Electromechanical Assemblies 101

Choosing the right electromechanical assembly manufacturer is critical to the success of your program and associated projects. The right business partner can accommodate your design needs, deliver assemblies on time and within budget, and provide reliable support for every stage of the project. To ensure your assembly is built to the highest standards, your manufacturer will need the following information:

  • Bill of materials (BOM)
  • Drawings 
  • Schematics
  • Wire run lists
  • Testing protocols
  • Sample units

With this information, your preferred manufacturer can verify if they have the right capabilities and availability to manage your project successfully. 

What Is An Electromechanical Assembly?

Electromechanical assemblies are often found in electrical and electronic systems and consist of a variety of electromechanical components and subassemblies that perform a wide range of functions. Mechanical assembly is the process of incorporating these components and subassemblies into a cohesive system that can produce more advanced functionality.

One of the most common types of electromechanical assemblies is a box build. Box builds or system integrations can be simple or complex and implement a box or other similar enclosure to house the components of the assembly. The manufacturer will often route the cables and wires from the enclosure to their intended destination, creating a compact, efficient solution.

Manufacturers use specialized tools and equipment to produce assemblies at scale, and different service providers will offer different manufacturing and assembly capabilities.

Benefits of Electromechanical Assemblies

Choosing the right manufacturer for electromechanical assemblies can optimize your business processes and streamline the production of new products. Some of the benefits of choosing Electro-Prep for manufacturing electromechanical assemblies include:

  • Complete Engineering and Design Support: Along with managing the physical construction of electromechanical assemblies, our engineering teams can support design processes, testing, and design improvement processes. This allows for more efficient production of superior products, as we can streamline the design to fit cost-effective manufacturing processes with the fewest steps necessary.
  • Detailed Document Control: We are a professional electromechanical assembly manufacturer with turnkey solutions and can assist with complete document control. Through the use of enhanced engineering software, we can provide important documentation, including bills of material, prototyping and testing documentation, as well as clear product specifications.
  • Engineering and Manufacturing to Cost: By working with a single service provider, companies can simplify logistics and reduce costs, both for themselves and their intended target market while producing a higher quality product.
  • Prototyping: Many complex electromechanical assemblies need to undergo multiple virtual or physical revisions to optimize the design for functionality and production. Our team can ensure your products are safe, compliant with applicable standards and regulations, and constructed with the optimal materials and configurations through prototyping before production begins.

Components and Sub-Assemblies in Electromechanical Assemblies

Electromechanical assemblies often include the following components:

  • Custom Wire Harnesses and Cable Assemblies: Custom wiring assemblies disperse electrical currents to the correct parts and subassemblies in the system. We design them to be rated to perform based on your assembly’s specifications and to extend the lifespan of the product.
  • DIN Rails: Mounting rails in box-builds can streamline assembly by simplifying mounting and ensuring fragile components have enough space and stability.
  • Pneumatics: Complex assemblies may have pneumatic sub-assemblies and components such as valves, pistons, air regulators, and more.
  • Power Supplies: Power supplies convert the voltage, current, and frequency of electricity from a power source to fit the needs of the assembly.
  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs): PCBs are a modern alternative to wire circuit boards. They are more compact, efficient, and durable.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs): PLCs are the control units that manage the functions of sub-assemblies within the assembly. They gather and compute data to initiate outputs based on previously determined parameters.
  • Relays: These components open and close circuits based on output commands from the assembly’s PLC.
  • Safety Components: Assemblies require safety components like sensors, breakers, and switches that mitigate the risk of equipment damage and injuries to users.

Electromechanical Assemblies From Electro-Prep

At Electro-Prep, we specialize in providing turnkey electromechanical assembly services. To learn more about our capabilities, download our eBook, “The Ultimate Guide To Electro-Mechanical Assemblies & Box-Builds.” For over 40 years, our engineering teams have designed, manufactured, and assembled complex assemblies. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities or request a quote to get your project started.

Contract manufacturer specializing in custom wire harnesses, cable assemblies, box-build, electro mechanical assemblies and custom assembly. ISO 9001:2015 certified. Serving Massachusetts, New England and companies across the USA and Canada. Made in the USA.