What should you consider when choosing an operating table?

Operating tables are highly complex devices consisting of many components. This makes it difficult to consider all of the requirements of an operating table when deciding on a purchase. The BRUMABA team is happy to offer advice on this.

The type of procedure to be carried out, the number of people available and the question of whether space or movement is restricted are all important variables to consider when choosing an operating table.

For over 40 years, BRUMABA GmbH & Co. KG has been a specialist in the production and sale of operating tables for a range of fields:

Advantages of BRUMABA Operating Tables

BRUMABA operating tables represent reliable German engineering with attention to detail and flexible technical solutions.

The benefits at a glance

  • Unrestricted mobility with undercarriages and battery operation
  • Operation with hand and foot controls
  • Special padding manufactured in-house
  • Memory function (allows certain positions of the operating table to be saved)
  • Operating tables can be adjusted quickly and easily
  • Almost silent height adjustment
  • Patient weight of up to 300 kg
  • Individual lounger elements allow ergonomic, relaxed positioning of patients
  • Airplane function (lateral tilting of operating table)
  • Slim design
  • Height adjustment gives surgeons the option to operate sitting or standing
  • The service team is a permanent fixture at BRUMABA, offering regular maintenance and, if necessary, repairs
  • Made in Germany

The Airplane function of the BRUMABA operating tables allows easier access to hard-to-reach operating areas without forcing the surgeon to work in cramped positions. Patients can be positioned ergonomically to ensure relaxation and comfort.

The elaborate accessories, such as for head and arm positioning, can be configured individually and easily put into any desired position. This incredible flexibility of the BRUMABA operating tables demonstrably improves performance in the operating theatre, thus reducing costs.

Our satisfied customers in over 80 countries not only appreciate the functional technology of the BRUMABA operating tables, but also the friendly service provided by the family company. BRUMABA products are manufactured in Germany and impress customers with their elaborate stainless steel construction. The slim design of the operating tables allows surgeons to operate on the patient precisely and without obstruction, with maximum legroom. It’s not uncommon for these durable products to remain in use for 20 to 30 years.

What positioning options do operating tables offer?

Operating tables offer a wide range of positioning options for various surgical procedures:

  • Supine position
  • Prone position
  • Lateral position
  • Trendelenburg position
  • Reverse Trendelenburg position
  • Lithotomy position
  • Sitting position

What makes BRUMABA operating tables special is the multifunctional adjustability of the attachments. You can move the patient into any desired position without the need for heavy lifting. The technical solutions offered by BRUMABA allow the surgeon to quickly and easily change the head or arm position of the patient – even during surgery!

If you use the foot control to adjust the operating table, your hands will remain sterile.

Another feature of special BRUMABA operating tables is the lateral tilting function. This allows the surgeon to work without inducing back pain or fatigue. Elaborately designed padding ensures comfortable positioning of the patient.

Depending on the model, BRUMABA operating tables weigh between 140 and 200 kg. The stainless steel construction and the high-quality hydraulics allow positioning of patients with a maximum weight of 250 to 300 kg.

Installation and maintenance of operating tables

Before buying an operating table, you should also consider certain technical criteria. These include size and weight as well as power supply, compatibility with required accessories and safety conditions.

The mobile operating tables by BRUMABA offer optimal flexibility in the operating theatre and comply with the most stringent safety standards. The excellent design and long-lasting quality of the BRUMABA operating tables allow the products to remain in use for many years, even in continuous operation.

For the mandatory annual maintenance of operating tables, BRUMABA offers its satisfied customers maintenance contracts with the following benefits:

  • Reduced risk of malfunction thanks to regular maintenance
  • Warranty extension (max. 5 years)
  • Free safety inspections
  • Free replacement of small parts (up to 30.00 EUR)
  • 10% discount on spare parts and padding
  • Low call-out fees

Practical accessories for operating tables

The Made in Germany range includes high-quality, durable operating tables as well as a wide array of

plus a huge selection of functional accessories. The BRUMABA sales experts are happy to advise you on your tailored comprehensive solution!

Color and design of operating tables

Want your operating table to match the aesthetics of your practice? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of that too. With BRUMABA, you can choose from a range of 35 colors.


What requirements should an operating table meet?

Not only do operating tables need to be resistant to liquids and disinfectants, they also need to be functional and guarantee electrical safety. BRUMABA operating tables are also particularly durable and ergonomically designed. This ensures a back-friendly working position in the operating theatre. BRUMABA operating tables are defined by outstanding functionality and manufactured exclusively in Germany with attention to detail.

What sets different operating tables apart?

For one thing, you can choose whether you want your operating table to be mobile or permanently fixed to the floor. There are also different focal points for the various specialist fields that an operating table is designed for. BRUMABA operating tables are mobile, highly functional and adapted for the relevant fields with special, elaborate technical details. The sophisticated patented technology and outstanding quality of BRUMABA operating tables leave nothing to be desired. The advantage of mobile operating tables is that they are highly flexible in the operating theatre. Costly installation of electrical lines can be avoided entirely.

Are operating tables standardized?

BRUMABA operating tables are manufactured in accordance with standards. BRUMABA GmbH & Co. KG has been working with a quality management system for many years and our standards in terms of design and quality are constantly developing. Furthermore, BRUMABA is certified in line with EN ISO 13485:2016.

Which positions are possible on an operating table?

Operating tables allow the patient to be placed in various positions. BRUMABA operating tables stand out due to the ergonomic positioning they offer. The “Airplane function” refers to a lateral tilting function of the operating lounger. The lateral tilting function allows optimal ergonomic positioning of the patient as well as a relaxed, fatigue-free working position for the surgeon.

How often do operating tables need to be serviced?

In Germany, operating tables need to be serviced about once a year. The outstanding quality of BRUMABA operating tables means that wear parts are few and far between. Agree a maintenance contract with us directly and enjoy numerous benefits.

Is leasing or financing available for BRUMABA operating tables?

Interested in financing for a BRUMABA operating table? We’re more than happy to advise you personally on this. Book a non-binding consultation today.