We are very happy to announce a brand new directory page, listing all of our International Agents and Partners around the world!
This page includes contact information for each partner, as well as a link to their website. This page will be updated regularly to reflect active relationships, so check back often and contact NexTek directly with any additional questions or queries.
How We Select Partners
We are continuing to expand our coverage internationally, so that our customers can have local access to our products, expertise, and technical support. Each company that we partner with has been selected with the utmost care, in order to develop mutually beneficial relationships that will truly expand NexTek’s presence while maintaining the same high level of expertise and support that we provide to our customers United States where we are based!
The selection criteria used here have been developed during our recent Sales Team expansion efforts over the past year, which have led to many new partnerships covering various regions of the United States.
Here at NexTek we have been ITAR-registered with the Department of State and their Directorate of Defense Trade Controls [DDTC] for well over 15 years. This means that we are fully compliant with Export Regulations and able to apply for licenses to export information or products as warranted.
We are proud to employ a dynamic team of U.S. Citizens, and we take security seriously for every project and solution we get involved with. Starting as an EMC consultation company over 30 years ago, our company and team of experts have been providing Surge Protection and EMI/RFI solutions into the Military and Government space from the very beginning.
Whether or not you need something special or that might be ITAR restricted, you should be able to feel confident that we have the experience, expertise, and knowledge to deal with any set of requirements that might come along.
We are extremely excited to announce the formation of a brand new partnership covering Representation and Distribution of NexTek solutions for all of Canada. We have selected Telepro, Inc to handle all Canadian inquiries, customers, and business directly through their headquarters in Quebec…They have local resources across the Canadian provinces, including offices in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Calgary!
As a highly technical sales and distribution organization, Telepro is ideally suited for acting as NexTek’s local agent for any and all opportunities, technical queries, and orders. We are looking forward to expanding our ability to meet customer needs with local support, and growing our relationship and activity in Canada overall as a result!
Learn More About Telepro by clicking through to their website for more information. If you are wondering who provides Representation or Distribution for your region of North America or the World, just follow these links to learn more:
We have been designing and building feedthrough EMI Filters for high current (30Amps and above) AC and DC applications for nearly 30 years now. There have been multiple design iterations and some important innovations over this time period, but our filter products have been limited to C-Type filters only.
However, this is all about to change! Coming soon, we have a brand-new Pi Filter design for high-current applications. C-L-C Circuit Design means a sharper Insertion Loss curve once the filter turns on, and higher maximum filtering figures approaching 100dB of Loss.
A Small Preview of Design Features:
C-L-C aka Pi Filter Configuration
Extremely Compact Package for 180Amperes of Thru-Current
Available in a Wide Range of AC and DC Voltage Ratings
Optional Transient Suppression Available
Expect to learn more over the coming months as Datasheets, Product Pages, and more information will be available soon!
Although probably our best-known type of solution, we wanted to take the opportunity to start off 2017 by highlighting Lightning Protection for coaxial RF applications. Fundamentally, the purpose of these devices is to provide high-performance Lightning & Surge Protection for Radio and Electronic Systems and their Users. This can be as simple as protecting a radio itself, or as complex as providing protection to the entire platform or system the protection is being installed upon.
You can see the common areas where protection is installed called out as A, B, and C in the diagram above. This is an over-simplification and does not exactly represent most actual installations, but it does a good job representing the various ways and reasons that a coaxial cable can be installed outside and therefore represent a potential ingress path for Transient Lightning Energy.
Lightning damage is a leading cause of radio damage in many locations and systems around the world. Anywhere a coaxial cable or radio antenna is run outside in an exposed location, there is a potential need for an arrestor/protector on the line as well.
While we do specialize in coaxial connectorized solutions where RF Energy must be passed during normal usage, we also do have many years of experience in designing and consulting on all sorts of Surge Protection devices… From Lightning Arrestors for AC, DC, or Serial/Comms lines, to providing multi-faceted protection that is as effective against Static/ESD and HEMP/NEMP energy as it is against standard Lightning transients.
