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TRUMPF Titan : Tau1 Mobile


This is a modern mobile operating bed which besides being strong is easy to move and fit for every surgical specialty procedure. The mobile operating table for universal surgical applications, leaves nothing to be desired. Hardly any other table can offer so much comfort and cost-effectiveness rolled into one.

Obesity affects one-third of American adults, and because this number will most likely continue to increase, the need for sturdier, weight-bearing surgical tables is greater than ever. Surgical table technology is evolving to meet the challenges posed by this growing patient population.

During the past few years, there have been many technological advancements in the ongoing improvement of surgical tables. Because of the need to accommodate heavier patients, surgical tables are available with weight capacities as much as 1,000 pound.

We look for a table with a proven track record: excellent durability, low incidence of repairs, multifunctional, ease of use, high-end weight capacity, a thick comfortable pad, radiographic and quality accessories.

Today’s surgical tables also reach lower heights for easier patient access. The modular construction of some tables allows for adjustment to a patient’s body size. Some are even outfitted with larger wheels and capacity for self-propulsion, eliminating the strain on clinicians’ backs that occurs when pushing occupied tables.

Table surface strength is being increased in some tables by adding carbon fiber to the surface of general tables. Carbon fiber is so strong we don’t have to put any metal cross members underneath the tabletop to support it.

When accessories are applied to surgical tables, users create product systems for specific clinical applications. Accessories with varying weight capacities that are applied to a surgical table can affect the system’s total weight capacity. It is like the principle of a chain with a weak link, which can compromise the strength of the entire chain.

The strong Tau1 is designed for especially heavy patients and sets new standards with its functionality.

Tau1 is a mobile, modular, split-leg, fully articulating surgical table with unrestricted 1,000 lb. weight capacity, meaning it maintains its advertised weight capacity even at extreme angles such as 40-degree reverse trendelenburg, providing an important tool to surgeons operating on bariatric patients by permitting gravity to move adipose tissue out of the way, revealing the organs to which the surgeons require access. By meeting the demands of a wide range of surgical disciplines with a table that has an unrestricted 1,000 lb. weight capacity, Tau1 has virtually eliminated the need for separate universal and bariatric tables.

The Tau1 bariatric table is a fully articulated, modular, split leg, mobile OR table, featuring remote control operation for both table and patient transport and patient positioning. The Tau1 provides complete longitudinal movement, Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positioning and an extreme low-height adjustment for surgical team access and comfort. It has a 1,000-pound capacity giving virtually a no weights restrictions attached to any of its numerous attainable articulations or positions.

Electric motor-driven joints, precise adjustment and individually programmable remote control make the work of the entire operating team easier. Equipped with electric motors and worm-drive spindle gears, eliminates potential table failures that could stem from hydraulic systems.

With its modular accessory system it offers surgeons a complete range of options - including for the treatment of normal-weight patients.

Patient Operating Table Parameter Tau1 Syst. High-end functionality all disciplines
Max. Patient weight 450 kg
Table Height adjustment 63 cm to 113 cm
Longitudinal sift of the Table top 30 cm
Trendelenburg Tilt angle 40 °
Reverse Trendelenburg Tilt angle 40 °
Table top (lateral) Tilt angle ± 25 °

Tau1, the mobile operating table for universal surgical applications, leaves nothing to be desired. Hardly any other table can offer so much comfort and cost-effectiveness rolled into one. Tau1´s modular accessory system can be extended at any time and combined to a virtually unlimited extent. Its unique coupling point system is almost entirely resistant to wastage. Stainless steel, laser-aided processing and disinfectant-resistant pads make the Tau1 the perfect investment in the future.

* Extreme stability for loads up to 450 kg

* Electric motor-driven movement functions make the transportation and positioning of patients easier

* Modular design guarantees cost-effectiveness both now and in the future

* Wide ranges of adjustment for column and table top

* Maximum room for the feet ensures an ergonomic work position

* Ideal radiolucency thanks to design without transverse struts

* Optional carbon segments available

* Intelligent accessories for all applications

* User-friendly operation manual and remote control.

With the Tau1 you are well-equipped for any task. Tau1 is an all-round talent and a specialist rolled into one.

Multifunctional, mobile and flexible - it can be used in every discipline, reliably and without limitations.

