TF750

Specifically designed for packaging design and production Formech’s TF series represents a cost effective and compact alternative to high speed in-line machines.

Capable of processing reel materials up to 1.8mm and sheet materials up to 6mm, with plug assist as standard the TF is a highly versatile machine.

Forming Area 27.5" x 19.7" 698mm x 500mm
Sheet Size Area 29.5" x 21.2"
749mm x 538mm
Max Thickness .25" 6mm
Starting At

$73,959.00

From chocolate trays to automotive interiors Formech’s TF series can adapt to a diverse number of applications. 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.

10
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.
Reel Feed
Assembly to hold reel materials.
Plug Assist with Speed Regulator
Plug Assist with Speed Regulator
Pneumatically powered plug assist forces the heated material into the tool cavities to increase the thickness of material at the bottom of the cavities.
Ceramic Heaters
Ceramic Heaters
Ceramic heaters are well suited for high volume production when heaters are engaged for long periods and constant temperature must be maintained.
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.
0 Ring Clamp Seal with Milled Recess
The silicone ‘O’ ring is inserted into a milled recess that runs all around the edge of the forming aperture. The plastic sheet is then placed on top of the seal and the clamping frame is brought down to clamp the material tightly as the ‘O’ ring is compressed.
Oil filled rotary vane pump 21m3 / hr
Oil filled rotary vane pump 21m3 / hr
Forming area (mm/inches) 700 x 500mm / 27.5 x 19.7″
Sheet Size (mm/inches) 750 x 540mm / 29.5 x 21.2″
Max depth of draw 350mm / 13.8″
Max Material Thickness 6mm / 0.25″
Heating Zones 16
Heater type Ceramic
Width 3677mm / 144.8″
Height 2600mm / 102.4″
Depth 2639mm / 92.5″
Weight 1150kg / 2534lbs
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 TF Series Spec Sheet [PDF]

“We purchased a Formech TF686 forming machine to support our R&D activities for one of our prominent multinational customers. Upon delivery, Formech provided on-site setup & training. Any additional support needs we had were quickly met and the staff always endeavoured to respond quickly to any queries. On a whole, our experience with Formech was a pleasant & professional one.”

Nick Fenlon – Tegan, Ireland

“We had an old machine from 1963 for our prototype workshop. It was time to change so we first made some tests with Formech machines and after close evaluation we finally selected the Formech TF750 with Negative feature. The settings are quite easy and reproducible and tool change is fast. We especially like the automatic mode for small series of hundreds of parts. After one year, we are now in the process of buying another TF in the group.”

Benoît Blum, Technical Manager – CGL PACK, France

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