Wednesday September 29th, 2010
TOUR OF PRODUCTION/ASSEMBLY &
P&H Mining Equipment is a leading supplier of equipment and service support to the global mining industry. Based in West Milwaukee, P&H designs, manufactures and supports a product line that includes electric mining shovels, blast hole drills, walking draglines, and soon, in-pit crushing-conveying systems for surface mining operations.
** Be sure to read the safety requirements below if you plan on taking the tour **
P&H products are applied in nine out of ten major mining operations worldwide for the production of minerals and energy sources that include copper, coal, iron ore, petroleum (oil sand), gold, phosphates and diamonds.
West Milwaukee serves as the home base of operations for P&H Mining Equipment, which employs 3,200 people worldwide, including 1,000 in the Milwaukee area. A broad range of service support for mining operations that invest in P&H equipment is provided by a global network of P&H MinePro Services employees.
P&H recently observed its 125th anniversary, having been founded on December 1, 1884 by industrial artisans Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger who operated a small machine and pattern shop in the “Walker’s Point” neighborhood on the South Side of Milwaukee. Their business began as a supplier of components and service support for large industrial firms in Old Milwaukee before Pawling and Harnischfeger began to design and build their own line of overhead bridge cranes in 1887.
A “bank panic” in 1893 caused Pawling & Harnischfeger to expand upon their industrial cranes line, and by the Roaring 20s, there emerged the first of a long line of best-in-class excavating equipment bearing the “P&H” trademark.
P&H is well positioned to serve the mining industry today and well into the future as our global economy transitions from meeting the needs of 6.8 billion minerals and energy consumers today to an estimated 8.5 billion consumers 30 years from now.
Dave Cisler manages P&H AC and DC drives and controls development in his role as Manager, Systems Engineering for P&H Mining Equipment. He applies over three decades of industrial equipment drives and controls engineering experience in that role. Dave earned his BSEE degree from Marquette.
Joe Colwell serves as Manager of Mechanical Systems engineering within the Product Engineering operations of P&H Mining Equipment. He applies nearly 20 years of mechanical systems engineering experience to the continuing evolution of industryleading P&H excavators. Joe earned his BSME from Marquette University in 1991 and his MSME from Marquette in 2000.
Registration: Only pre-payments made with a charge card can be completed online. Retirees, students and members without web access may register by phone on the SAE Registration Coordinator – Jim Ryan (262) 636-1634.
MAX ATTENDANCE for this event is 150.
Registration deadline: Monday September 27th, 12:00 p.m.
** For appreciated security reasons, please share your company’s name when registering **
P&H Tour Safety Requirements:
We want to make sure that you have an enjoyable and safe visit. As a result, we need you to follow several safety requirements while you are on our property:
1. Safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times (even outside) P&H will provide.
2. No open toed or open backed shoes are allowed in the factory.
3. No photos allowed (Please leave your camera phone in the car, just to be safe).
4. This will be a walking tour.
5. You must stay within the marked aisles (only those with steel toed shoes can cross the yellow lines).
6. Ear plugs are required in the Heat Treat, Plate Processing and Large Weld buildings. P&H will provide. Signs are on the doors and your tour guide will remind you to put your ear plugs in.
7. We make large components. Be aware of moving fork trucks, overhead cranes, etc. It is the operator’s job to watch out for you, but it is always advisable to be aware of your surroundings and stay out of the way.
8. If you happen to get any chips in the soles of your shoes, DO NOT use your fingers to remove them! Use a pen, nail file, etc., but not your fingers.
9. When you are in a welding area, DO NOT stare at the weld arcs.
Please help us in thanking P & H Managers: John Seibold, Dan Schlegel, Dan Buehl and Chris Kaiser for their generous contributions and leadership, as well as the many others from P & H assisting with this event.
**A special testimony: John Seibold had been a SAE Member, until a few years ago. His renewed interest and motivation for this event and for our Section, has prompted him to re-join. Thanks again!