Author Archives: Dax Ward

Low Pressure Moulding Solutions

Posted on January 20, 2015 by


With electronics in every aspect of life, resin encapsulation is an increasingly popular option for protecting sensitive components.  Low pressure overmoulding is quite simply a better and faster option.  Here at St Cross Electronics, low pressure over moulding is something we have been perfecting for a number of years.

We can provide a full subcontract overmoulding service to the entire electronics sector. We use various materials including Macromelt products that meet UL94 V-0 requirements.

From the exacting standards of Medical and Industrial X-Ray equipment, the rigorous requirements of the off-shore and airborne industries, to the precision demanded by aerospace, military and motorsport customers, we provide excellent solutions for even the toughest applications.
With over 30 years of manufacturing experience manufacturing cable assemblies both here in the UK and at our Far East facility we are equipped to support high volume work, as well as the flexibility and dedication for small or special batches and for prototype and development projects. Pre-encapsulation of electrical assemblies and cabling can also be undertaken if applicable.

Some of our partners utilise overmolding in their designs for the following benefits.

Impact & Vibration

When the moulding material cools, it hardens . This provides the finished moulded assembly with very good protection against impact and vibration. All connectors, components and wires are encapsulated and held in place within the material.  This is very effective for the motorsport and automotive industry, military, medical and technology industries where motion, vibration and impact are a concern.


We have found that all market sectors we supply have a requirement to protect electronics from moisture, condensation, immersion in water (inc. saltwater), or even from liquids such as bodily fluids.

Strain Relief

We can create a design, that gives the finished article using the same materials, a strain relief where a cable exits the rear of the assembly.   This same technology and process can even be used to create and incorporate grommets and create strain relief.

Please do contact one of our sales team if you have any requirements today on +44 23 8022 7636, or via our contact us page.

Many thanks for reading this blog.

Thanks for visiting us at PRI 2014!!

Posted on December 24, 2014 by

Thanks to everyone that came to see us at PRI Indianapolis this month.  It was a fantastic trade show and we got to meet some old friends and made some new ones too.

The days were packed full of visitors and the weather was not as brutal as 2013 either.  A great chance to network and show everyone what we can do!

Next trade show for us is Autosport Engineering on January 8-9 2015.

See you there and we wish all our customers, suppliers and friend a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

All shapes and sizes

Posted on December 10, 2014 by

Cable Assemblies come in all shapes and sizes. Here at St. Cross Electronics, our engineers are used to answering questions regarding cable assemblies, such as what custom fitting and cable combinations are available, what performance characteristics are tested, and what are the standard manufacturing turnaround times. So, in this blog we will give a few points of our experience showing you why you can trust St Cross Electronics to manufacture your cable assemblies.

The benefits of St Cross Electronics Cable Assemblies include the following.

Customised: As a manufacturer, we work with each of our customers to identify the application and help you choose the right product for the job. In addition to the many stock hardware and cable combinations we offer, we can make nearly any custom assembly design you need.  From RF, LVDS, Looms, IDC, Network, Motorsport spec looms, Aircraft spec looms and Medical spec cable assemblies.

  • One stop shop: Rather than having to go to many different vendors for your application, St Cross Electronics will be able meet all of your requirements. From the copper cable to the connectors and crimp terminals all the way through to final test and inspection. We have the expertise and the experience to get it done right.
  • Large inventory: We maintain a large inventory of copper cable including discrete wires and multicore cables as well as a huge range of crimp terminals and connectors to ensure that we are able to deliver on short turnaround times. On top of that our huge range of tooling enables us to react very quickly, sometimes less than 24 hours.


St Cross Electronics focuses on quality and performance above all else. QUALITY IS KEY!! Everything we manufacture is 100% electrically tested to a wide range of standards, and all crimp terminals are tested to destruction on set up.

Are you ready to place a cable assembly order with us? Please contact our excellent team and I am sure we can help with your requirements.

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 5, 2014 by

We would like to wish all our Customers, Suppliers and Partners of St Cross Electronics Ltd.  Thank you all for your support throughout this year, we wish you all  a wonderful Christmas and a fantatsic New Year for 2015!

Please note we will be closing on Christmas Eve and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.


PRI Indianapolis, USA

Posted on November 19, 2014 by

After what was a very busy PMW show for the guys in Cologne, Germany last week.  All thoughts are now towards PRI Indianapolis in two weeks time.

One thing for certain is the weather will not be as mild as last week, with reports that snow has actually already started to fall.

