|February 2018||Monthly Newsletter for CML USA, Inc. Ercolina||Volume 7, Number 2|
February 7-9, 2018
April 11-13, 2018
CML USA, Inc.
3100 Research Parkway
~ Vince Lombardi
Discover the Ercolina Advantage!
Ercolina’s ring roll machines are an excellent choice to meet the needs of today’s fabricator. Machines offer standard, built in features and characteristics that are options on competitive models. Ring roll or pyramid roll machines are extremely flexible and universal. These roll machines are available in manual or hydraulic down feed. Manual machines are intuitive and the operator can quickly see the part progression and radii attained. All hydraulic machines are self-contained and provide programming and memory with unlimited passes for repeatability and longer production runs. A universal tooling set comes standard on all Ercolina roll machines. This set can be configured to bend most “square” type structural shapes (angle iron, square tube, rectangle tube, c-channel…). Dedicated tooling is also available for pipe and tube.
Ercolina’s ring roll machines can be fitted with accessories for building spiral staircases and ornamental iron fabrication.
Ask your Ercolina representative about this innovative product today!
Why choose an Ercolina Angle Roll? For more information about what sets Ercolina Angle Rolls ahead of the competition, see our new Angle Roll Flyer to discover how Ercolina offers a better machine at a competitive price.
Did You Know…
…Goalposts are more interesting than you thought
They are at every football game you watch, towering over the end zones. Maybe you barely notice them unless a play is unfolding near their base. Have you ever thought about what goes into making them – the goalposts?
First, a little history…
Have you ever broken the middle prongs out of a plastic fork? Joel Rottman did one day over lunch, and visualized a concept for goal post improvement. Driving along the highway he noticed curved street lamps which inspired him to design the now famous “sling-shot” look with a curved base. The goal posts debuted at the Orange Bowl in September, 1966.
Jim Trimble, a former Eagles coach, bought into the idea as a partner. He connected Rottman with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. The goal posts made their NFL debut in 1967. Super Bowl 3 was the first Super Bowl to sport the new posts.
Each goalpost takes around 15 to 18 hours to make! A typical goalpost starts as four straight, extruded pipes. One of those pipes is cut to size, and then bent to shape using a rolling machine to create the arched base. The other three pipes are cut to size and then go through several steps of milling and welding, attaching joints and other components to prepare them for installation on site.
A standard goalpost can weigh about 500 pounds. A major provider of goalposts to the NFL uses aluminum in its goalposts as opposed to steel, which is still the metal of choice for some goalpost manufacturers. At many stadiums, the field is used for concerts and other events when football isn’t being played, so the ability to remove and replace the goalposts easily is crucial to the ground crew.
Goalposts are engineered to withstand winds up to 115 miles per hour. Goalposts need to be engineered to be stable and durable. Weather is a primary concern because wind can be a huge factor. Once installed, the goalposts tend to last as long as a stadium wants them to. Weather can sometimes expedite that timeline, but they are usually only replaced when teams make other upgrades to the stadium or playing surface or if they have been knocked down by fans.
Call our sales team at 563-391-7700 today to speak with a knowledgeable representative to help you find the right solutions for your special application requirements.
Cast engineered a-frame construction
Ercolina angle roll bender A-frames are engineered for greater strength and offer a lifetime warranty. Competitive angle roll benders use welded steel plate or billet allowing weight to compensate for older design.
Promotional Pricing Available
Take advantage of these specials while they last!
…Promotional Pricing is available for a limited time on some of Ercolina’s most popular models!
CLICK HERE for more information on this month’s specials!
February Trivia Contest!
Super Bowl LII, the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season between the NFC Champion and the AFC Champion. Test your Super Bowl knowledge with these trivia questions!
Enter February’s Trivia Contest for a chance to win your very own Taking Care of Bending T-Shirt and Hat!
Striking Custom Designed T-shirts…
…at a great price!
Limited sizes available on older versions – call to check for availability!
All shirts are made from comfortable preshrunk 100% cotton jersey knit.
Top off your look with Ercolina’s well-fitting high quality black cotton twill mid-profile hat!
T-shirt Sizes: M-L-XL-2X-3X; and Talls: XL-2XL
Ercolina accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express.
CALL TODAY to order your very own Taking Care of Bending t-shirts & hats!
Ercolina Product Catalog
Ercolina Vinyl Poster
NEW Angle Roll Flyers
Horizontal Hydraulic Press Brochures
Hydraulic Plate Roll Brochures
New Mini Model Selection Brochures
These are compact enough to fit in your wallet or pocket so you can easily refer to them at any time!
CALL AND ORDER TODAY!