Tau1 is both - an all-rounder and a specialist rolled into one. Multifunctional, mobile and flexible - it can be used reliably in any discipline and without limitations. Tau1 has been finely tuned to meet the everyday stresses and challenges of hospital working life. This results in further efficiency in your hospital, as both patients and hospital staff benefit from these developments.

The advantages at a glance:

* Functionality in any discipline

* Up to 360 kg in patient weight

* Well-thought-out solutions for better ergonomics

* Convenient integration into the latest in OR management systems

* Highest degree of reliability and cost-effectiveness.

Eight customised basic models

With the choice of eight models, you can select the one with the right height, which also has the necessary table top adjustment, and the desired drive. This will turn your Tau1 into a perfectly tailored OR table for your working environment.

For operating in a sitting position, as in ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat and other disciplines, we recommend the low version with a minimal height of 600 mm. The basic version is ideal for use in spinal surgery because it can be expanded by adding the spinal cord positioning device. Combined with a Wilson frame, the low version of Tau1 is the perfect table for neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

Its unique coupling system is almost entirely resistant to wear. Stainless steel, laser-aided processing and disinfectant-resistant pads make the Tau1 the perfect investment in the future.

Extreme stability for loads up to 450 kg Electric motor-driven movement functions make the transportation and positioning of patients easier Modular design guarantees cost-effectiveness both now and in the future.

Wide ranges of adjustment for column and table top Maximum room for the feet ensures an ergonomic work position.

Ideal radiolucence thanks to design without transverse struts and optional carbon segments.

Intelligent accessories for all applications. User-friendly operation manual and remote control.

Extreme maneuverability despite high weight. The strong Tau1 is designed for especially heavy patients and sets new standards with its functionality. Electric motor-driven joints, precise adjustment and individually programmable remote control make the work of the entire operating team easier.

With its modular accessory system it offers surgeons a complete range of options – including for the treatment of normal-weight patients.

Moves (almost) by itself. The motor-driven running gear does the heaviest work during the transportation of patients. An additional lowering wheel assists movement of the table, ensuring that it runs straight. But during the entire operation the Tau1 has a rock-solid position– standing on four electric motor-driven extendable feet.

Despite its weight catering for extreme loads the Tau1 is safe and easy to move. The optimum work procedure in the operating theatre is aided by intelligent details.

TRUMPF offers a wide range of carbon fiber table tops and carbon leg and head accessories. Carbon fiber is becoming more important in the OR theater with the increased use of minimum invasive C-Arm procedures.

Freely selectable table top combinations.

The basic equipment of the Tau1 only includes a seat section and lower back section– you choose everything else according to your requirements.

The individual modules supplement each other and can be combined to a virtually unlimited extent. This allows you to put together an operating table for your very own needs, so cutting down on unnecessary extra expense.

Intelligent modules for greater safety. The coupling points between the individual table tops are mechanically coded. This prevents impermissible combination's being made when configuring the table top. To help with motorized positioning a signal sounds as soon as the 0-position of the moved worktop is reached.

Additional comfort functions. The simple reverse orientation of the table (head section coupled to seat section) provides for motorized movement of the head section. All operating units detect the reverse design as soon as the head side is specified at the operating panel of the table. Specially developed is the electric interface for extension modules. It provides for the motorized adjustment of docked additional parts via remote control.

Operating units as required. You can select the operating units for the Tau1 according to your individual preferences and physical requirements: cable remote control, infrared remote control or wall-mounted control panel. The column keypad is based on the principle of two-finger safety operation. The foot control can be used to activate two freely selectable functions, for example the height lift and Trendelenburg.

Strength and lightness rolled into one.

The joints, lifting mechanism and brackets of the Tau1 remain fully functional even with the heaviest of loads. Electric motor-driven adjustment is possible not only of the height, lateral tilting and Trendelenburg but also the dockable leg sections, longitudinal adjustment and the back section.

User-friendly thanks to maximum flexibility.

Large angle of adjustment, steep slopes and extreme high-/ low-level positions make work more pleasant for the surgeon and operating team. The raised cladding of the running gear also offers room for the feet to an unprecedented degree.

Precise mechanics – easy to care for materials.

The unique coupling points between the table tops function according to the retaining principle of the standard rail and thus makes the design of the table more simple. The soft, detachable pads are just as easy to clean as the stainless steel frame.

Computer-aided efficiency for maintenance and service.

For program adaptation and fault diagnosis we can offer you our special software.

