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Libra Nursing Care Bed

Stiegelmeyer’s low-height bed for modern care.





Stiegelmeyer Libra for enhanced mobility, safety and well-being

Libra Care Bed

Thanks to its 3-stop function, the Libra bed stops automatically when it is about 38cm high — which is, for many people, an ideal position for getting in and out of bed.



Key Points of Interest


  • The Libra bed is very durable (25 year life cycle) and has very low maintenance costs.
  • Thanks to Vario Safe, this care bed can be adapted continually to suit every personal preference.
  • The mattress surface is of robust steel construction ( High SWL: 225kg) and designed to withstand vigorous aged care conditions. An optional mattress base extension gives more room for tall residents.
  • 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 floor access chassis model provides for excellent hoist and cleaning clearance.
  • The One-button Chair position is a useful feature on the Libra bed.
  • The Libra utilises an auto-regression (auto-retracting) backrest that swings up and back when the bed profiles.
  • The 3-stage telescopic MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides are another unique option for the Libra model — security without restricting mobility.
  • 2 sizes: Single (900mm) and King Single (1000mm) wide. A bed extension is also available for taller residents.
  • Always the right height — 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)
  • Aesthetic options: a wide variety of colors and Head and Footboard styles

Enhanced Mobility, Safety and Well-Being



Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Closeup

Showing MobiFlex (TSG) telescopic safety sides. They assist getting in and out of bed.

The Libra Care Bed is manufactured by the Stiegelmeyer-Group (Germany), a 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 meet every need of its resident and care staff. It offers people in need of care protection and comfort while promoting their mobility.

Our innovative Vario Safe system plays an important part in this. With Vario Safe, you can remove and reinstall the split safety sides, the headboard and footboard and the side panels in a matter of seconds. This allows care staff, for example, to meet the changing safety needs of the resident in every situation.

With attractive wood decors or fabric upholstery, the Libra combines the comfort and elegance of a good hotel with the security of a home. Thanks to Vario Safe, this care bed can be adapted continually to suit every personal preference.





Libra ground clearance Plus — High ground clearance for easy cleaning


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Ground Clearance Plus

With the ground clearance Plus variant, brooms and mops glide under the bed unimpeded.


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Dimensions

Thorough and reliable hygiene is crucial in residential care — to combat pathogens and allergies while creating a homelike atmosphere. There is no room for dirt and fluff under the bed. The ground clearance Plus has a particularly streamlined chassis without metal support bars along the sides. This makes thorough cleaning of the floor easier — brooms and mops glide under the bed unimpeded.


  • Large height adjustment range of approx. 25 — 80cm
  • Optimal ground clearance for lifters
  • 8 castors ensure excellent manoeuvrability
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Flexibility

With the flexible Vario Safe system, benefit from an individual combination of safety side elements, panels as well as headboards and footboards.


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Safety Sides — Optimal balance between safety and freedom


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Full Length Safety Sides

The full-length safety side, fitted as standard, conveys a harmonious look when lowered.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Full Length Safety Sides

Full-length safety sides provide maximum protection.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Full Length Safety Sides

A diagonally raised safety side offers support and orientation to the resident.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Dimensions

The split safety side can be combined with homelike panels.
 

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

The split safety side can be combined with homelike panels.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

The 4 elements of the split safety side can be raised separately in two stages.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Full Length Safety Sides

The centre support of the combinable safety sides can be effortlessly removed and stowed away in a bed fixture.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

The head-end element and centre support of the combinable safety sides offer standard-compliant protection.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

The combinable safety side can be combined with a full-length safety side.

All Libra variants have a choice of 3 safety side systems that fulfil the different needs of residents in a flexible manner. As standard, the bed is fitted with full-length safety sides on both sides, which provide maximum protection against falls.

If the person in need of care has to be able to leave the bed when the safety sides are raised, it is recommended to use a system with split elements. With the combinable safety sides, the head and foot-end bars are securely attached to a centre support that also serves as an ergonomic standing aid for the resident. As its name suggests, combinable safety sides can be combined with full-length safety sides on the other side of the bed.

The telescopic split safety side elements can be effortlessly raised in two stages. The first stage provides the resident with an orientation aid and the second stage offers comprehensive protection. With this model, the 110cm-long head-end parts already fulfil the standard requirements for safety sides, as they cover more than 50% of the mattress base.

The sleek design of the split safety sides was intentionally reduced to the essentials: The surfaces were designed in an elegant combination of wood and metal look which requires no additional side panels. Thus, the bed is very easy to clean thoroughly. Homelike panels with wood decors or upholstery can be installed if no safety side elements are configured. All elements can be installed and removed in a matter of seconds thanks to the Vario Safe system.

