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.
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Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
Six heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
Lifts tool table quickly and precisely making effortless operation, even with heavy tools. Twin controls avoid accidental activation.
Pre-stretch enables the user to pump air into the heated sheet, creating a bubble to avoid thinning of material with deeper tools.
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.
A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance
Reduces forming area to utilize smaller sheets of material and minimize wastage. Standard or custom size.
Overhead gantry and single 125W fan to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.
Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 300XQ, 508DT, 508FS and 686.
Sensor to provide accurate sheet temperature feedback and send heaters back upon reaching target temperature (except on the 686 and 1372 where it gives a digital readout). Emergency air storage tank supplies cooling continuity on shut-down to protect pyrometer.
A water cooled plate to directly cool and regulate aluminium tool temperature for consistent and faster cycle times.
Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.
6 locking wheels allow you to safely move the machine from one area to another.
A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.
A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.
“I have always advocated the use and development of thermo forming to students studying on the BA Technical Effects for Performance and would be lost without the input of the team at Formech… We use and experiment with a wide variety of thermo plastics and even create forms without making a rigid mould.”
Caroline Gardiner, course leader of BA (Hons), Technical Effects for Performance London College of Fashion