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Stiegelmeyer’s high level of comfort and sophistication.




Stiegelmeyer Libra 4 Section Electric Care Bed

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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed showing MobiFlex (TSG) telescopic safety sides

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Specially designed to meet a wide range of individual needs


The Libra Care Bed is manufactured by the Stiegelmeyer-Group (Germany), world leading manufacturer of Aged Care beds (with over 100 years of experience).

Libra offers a maximum of choice and flexibility and can be customised to the smallest detail to meet every need of its resident and care staff. It comes with a choice of 4 different safety sides, all of which fulfil different safety needs and facilitate mobility and independence.
Libra can also be supplied with 3 different chassis for maximum stability and manoeuvrability in all situations. The wide range of different decors and styles available for Libra furthermore gives you the freedom to design a bed to suit your own personal taste. Libra combines the high level of comfort and sophistication associated with luxury living with the safety and security we commonly associate with ‘home’.


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

Energy–saving with low voltage


All Libra models are supplied with extra–low voltage as standard. This is achieved with an external transformer that reduces the voltage directly at the power socket to 24 volts to ensure that there are no live 240 volt components near the resident. This not only increases safety, but also significantly helps to reduce energy costs and electromagnetic pollution and thereby protecting the environment.


Mattress bases


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed slatted base
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed comfort base

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed slatted base

The Libra’s 4–section lying surface delivers an exceptional level of comfort and is both sturdy and flexible at the same time. The adjustable backrest and thigh rest section can be easily raised and lowered to provide the resident with the greatest comfort in every situation. The metal slats are extremely easy to clean and can be made even more comfortable and hygienic with our optional mattress base covers. Stiegelmeyer’s comfort mattress base comprises 50 individual spring elements. These elements are designed to mould themselves closely to the shape of the body and help to ventilate the mattress. Their oscillation also ensures that the pressure is optimally distributed. The comfort mattress base also significantly contributes to preventing decubitus. Due to its large venting slits, the polypropylene hygiene mattress base is also highly breathable. It is easy to remove and can be cleaned with conventional cleaning agents.


Always at the right height


Libra is designed to give those in need of care a sense of security without impacting on their independence. One of the most effective ways to prevent falls without creating restrictions is to use a bed with a low height. For this reason, Libra can be lowered to a height of as little as approximately 25 cm. The risk of injury from a fall from such a low height is minimal.


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed low position

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed full length safety sides (DSG)

However, when it comes to care staff, beds really need to be significantly higher, at waist level, to prevent excessive strain on the back. This is why Libra beds can be raised to a height of approximately 80 cm, which is the optimum height for carers working in a standing position.


The height adjustment mechanism’s 3–stop function is designed to automatically stop the bed when it is about 38 cm high, which is the perfect height for getting in and out of bed. Thanks to its continuous adjustment, the Libra can be put into different heights down to the nearest centimetre to meet every need.

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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed chassis models

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed showing easy access


High ground clearance for easy cleaning


Libra’s streamlined signature chassis significantly add to its sophisticated look, and the castors’ covers in particular add a highly contemporary touch. The 3 different chassis available for the Libra bed are designed to make it easy to wheel objects underneath them, and this also makes it easy to clean the floor. This applies in particular to the floor access (image 1) and floor access plus (image 2) chassis models, which dispense with metal supporting bars on either side of the bed, leaving ample space for cleaning and sweeping under the bed. Our floor access plus chassis in particular is designed for maximum manoeuvrability, which will allow you to easily and quickly move your Libra to just about any place in a room.


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed with MobiFlex (TSG) telescopic safety sides

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed with MobiFlex (TSG) telescopic safety sides

Flexible safety sides


Safety sides are designed to protect people in need of care, but should not restrict their ability to get in and out of bed. Libra can be supplied with 4 different safety sides, all of which are designed to perfectly meet the needs of the resident and care staff. Our full–length safety sides (DSG) are designed for maximum safety, while our new MobiFlex (TSG) telescopic safety sides are split in the middle and can be positioned in 3 different height levels. Our combined safety sides are also split in the middle and their posts are designed to act as a secure support for residents to hold onto. Our adjustable safety sides are easy to use and provide protection over 2 ⁄ 3rds of the mattress base, which ensures a high level of safety without restraints.


