Vacuum Forming Machines

Featuring the intuitive ‘FCV’ (Formech Cycle View) user interface with a 7” touch-screen, the large sheet format 1250/1500 series is particularly well suited to automotive and aerospace R&D, sign and display companies and film & theatre set design.

Electric heater drive, pneumatic table and clamping provides effortless operation, whilst the vacuum tank system fitted as standard facilitates ultra-fast response for demanding applications and fast cycle times.

Designed to utilise sheet sizes of 1500 x 1000mm (1500) Formech’s 1500 series affords the operator a hands on approach versus more costly and fully guarded automatic machines.

  • 7'' Colour HMI/PLC featuring Formech Cycle View (FCV)
    Wago control system with 7'' 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.
  • 18 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
    Eighteen heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
  • Electric Heater Drive
    Electrically powered heater travel for convenient operation. Controlled speed and braking prevents damage to elements.
  • Pneumatic Trigger Clamps
    Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.
  • Power Table
    Lifts tool table quickly and precisely making effortless operation, even with heavy tools. Twin controls avoid accidental activation.
  • 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 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).
  • Twin Cooling Fan System
    Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.
  • Oil filled rotary vane pump 21m3 / hr
Forming area1460 x 960mm/ 57.5 x 37.8''
Sheet Size1500 x 1000mm / 57.5 x 37.8''
Max depth of draw600mm / 23.5''
Max Material Thickness6mm / 0.25''
Heating Zones18
HeaterQuartz
 
Dimensions and Weight
Width2413mm / 95''
Height2200mm / 86.6''
Depth2876mm / 113.2''
Weight950kg / 2094 lbs
 
Electrical Specifications
Single Phase Power RequirementsN/A
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements380-415v / 40A
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements208-220V / 68A
Power Consumption25.0kW
Air Requirements80 PSI/5 bar