New Page – Coverage Map and Directory for NexTek International Agents and Partners

New International Partners Page

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.


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International Agents and Partners – Map and Directory

Domestic (U.S.) Distributors and Representatives – Map and Directory



Two New Manufacturer’s Representative Partnerships Provide Coverage To Upper Midwest and Mountain States!

Yet again, we are extremely proud to be able to announce two new partnerships with leading-edge Manufacturer’s Representation firms!

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Blackhart, LLC provides technical sales support and coverage to the states  of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.

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KJS Marketing provides technical sales support and coverage to the states of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.

As with our other partners, both firms represent an array of manufacturers across the Microwave/RF and EMI spectrum and provide first-class technical, engineering, and product-selection support.  Whether you are a current customer, or a potential user just being introduced to our range of solutions…  it is definitely worthwhile to take a look at our coverage map, because you probably have a NexTek-trained partner and expert in your local area!


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Regional Representatives and Distributors – Coverage Map and Contact Information



Did You Know? – NexTek EMI Filters Are Used In Medical Equipment to Prevent Unwanted Electrical Interference

Where Are These Filters Used?

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 Diagram - CC0

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.

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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.

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Medical Devices – Industry Page

HPR Series EMI Filters – Product Page



Proudly Announcing a New Local Representation Agreement – NexTek Partners with RF Microwave Sales to Provide Coverage to the Southwest US!

Continuing our push to expand our Local Sales Representation coverage across the United States in 2016, we are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with RF Microwave Sales.

As with all of our recent representation agreements, we are looking forward to being able to provide local support and points of contact for our customers.  We will work to forge a successful and growing partnership in order to better serve each area, and in-turn to provide our customers (longtime, new, or prospective!) with the highest level of service possible.

us_states_and_territories_-nt-reps-mapHere at NexTek, we are focused on providing high quality technical solutions to complex EMC problems.  With solutions ranging from our standard product families all the way to fully custom solutions, we can make the ideal recommendation for your exact needs once we understand your requirements.  Having local partners to help work through this process with each customer will allow us to solve more problems, more efficiently, and more quickly!

We can add RF Microwave to the growing list of cutting-edge technical sales representation firms we have partnered with, and we will not stop here!


If you are wondering who we have covering your area, check out the entire Map and find relevant Contact Info HERE!


Expanding Our Coverage – NexTek Announces New Partnership with S&S Technology Covering Southern California and Southern Nevada

Once again, we are proud to share the news that NexTek has formed a brand-new partnership agreement with a leading-edge RF Component Sales Team, S&S Technology, Inc out of Southern California.  As we continue to expand our Representation Network to cover the map, we are excited to be able to provide the highest level of local support for all of our customers.

If you are located in Southern California or Southern Nevada and you are a current customer, considering using our products, or just someone curious to know more about the solutions that we provide… Please get in touch with S&S Technology or NexTek directly for an introduction to the team!


Domestic Reps and Distrubutors Page – Including Coverage Map


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S&S Technology, Inc. 



New Tool Available – NexTek Introduction and Product Overview Presentation

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We are happy to announce the release of our latest new content, an Introduction and Product Line Overview that will be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about our company, our product lines, and the individual solutions that we offer.

Covering both our Coaxial Lightning Arrestor and High Current EMI Filter product lines, all of the EMC-related threats that we help to protect against, and each individual product line and technology…this is a complete introduction to NexTek in a single presentation!


Find the new Presentation HERE

Learn More and Explore More Resources HERE


Updated Product Family Pages! – Featuring New Articles & Selection Guides

Today, we are proud to highlight our latest updates to nextek.com, in the form of newly revised and expanded Product Home Pages for our Arrestor and Filter lines!

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These pages have been updated with links to One Page “Cheat Sheet” Selection Guides for each line, as well as many new links to useful Technical Articles and White Papers.  Now these pages contain even more information, tools, and links than ever before in order to help anyone become an expert on Surge Protection and EMI Filtering.

Check out the new pages here:

 


Now Available – One Page “Cheat Sheets” for Arrestor and Filter Product Lines!

We are proud to announce the upload of two Brand New product information and product selection tools to our website!

These latest pieces of content are focused single-page “Cheat Sheets” for each product line, covering everything you need to know about each product type on a single sheet!

Included on each Cheat Sheet:

  • Input on what to look for and how to identify surge protection requirements
  • Information about what makes NexTek solutions unique
  • A List of Market and Application Examples
  • A List of Critical Product Selection Questions

These new tools will be especially useful for potential customers who are looking to learn as much as possible in a reasonably quick manner, and also for folks who want a handy guide to keep in their pocket for whenever they encounter new requirements!

Click Through To Open Cheat Sheet .PDFs:

NexTek, Inc – Cheat Sheet – Coaxial Arrestors (.PDF)Arrestors Cheat Sheet - Screenshot


NexTek, Inc – Cheat Sheet – High Current Filters (.PDF)Filters Cheat Sheet - Screenshot (2)



Three Critical Factors for Comparing and Selecting an EMI Filter

There are three major criterion to pay attention to when comparing different EMI filters and trying to select the proper solution for a given application.


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  • Filtering Performance

    • As filtering performance is the reason for any filter to exist in the first place, this is a crucial selection factor.
      • All filters are not created equal, both in terms of Maximum Insertion Loss and their performance up to High Frequencies (MHz to GHz+ range.)
      • Look for filters which maintain a high level of Insertion Loss through and beyond your major Frequency of Concern.

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  • Ruggedness and Ratings

    • For many applications where there are extreme environmental requirements such as Extreme Temperature Ranges, Shock & Vibration, and others are present…A filter’s ratings and performance across every type of application are an important way to vet any component for use in harsh environments
      • Some filters have extremely limited Temperature Range Ratings, especially in terms of Maximum Temperature
      • Some filters have a limited ability to withstand Shock and Vibration, and therefore would not be suitable for any type of mobile application.

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  • Size and Form Factor

    • For most applications Size and Weight are important design considerations, and for many applications they are absolutely critical.
      • Compare filters with equivalent Filtering Performance and Current Ratings to determine the most compact option available!
      • Compare wire lug or busbar attachment styles to determine the ideal solution for your application.

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Learn More:

High Current Filters – Product Home

High Current Filters – Extreme Series (Burned-In)

Education Center



How Do I Measure and Compare Feedthrough Filter Performance?

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Have you ever wondered how to test feedthrough filters to verify their actual performance versus their ratings, or to compare multiple filter options to select the best performer?  Is it possible to perform measurement on filtering performance through the MHz and GHz range without having the full-scale system and large test chamber available?

In this week’s featured White Paper from NexTek, we will guide you through the process of performing your own filter performance measurements!  Beginning with the basics of filtering measurement, moving on to the construction of a suitable small-scale DUT Chamber, and finishing with a detailed review of the pluses and minuses associated with the example test chamber design…this article should answer all of your questions about RFI/EMI filter measurement!

Perform accurate comparisons without requiring the filter be installed into a full-scale system for testing, saving time and money during the component selection and comparison segments of product development.  You will be an expert by the time you finish the article, especially since the article includes a sample test chamber drawing that you can build yourself!

Find the article link directly below, where there is also a link to a drawing of the Test Fixture used within the article.  You can open or download either, below!


Article Link

Technical Article – High Current Filters – Accurate Feedthrough Capacitor Measurements at High Frequencies (.PDF)

Filter Test Fixture Drawing (.PDF)


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Technical Article – Feedthrough Filtering Pt. 1 (blog post)

Technical Article – Feedthrough Filtering Pt. 2 (blog post)

Feedthrough Filters – Product Home Page