A wealth of different safety side options to meet a wide range of individual needs


Our 3-stage telescopic MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides can be adjusted across a range of settings to suit individual needs. When raised to the 1st level, they provide a sense of security without restricting mobility (image 1). However, when raised to the 2nd level MobiFlex (TSG) will give residents complete safety all round (image 2). Should the safety sides encounter an obstacle when the bed is lowered, they will remain in their position in order to avoid damages (small figure). The combinable safety side can be used in combination with the full–length safety side. Its post is designed to act as a solid support for residents to hold onto when getting in and out of bed (image 3) and can be easily removed to create full access to the bed for care staff (image 4). The full–length safety sides (DSG) is designed to offer maximum protection for people with fall risks. (image 5). This particular safety side can also be raised diagonally to give residents a high sense of security, while at the same time offering an unrestricted view of their surroundings, such as the garden or the TV (image 6). Our adaptable safety sides cover 2 ⁄ 3rds of the length of the mattress base (image 7 and 8). The contemporary top rail is also ideal for use as a support to help residents to sit up in bed. Its open structure also provides a good view out of the bed and the simple release mechanism will ease access for the care staff.

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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed showing chair position

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed tilted with chair position


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed chair position

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed, trendelenberg

A luxurious level of comfort


Libra is designed to make those in need of care feel safe and secure. One of its main features is a precise adjustment possibility. Sitting in a comfortable position to watch TV or talking to another person at eye level — this, and more, is possible with Libra. Libra can be brought into a reverse–Trendelenburg position of up to 16° and its backrest raised to up to 70°, which means that it can easily be transformed into a comfortable armchair. This makes it much easier for residents to join in with everyday activities. Libra can also be adjusted into a Trendelenburg position whenever necessary.


The benefit of the armchair position


  • assistance in the prevention of pressure areas (plus other health benefits),
  • injury prevention for both the client and staff (less manual handling),
  • allows the client to move from a lying position to a seated position without needing to be transferred,
  • allows the client to sit up and interact with their environment.

Head and footboards with decors


Our Libra is a very attractive bed and can be adapted to suit a wide range of interior design styles. It is available in a choice of 10 different head and footboard designs — ranging from clear contemporary lines to curved and cosy styles — to suit every individual taste. It is also available in a choice of 5 different decors – natural beech, royal maple, havanna, neutral lindberg oak and real cherry.


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand control

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand control. Only need to press one button to operate a function.


Libra Care Bed Technical Data
Dimensions and weights
External dimensions
(combinable split safety sides)
(full–length safety sides (DSG)):
for mattress base width of 90cm approx. 100.3 x 209.4cm (depending on wooden surround)
for mattress base width of 100cm approx. 110.3 x 209.4cm (depending on wooden surround)
External dimensions
(MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides) (pivoting ⅔ safety side)
for mattress base width of 90cm approx. 104.0 x 209.4cm (depending on wooden surround)
for mattress base width of 100cm approx. 114.0 x 209.4cm (depending on wooden surround)
Mattress base approx. 90 x 200cm or 100 x 200cm (mattress dimensions)
Mattress base division
(back ⁄ seat ⁄ thigh ⁄ lower leg)
approx. 72 – 25 – 33 – 54cm
Backrest length compensation in accordance with DBfK approx. 8 cm
Safe working load 225kg
Ground clearance approx. 15cm
Total weight approx. 135kg

Libra Care Bed Codes
EV94S1LA Libra Care Bed 90 x 200cm (Beech)
EV94S1LAW Libra Care Bed 100 x 200cm (Beech)
Optional Accessories
EV94S8CPRLA CPR on back section for Libra bed
EV94S8HLILA Lito Standard Timber Head & Foot Boards for Libra 90cm
EV94S8HLILAW Lito Standard Timber Head & Foot Boards for Libra 100cm
EV94S8HPOLA Podega Libra Bed Head & Foot Boards 90cm
EV94S8SKCU1306 Surrounds Kit Libra 100cm Bed Decor colour Magnolia U1306
EV94S8THLA Handset for Libra bed selective locking inc Trendelenburg
EV94S8TOCBLA Standard Timber Surrounds Libra Bed House Decor
EV94S8TOCLA Deluxe Timber Surrounds Libra Bed House Decor
EV94S8UBLLA Under Bed Lighting for Libra bed
Pressure Care Mattress Codes
EV9721 Mid – 200 x 90 x 15cm
EV9722 Frail – 200 x 90 x 15cm
EV9723 Maxi – 200 x 90 x 18cm
Pressure Care Mattress Codes (Extended Base)
EV9724 Mid – 220 x 90 x 15cm
EV9725 Frail – 220 x 90 x 15cm
EV9726 Maxi – 220 x 90 x 18cm
ARTG 277175

