HD686

First introduced in 2002, Formech’s HD range established a new price-performance ratio for automatic production class machines.

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

$57,150.00

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.

Generous standard specification and an extensive range of options including twin heaters for the most demanding materials mark the HD Series 2 as a cost effective and highly adaptable machine range.

Apple Inc., Nestle and Cambridge University are amongst the first customers to benefit from Formech’s HD Series 2.

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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.
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.
16 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
16 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
Sixteen heating zones provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials.
Pneumatic Heater Drive
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 Frame
Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.
Pneumatic Table with Regulator
Pneumatic Table with Regulator
Precise table speed control.
Table Height Adjust
Table Height Adjust
Table height adjust shortens the tool table travel when using shallow tools and reduces cycle time.
Pre-Stretch
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
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
Vacuum Flow Regulator
Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.
Vacuum Receiver Tank
Vacuum Receiver Tank
A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.
Vacuum & Pressure Gauges
Vacuum & Pressure Gauges
A visual indication of consistent vacuum and pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Safety Light Curtain
Safety Light Curtain
Protects users from accidental injury by halting all mechanical actions when light curtain is broken.
Twin Cooling Fan System
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
Oil filled rotary vane pump 21m3 / hr
Forming area (mm/inches) 647 x 622mm / 25.5 x 24.5″
Sheet Size (mm/inches) 686 x 660mm / 27 x 26″
Max depth of draw 350mm / 13.8″
Max Material Thickness 6mm / 0.25″
Heating Zones 16
Heater type Quartz
Width 1553mm / 61.1″
Height 2600mm / 102.4″ (with plug assist)
Depth 2939mm / 103.9″
Weight 750kg / 1653lbs
Single Phase Power Requirements N/A
Europe – 3 Phase Power Requirements 380-415V / 32A
USA – 3 Phase Power Requirements 208-220V /40A
Power Consumption 11.0kW
Air Requirements 80 PSI / 5 bar

Download HD686 Spec Sheet [PDF]

“For us the lighter weight nature of Formech machines design and construction offer a far more versatile and flexible option to that of the somewhat over engineered and cumbersome nature of other manufacturers, meaning that adaptations, alteration and relocations are far simpler to apply.”

Neil Simpson – Managing Director Simpson Detour

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