A box build, also known as systems integration, is an electromechanical assembly process that includes enclosure fabrication, installation and routing of cable harnesses, and installation of sub-assemblies and components. You can say that box build is a printed circuit board assembly in a big cabinet full of wires, or a complex fully integrated electromechanical system with pneumatics and electronics.
Box build assembly services include system level assembly, product assembly, and sub-level product assembly. It also includes packaging, labeling, testing, software loading, product configuration, warehousing, order fulfillment, aftermarket service, and repairing. If you are considering a box build assembly process, you need to keep a few things in mind. You need to provide the following information and discuss with your assembly services provider so that they can serve you better.
Bill of materials
One of the most important requirements for any electronic manufacturing services provider – the bill of materials – will help get an idea of all the key components and materials that need to be sourced. Along with this list, you can also define the smaller elements like wires, nuts and bolts, adhesives, tie wraps, heat shrink, washers, etc. Although these elements are considered as consumables, they still have a price that you need to pay for buying. So, you must define them to avoid unexpected cost additions. Defining them will also prevent any kind of unpredicted production delays.
3D CAD model
Provide a 3D CAD model so that the final product can be better visualized. A number of CAD packages are available today that offer free drawing viewers. With these packages, you can easily convert drawings into build instructions. A layout drawing with all the key components labeled with complete required information is essential.
Inform your provider about the size and weight of your required unit. This information will also help you decide on various factors like handling, storage, shipping, and every other process related to the build process. (You can also decide and inform your provider with the kind of packaging and transportation you require for your finished product.)
A sample unit is an important source of data in case of unfinished drawings. Having a sample unit is definitely helpful to make things easier. Your provider can help you plan and create drawings to guarantee reliable builds.
Safety is one of the prime concerns for any electrical device. So, for this electrical system of box build assemblies also, you need to specify the basic electrical safety testing like earth bonding and flash tests. Whatever you wish to perform – functional testing, factory acceptance testing, visual inspection, etc. – you must get into a discussion with your provider who can advice you with their knowledge and experience of what works best.
So, be acquainted with all these decisions and information beforehand. Whether simple or complex, whenever you decide on having a box build assembly process, keep all this data in hand and discuss with your provider to get the best results. Miracle Electronics is a provider dedicated to lean manufacturing techniques in all operations and processes. You can get the best electronic box assemblies in India here, manufactured with maximum efficiency and constantly improved processes through highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals.