This month’s meeting will be held at Siemens Industry Inc. Manufacturing facility in Sacramento. Siemens builds lightrail cars for numerous cities throughout Ca, and N. America. We will be looking at their processes of welding on items ranging from sheet metal to castings, to thicker sections of steel and the fabrication and design as it applies to the their cars.
In the 1970s Siemens transportation established a presence in N. America and in the 90s several Siemens transportation-related businesses consolidated to form Siemens transportation Systems Inc.(STS) . STS has since merged into the Industry sector under Infrastructure and cities-Rail division.
Siemens has since become a leading supplier of technology and engineering expertise to the North American transportation industry.
Today Siemens continues to lead in innovation and efficient rail solutions for mass transit and mainline applications in the rail industry. The company’s products and services for mass transit and mainline rail applications include signaling and operation control systems, rail electrification and rolling stock. For example Siemens connects over 400 of New York City’s metro stations with a network infrastructure for systems to provide real-time information for enhanced security and realtime information for daily commuters.
As of March 2009 Siemens in Sacramento has in-sourced the Bogie frames (Power truck, center truck) production. These were previously purchased from our sister company in Graz, Austria. This makes us now a fully independent Light Rail Vehicle supplier. Siemens was recently awarded a $466 million contract by Amtrak to build 70 electric locomotives for Amtrak’s Northeast and keystone corridor lines traveling at speeds up to 125 mph. the contract will require an additional 250 people to build the locomotives including several welders.
Mayk Lehmann has been with Siemens for 22 years. His profession is in welding and is a European welding specialist. He transferred to Southern California in 1995 to support a carshell knowledge transfer from Germany to the U.S. In 2005 Siemens moved the Carshell fabrication to Sacramento. Mayk’s current role is director of Bogie manufacturing. Also in attendance welding specialist Brandon Beattie discussing some of the different welding processes used at Seimens.
7464 French Rd.
Sacramento, Ca 95828
Date and time:
May 16, 2012
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social hour.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation and Tour.