A Brief Intro to Electro-Mechanical Assembly
Electromechanical devices and systems play a vital role in a wide range of industries and applications. As suggested by the name, they are made of a combination of mechanical and electrical components, which work together to perform a set specific task or set of tasks. Product examples range from consumer electronics (e.g., clocks and electric typewriters) to industrial equipment (e.g., electrical actuators and protection relays). The process of making these devices and systems is known as electro-mechanical assembly. Below, we provide an overview of this process, highlighting what it is and what to look for in a manufacturing partner.
What Is Electro-Mechanical Assembly?
Electromechanical assembly—also referred to as electro-mechanical or electromechanical assembly—is the process of combining mechanical and electrical components to create a device or system that uses electrical current to perform mechanical tasks. The final products can be referred to as electro-mechanical assemblies.
Electro-mechanical assemblies are built by electromechanical equipment assemblers, who follow detailed blueprints to assemble the various pieces of the products. Since the individual components are often small, intricate, and/or delicate, workers must have good focus, coordination, and eyesight in addition to solid assembly skills.
What to Look for in an Electro-Mechanical Assembly Partner
Given the important role electro-mechanical assemblies play in many products, it is essential to ensure they are designed and built properly. That’s why it is vital to find an electro mechanical assembly partner you can trust if you choose to outsource the manufacture of these components. Things to look for include:
- Comprehensive engineering and design support. Your partner should have the resources to help you with all of your design and engineering needs, whether you need help designing a new assembly or validating an existing assembly design.
- Detailed documentation. The assembly company you choose to partner with should be able to create the documents needed for each stage of the manufacturing process, including Bill of Materials, product spec sheets, and testing docs.
- Prototyping capabilities. Your partner should have the tools to create and test prototypes of your assembly to evaluate its construction and performance before it proceeds to full production.
Partec, Your Contract Electro-Mechanical Assembly Partner
Need a manufacturing partner for your electro-mechanical assembly project? The experts at Partec are here to help. Equipped with over 30 years of electro-mechanical assembly experience and a state-of-the-art assembly facility, we have the knowledge, skills, and tools to assist with nearly any contract assembly need. To learn more about our electro-mechanical assembly capabilities, contact us today. To discuss your project requirements with one of our team members, request a quote.
A Brief Intro to Sub Assembly Manufacturing
In the manufacturing sector, companies are always looking for ways to streamline production processes and cut production costs. One solution many manufacturers rely on to reduce the amount of time and, consequently, the amount of money needed to produce products is subassembly manufacturing. Below, we provide an overview of this process, highlighting what it is, how it differs from assembly, and what benefits it offers.
What Is Sub Assembly Manufacturing?
Subassembly manufacturing—also referred to as sub-assembly manufacturing and subassembly manufacturing—is a process that involves pre-combining or pre-building components into assemblies. These premade pieces can then be joined to other subassemblies and components in subsequent assembly operations to form complete parts and products.
Assembly vs. Sub Assembly
“Assembly” is a general term that refers to the processes original equipment manufacturers (OEM) use to create complete parts and products. These end units are often made up of a number of individual components or collections of components. The term “sub-assembly” is used in reference to the latter as the components are first assembled together and then integrated into a larger assembled unit.
Benefits of Sub Assembly Manufacturing
There are many benefits to including sub-assembly operations in the manufacturing process of a part or product. For example:
- It reduces training requirements. In sub-assembly operations, the process of manufacturing a complete product is broken up into smaller steps, which allows each worker to be responsible for learning a portion of the process rather than the entire process from start to finish. As a result, it takes less time to train them in their responsibilities.
- It improves assembly accuracy. Allowing workers to focus on assembling a single portion of a product rather than the entire product enables them to become specialists in that particular task. Over time, they will be able to complete their designated task much faster without making mistakes.
Outsourcing sub-assembly manufacturing operations to a third party offer additional benefits, such as:
- Shortened production time. When subassemblies are already created, the time needed to produce the final product is much shorter. Additionally, outsourcing assembly operations means that resources within the company can be redirected to other production needs, which can lead to greater production outputs.
- Lowered equipment costs. Outsourcing a portion of a product’s manufacturing operations to a third party can eliminate the need for the contracting company to purchase certain pieces of manufacturing equipment.
- Increased scalability. Contract manufacturers generally have the resources in place to manage different production volumes. Outsourcing subassembly manufacturing operations to them makes it easier for a contracting company to scale production of their products up or down to meet current customer demand without having to make drastic changes to their personnel or equipment.
Partec, Your Contract Sub Assembly Manufacturing Partner
Looking for a sub-assembly manufacturing partner for your next project? Turn to the experts at Partec! Our extensive manufacturing experience, state-of-the-art assembly equipment, and comprehensive assembly capabilities make us the ideal choice for all contract assembly needs. To learn more about our contract assembly capabilities, contact us today. To discuss your project requirements with one of our representatives, request a quote.