Easy to control


All of the Libra’s settings can be adjusted easily and intuitively when controlled with the Libra handset. The Libra handset is very light and ergonomic. Its is fitted with extra–large arrow buttons and easy–to–understand pictograms to ensure that it can be used even by those with limited abilities. Each different handset function can be individually locked. The Trendelenburg position setting can either be activated by a button on the standard handset or by using an optionally available separate Trendelenburg handset. This optional Trendelenburg handset is a safe way to prevent residents from accidentally activating this setting.


Backrest comfort when profiling


The Libra utilises an auto-regression (auto-retracting) backrest that swings up and back when the bed profiles, providing the client with further space for ergonomic positioning. The thigh rest does not regress (retract) down the bed by design as this can lead to the client sliding down the bed, resulting in shear and friction forces. Minimising such forces helps to prevent pressure ulcer formation. In addition, care staff are not required to reposition the client up the bed which can cause back injuries.


Key Points of Interest


  • The Libra bed is very durable (15-20 year life cycle) and has very low maintenance costs.
  • The mattress surface is of robust steel construction (SWL: 225kg) and designed to withstand vigorous aged care conditions.
  • A unique safe 24 Volt DC Dewert drive system is standard with the bed. Having the 240 volts isolated, away from the bed and only safe 24 Volts DC at the bed ensures a safer environment for residents and maintenance staff. The switch mode of this system means that unlike other electric beds there is no current flowing through the bed control box and motors until a handset button is pressed; Offering a substantial saving in power from not being on standby.
  • The floor access chassis provides for excellent hoist clearance (compatible with any brand of hoist), which will prevent staff injuries (and associated costs). It also provides excellent cleaning clearance.
  • The One-button Chair ⁄ seated position is a useful feature on the Libra bed. In addition to assisting in the prevention of pressure areas, it also reduces the manual handling for both the client and staff (reducing the risk of injury); by allowing the client to move from a lying position to a seated position without needing to be transferred. Libra can also be adjusted into a Trendelenburg position.
  • The Libra utilises an auto-regression (auto-retracting) backrest that swings up and back when the bed profiles, providing the client with further space for ergonomic positioning. The thigh rest does not regress (retract) down the bed by design as this can lead to the client sliding down the bed, resulting in shear and friction forces. Minimising such forces helps to prevent pressure ulcer formation. In addition, care staff are not required to reposition the client up the bed which can cause back injuries.
  • The 3-stage telescopic MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides are another unique option for the Libra model. These sides provide a sense of security without restricting mobility.
  • The bed is available in 2 sizes: Single (900mm) and King Single (1000mm). A bed extension is also available for taller residents.
  • Safety accessories include: Underbed light; helps the clients to orient themselves in the dark, and the battery-powered (9V batteries) emergency lowering function for the backrest and kneebreak.
  • The lowest bed height is 25cm (suitable for Falls-risk clients) and the highest bed height is 80cm (ensuring that nurses of different heights are not compromising their backs)
  • 2x2 locking castors (perfect for the Chair position)
  • Aesthetic options: a wide variety of colors and Head and Footboard styles

The Libra is a homely looking bed that will appeal to your clients and can be adapted to suit a wide range of interior design styles. It is a technologically innovative and low maintenance with an approximate Life Cycle of: 15-20 years.