Positioning is an art in itself.

Exact positioning of the patient forms the basis for an optimum work flow and surgical success. It may even be necessary to change position during the intervention, in induction and recovery. The right equipment backs up the team in their work – and even optimises it in an ideal case.

The right accessory is a decisive factor.

It is up to you whether you require individual accessories or prefer to use the recommended basic equipment for your surgical speciality. At all events you can be sure of creating an ergonomically practical workstation – with items that will pay off over the years.

The positioning accessories for the Tau1 have proved their worth in day-to-day usage. They undergo continuous improvement in direct consultation with users. The skilled workmanship and optimum materials guarantee top quality:

* toothed joints for exact and reliable positioning – even after many years of use

* ergonomically shaped screw handles * low-maintenance technology, easy to care for materials

* special equipment for all applications

* absolute stability and steadiness

* peripheral accessories such as positioning pads, waste bowls, equipment holders etc.

General surgery. Extensive maneuverability in all joints– flex position at the touch of a button.

Gastric Banding. Reflex and flex positioning is carried out via remote control at the touch of a button. For the fast and safe positioning of patients.

Gynaecology and urology.Versatile seat section extension – optimal access to the operating area.

Caesarean position. The wide spread angle of the leg sections and the raised running gear cladding offer ideal space conditions around the operating area. For fast access including in emergencies.

Extensions.Extension units for all interventions –special adapter as coupling point.

Tibia extension. The extension accessories are clearly structured and more or less self-explanatory. For the fast and safe creation of individual positions.

Traumatology and orthopedics. Extensive accessories – large X-ray area.

Shoulder operation. The shoulder adapter offering free access to the operating area includes a wide range of attachments and additional pads. For user-friendly optimization of positioning.

Cardiovascular surgery. Large longitudinal adjustment range –360° radiolucence.

Varicectomy. The generous amount of space means that several persons can work in parallel. Safely and efficiently.

Neurosurgery. Ideal working height also when sitting down – individual skull clamp systems.

Craniotomy semi-seated. The fine adjustment of joints and perfect interaction of the entire mechanics ensures reliable patient positioning. For long and complicated operations.

Ophthalmology and ENT. Motorised head section adjustment –extensive high and low-level adjustment.

Head rest system with motorised adapter. The head section can be adjusted easily and accurately due to the electric motor-driven joint. To ensure that the sensitive head area is moved gently and safely.

Extreme, manual and motorised ranges of adjustment

The name says it all: Tau1 is the new universal operating table by TRUMPF specially designed for heavy patients. The heavy-duty table easily handles up to 450 kg. At the same time, the Tau1 is as flexible, mobile and adaptable to various surgical needs as any other TRUMPF operating table.

More and more frequently, operating teams primarily in the US, but also in Europe are being confronted with extremely overweight patients. Traditional operating tables are often pushed to the limits of their capacities under these weights. This is true especially when there is a need for extreme inclines or repositioning during special operations. The Tau1 from TRUMPF now provides the back-up strength needed to operate safely, in any position, on obese patients.

Patients can be conveniently positioned with the help of electromotor adjusters. The working height of the table platform can be adjusted infinitely within a 500 mm range to suit each operating situation. The option to adjust the table to a very low position is particularly advantageous. Surgeons no longer have to stand on steps in order to work optimally. The longitudinal displacement, with a range of 300 mm, and the large adjustment angles of the individual table components set standards in this weight class. Anesthesiologists particularly praise the good adjustment options of the head section for intubation and ventilation of obese patients, procedures that are often difficult.

Despite its high load capacity, the Tau1 is mobile in every position. The operating table rolls on four freely-moving, low-resistance wheels. To provide support during patient transport, a supplemental wheel can be used that is electrically-driven and can be lowered. Patients can be picked up with the operating table from the vestibule and do not have to be transferred to another bed in the operating room. Because the electric brakes are easy to activate, the Tau1 remains still during the operation. The extensive functions of the Tau1 can be controlled by infrared remote control or optionally via corded manual devices or foot pedals.

Extensive modular accessories are also available for the Tau1, allowing the operating table to be adapted to the requirements of all surgical specialties. The coupling points between the individual table panel components ensure stable fastening as well as easy set-up and conversion. Special carbon segments allow 360-degree radiography without any interfering metal elements and enable problem-free use of the various imaging methods.

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