Vacuum Forming

686

686

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.

 

Features

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
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance

 

Technical Specs

Forming area (mm/inches)
646 x 620mm / 25.5 x 24.5" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
686 x 660mm / 27 x 26" 
Max depth of draw
325mm / 12.8" 
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
Quartz 
Width
960mm / 37.8" 
Height
1165mm / 45.9" 
Depth
1932mm / 76.1" 
Weight
260kg / 573lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
208-240V/40A 
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
380-415V/32A 
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
208-220V/40A 
Power Consumption
8.0kW 
Air Requirements
80 PSI / 5 bar 

 

Options

Reducing Windows
Reduces forming area to utilize smaller sheets of material and minimize wastage. Standard or custom size.

Cooling Fan System
Overhead gantry and single 125W fan to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.

Reel Feed Unit
Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 300XQ, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Heating Pyrometer
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.

Cooling Bolster
A water cooled plate to directly cool and regulate aluminium tool temperature for consistent and faster cycle times.

Vacuum Flow Regulator
Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.

Mobility with Castors
6 locking wheels allow you to safely move the machine from one area to another.

Vacuum Receiver Tank
A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.

Spare parts kit
A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

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