Powerful drive solution for nursing beds and hospital beds
Robust and reliable: Our double drive Dewert DUOMAT 9 is specially designed for use in nursing beds and hospital beds – for both domestic and institutional use. The double drive with its high load capacity of 6000 N per side provides the maximum possible safety and is therefore a solution of choice especially for the heavy-load sector. Thanks to the DUOMAT 9, hospital beds can be operated at a stable and almost activity-independent travel speed. The integrated synchronous control unit lets all drive motors communicate with each other so that they ensure harmonised operation and smooth gentle movement of the hospital beds. With the help of its modern, integrated electronics, the synchronous control unit compensates for even the smallest inaccuracies – a decisive factor for nursing beds and hospital beds with complex movement profiles. In addition, a metal side part reinforcement provides increased stability and ruggedness. The increased housing stability this provides also ensures additional safety and a particularly high level of mechanical stability.
Uncompromising product safety
The material used has fire protection class V0 and was chosen with a focus on product safety. The DUOMAT 9 therefore meets the strict flame retardancy requirements of the U.S. standards of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and therefore can be installed in nursing beds and hospital beds for this market. An additional safety feature is the manual quick-release or emergency lowering of hospital beds. In emergencies or during a power failure for example, the patient can be moved quickly into a horizontal position using a device attached to the drive. Alternatively, depending on requirements, only the head or feet part of the nursing bed or hospital bed can also be lowered separately. The defined switching device also has rotary knobs that lock securely into place, disengages the drive of the bed reliably and moves it into the selected position. An optional Bowden cable connection for quick release enables the hospital bed or nursing bed to be adjusted conveniently without having to reach for the drive.
Maximum flexibility for bed manufacturers
So that Dewert can react faster to customers as manufacturers of nursing beds and hospital beds concerning country-specific customer requirements, the DUOMAT 9 has been equipped with a pluggable mains cable and has an internal wide-range power supply. This allows different supply voltages of nursing beds and hospital beds to always to access the same drive. This also makes it much easier with regard to variety of variants and stocking.
Thanks to the connectvity with other drives and an additional voltage supply for external devices, the DUOMAT 9 is particularly versatile as well. If the nursing bed or hospital bed will have complex movement profiles, manufacturers are able to easily connect up to two further drives. The voltage supply of the DUOMAT 9 can be used to expand the nursing beds and hospital beds, for example, with an external floor lighting system or Bluetooth® application. Furthermore, the double drive is particularly flexible in specific practical applications thanks to an optional rechargeable battery with the integrated charging circuit. Due to the capability of easily retrofitting the drive with a rechargeable battery at any time, nursing beds and hospital beds remain fully functional during a power failure.
Quick and easy software adaptations
An external programming or flash port is available as an extra configuration for the DUOMAT 9. This provides advantages for the production of nursing beds and hospital beds. It allows updates as well as specific adaptations in consultation with the customer to be made more quickly and cost-efficiently. This option makes it possible to directly and quickly adapt the bed drive system on site; the optimisation loops in the bed development department and the drive design have been reduced considerably in terms of time and costs.