What is a Box Build?
A box build is an enclosure or panel used for the integration of a system’s electro-mechanical components. A box build can be as simple as a small plastic enclosure with just one or several components or more complex, with a larger enclosure designed for full system integration of multiple electro-mechanical components and assemblies. A box build typically involves the fabrication of the panel or enclosure, the routing of cables and wires, and the installation of sub-assemblies and components. These sub-assemblies and components may include:
- Printed Circuit Boards
- Custom Cable Assemblies
- DIN Rails
- Power Supplies
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Relays / Logic
- Safety Components
Box Build Design Goals
One of the most difficult challenges in manufacturing is finding the ideal balance between product design and product manufacturability. A product may have a design that makes it ideal for its intended purpose, but that design may be challenging to manufacture.
Manufacturing challenges can result in quality issues and high product assembly costs. Designing a high quality, cost-effective box build is best accomplished when a box build manufacturer is consulted and included in the design phase whenever possible.
Why Partner with Box Build Experts?
Partnering with a box build expert often saves time and money by eliminating the need to manage numerous suppliers to provide components or create and manage the production process. When you work with a box build expert, you reduce the risk of miscommunication which may occur when working with multiple vendors regarding changes or other issues. This partnership also streamlines your assembly process and reduces lead times.
Partnering with a manufacturer specializing in box build construction enables you to receive valuable input to optimize your box build design. A box build expert gives you access to integrated manufacturing processes that offer economies of scale that can prove extremely cost-effective, while maintaining the highest quality control possible.
Outsourcing your box build can be extremely cost-effective compared to manufacturing the box internally. By working with one assembly partner rather than several, you can effectively maintain higher quality control and significantly reduce costs.
At Electro-Prep, box builds are one of our specialties. We have over 40 years of experience providing high-quality, value-added products to our customers. Our team of engineers and technicians have the product knowledge and expertise to help you with any design or manufacturing issue that you may encounter. As one of our core competencies, our wire harnesses and cable assemblies are built in house as well, to maintain the highest possible quality control.
Quality and service are our team’s top priorities. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and have established a highly-skilled workforce with the discipline required to provide quality products and services. Our assembly team is certified to IPC-620A workmanship standards and J-STD-001.6 soldering standards, as well, with a certified trainer on staff. We take great pride in an outstanding, local customer service team and our products are manufactured and assembled in the USA.
Contact Electro-Prep For Your Box Build Needs
At Electro-Prep, we have a growing team of experts dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality solutions. We provide products and services for a wide range of applications in vertical markets such as medical, electronic instrumentation, process control, military, industrial, and more. Each of our build boxes are custom designed and manufactured to meet your application’s exact specifications. To get started on your box build solutions, contact us or request a quote today.