Assemblies: definition and areas of application
In the mechanical engineering industry, assemblies are important components of manufacturing processes. They are also known as assembly groups. TRI-MATIC manufactures customised assemblies for various areas of application. Find out here about the definition of assemblies and the areas in which you can use assemblies.
Simply put, an assembly is a type of modular system. It is a combination of individual parts or components that are joined together in special assembly processes to form a larger whole. For example, plants and systems are assembled from modules. The individual components can be made of different materials and often have specific functions. Each individual assembly is crucial for the correct functioning of the higher-level system. The assemblies are therefore integral components of a larger arrangement or a product, such as a complete system in mechanical engineering. Assemblies can vary in size and complexity.
Simply explained: What is an assembly?
To explain the definition of an assembly very simply, you can look at a bicycle: This consists of various assemblies such as the frame, wheels, brakes, gears, handlebars and saddle. Each of these assemblies is in turn made up of various individual parts. For example, the frame consists of tubes and connecting pieces.
In this context, the assemblies are the parts of the bicycle that are manufactured separately before assembly and then put together to form a complete and functional bicycle. Each individual assembly fulfils a specific function and contributes to the functioning of the bicycle as a whole.
Areas of application for assemblies
Assemblies can be found in many areas. They are not only important in the manufacture of products and machines, but also in medical technology and aerospace. Their use makes it possible to manufacture complex systems efficiently. They rationalise assembly processes and improve the quality of end products. Assemblies are an essential part of modern manufacturing and design processes and contribute to the realisation of innovative solutions in various areas.
What are machine assemblies?
In plant and mechanical engineering, assemblies can be found in various designs. Here, they are usually part of complex systems such as industrial production plants that comprise various machines. All machines, including the individual integrated assemblies, work together to manufacture specific products.
Conclusion on assemblies
Overall, assemblies are a key element in the development and manufacture of products and systems in many industries. They make it possible to manage complexity and create products with high quality and functionality. The advantage: they can be considered and customised individually during the design phase, so that the planning of complex systems remains clear. If an assembly in a system fails, it can be replaced individually. This minimises the downtime of the entire system.