addition to the range of accessories we offer specifically for use with the recently introduced ultra-miniature, high performance Size 01 8STA connectors produced by Souriau.

These are tiny heat shrink boots made by HellermannTyton and designed for applications where high temperatures are involved. Available exclusively from Lane Motorsport, the new high temperature, heat shrinkable boots are identified, at Lane’s suggestion, with a yellow dot to differentiate them from the standard product offering.

Size 01 high temperature heat shrink boots

According to Lane Motorsport’s Peter Costin, the unique yellow dot marking allows users to instantly identify the high temperature L material version from the standard G material product during assembly.

These HellermannTyton Size 01 heat shrinkable boots are designed for weight -saving applications where insulation, component protection and strain relief are key requirements. They are manufactured from flexible flame retarded fluoroelastomer capable of continuous operation across the temperature range of -55 to +200°C. Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-81765/4, DEF Stan 59-97 and BSG198 Part 5, the heat shrink boots also feature excellent resistance to chemicals. A glue lined version is also available.

Lane Motorsport plans to extend its yellow dot marking to all sizes of high temperature boots over the coming months.

The new boots are part of HellermannTyton’s heat shrinkable moulded shape portfolio which combine the advantages of quick, easy installation with high electric strength, mechanical toughness and superior chemical and environmental resistance.

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Another mixed weekend for Sam at Snetterton

 

Sam Osborne

Sam Osborne, Lane Motorsport’s sponsored bike rider, claims not to like Snetterton, venue for the latest round of Thundersport 600 Sportsman races but, this year his test day went really well and he felt really good from the get go. Sam and his team had a good suspension setup and he was able to hit all his markers.

Sam’s main problem was lack of power after having to scrap his superbike motor and replacing it with a “stocker”. “I must’ve been 30bhp down on some of the bikes and this was proven by the speed trap results, so I knew my only option was late braking everywhere.” Says Sam.

Sam was happy to qualify 15th overall and 3rd in class – not bad at all for one of the slowest bikes out there.

Sam got a good start in Race 1 – up to 9th overall and 1st in class. “The bike felt really good and I soon found my rhythm, putting in consistent 1.13’s and holding my own. Then bikes started coming past me on the back straight like I was standing still, which was so frustrating as I knew I was faster than them in the corners, this meant I had to push myself on the brakes. When they came past me on the straights I’d manage to re-pass them back on the brakes.” Says Sam. On lap 11 just as he was deciding to settle for 2nd in class coming into Coram I bottomed out the forks and tucked the front on the right just before the final left. Luckily the bike and I weren’t too bad – or so we thought.

Sam Osborne Bike

After working on the bike the night before Race 2, she was ready to go. The race was damp with a decent dry line, which didn’t stop Sam from having a few “brown pants” moments on the damp stuff, but he got a good start again and was up to 8th overall and 1st in class. 3 laps in disaster struck and he had what looked to be a blow up on the start/finish straight.

“As I tipped into Riches the back came round so I sat it up, went straight on and unfortunately couldn’t hold it up on the grass. This was a big off for me at a very fast part of the circuit, of which I feel lucky to have walked away with only concussion and a few other bumps.” Sam recalls.

For Race 3, Sam’s K9 was a no go, so the team let him have a go on the “beast” (K3 superbike). Sam had ridden this before so felt confident he could push from the off, this time having the straight-line speed to match the top boys. During the warm up, he noticed a strange weaving when he tipped into corners so he didn’t push and came home 9th in class and second from last overall.

Sam later discovered his bike hadn’t gone bang and in fact crash 1 had led to crash 2. When it went down on the right-hand side in Race 1, it bent the oil feed pipe, which pushed the hoses leading to the radiator onto the downpipes, which then led to the downpipes melting through the hoses causing the oil to leak out and cover the back wheel.

Sam’s final words – “To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. It could’ve been a great weekend with some comfortable podiums. I am really in need of some luck at the moment. I also think without this missing bhp I’m sure I could’ve taken another second off my lap time.

“Anyway, I did take away some positives. I’ve never felt so comfortable on a race bike before. My K9 gives me so much feedback and is great fun to ride. Every time I ride it I feel like I learn something new and can push that little bit more in places.

“We’re off to Cadwell Park for the May bank holiday next, lying 6th in the Sportsman Championship. I know I’ve got so much more to offer as I get to know the bike better, hopefully with some added horses.”

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