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Care beds explained quickly and easily

When handling care beds on a daily basis, questions arise time and again - both with dealers and suppliers as well as with customers. We have compiled the most important points for you, together with our answers. This will enable you to always be well informed when providing advice, ordering and making delivery.

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The "safe working load" is the maximum permissible load that the bed can lift. The load is the sum of the patient's weight, mattress, bed linen, accessories such as lifting pole, alternating pressure system, etc. "Safe working load" is a fixed term from the standard which should not be confused with other terms (e.g. payload). A bed may be permanently loaded with the safe working load and operated without restrictions. The "maximum admissible patient weight" depends on the total weight of the accessories (e.g. ventilators, infusions) attached at the same time.

As a recommendation we set the patient weight 40 kg lower than the safe working load for conventional beds with the dimensions 90 x 200 cm, and 70 kg lower for particularly wide heavy-duty beds. The Dali II 24 Volt would therefore reach a maximum recommended patient weight of 145 kg with a safe working load of 185 kg, while the Gigant heavy-duty bed would therefore have a safe working load of 350 kg and a maximum recommended patient weight of 280 kg.

The maximum patient weight can also be found in the fold-out data table at the bottom of our product pages.

You can use commercial mattresses in the dimensions of the bed model. If you use extremely thick mattresses or stack mattresses on top of each other, it may be advisable to increase the height of the safety side with a clamp-on rail. Please do not use sprung mattresses. The minimum requirements for the mattress are described in the instruction manual.

Choose a care bed on our website www.burmeier.com that you would like to know the dimensions of. On the product page, there is a download area where you will find a dimensioned sketch with all the measurements, adjustment angles and weights.

Allura II 100, Inovia, Lippe IV, Regia, Westfalia IV - Click here for bed finder.

Allura II 120, Gigant, Lippe 120 - Click here for bed finder.

Adaptable safety sides (ASG) as an accessory: Economic II, Dali II 24 Volt, Arminia III 24 Volt, Westfalia IV, Lippe IV

Telescopic safety side (TSG): Regia (standard), Inovia (optional). Combinable safety side (KSG): Gigant (optional). MultiFlex: Vertica homecare

The maximum load that can be exerted on the lifting pole is 75 kg. It does not bear the full patient weight, but only the manual force applied.

All models are available in our standard Natural Beech decor, which is suitable for almost any interior and is ideal for combining with numerous different colours. Other decors are optionally available for our beds for residential homes, e.g. Real Cherry, Havana Cherry, Royal Maple or the light-coloured Magnolia. A detailed overview can be found in the table shown in our full catalogue, which you can download from www.burmeier.com. Our bed configurator also offers all the available decors.

The standard for care beds recommends this position only under professional medical supervision. If this is ensured, the reverse-Trendelenburg position is available optionally with our Regia model.

All care beds must meet the current requirements of the applicable standard DIN EN 60601-2-52 for care beds. Beds that do not comply with this standard must no longer be used. If you are in doubt as to whether your bed still complies with the standard, we will be pleased to advise you.

If damage or malfunction is suspected, the product should be taken out of operation immediately in order to have it inspected and, if necessary, repaired by a trained service partner. Link: dealer search.

Our Regia, Inovia and Dali models have the lowest entry heights.

Many Burmeier beds - such as the Dali range, the Regia and the Inovia - can be brought into an optimal cardiac chair or sitting bed position with the help of the adjustable 4-section mattress base and the reverse-Trendelenburg position.

Our standard mattress base dimensions are 90 x 200 cm. For people taller than 1.90 m, a bed extension that is available as an option is recommended. The Regia and Inovia beds with telescopic safety sides can even be extended to a length of 227 cm. If you wish for greater comfort in width, you will find models with widths of 100, 120 and 140 cm in our catalogue.

Technical questions

The statutory warranty is 2 years from the date of purchase.

Each care bed comes with a printed instruction manual, please keep it in a safe place. If the instructions for use are not available, you can download them as a PDF file from the respective product page on our website.

In the case of Burmeier care beds with a 24-volt drive system, the power supply unit produces a protective extra-low voltage directly at the socket. This means that there are no components that carry 230 volts in the vicinity of the occupant. With this system, the bed remains de-energised when not in use and only 24 volts are required during operation, reducing overall energy consumption by up to 93%. In addition, leakage current measurements are not necessary beyond the expected life of the bed.

Standard drive systems from Dewert, Hiwin, Linak and Timotion: We recommend an annual inspection and performance check. If it can be proven that the error rate for your care beds does not exceed 2%, the inspection interval can be extended to a maximum of 2 years.

Linak 24-volt drive systems: We recommend an annual inspection and performance check. If it can be proven that the error rate for your care beds does not exceed 2%, the inspection interval can be extended to a maximum of 2 years. We carried out the first leakage current measurement prior to delivery. Following this, it is sufficient to carry out electrical measurement of the power supply unit only once every 10years.

The responsibility for carrying out the tests lies with the operator of the bed - according to the Medical Devices Operator Ordinance, the operator is always the cost-bearer (health and long-term nursing care insurance provider) if the equipment is supplied on prescription. However, the operator can also delegate this duty. In practice, it is therefore necessary to examine whose responsibility it is to fulfil the operator's obligations.

All care beds must meet the current requirements of the applicable standard DIN EN 60601-2-52 for care beds. Beds that do not comply with this standard must no longer be used. If you are in doubt as to whether your bed still complies with the standard, we will be pleased to advise you.

If damage or malfunction is suspected, the product should be taken out of operation immediately in order to have it inspected and, if necessary, repaired by a trained service partner. Link: dealer search.

All electrically operated beds have a CPR release function. In the event of power supply outages or electrical drive system failures, the raised backrest can be lowered by hand. Additional information can be found in the instruction manual.

Questions about a Burmeier dealer account

Please contact us directly if you have any questions about spare parts.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions about spare parts.

In the dealer section on www.burmeier.com, we offer free training content on many topics relating to home care beds. To use this, please register in the dealer section.

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Current photos for downloading can be found on our image database in the dealer section on www.burmeier.com. Please indicate the picture credit "Photo: Burmeier”.

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Brochures can be downloaded as a PDF file by email at info@burmeier.com. Printed brochures can be requested by email from info@burmeier.com.

On the product pages on www.burmeier.com and on the YouTube channel of the Stiegelmeyer-Group: https://www.youtube.com/user/StiegelmeyerGruppe/videos?disable_polymer

The serial number (PID) of the bed. These can be found on the inside of the mattress base frame under the barcode.