Model VBH-1 Versatile Bed Heater

Model VBH-1 Versatile Bed Heater

The VBH-1 heater is an integrated modular unit consisting of upper and lower heater chambers with a transporter base and motorized wheels directed through an aluminum track.

This versatile bed heater accommodates a wide variety of difficult-to-process applications. With an adjustable upper heating chamber, the bed heater separation can be adjusted from 37mm [1.5 in] to a 150mm [6 in] gap enabling the unit to process heat-shrinkable tubing products up to 127mm [5 in] in diameter and infinite length. The upper and lower chambers are provided with adjustable heat shields to maximize the oven heating efficiency. The infrared energy source is well-suited for efficient processing of either single wall or adhesive-lined tubing. Heat output and drive speed can be controlled to accommodate a wide variety of products and substrates. Our versatile portfolio of equipment for heat shrink tubing enables you to process the heat-shrinkable tubing products in an easy, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Developed in close collaboration with customers for general industry use, this equipment provides optimal heating temperatures, performance, and control. For example, it is suitable for use in a wide range of automotive applications – from sealing and protecting electrical splices to providing mechanical protection for fluid management systems in harsh environments. 

Bed Heater Safety

  • Emergency stop
  • Automatic cool-down circuit to extend the life of the components
  • Over-temperature switch that shuts off all power in the event of an overheat condition
  • Lockout on temperature and speed controllers to prevent unauthorized changes
  • Safety guards to protect operator from movng parts and hot surfaces


Up 650°C ambient temperature


3-digit thumbwheel speed control


Up to 127mm heat shrink products

  1. Tubing Protection (English)

Tubing Protection

  • Tubing Sealing (English)

  • Single Wall Installation (English)

  • Dual Wall Installation (English)


  • Closed-loop speed and temperature control
  • Continuous controlled process
  • Adaptable for different applications
  • Bench top design
  • Heater operation and over-temperature alarm lights


  • Up to 127mm heat shrink tubing
  • Single-wall heat shrink tubing
  • Adhesive-lined tubing