News February 23, 2018

LINAK introduces a basic OpenBus™ system for hospital beds

Created from the control box CO41 and the attendant control panel ACOM, a new basic actuator system from LINAK makes it possible to introduce OpenBus™ to adjustable healthcare applications in an easy and more cost-effective way. Unlocks a world of value-adding features.

The introduction of the control unit ACOM along with the control box CO41 pave the way for a basic OpenBus™ actuator system. It breaks with the perception that digital intelligence is exclusive only to  advanced adjustment solutions.

LINAK introduces a basic OpenBus™ system making it easier to obtain the fundamental benefits of going digital.

The system consists of two new items: the attendant control panel ACOM and the control box CO41. Combined with a number of linear actuators LA40 and the hand control HB70, they form a cost-effective solution. It embraces the need for smooth movement, full control with memory function allowing easy control of personalized positions, as well as the request for improved safety for both users and hospital staff.

Flexibility and reliability are OpenBus™ keywords
Electric actuator systems with OpenBus™ afford the user an increased degree of comfort. Coordinated movement of multiple actuators and the option of memorizing personalized positions ensure this comfort. However, it also enables users to help themselves adjust their bed and thereby freeing up time for staff to stay efficient.

At the same time the OpenBus™ system increases safety – not only regarding unintended movement – but also in case of emergencies where CPR is required. Via the hook-mounted ACOM, care staff can also lock functions and prevent accidental moving. All with an intuitive button design.

If you want to know more about the benefits of using basic actuator system solutions with OpenBus™, do not hesitate to contact your local LINAK office.


The attendant control unit ACOM is the obvious choice if you want easy and intuitive OpenBus™ control of your hospital or nursing home bed. It allows the user to optimize comfort with smooth and gentle movement, while at the same time retaining safety control with hospital staff. Read more about the ACOM.



The control box CO41 is part of a family of OpenBus™ control boxes, all enabling manufacturers of adjustable healthcare equipment to offer a variety of additional control, movement, service, and safety features. The CO41, however, is ideal for many manufacturers wishing to upgrade from an analogue system to a digital. Read more about the CO41.


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