Once again, we are proud to announce a new Technical Sales partnership!
NexTek and Rankin Components have formed a relationship in order to provide local Technical Sales and Support for customers in the Northern California region. Rankin is the most recent of a long line of new relationships with highly skilled local manufacturers’ representatives, and we are extremely excited to have them on-board!
High Current EMI Filters are commonly used on high power feed lines within MRI Machines and high-power Medical Lasers, in order to prevent any electronic interference issues and provide full Electromagnetic Compliance to common Medical Equipment regulations.
EMI Filters can be required on the Noise Source or the potential Noise Victim, and sometimes are installed on a certain line for both reasons! A filter installed on a properly shielded barrier will provide fully bi-directional protection.
What Types Of Medical Equipment?
In terms of devices that are likely to have a high-current connection and EMC requirements…MRI Machines and Medical Lasers are the most common types that might require a high current filter.
What Makes These EMI Filters Effective For the Application?
Our HPR Series filters are the Most Compact units available for their current ratings, and combined with Excellent Filtering Performance and an especially Rugged Design they are ideally suited for any high-current DC or AC filtering application. Medical equipment is subject to some of the most stringent EMC requirements of any industry, mostly because in most medical facilities there is a lot of equipment operating in close proximity with each other. Combine the crowded environment with the fact that people’s lives may be on the line when this equipment is being used, and you have the perfect explanation for the tough EMC requirements.
We are happy to announce the recent release of a brand-new two-page bulletin and brochure, featuring our range of compact high-performance arrestors. Whether you are working on a new design, or trying to retrofit something onto an existing one…these ultra-small options are ideal for any application where size is a critical design factor.
Instead of trying to add some (likely inadequate) transient protection on-board, or having to go all the way to a traditional external arrestor mounted somewhere on the cable run…It is now possible to integrate world-class protection against Lightning, Static (ESD) or High-Speed EMP into a bulkhead connector that will easily replace most existing I/O feedthrus!
With the wide array of connector options and frequency ranges available, you should be able to find a solution for any application. Learn more and download the new Product Bulletin by following the jump below;
You Might Not Know; Just as our line of Power Filters are used to provide EMC compliance for a wide variety of military and government applications, our line of Surge Arrestors for coaxial RF lines are also in-use on an wide range of systems worldwide!
Whether they are installed on a Permanent Installation or a Land Vehicle, Ship, or Airborne Vehicle… Our surge arrestors provide the type of rugged performance and long lifetime that any Military or Government user demands. Solutions range from standard off-the-shelf units all the way to fully-custom solutions developed to meet a complex or special set of requirements.
We can provide protection against any threat type, including;
With the proliferation and continued growth of the use of Radios and Radio-based technology (sensors like radar, communications, even electronic warfare [EW]) across all military equipment and systems, there are a growing number of requirements for Lightning and Surge protection to ensure that mission-critical equipment and capabilities remain up and working properly at all times!
In fact, NexTek was formed as an EMC engineering consultant outfit, and our first contracts ever were in the Military world. With this type of experience and pedigree, you can be confident that your NexTek arrestor will provide protection, performance, and trouble-free operation…whether you are using it in a Mil/Gov application or not!
Today’s Featured Application and Did You Know? topic covers NexTek HPR series power filters and the fact that they are used in radar power supply systems around the world. We have EMI filters installed in fixed ground, land and sea mobile, and also airborne radar systems to help enable compliance with applicable EMI and RFI requirements at the system-level.
See below for an example of a ground mobile radar system where HPR series filters could be used, usually mounted within the Power Supply sub-system.
Unique Features that make HPR Series Feedthrough Power Filters ideally suited to these applications;
Robust and Rugged Design – High Performance in any Environment
Compact Size and Form Factor – Save the Maximum Amount of Space and Weight
Filtering Performance to 1GHz+ – Exceptional High Frequency Filtering Performance
High Reliability Units Available – Burnt-In Units for Maximum Reliability
No matter what type of radar system is being designed, NexTek HPR Series EMI and RFI filter solutions for power lines are uniquely suited for the challenge!