Featuring a power table, Formech’s 686 makes light work of the most demanding applications.

Pre-stretch provides a more uniform material thickness for deep moulds whilst auto-level signals to the user the material is ready to form.

Rapid response quartz heaters with 6 independently controllable zones provides accurate heat control for consistent, high definition results.

Intuitive colour touch screen interface and 20 nameable presets provide ultimate user convenience and ease of use.


5″ Colour HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 5″ colour touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

6 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

Six heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials

Power Table

Lifts tool table quickly and precisely making effortless operation, even with heavy tools. Twin controls avoid accidental activation.


Pre-stretch enables the user to pump air into the heated sheet, creating a bubble to avoid thinning of material with deeper tools.


Avoids material sag during the heating cycle and maintains an even distance between heater and sheet whilst providing the user with an audible indication the material is ready to form.

Vacuum Gauge

A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).      

Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr

Oil free and requires minimal maintenance

Vacuum Flow Regulator

Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.


Forming area (mm/inches) :- 646 x 620mm / 25.5 x 24.5″

Sheet Size (mm/inches) :- 686 x 660mm / 27 x 26″

Max depth of draw :- 325mm / 12.8″

Max Material Thickness :- 6mm / 0.25″

Heating Zones :- 6

Heater type :- Quartz

Width :- 960mm / 37.8″

Height :- 1165mm / 45.9″

Depth :- 1932mm / 76.1″

Weight :- 260kg / 573lbs

Single Phase Power Requirements :- 208-240V/40A

Europe – 3 Phase Power Requirements :- 380-415V/32A

USA – 3 Phase Power Requirements :- 208-220V/40A

Power Consumption :- 8.0kW

Air Requirements :- 80 PSI / 5 bar 


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