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Libra Care Bed Equipment and options
Model features Libra floor access floor access plus
Drives Fully motorised
24 volt (external transformer)
Electronic components Handset (selective locking function)
Handset including Trendelenburg position (selective locking function) o o o
Additional handset for Trendelenburg position o o o
Under bed light o o o
Emergency lowering by battery 2
Safety side systems Integrated full–length safety sides (DSG) on both sides
Integrated combinable safety sides split on one side 1 o o o
Integrated combinable split safety sides on both sides 1 o o o
Split MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides on both sides 1 6 o o o
Pivoting ⅔–safety sides on both sides 1 o o o
Mattress base Metal slat mattress base
4–section mattress base
Mattress base tiltable to reverse–Trendelenburg position
Mattress base tiltable to Trendelenburg position o o o
Comfort mattress base cover o o o
Hygiene mattress base cover o o o
Easy to remove from chassis
Mattress base width 100cm o o o
Mattress base width 80cm o o o
Castors Double castors Ø 50mm
Fixed castor for head end Ø 125mm
“Easy–floor–access”
2 x 2 locking castors
4 central locking castors o
Wall deflection systems Wall spacers on chassis o o o
Wall deflection rollers, horizontal and vertical action o o o
Miscellaneous Emergency backrest lowering mechanism o o o
Bed can be extended by 20cm 4 o o o
Bed can be extended by 27cm 5 o o o
Linen holder 7 o o o
Sleeves for infusion holders, foot end 3 o o o
● = Standard   o = Optional   – = Not available

(5) Only in combination with MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides
(6) Only available for some options
(7) Not with 27cm mattress base

(1) Not for 80 cm mattress base
(2) Battery, not included in scope of supply
(3) Can also be fitted at a later stage by using an adapter
(4) Not in combination with MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides




Model version floor access
This model has the same features as Libra, but with:

  • Four column design, foot end
  • Double castors 4 x Ø 50mm, foot end
  • Fixed castors 2 x Ø 125mm, head end
  • Height adjustment approx. 25 — 80cm

Model version floor access plus
This model has the same features as Libra, but with:

  • Four column design at the foot and head end
  • Double castors 8 x Ø 50mm, foot end
  • 2 x 2 locking castors
  • Height adjustment approx. 25 — 80cm

Additional equipment ⁄ options

  • Stained wooden frame
  • 4 central locking castors (available as an optional extra for Libra)
  • Trendelenburg position to up 16°
  • Mattress base width 80cm
  • Mattress base width 100cm
  • Removable hygiene mattress base
  • Removable comfort mattress base
  • Under bed light
  • Battery–powered emergency lowering function powered with 2 x 9 volt batteries (batteries not included)
  • Manual emergency lowering mechanism by handle
  • Linen holder 3
  • Bed extension 20cm (or 27 cm for surrounds for MobiFlex (TSG)))

(3) Not available with combined safety sides


Accessories

  • Wall spacers
  • Universal deflection roller, with both horizontal and vertical action
  • Foam leather cover (for safety sides)
  • Fall protection mats
  • Infusion stand ⁄ older
  • Various cushioning systems
  • Tray

Safety side systems

  • Integrated full–length safety sides (DSG) on both sides — 2 bars
  • Integrated combinable safety sides on one side — 2 bars 1
  • Integrated combinable safety sides split on both sides — 2 bars 1
  • Split MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides both sides 1 5
  • Pivoting ⅔rds safety sides on both sides 1

(1) Not for 80 cm mattress base (5) Standard feature for Lindberg Oak, Natural Beech, Precious Cherry, Havanna cherry. Other decors available on request


Libra safety standards

  • EN 14971 Risk assessment for medical devices
  • EN 60601–1 Medical electrical equipment, general requirements for safety
  • EN 60601–1–1 Electromagnetic compatibility
  • EN 60601–2–52 Medical electrical equipment

Libra standard features

  • Four–column design
  • Double castors 4 x Ø 50mm, 2 x 2 locking castors
  • Mattress base in four sections, electrically adjustable
  • Support elements with easy–to–clean metal slats
  • Height adjustment of approx. 25 — 80cm
  • Backrest adjustment to approx. 70°
  • Thigh rest adjustment to approx. 40°
  • Reverse–Trendelenburg position up to approx. 16°
  • Handset with selective locking function
  • Full–length safety sides (DSG) with protection height of approx. 41cm
  • Available with the wooden surrounds shown in the brochure (dimensions will vary depending on safety side design and head and footboard model
  • Available with the wooden surrounds shown in the brochure (for surrounds for MobiFlex (TSG), see 5)
  • Argentum finish
  • 2 Location sleeves at the head end for patient lifting pole ⁄ infusion stand
  • Side panel behind the safety sides 1 4
  • 24 volt drive system with external power pack
  • Chassis and mattress base can easily be separated using 4 screws

(1) Not for 80 cm mattress base (4) Not available for pivoting ⅔rds safety side (5) Standard feature for Lindberg Oak, Natural Beech, Precious Cherry, Havanna cherry. Other decors available on request



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