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Written by Amy Brown
on April 13, 2021

APITech’s EMC Technologist, Ed Sveda, joined a panel of EMC thought leaders on April 6th at EMC Live to share crucial insights, success stories, and solutions for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing.

EMC Live

During the EMC Live Event, hosted by Interference Technology magazine, Sveda showed how having an in-house, state-of-the-art EMC and environmental test proficiencies laboratory is the industry's biggest and best tool. His presentation is available here: https://info.apitech.com/emc-testing#presentation

APITech offers an in-house EMC lab with a semi-anechoic chamber at its Fairview manufacturing facility. This gives our customers a flexible resource to assist in product development by identifying and correcting electromagnetic interference (EMI) susceptibility and/or emission problems.

APITech also manufactures the broadest line of EMI filtering products in the industry and knows how to effectively implement those products to ensure our customers meet their system-level EMC requirements.

APITech will evaluate and will tune installed filter performance to find a solution for unique requirements.

Ed also reviewed several successful case studies, revealing how the EMC test lab helps OEMs become more efficient, and deliver better outcomes. He laid out the many challenges, such as conducted and radiated emissions, and he highlighted design considerations, including time and space constraints, application standards, and equipment.

Ed then took attendees through the timeline of these successful projects, starting with initial testing, to the EMI filtering solution with design verification, to sample prototypes and production.

APITech's EMC testing capabilities span the following industries:

Telecom

  • Incorporate filtering and custom circuitry into one easy to install package
  • Effective conducted filtering from 10KHz to 1GHz
  • Current ratings up to 500Amps
  • Maximum voltage ratings up to 400VDC and 240VAC standard
  • Various capacitance values and custom voltage ratings available Incorporate specified circuit breakers and mounting handles
  • Complex, multifunction designs available
  • Customized ground plane
  • Design for CISPR22/24 and EN55022/24 regulations
  • RoHS compliant
  • Low-cost manufacturing

Medical

  • Accommodate non-magnetic requirements
  • High performance/high-reliability
  • Low leakage
  • Effective conducted filtering from 10KHz to 1GHz
  • Current ratings up to 10Amps
  • Maximum voltage ratings of 400VDC and 240VAC standard, custom voltages available
  • Meet EN 55011, EN 55022, and IEC/EN60601-1-2 requirements
  • RoHS compliant
  • Vertically integrated solutions include packaging, circular connectors, and filter plates

Industrial

  • Effective conducted filtering from 10KHz to 30MHz
  • Switched & fused product options
  • Current ratings up to 500 Amps
  • Maximum voltage ratings of 400VDC and 240VAC standard
  • Low leakage IEC inlet
  • Circuit breaker protection
  • Unique packaging
  • Ruggedized construction to withstand harsh conditions
  • Design flexibility to meet demanding environmental & performance requirements
  • Agency approval available
  • Compact, space-saving size

Military & Aerospace

  • Voltage ratings of 115-250VAC up to 800Hz and 400VDC
  • Meets MIL-PRF-15733, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-1399, MIL-STD-704, and MIL-STD-1275 requirements
  • High common and differential mode attenuation
  • Standard designs up to 100 Amps
  • Meet TEMPEST and FCC requirements
  • Rugged construction satisfies MIL-STD environmental conditions
  • Custom application-specific filters available
  • MIL-STD-790 approved manufacturing facility
  • Excellent insertion loss characteristics up to 1GHz
  • Designed to meet weight constraints

APITech’s EMC test lab is supported by experienced engineering staff, each ready to solve your most demanding and pressing EMC challenges. We will test your equipment, determine the state of compliance, and work with you in developing a viable solution. It is not uncommon for APITech’s clients to leave the lab with a prototype in hand.

Having an EMC lab and designing and installing high-performance EMI filters gives APITech a unique competitive edge providing real-world EMC solutions. To learn more, visit our EMC Testing Resource Page.

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