|August 2016||Monthly Newsletter for CML USA, Inc. Ercolina||Volume 5, Number 8|
September 12-17, 2016
November 1-4, 2016
November 16-18, 2016
December 13-15, 2016
February 3-5, 2017
March 7-11, 2017
CML USA, Inc.
3100 Research Parkway
Application of the Month
Simulation Saves Time and Money
Ercolina received a customer request to find out if we could create this handrail part in one piece. Using the Erco Bender’s off-line software, our sales technician was able to demonstrate how this part could be bent using our CNC tube and pipe bender.
Photo 1, below, shows a 2-line handrail with a 90 degree return to a post or a wall mount on each end. One end needs to be long enough to be clamped for the first bend and the tail end needs to be longer for the carriage to position the material for the last bend. This last leg length will vary based on the tooling size and interference zone.
Photo 2 shows a standard 2-line handrail.
The 90 degree returns can be done on Ercolina’s Erco Bender EB65 and EB76 to eliminate the welding of elbows to the ends for a wall or post return.
Machine simulation software allows you to do a “dry run” of the part being bent and discover any possible collision with the floor or machine.
Once the part has been saved to your machine files, part dimensions can be easily edited. The software generates a new cut length of the pipe and you can save it as a new part.
Roll the dice, not your vehicle
Ercolina has provided equipment to several companies that produce safety equipment to various manufacturers. The latest customer project was for a 3” pipe “ROPS” (rollover protection structure) for vehicles in the mining industry. The TB100 machine was selected and performed flawlessly. Similar projects have been completed for turf equipment and the racing industry. Regardless of the application, Ercolina has a machine that can meet your bending needs.
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Did You Know…
… weightlifting has ancient origins?
In countries such as Greece and Egypt, weightlifting competitions have been held since ancient times where they were considered the ultimate test of male strength.
Weightlifting was featured at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Athletes can lift up to three times their body weight! This sport demands vast amounts of power, technique and determination, and pushes the human body to its limits.
In the men’s competition, the bar is 2.2m long and weighs 20kg. For women, it is 2.01m long and weighs 15kg. Made with one of the world’s purest steels, the bar used in the Olympics is naturally elastic yet ferociously strong. It would take 215,000 PSI to break it apart. Standard bars have a tensile rating of 130-140,000 PSI.
The weights placed on the extremities of the bar determine the weight lifted by the competitor. Between one successful attempt and another, the weight is increased by at least 1kg.
Olympic weightlifting events begin on August 7, 2016. Let’s see if any new world records will be made!
Information from https://www.rio2016.com/en/weightlifting.
Promotional Pricing Available
Take advantage of these specials while they last!
… New Promotional Pricing is available for a limited time on some of Ercolina’s most popular models!
Radial Growth is a “Real” Thing
It is the natural tendency of a material to want to return to its original state due to tensile strength and elasticity. This is often referred to as “radial growth”. It is not unique to Ercolina; it is common throughout the fabricating world. A former may be marked with a 100 millimeter radius, but in all likelihood will not produce that radius given the unique material characteristics. If a specific radius is required, test bending with the exact material and tool customization is needed. Please be mindful of this when selecting tooling. An alternative to custom tooling is to use a “standard” radius tool and simply adjust the straights or tangents. However, this may not be an option if a 180 degree bend is needed.
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Taking Care of Bending…
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