Mechanical Assembly & Test was Mack’s first natural progression from “molding only” work decades ago. It has paved the way to complete vertical integration throughout the entire product development process, from design to complete product manufacturing. Historically, and still today, our approach is to take labor out of the assembly process. We can design labor out. We can automate labor out. And we can process labor out on the line. All with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency and reducing cost.
Mack automates wherever possible to gain efficiency. From the robot at the press that sends the part to the assembly area to mistake-proofing automation that verifies assembly sequence.
We automate what we can. And optimize what we can’t. Part of the optimization process is having great employees, and at Mack, we have the most skilled, experienced, hard-charging workforce in North America. Many are third generation Mack employees. Visit us sometime. The individual pride on the lines is self-evident.
There are two different types of mechanical assembly projects at Mack. With the first, the molded plastic part is at the heart of the assembly. For a laser printer duplex unit, for example, Mack molds two covers and assembles them with springs, gears and shafts before shipping the completed sub-assembly to the customer.
With the second type of assembly project, the completed assembly is the focal point. For a Class III PMA therapeutic device for photopheresis, for example, Mack procures 616 unique components from 80 suppliers, builds them into 49 sub-assemblies in a dedicated work cell, conducts eight functional tests, and manufactures the final device. It is then shipped via dedicated truck direct to the OEM.