Our fantastic range of products will be on show again over the three days, 11-13 December and you can find us on booth 4044.  We look forward to meeting new and old friends in Indy, and if you do want to schedule in a meeting then please do contact the sales team at the website on our site.

We look forward to seeing you in Indy.

New Website Goes Live

Posted on October 16, 2014 by

With the help of our web partners Web Feet our new look website has been launched.

This really showcases our capabilities and why after 30+ years in business we are still one of the best at what we do.  We have an excellent team here from manufacturing to sales and we really can help with DFM (Design For Manufacture), offshore manufacturing and best of all over 200 years combined experience in our manufacturing cells.

Please have a look around and contact one of the team for any requirments you may have.

LVDS Cables

Posted on August 21, 2014 by

St Cross Electronics now offer a wide range of LVDS cable assemblies.  These are widely used in products that use displays of all formats.

Low-voltage differential signaling, or LVDS, also known as TIA/EIA-644, is a technical standard that specifies electrical characteristics of a differential, serial comms protocol.  LVDS operates at low power and can run at very high speeds using inexpensive twisted pair copper cables. Since LVDS is a physical layer specification only, many data communication standards and applications use it but then add a data link layer as defined in the OSI model on top of it.

We can manufacture these in a wide range of pitch sizes including, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.8mm and 1.0mm.  Cables that are jacketed, screened or just straight flat cables.  Qty’s start from just 100 pieces.

Please contact us today via email or call the sales office on +44 (0)23 8022 7636 and one of our dedicated team will help you with your requirement.

Exhibition News – PMW Cologne 2014

Posted on August 20, 2014 by

Professional Motorsport World Expo 2014 Cologne

We will be exhibiting in what will be our 8th straight PMW Expo in Cologne again this year.  The dates for this years show are 13-15th November 2014, and it will be held in Hall 10 of the Köelnmesse.  This year the organisers have decided to change the format of the show so that it concludes on the Saturday, very much like how the successful PRI show works in the USA.

Ryan Pestell will be heading up this years show and will be supported by various St Cross staff.

Please do contact Ryan by email if you would like to book a slot for his time, or just visit him or his staff on the booth.  We can be found at booth 5020 in Hall 10.

UK and Europe Agency Awarded to St Cross Electronics

Posted on July 30, 2014 by

It gives us great pleasure to be able to announce that we have created a partnership with one of the most exciting connector manufacturers to come out of the Far East.  Sunkye International Co Ltd.
Sunkye (Connector) Business Group, have 65 years of experience, specialises in designing and producing connectors, related components and cables. A wide range of connector products including twist pin connector, optical fiber connector, RF coaxial connector, umbilical connector, custom and application-specific connectors, which are widely used in high tech markets such as space, aerospace, aviation, electrical, ship-building, defense and also civil markets such as communication, telecom, automotive, and rail.

Dax Ward, MD of St Cross Electronics stated, “What interested me initially about Sunkye was their ability and enthusiasm to work with our customers and come up with a design solution to what our customers actually required, rather than having an interconnect solution that sometimes you have to make do with. Their team of engineers work very well with our own team here to enable these solutions to come together. The quality of the work, drawings and communication follow the same ethos that we work to here at our facilities here in the UK. What is surprising though is that you can have a custom made connector solution at a very affordable price.”

The CEO of Sunkye added, “It’s our pleasure to welcome St. Cross Electronics Ltd as our new distributor in UK & Europe. We are pleased to be strategically aligning ourselves with them, believing that this is a winning partnership. Sunkye commitment to our customers is to offer excellent quality connectors, excellent service levels and to be competitive price on connectors. We look forward to this partnership with St Cross Electronics Ltd long into future”.

For more information please contact our sales team on +44 (0) 23 8022 7636 or by email

AS9100 Aerospace Approval

Posted on March 28, 2014 by

Friday 28th March 2014 MD Dax Ward announced today that it was the intention of St Cross Electronics to achieve approval to AS9100 – Aerospace Quality Management Standard.

Quality is KEY to our business.  We have held approval to ISO9000 since 1990, and have added along our journey ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and are even UL approved.  With our involvement in military projects it makes perfect sense to extend our ISO9000 approval up to AS9100.

2014 is an exciting time for us all, with our new ERP software going live very soon and also new additions to key staff, we look forward to improving our business further by adding this new Quality Standard.

Need more info? Call Us +44 (023) 8022 7636


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