Vacuum Forming Machines

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
    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.
  • Vacuum Gauge
    A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
  • Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr
Forming area646 x 620mm / 25.5 x 24.5''
Sheet Size686 x 660mm / 27 x 26''
Max depth of draw325mm / 12.8''
Max Material Thickness6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones6
Dimensions and Weight
Width960mm / 37.8''
Height1165mm / 45.9''
Depth1932mm / 76.1''
Weight260kg / 573lbs
Electrical Specifications
Single Phase Power Requirements208-240V / 40A
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements380-415V / 32A
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements208-220V / 40A
Power Consumption8.0kW
Air Requirements80 PSI / 5 bar