You may not fully understand what they are, but there is one fact you should be aware of — we are surrounded by electro-mechanical assemblies. As the technology we rely on gets more advanced, we are relying on physical structures like electro-mechanical assemblies to keep things running smoothly. Automation is the future, so it’s imperative that manufacturers of these assemblies meet, and exceed, all pertinent standards.
You would not be out of place for asking, “What exactly are electro-mechanical assemblies?” It’s a good question with a basic answer but not near enough time to describe the scope with which these little mechanical miracles make our lives easier. Per The Engineering Council out of London, these types of “devices convert electrical energy into mechanical movement”. Basically, electricity creates movement which, in turn, leads to a function taking place. An example of this would be the robotic arms heavily used in automotive manufacturing.
Even if you’re not completely familiar with the engineering behind all of this, getting the basics down is good knowledge to have in your back-pocket. If you’re a contractor, however, you need more than just the basics.
Here are a few things contractors should know about electro-mechanical assemblies:
Complication of Construction & Description — Depending on the complexity of electro-mechanical assemblies, the word ‘machine’ may be a more suitable description. Contractors would do themselves a big favor by becoming familiar with all manner of assemblies and the jargon of an industry so that everyone is on the same page.
Maintaining Standards — You need to work with a manufacturer that not only has quality & experience recognized across a number of industries, but also actively pursues licensing and certification relevant to the products it provides. The manufacturer must also actively keep up with trends in manufacturing processes and strive to provide state-of-the-art service to its customers. Assemblies for the military, for example, are put through to the test because they will face tougher field conditions than other industries. You’re talking about an industry that has critical missions that depend on all equipment to be working at all times. Failure is not an option.
Establishing Working Relationships — The top manufacturers do right by customers by maintaining records of previous projects. Having records allows a manufacturer to knock-out a customer order if there are no changes from a previous project, but it also allows both the customer and manufacturer to look over specs from before & see what options are available for current & future needs.
Manufacturing Design Techniques — Electro-mechanical assemblies are everywhere. As technology advances and the needs of the individual grow, so too must the ability for manufacturers of electro-mechanical assemblies to keep up with demand. In order for your business to remain relevant in your specific industry, it will be vital to choose the right manufacturer that not only understands your current needs but is also equipped to exceed your expectations & prepare your business for the future. Staying on the cutting edge of design and form help ensure a bright future.
Delivering the Goods — A strict adherence to lead times for delivery of goods is top priority for establishing trust. Losing track of when materials will be delivered can be disastrous to a construction timeline. Both parties need to be in full communication with each other at all junctures of the manufacturing process to be sure a contracted production date will be kept.
LoDan Electronics, Inc. specializes in electro-mechanical assemblies and all manner of highly-engineered interconnect solutions across multiple industries.