At the heart of electro mechanical assembly is electricity. It is the life-force that allows components to come together and operate such a way as to complete a task. An electro mechanical assembly of any kind can be a descriptor for a multitude of items in the industrial/mechanical/manufacturing world. However, because of the fairly wide net the definition of the term casts, electro mechanical assemblies can be found in just about anything that is powered by electricity.
Breaking down the process of electro mechanical assembly starts first with identifying the problem that is being faced by the client/customer. Understanding the application for which the assembly will be targeting will allow the design and engineering team on the manufacturing side to get the wheels in motion, so to speak. Then, the client/customer must put together a list of specifications the assembly must meet. Specs can come in the form of detailed measurements, as well as detailed information about environmental surroundings, space considerations, and any safety protocols current assemblies are not meeting.
All of the pieces for the electro mechanical assembly must come together so as to see the assembly in its infantile form. However, considerations for the materials to be used for these pieces must be done based on the available specs. Whether it is a particular type of jacketing, incorporating overmolding, meeting MIL-SPEC, and/or handling chemical corrosion, a manufacturer of electro mechanical assemblies will determine what materials may work best before jumping into any kind of build. Furthermore, the type of materials may ultimately dictate the build, pushing the team to think outside the box a bit.
Pushing boundaries when it comes to the design and engineering stages of an electro mechanical assembly should include the possibility of including more than one function for the final product. If there is one thing that all facilities look for, it is efficiency in all areas. Efficiency in an operation usually translates into savings. If an electro mechanical assembly can handle more than one task, especially if it can be retrofitted through redesign, it can mean that a facility can run smoother and cost less to do so. In the long run, this small change has the possibility of pushing off more expensive changes or making them unnecessary.
Conversations about the amount of hands on work that will be done versus full-on automation will be important to have. For the 10-15 years, the rise of automation and its supposed detriment to the workforce has been a major source of concern in manufacturing. In truth, there is an inherent hands on component to all work done during the manufacturing process. Automation comes in handy during particular portions of the process to help streamline production and maintain productivity with multiple projects going at one time.
Finally, there are the vital steps of creating a model that has a key purpose: it gives the client/customer a chance to provide detailed feedback about their anticipated electro mechanical assembly. The feedback can involve any number of things from the most mundane & trivial to the detailed and consequential. The model is moldable, able to shift for a number of reasons:

  • the client/customer’s last-minute needs/wants
  • changes in the client/customer’s budget
  • kinks in supply chains that keep project completion delayed
    However, it is important to remember that “…able to shift…” is relative as last-minute changes may not be feasible.
    Finally, the best electro mechanical assembly manufacturers are particular about their attention to quality control and final production. LoDan Electronics, Inc. in Chicago has made a name for itself as a trusted global manufacturer of electro mechanical assemblies, as well as fostering long-term relationships with our customers. Call us today and see what has made us a trusted name since 1967.