Finding the right castors for hospital beds

Supplier: Tente Castors & Wheels
26 February, 2020

Hospital beds are in constant use, have to be manoeuvred back and forth, sometimes through narrow aisles, and have to stand securely in the patient's room.

In order to meet these requirements, hospital beds must be equipped with appropriate castors. This also helps the staff: Poor bed castors can pose a health risk, whereas good castors improve working conditions.

Requirements for hospital bed castors

A good mobility solution for hospital beds offers quiet and comfortable running, is robust, leaves no marks and can be locked in place and set in motion again quickly and easily. Ideally suited for this are swivel castors with total locking. These can be moved in all directions and securely locked immediately, if necessary.

In addition, strict hygiene regulations must be met - which is particularly important in medical facilities. Sealed precision ball bearings make it possible to clean the castors without any problems, and the use of high-quality materials makes the castors resistant to many detergents and disinfectants.

Award-winning TENTE castors for hospital beds

As the world market leader in hospital bed castors, we have developed many innovative solutions. TENTE’s Integral castors, for example, have been subject to continuous optimisation since 1950 in order to incorporate the latest findings and developments. The TENTE Linea series for hospital beds is at the leading edge in this market segment: Thanks to E-Drive and e-lock technology, the castors can be moved and locked electronically, making manoeuvring even easier. TENTE castors for hospital beds combine outstanding functionality with an attractive appearance. Some have already received design awards, including the renowned Red Dot design award.

We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Furthermore, we can develop individual special solutions for your hospital beds on request – contact us!