In 1964, MAQUET designed the world's first operating table system. One can define an operating table system as an operating table with which the table top can be detached from the column and thus offers unique flexibility of application. The different table tops are perfectly designed for the requirements of surgery and enable extreme loads and allow complete x-ray conductivity.
The operating table system significantly influenced the architectural
structure of the hospital in the operating theatre setting.
Through rational "patient movements" the operating table system supports the effective use of the operating theatre from an economic standpoint
and thus has become firmly established in a modern surgical department.
The 1120 system has been sold globally 22,000 times in total.
The HEIDELBERGER 1130 with battery pack/mains operation followed 20 years later. It was controlled by a corded hand control which was later replaced by an infra-red transmitter.
In 1995, the ALPHAMAQUET 1150 system was developed. It offers an abundance of performance features which are tailored towards the requirements of our customers. It is an optimal "tool" for surgeons with functional requirements whereby the greatest value is placed on careful patient positioning. Furthermore, the ALPHAMAQUET system stands out through its great reliability and ease of use. Currently, 10,000 columns have been sold worldwide (as at April 2008).