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.