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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe


Libra with Vario Safe — the best solution for standard-compliant safety

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

Replacing or removing footboards


  • Without the footboard, easier access to the resident, e.g. for foot care
  • Option for high footboards to give a sense of security, or low footboards to offer an unobstructed view
  • Choice of attractive wood decors, fabric and synthetic leather

Install or remove split safety side as required


  • 2 elements with a length of 90 and 110 cm can be combined or used individually
  • Use of 110cm safety side element only at the head end offers standard-compliant protection
  • Use of the 90cm safety side element only at the head end provides a sense of safety and orientation while leaving enough room to get in and out of bed

Replace headboards in a matter of seconds


  • Homelike design variants, with or without handle bars
  • Choice of attractive wood decors, fabric and synthetic leather
  • Different colour designs possible for headboards and side panels


ESSENTIALLY BETTER

Vario Safe
For added flexibility and safety

Beds with Vario Safe fulfil the changing safety needs of residents and their look can be adapted to fit any personal preference. The flexible safety side provides standard compliant protection without restricting the mobility of the person in need of care.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

All Vario Safe elements are inserted in the bed frame and are attached with easy-to-operate fasteners.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

Simply pull the fastener upward.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

The fastener snaps into place securely — the element is attached.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

To release the fastening, pull the orange protection and press the fastener down.

Should you choose the Libra bed with split safety sides or without safety sides, you will enjoy our flexible Vario Safe system. The Vario Safe principle is as impressive as it is easy: The safety side elements, the headboard and footboard as well as side panels can be installed and removed without tools. They are fitted with easy to operate fasteners that snap into place securely and cannot be actuated by residents by mistake. The headboard, footboard and panels are also available with attractive fabric or synthetic leather upholstery. Beds with Vario Safe can be adjusted in a matter of minutes to the changing requirements of residents. Care facilities can order their beds in a basic version and add further parts at a later date.



A video showing Libra Vario Safe



Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

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Always at the right height — Fall prevention and ergonomic care



Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Movo

With its lowest position of approx. 25cm, the Libra bed supports efficient fall prevention without restricting the mobility of the resident.


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 the use of liberty deprivation safeguards (DoLS) is to use a bed with a low height. For this reason, Libra can be lowered to a height of as little as approximately 25cm. The risk of injury from a fall from such a low height is extremely low. 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 80cm, which is the optimum height for working ergonomically. The height adjustment mechanism’s 3-stop function is designed to automatically stop the bed when it is about 38cm high, which is the perfect height for getting in and out of bed. Being infinitely variable, Libra’s height can be adjusted down to the nearest centimetre to meet every need.



ESSENTIALLY BETTER

Infinitely adjustable
  • Effortless adjustment to the best ergonomic position for getting in and out of bed with the handset
  • Easier mobilisation of residents
  • Back-friendly working with the bed maintains the health of the nursing staff
  • Fall prevention without the use of deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed no damage sides

If an object blocks the height adjustment of the bed, the safety sides remain in position in order to prevent damage.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Footboard Removed

The headboard and footboard can be removed effortlessly, which provides easier access to the resident, e.g. for foot care.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Height

With a height adjustment of up to 80 cm, the nursing staff can work with the bed without straining their back.

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Energy-saving with low voltage


ESSENTIALLY BETTER

Energy saving
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

* Compared to 240-volt systems, assuming approx. 5 adjustments per day

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

The external transformer unit produces a safety extra-low voltage directly at the power socket.

The Libra bed is 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 to protect the environment.

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Effortless operation Handset for individual requirements


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

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

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 has an ergonomic design. It 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. There are two options to place the bed in the Trendelenburg position: by using the standard handset with an integrated Trendelenburg button, 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.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand controls

To prevent the resident from setting the bed to the Trendelenburg position by mistake, a separate Trendelenburg handset is available (left). The standard handset (right) does not include the Trendelenburg function.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand control

It is also possible to use an optional standard handset with an integrated Trendelenburg function (bottom right button).

Stiegelmeyer Libra hand control holder

Thanks to the holder on the split safety side, the handset is always within reach.

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Comfort and mattress bases With the joie de vivre of a hotel room


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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed slatted base Stable and flexible: the metal slat mattress base


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed comfort base The comfort mattress base comprises 50 free-floating spring elements


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hygiene base The breathable hygiene mattress base ensures a good microclimate.

Libra is designed to make those in need of care feel safe and secure. One of its main features that make it so is the precise way it can be adjusted to meet every individual need. 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.

The benefit of the armchair position

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.

  • 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.

This makes it much easier for residents to join in with everyday activities. Libra can also be brought into a Trendelenburg position whenever necessary.


Healthy and relaxing sleep

The Libra’s 4-section metal slat mattress base (standard) 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. The comfort mattress base (optional) 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 pressure ulcers. Thanks to its deep venting slits, the polypropylene hygiene mattress base (optional) is also highly breathable. It is easy to remove and can be cleaned with conventional cleaning agents.

