It’s no secret that we live in an automated world that seems to be moving at a mile a minute in terms of how fast the technology behind the automation moves. Most of us tend to admire the way things around us move and work, but for those who work in industries that manufacture these ‘things’, they are more concerned with the ins and outs of the electro-mechanical assemblies that are the heart of our automated environment.
So, you may be asking yourself, “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 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. Here are three things you need to know about electro-mechanical assemblies:
Machines versus Products – Manufacturers of electro-mechanical assemblies often look at what they do as more than provide a product to a customer. Depending on the complexity of the project, they may use the word ‘machine’ to better describe what they’re bringing to the table.
Hardware and Software Changes – A top-notch manufacturer does right by its 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.
Up-to-Date Manufacturing Design Techniques – If there is one thing to know about electro-mechanical assemblies, it’s that 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.
Electro-mechanical assemblies are seemingly omnipresent in nearly all areas of society purely because of the amount of automation we as individuals insist upon. 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.