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What Do You Know About Cooling Bed?

The cooling bed is an indispensable component in manufacturing steel, which is pivotal in effectively cooling and stabilizing hot steel products after they have been rolled or processed in the mill. This platform has many interconnected components that work together seamlessly to achieve this desired outcome. GMB Heavy Industries produces tailor-made rolling mill equipment and spare parts designed specifically for steel mills. Our expertise lies in offering personalized solutions to meet the distinct requirements of your applications. 

In this article, we will provide a detailed exploration of these constituent elements to help you comprehensively understand their functions and interactions.


Entry Roller Table:

The initial stage of the cooling bed process, which serves as the point of entry for hot steel products, is facilitated by the entry roller table.

This component provides a smooth and uninterrupted transfer from the rolling mill to the cooling bed.

The initial stage of the cooling bed process is facilitated by the entry roller table, which serves as the point of entry for hot steel products. This crucial component ensures a smooth and uninterrupted transition from the rolling mill to the cooling bed.

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 Cooling Bed Core:

The heart of the cooling bed consists of a combination of stationary and movable elements. It includes fixed rakes, movable rakes, and transfer tables.

Water Cooling System:

For rapid cooling of hot steel products, a water spray system is used, which usually consists of headers, nozzles and a circulation system.

 Air Cooling Fans:

The cooling bed employs large fans that blow air over the steel products, aiding heat dissipation and enhancing the cooling process.

 Runout Table:

After the steel products have sufficiently cooled on the cooling bed, they are transferred to a runout table. This table provides additional space for further cooling and stabilization before the products proceed to subsequent processing or storage.

Exit Roller Table:

The exit roller table facilitates the smooth and seamless transfer of cooled steel products from the cooling bed area.

 Hydraulic and Electrical Controls:

Critical hydraulic and electrical systems are essential for operating and controlling various components of the cooling bed. These systems govern the movement of adjustable rakes, the water spray system, and other vital functions.

Safety Measures:

The cooling bed design incorporates multiple safety measures to prioritize worker and equipment safety. These measures include emergency stop buttons, sensors, and safety barriers.

 Structural Integrity:

The cooling bed is built with a robust steel structure specifically engineered to withstand the weight and movement of the steel products.

Automation and Control Systems:

Modern cooling beds have advanced automation and control systems that continuously monitor and optimize the cooling process. These systems ensure efficient operation and the production of high-quality steel.


The seamless integration of these components is crucial for achieving efficient and consistent cooling of hot steel products, resulting in superior-quality steel with desired mechanical characteristics. Regular maintenance and precise calibration of these components are of utmost importance to ensure the overall operational efficiency and effectiveness of the cooling bed in a steel mill. By prioritizing diligent maintenance and accurate calibration, the cooling bed can achieve optimal performance and ensure the sustained production of exceptional-grade steel.




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