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Bed extension More room for tall residents (optional)


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

Libra beds with bed extensions and the Vario Safe system can be fitted with two 110cm long safety side elements on each side of the bed.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed extension

People have been growing taller on average for decades now — a development that must increasingly be taken into account in nursing homes. With Libra’s optional bed extension, you can provide the necessary space required for residents to enjoy a comfortable lying position. You can either configure the bed to be approximately 20cm longer upon purchase, or retrofit it with the bed extension.

The metal element that extends the bed frame is simply inserted at the foot end. Longer bars or panels are available for each type of safety side. If the bed is fitted with split safety sides with the Vario Safe system, two 110cm long elements can be installed on each side of the bed. With Vario Safe, using bed extensions at home has become even more flexible and efficient — all the required elements can be exchanged between beds in a matter of moments.

To extend the mattress, Stiegelmeyer offers a suitable comfortable mattress extension piece.


Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed extension

The element for bed extension is simply inserted in the bed frame.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed bolster

A custom-made mattress extension piece is available to extend the mattress.

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Libra Nursing 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 Nursing Care Bed Codes
  Libra Care Bed 90 x 200cm (Beech)
  Libra Care Bed 100 x 200cm (Beech)
Optional Accessories
EV94S8CPRLA CPR on back section for Libra bed
EV94S8PL Lifting Pole (not including Handle)
EV94S8PLT Handle for Lifting Pole
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
EV9S21 Mid – 200 x 90 x 15cm
EV9S22 Frail – 200 x 90 x 15cm
EV9S23 Maxi – 200 x 90 x 18cm
EV9S31 Mid – 200 x 100 x 15cm
EV9S32 Frail – 200 x 100 x 15cm
EV9S33 Maxi – 200 x 100 x 18cm
ARTG 277175

Options and accessories


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Night Light


The under bed light ensures better orientation during the night.



Rollers

The horizontal and vertical wall deflection rollers effectively prevent damage from collisions when moving the bed as well as when adjusting the height.



Bed Spacers

Bed Spacers

Wall spacers prevent damage due to collisions with furniture and power sockets when manoeuvring the bed


  • Many different models to choose from
  • Buffer absorbs the shock
  • Optional discs distribute the pressure even more uniformly – ideal for lightweight wall constructions
  • Dimensions to suit your bed


Covers

The upholstered covers are available in different versions for the head and footboard and for full-length, split and increased-height safety side systems.



Holder


The linen holder is extremely convenient when making the bed.



Extension


All Libra beds are supplied, at the head end, with 2 location sleeves for patient lifting poles, as standard.



Extension

The patient lifting pole can be equipped with a grab handle. The resident can use this grab handle to sit up and readjust his ⁄ her position. The grab handle is height adjustable.




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Libra Nursing Care Bed Equipment and Options
Models Libra – ground clearance
Features Four column design
(head and foot end)
Drives Fully electric
24-volt drive concept with external transformer
Electronic components Handset (selective locking function)
Handset including Trendelenburg position (selective locking function) o
Additional handset for Trendelenburg position o
Under bed light o
Battery-powered CPR release function powered with 2 x 9 volt batteries 2
Safety side systems Integrated full-length safety sides (DSG) on both sides, protection height 41cm – 2 bars
Integrated combinable safety sides split on one side – 2 bars 1 o
Integrated combinable split safety sides on both sides – 2 bars 1 o
Split MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides on both sides 1 o
Pivoting ⅔–safety sides on both sides 1 o
Mattress base Metal slat mattress base
Mattress base in four sections, electrically adjustable
Mattress base tiltable to reverse-Trendelenburg position
Mattress base tiltable to Trendelenburg position o
Comfort mattress base cover o
Hygiene mattress base cover o
Easy to remove from chassis
Mattress base width 100cm o
Mattress base width 80cm o
Castors Double castors Ø 50mm Ø 50mm 8x
“Easy–floor–access”
2 x 2 locking castors
4 central locking castors
Wall deflection systems Wall spacers o
Wall spacers on chassis o
Adjustment ranges Height adjustment approx. 25 – 80cm
Backrest adjustment to approx. 70°
Thigh rest adjustable up to about 40°
Reverse-Trendelenburg position up to approx. 16°
Trendelenburg position to up 16° o
Miscellaneous Support elements with easy-to-clean metal slats
Available with the wooden surrounds shown in the brochure (dimensions will vary depending on safety side design and head and footboard model)
Wood decors as shown in brochure
Argentum metal finish
2 adaptor sleeves at the head end for patient lifting pole ⁄ infusion stand
Side panel behind the safety sides 1 (not for split safety sides)
Emergency backrest lowering mechanism o
20cm bed extension o
Linen holder 3 o
Accessories Foam leather cover (for safety sides) o
Fall protection mats o
Infusion stand ⁄ holder o
Various cushioning systems o
Tray o
● = Standard   o = Optional   – = Not available

(1) Not for 80 cm mattress base
(2) Battery, not included in delivery
(3) Not in combination with MobiFlex (TSG) safety sides


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

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