Setting Up Equipment Ready For The Funeral Home

A funeral parlour is a place that provides body disposal and funeral services, and it needs some specialised equipment to ensure the quality and safety of its work. According to different services, the equipment needed by funeral parlours can be divided into four categories: freezing, dressing, cremation and burial equipment.

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Here is a list of funeral home equipment:

1. Freezing Equipment

Freezing equipment is used to preserve bodies for disposal prior to cremation. They may be refrigerators or other types of cold storage equipment.


Points to note when selecting refrigeration equipment:

Refrigeration equipment should have a high refrigeration temperature and be able to effectively prevent the decomposition of the remains.
The cadaver storage cabinet should have a certain capacity to facilitate the storage of human remains.


The low temperature environment of the cadaver freezer can effectively inhibit the propagation of bacteria and prevent the decomposition of the remains. This is very useful in situations such as transporting the remains over long distances, performing cosmetic make-up on the remains, and waiting for relatives to claim the remains. Keeping the remains in a low temperature environment can prolong the preservation time of the remains. This is useful for forensic identification, medical research, and other situations. Prolonged exposure to air can cause the remains to be contaminated and damaged by the external environment. The use of cadaver freezers is very useful in maintaining the integrity and aesthetics of the remains.

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GA306 Freezer Equipment


2. Plastic Surgery Equipment

It is the equipment used for cosmetic surgery, make-up and other beautifying treatment of the remains, and its main function is to repair the damage caused by death, accidents and other reasons, so that the remains present a good appearance.


Ⅰ. Embalming Equipment

Equipment used to inhibit the corruption of human remains. Its main function is to prevent the corruption of human remains by killing the bacteria in the remains through chemical methods. There are many types of embalming equipment, the common ones are formaldehyde embalming, formalin embalming, paraffin embalming and so on.

Embalming table is one kind of funeral home body treatment equipment, which is used to carry out body embalming treatment.


The embalming table usually consists of the following parts:
  • Table top: used for embalming remains.
  • Drainage system: Used to remove embalming fluid.
  • Ventilation system: Used to keep the embalming environment ventilated.
  • Disinfection system: used to disinfect the embalming table.


  • Provide a safe and hygienic embalming environment for the remains.
  • Facilitate the operation of the embalming process.
  • Improve the effectiveness of embalming of human remains.


How to choose the embalming table?
  • Material: the embalming table should be made of corrosion and abrasion resistant material to ensure its service life.
  • Height and width: the height and width of the embalming table should be suitable for staff operation to improve work efficiency.
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Hydraulic Embalming Table


The method of using the embalming table is usually to place the remains on the embalming table and then pour the embalming fluid into the table. The embalming process usually involves immersing the remains in the embalming fluid so that the fluid penetrates into the tissues of the remains, killing the bacteria in the remains and preventing them from decaying.


II. Plastic Surgery Equipment

Common cosmetic devices for human remains include cosmetics, wigs, eye prostheses, dentures, and artificial limbs. They are used to replace missing or damaged parts of the remains. Cosmetics include foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, etc., which are used to apply to the skin and face of the remains. It is mainly through cosmetics and make-up techniques that the remains are given a good appearance.


3. Cremation Equipment

These equipment is used to burn bodies into ashes for easy preservation or dispersal.

A cremation furnace is a high-temperature furnace that completely burns a body into ashes. Cremation is the process of reducing a human body to bone fragments by exposure to high temperatures (typically 1400–1800 °F (760–982 °C)). The bone fragments are then ground into a powder, which is then returned to the family of the deceased.

Urns are used to store ashes after cremation. These boxes provide family members with spiritual comfort and help them cope better with the loss of the deceased. After that, you can choose to bury the ashes in a cemetery, at sea, in the sky, etc., to provide a final destination for the deceased.


4. Burial Equipment

This type of equipment is used to bury the remains in land or water to show respect and remembrance of the deceased.
Common burial equipment for human remains include coffins, headstones, flowers, etc.

Ⅰ. Coffin

If there is a graveside funeral, the pallbearer usually carries the casket to the cemetery. Using a casket to bury their loved one is a way for people to express their grief and hope. Coffins protect the body from decay and also give people a chance to see the deceased one last time and express their love and thoughts for them.

In traditional burial methods, the use of manpower to place the coffin into the ground can create the risk of the coffin falling and injuring people. The use of a coffin lifter can improve safety and efficiency. This is a device used to lower the coffin into the grave by raising the coffin from the ground to a certain height. Finally, soil is used to fill the grave and turf is planted on top to close the grave.

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Casket Lowering Device


If you are concerned about damage to the coffin during transport and burial, you can use a coffin bag to be protected from the external environment, prolonging the life of the coffin and providing a more respectful home for the deceased.

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Coffin Case


II. Tombstone

A headstone is more than just a piece of stone, it is a way for people to honour the deceased. People usually carve the life story of the deceased on the headstone to express their memory and respect for the deceased.

Ⅲ. Flower

Flowers are a traditional rite of passage for mourning the deceased, and the type, colour and number of flowers have their specific meanings. White chrysanthemums represent mourning, white roses represent purity, and yellow roses represent thoughts.
People usually send flowers at funerals to express their condolences for the deceased after they have passed away. Flowers can be placed on the funeral pyre or in front of the deceased’s headstone. By using flowers to express condolences, people can express their thoughts and hopes for the deceased, and they can also help people better accept the departure of the deceased.



These equipments are the important foundation of the funeral parlour and the important guarantee of funeral services. We hope that these suggestions can help funeral parlours to develop a reasonable equipment list and enhance the service level and efficiency of funeral parlours. Browse our funeral collection to get the latest quotes and provide better services to the deceased and their families.

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Funeral Freezer

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Hydraulic Embalming Table

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Casket Lowering Device

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Coffin Case