Vacuum Forming Machines

First introduced in 2002, Formech’s HD range established a new price-performance ratio for automatic production class machines. Efficient heat management, ease of use, compact footprint and accessible price are instrumental to the internationally successful HD range as trusted by many world-class companies. Series 2 advancements include ‘FCV’ (Formech Cycle View) control interface with 10″ high resolution touch-screen.

Machine cycle status is clearly visible at a glance and all parameters can be adjusted in real time without interrupting the current cycle. By working closely with HD customers all over the world Formech has developed an intuitive, graphically driven interface suitable for operators of all experience levels.

Generous standard specification and an extensive range of options including twin heaters for the most demanding materials mark the HD Series 2 as a cost effective and highly adaptable machine range. Apple Inc., Nestle and Cambridge University are amongst the first customers to benefit from Formech’s HD Series 2.

  • 10'' Colour HMI/PLC featuring Formech Cycle View (FCV)
    Wago control system with 10'' colour touch screen, real time adjustments, 1% heater increment control, Formech Cycle View and 40 preset memories.
  • Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
    Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
  • 20 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
    Twenty heating zones provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials.
  • Pneumatic Heater Drive
    Heavy duty pneumatically powered heater travel provides precise and rapid heater deployment, whilst braking prevents element damage.
  • Pneumatically Powered Clamping Frame
    Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.
  • Pneumatic Table with Regulator
    Precise table speed control.
  • Table Height Adjust
    Table height adjust shortens the tool table travel when using shallow tools and reduces cycle time.
  • 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 Flow Regulator
    Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.
  • Vacuum Receiver Tank
    A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.
  • Vacuum & Pressure Gauges
    A visual indication of consistent vacuum and pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
  • Safety Light Curtain
    Protects users from accidental injury by halting all mechanical actions when light curtain is broken.
  • Twin Heater Upgrade
    Top and bottom heaters to form demanding materials and decrease cycle times (16 zones top heater, 10 zones bottom heater).
  • Oil filled rotary vane pump 21m3 / hr
Forming area960 x 960mm / 37.8 x 37.8''
Sheet Size1000 x 1000mm / 39.4 x 39.4''
Max depth of draw600mm / 23.6''
Max Material Thickness6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones20
HeaterQuartz
 
Dimensions and Weight
Width1877mm / 74''
Height2792mm / 110'' (with plug assist)
Depth3524mm / 138.7''
Weight1200kg / 2646lbs
 
Electrical Specifications
Single Phase Power RequirementsN/A
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements380-415V / 32A
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements208-220V / 40A
Power Consumption30.0kW
Air Requirements80 PSI / 5 BAR