Casting Bed


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Casting Bed

 

part of a blast-furnace plant, located next to the furnace and intended for the tapping of cast iron and slag. In modern blast-furnace plants, the casting bed is located under a roof. Rails for casting ladles and slag pots lead to the casting beds. Before the invention and adoption of pouring machines, the casting bed was also used for pouring iron into ingot or sand molds in the production of ingots.

casting bed

A mold, often constructed of plywood or fiberglass, which is used to give a desired shape to poured concrete.
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In recent months Lynx has invested more than PS400,000 in new equipment, including two 110m-long hollowcore casting beds which will double the company's production capacity from 6000 sq m per month to 12,000 sq m, and increase turnover by a further 15% in 2017.
Meanwhile, Qatar International Precast (QIP) -- QDC's joint venture in Qatar which launched commercial production last year -- has witnessed the full completion of its entire factory and work is nearing completion on the casting beds as well as the administration building at the facility in Doha, according to Mark Schumacher, general manager.
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The Indiana and Ohio facilities, like Fabcon's Minnesota plant, presently utilize rolling casting beds.