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VB-Series High-Impact Sensing Bumper
Description
Tapeswitch VB-Series High-Impact Sensing Bumpers are designed to survive repeated crushing impacts that would destroy conventional sensing bumpers, and to continue functioning perfectly. When deformed by contact or impact, these pressure-sensitive bumpers provide a signal in the form of an electrical contact closure. They are suitable for use on AGVs, mobile platforms, traveling conveyors, and other moving equipment or machinery. Sensitivity is uniform over the entire sensing bumper surface, including any curved areas.

VB-Series Pressure-Sensitive Bumpers are available in lengths from 4in. to 16ft. and in linear, winged, or corner configurations. The VB-125 is 1.25in. wide at the base and the VB-250 in 2.50in. wide. The contact area features a rugged polyurethane cover for added durability. Yellow is standard on these sensing bumpers, but Tapeswitch can provide other colors, on request.
Features & Benefits
• Survives repeated severe impacts
• Requires no guide wires and no adjustments
• Simple mounting options for easy installation
• Standard and winged versions
• Interfaces easily with external controls
• Available in lengths up to 16ft.
• 4-lead Fail-Safe wiring is standard
Applications
• Collision detection on AGVs, mobile work platforms, and material handling vehicles
• Obstruction detection on large moving doors, mobile work stations, and telescoping conveyors
• Protection of stationary devices in proximity to moving equipment
• Position sensing on passenger loaders and other mobile handling systems
Specifications
Actuation Force: 4lbs (18 N) nominal
Exterior Housing: PVC (optional polyurethane cover)
Dimensions: Length: 4in. to 16ft. long
Width: 1.25in. (VB-125) or 2.50in. (VB-250)
Max height: 6in. (VB-125) or 8in. (VB-250)
Max wing length: 12in.
Recommended Voltage & Current: 28VAC or VDC at 1.0amps max
Colors: Yellow is standard, other colors on request