686 vacuum former

Featuring a power table, Formech’s 686 makes light work of the most demanding applications.

Forming Area 25.5" x 24.5" 647mm x 622mm
Sheet Size Area 27" x 26"
685mm x 660mm
Max Thickness .25" 6mm

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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.

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 with Variable Standby
Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
Multi-zone heaters
Multi-zone heaters
Six heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
Power Table
Power Table
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.
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Gauge
A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr
Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance
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 6
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

Download 686 Spec Sheet [PDF]

“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


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