Vacuum Forming Machines

Specifically designed for packaging design and production Formech’s TF series represents a cost effective and compact alternative to high speed in-line machines.

Capable of processing reel materials up to 1.8mm and sheet materials up to 6mm, with plug assist as standard the TF is a highly versatile machine.

From chocolate trays to automotive interiors Formech’s TF series can adapt to a diverse number of applications. 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 at all experience levels.

Remote access via Ethernet provides online monitoring of all machine functions.

  • 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.
  • Reel Feed
    Assembly to hold reel materials.
  • Plug Assist with Speed Regulator
    Pneumatically powered plug assist forces the heated material into the tool cavities to increase the thickness of material at the bottom of the cavities.
  • Ceramic Heaters
    Ceramic heaters are well suited for high volume production when heaters are engaged for long periods and constant temperature must be maintained.
  • 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 Cooling Fan System
    Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.
  • 0 Ring Clamp Seal with Milled Recess
    The silicone ‘O’ ring is inserted into a milled recess that runs all around the edge of the forming aperture. The plastic sheet is then placed on top of the seal and the clamping frame is brought down to clamp the material tightly as the ‘O’ ring is compressed.
  • Oil Filled Rotary Vane Pump 40m3/HR
Forming area1000 x 1000mm / 39.8 x 39.8''
Sheet Size1050 x 1050mm / 41.3 x 41.3''
Max depth of draw400mm / 15.8''
Max Material Thickness6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones20
Dimensions and Weight
Width4300mm / 169.3''
Height2900mm / 114.2''
Depth3500mm / 137.8''
Weight1500kg / 3086lbs
Electrical Specifications
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements380-415V / 60A
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements208-220V /40A
Power Consumption24.0kW
Air Requirements80 PSI / 5 bar