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Electro Mechanical Assembly Services

Electro Mechanical Assembly with Salamander

What is an electromechanical assembly? The process basically involves fashioning a functioning system from — as the term ‘electromechanical’ indeed suggests — both electrical and mechanical components. 

Of course, the assembly process does entail more work than the above brief description might suggest. Here is a simple, step-by-step guide to what happens:

  • Design and manufacture of the mechanical parts: These are made first, and can include the likes of gears, bearings and structural supports.  
  • Designing and manufacturing of the electrical components: This stage is about making such things as wires, sensors and control modules a reality.
  • Integration of all the parts into a complete, finished system: Work here can be done hands-on by skilled technicians or in an automated fashion. 

However, this definition of electro-mechanical assembly techniques is only a loose template for how we at Salamander Fabrications undertake the assembly process, as we are always careful to tailor it in line with what the individual client specifically needs.

Why Choose Salamander Fabrications for Electromechanical Assembly?

Salamander Fabrications has established an enviable reputation as industry leading sheet metal fabricators in the UK

We have honed our expertise in this field of work for more than 50 years. We established the company in the West Yorkshire market town of Huddersfield in 1968 and have since carefully refined our broad portfolio of services.

As we are a full-service sheet metal fabrication company, we can oversee every stage of electro mechanical assembly for a given project. 

We specialise in sheet metal fabrication solutions for commercial clients — and, for each one, can manufacture in-house to bespoke specifications. 

From our vast experience in the industry, we now know how to routinely complete electromechanical assembly projects to quick turnaround times while providing results of a high standard every time.

We Only Do Commercial Metal Fabrication

Ultimately, electromechanical assembly is specialist work. After all, that work doesn’t start and end with just putting the physical pieces together. Here are several examples of the stages and the processes involved: 

  • Sourcing required parts from the supply chain 
  • Surface mounting and through-put mounting 
  • Soldering
  • Testing the fully assembled product’s quality 
  • Putting packaging on the product and delivering it directly to the end-user 

However, we can handle all of these stages when undertaking electro-mechanical assembly work for commercial clients based anywhere in the UK. 

The word ‘commercial’ bears emphasis there, as we are specialists in managing commercial sheet metal fabrication projects — including electro mechanical assembly. 

This all adds up to make Salamander Fabrications the best choice for UK-based commercial clients seeking a reliable partner for electro-mechanical assembly.

Our Capabilities Are Best in Class

With the bespoke machinery we have at close hand, we are able to complete a vast range of high-quality electromechanical assemblies.

Why are you looking to task us with electromechanical assembly? Perhaps you want to approach us for an entry-level, short-term project, such as the creation of a few rudimentary electronic products.

On the other hand, you might be keen for us to work on some more complex systems — for example, hi-tech medical devices — that you know won’t be able to come together without electromechanical assembly. 

Either way, you can relax knowing that we will be able to confidently take on the assignment and see it through to the end, all while adhering to strict quality control throughout. At every stage, we will prioritise working to your bespoke brief.

A Service You Can Rely On

As electromechanical assemblies tend to be very complex, work on them can be necessarily intricate and so require the touch of a suitably trained electro mechanical assembly technician. 

This gets to the heart of why, if you do need this kind of work to be carried out on your behalf, it would be vital for you to turn to a company like Salamander Fabrications. 

Though even standard components required for electro mechanical assembly can be small and delicate, we know how to make and attach them with the high level of accuracy that is bound to be important for the project.

All the while, our industry experts can also work nimbly when project managing electro-mechanical assembly projects on a commercial level. As a matter of routine, we keep our mechanical and electrical design teams harmoniously coordinated to prevent unnecessary delays.

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Contact Us Today

To find out more about Salamander Fabrications and the electro mechanical assembly services we provide, or to see how we can help with your next project, please contact or call to speak to a member of our Sales Team on 01484 843599, and we’ll be happy to help.

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Why Use Electromechanical Assembly? The Benefits

For commercial clients across the UK, we offer a wide range of sheet metal fabrication solutions. So, why might you be drawn specifically to our electromechanical assembly service? Here are several possible reasons: 

  • Sophistication and versatility: What electromechanical device do you want us to create? What would you like it to do? We can ease your efforts to bring your electromechanical assembly ideas to fruition.
  • Flexibility and customisation: We can help you to draw up blueprints even for an electromechanical system requiring highly customised electrical or mechanical components — any of which we could make for you. 
  • Creativity and innovation: As each component for an electro-mechanical assembly project can be created individually, we are able to assist you in making distinctive — potentially even groundbreaking — products.

Types of Electro Mechanical Assembly

What is an electro-mechanical assembly? The term can be used as a noun for any of many different creations — from relatively basic assemblies consisting largely of wires and cables to ‘box builds’, i.e. full system assemblies.

Each electromechanical assembly is designed and built to perform at least one type of mechanical action. Naturally, exactly what the intended action — or set of actions — is will depend on the specific assembly in question.

For this reason, the exact parts included will also differ from assembly to assembly. However, parts in an electro-mechanical assembly can often include: 

  • Printed circuit board (PCB)
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC)
  • Switches
  • Sensors 
  • Safety features 

Below, you can read summaries of not only various electro-mechanical assembly types but also associated benefits and applications in each case.

