Vacuum Forming Machines

Formech’s 508FS (Floor-Standing) machine offers significant advantages over the desktop series with pre-stretch, auto-level and a much more powerful flow rate for demanding applications.

Intuitive, graphically driven touch-screen control with memory function makes the 508FS very easy to use, whilst powerful forming capabilities provide extensive project versatility. Higher wattage Quartz heaters (vs. 508DT) further enhance the 508FS capability.

  • 4'' Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function
    Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4'' mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.
  • Pre-Stretch
    Pre-stretch enables the user to pump air into the heated sheet, creating a bubble to avoid thinning of material with deeper tools.
  • Auto-Level
    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.
  • Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
    Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
  • 4 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
    Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
  • Vacuum & Release
    After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.
  • Vacuum Gauge
    A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
  • Dry rotary vane pump 10m3 / hr
Forming area482 x 432mm / 19 x 17''
Sheet Size508 x 457mm / 20 x 18''
Max depth of draw290mm / 11.5''
Max Material Thickness6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones4
Dimensions and Weight
Width757mm / 29.8''
Height1140mm / 44.9''
Depth1474mm / 58''
Weight125kg / 275lbs
Electrical Specifications
Single Phase Power Requirements208-240V / 20A
Europe - 3 Phase Power RequirementsN/A
USA - 3 Phase Power RequirementsN/A
Power Consumption3.5kW
Air Requirements80 PSI/5 bar