What is the machinery industry?

The machinery industry, also known as machine factory, is the sector dedicated to the development of fixed or mobile technologies (industrial machines) that allow the transformation or obtaining of raw materials. All industrial sectors form a close bond with the machinery industry, because thanks to its artifacts, its production processes are possible.

Even though the machinery industry began to develop along with the industrial revolution and the steam engine, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that it gained great relevance. Thanks to the high demand from car manufacturers, innovation became necessary, forcing entrepreneurs to start their own companies dedicated exclusively to the development of machines.

The machines developed by the Machinery Industry act independently on resources or materials, mechanically, thermally, electrically, hydraulically, or robotically.

Within the machinery industry, technologies divided into two main categories are developed: light industrial machinery, which is designed to work in small spaces, and heavy industrial machinery is focused on large-scale industrial processes.

The machinery industry adapts to different sectors

Since all industries require industrial machines, it has become a necessity to develop specific technologies for each sector. The machines in the textile industry are too far from the machines used in the agricultural, food, or automotive sectors, although the principle is the same: make them efficient and automated.

In general, industrial machines, whether heavy or light, can be integrated into 4 main divisions according to the type of energy they use:

Electrical machinery: this technology has electrical circuits and a system capable of transforming the energy received into other types of energy. . Here we can find motors, generators or transistors.

Hydraulic machinery: through the use of fluids under pressure, this machinery obtains mechanical energy. Only machines that exert pressure greater than 100 mbar can enter this category. The most famous example is the hydraulic press.

Thermal machinery: through the manipulation of temperatures, it transforms the behavior of fluids into kinetic energy. One of the earliest industrial machines in the world fell into this category: the steam engine.

Robotic machinery: Characterized by its autonomy and its arm shape, this technology is usually used for welding, painting, or assembly processes. One of its greatest advantages is precision and speed.

The machinery industry in Mexico

The machinery industry and its search for innovation is an important factor in the development of national companies within a country. Mexico is one of the nations that has realized the benefits of this, generating over the years technologies that support international companies that are integrated into the country.

In matters of production, several states have included the machinery industry as one of their main economic drivers, highlighting the case of Nuevo León and Querétaro, which states that They generated more than 50% of the gross production at the national level.

In the last year, this industry also attracted large investments to the country, with the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the main investors.

These data add to the positive view expressed by industry analysts, who consider that due to geopolitical movements and foreign investments, to promote national engineering, an ideal scenario is created for Mexico to become the most relevant supplier of machinery for the United States.

Mexico has reached industrial maturity, where it has managed to shed the stigma of being a maquiladora country and has become a benchmark in terms of engineering and machinery development; global companies turn to see the country thanks to the fact that there are more and more specialized suppliers.

AMN’s contribution to the machinery industry

The machinery industry is a sector that has not stopped changing since it emerged. The arrival of industry 4.0, which implies total automation and digitization, is one more example of the imminent changes.

For AMN these changes are necessary, as they represent an opportunity to continue generating areas of opportunity and highly trained personnel. Thanks to these values, we are a certified company in quality processes and technology management.

The AMN is made up of specialists, who provide an international level service in matters of Advanced Manufacturing, Quality Services, Logistics, and attention to Electronic Components.

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