Switch and Sensor Assemblies

With some electrical systems, you might want to be able to control when you allow an electrical current to actually flow through it. Fortunately, this ‘on/off’ functionality is built into a switch assembly, which usually includes: 

  • Contacts for controlling whether a current flows to and from the switch;
  • Switching mechanism used in operating the device (pushbuttons and toggle devices are examples of such mechanisms);
  • Wiring harness that secures the switch in its place.

Meanwhile, a sensor assembly detects stimuli — like light, sound, heat or motion —before converting them into electrical signals. Sensor assemblies typically have: 

  • Sensing elements for picking up on the external stimuli;
  • Transmitters that transfer data collected via the sensors;
  • Housings intended to protect the sensing elements;
  • Connection heads linking the transmitters to the sensor wires.

Panel Assemblies

A panel assembly allows electrical power that runs through it to be distributed to other connected circuits. 

The term ‘panel assembly’ is derived from how the device is integrated into a series of panels. We are accustomed to making panel assemblies, as the process involves various techniques with which we are familiar.

Here is a basic rundown of steps we can take to physically build a panel assembly: 

  • Place each component where it will be needed on the back panel 
  • Saw or punch to provide this panel with holes for the above components 
  • Drill holes to allow the hardware to be mounted 
  • Wire the back panel

After creating the back panel through means of sheet metal fabrication, we can oversee all of the remaining phases outlined above — and even strengthen the device’s outer shell by adding a powder coating.

DIN Rail Assemblies

These electromechanical assemblies use the long metal strips known as ‘DIN rails’ to securely hold an array of electrical components inside an equipment rack.

The acronym ‘DIN’ stands for Deutsche Institut für Normung — the German-language name of what, in English, would be formally referred to as the ‘German Institute of Standards’.

This type of rack-mounting system first emerged in 1920s Germany. Today, the advantages of the DIN approach to electromechanical assembly include: 

  • Impressive efficiency: Components can be slid onto the rail quickly, easily and in a tight configuration. Internal and external wiring circuits are able to sit closely together — and so save precious space — in the assembly.
  • Great value: This isn’t just because DIN rails are inexpensive to buy, as their capacity for high-density mounting can also significantly lower the amount of space required for wiring and cabinetry.

Power Supply Assemblies

A power supply assembly — whether it serves as a standalone, self-contained device or is instead integrated into products — works by receiving an electrical current before converting it so that it can power at least one electrical load.

You can generally expect a power supply assembly to include the following standard components: 

  • Transformer responsible for modifying the voltage upon its arrival 
  • Rectifier that switches the current’s format from AC to DC
  • Filter where the DC output is smoothed out
  • Regulator for reducing ripple voltages untouched by the filter 
  • Housing fitted to protect the assembly’s internal components

Transformer Assemblies

As we own the entire production process of  transformer assembly, we are able to integrate transformers between circuits so that electrical energy can be transferred between them with ease.

There is a lot of science behind how this energy is transferred. For a start, as circuits can differ in the voltages they require, a transformer’s role Is to convert voltages as they travel through multiple circuits.

Cable and Harness Assemblies

These electromechanical assemblies indeed comprise cables, not to mention wires — with these of all helping in a collective effort to transmit electrical signals or power. The other parts of a cable and harness assembly usually include: 

  • Connectors for connecting the wires and cables to each other as well as the wider device
  • Relays so that the power in high-amperage circuits can be turned on and off
  • Fuses to prevent any power surges to the device from damaging it
  • Ties securing the wire harness firmly to the electrical system
  • Insulators intended to keep the system safe should any of its electrical parts touch each other or anything from the outside environment 
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What Does an Electromechanical Technician Do?

Electro mechanical assembly services can include:

  • Procurement
  • Engineering
  • Production operations
  • Testing procedures

Due to the wide range of procedures and skills that are required in different electromechanical assembly projects, it’s vital that your chosen partner has the credentials and experience necessary. Our assembly specialists have worked in the industry for many years and are highly qualified, particularly for complex wiring and component integration, even in projects that need to be carried out by hand. This allows us to offer the best quality end-products, and also to decrease turnaround time of our projects.

At Salamander, our team has extensive experience working with a range of electro mechanical components, including relays and motors. We’ll be able to advise you on the right components for your project, as well as quickly, effectively and safely installing and assembling them. Whether your project plans have all the electro mechanical components included, or you need the help of our expert team, we’ll be happy to help you create the perfect design for your project, including any electro mechanical components.

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    The Industries We Serve

    Key to the versatility of electromechanical assemblies is that they can significantly enhance a wide range of electronic devices and systems.

    This helps to explain why many different industries can stand to benefit from our specialist expertise in managing electromechanical assembly projects. Here are several examples of those industries, along with the benefits we can help them to unlock:

    • Aerospace: Aircraft systems rely on custom-designed electromechanical assemblies of power boxes, junction boxes and lighted cockpit panels.
    • Automotive: Assemblies — including sensors, relays and switching mechanisms — are designed to be reliable but provide design flexibility for the transport industry.
    • Agricultural: It is crucial for agricultural equipment to run with efficiency and reliability — both of which electromechanical assemblies can provide.
    • Military: The custom-made assemblies designed for use in this context must be compact while also resilient to extreme temperatures.
    • Fire protection: Examples of fire safety systems that need reliable, fire-resistant assemblies include fire alarms and smoke extraction fans.
    • Heavy equipment: This often needs to be used in harsh environments, but we can provide robust, custom-made electromechanical assemblies — such as box builds and wire harnesses — to suit.

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