Formech International Ltd.

Unit 4, Thrales End Business Park, Thrales End Lane , AL5 3NS Harpenden
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1582 469797
info@formech.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 3 / F46
 Interactive Plan

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K 2016 hall map (Hall 3): stand F46

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.001  Thermoforming machines
  • 03.03.001.02  Thermoforming machines for sheets
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.002  Bending, folding and edgetrimming machines

Bending, folding and edgetrimming machines

Our products

Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech Compac Mini

Easy to operate and experiment with, Formech’s plug n’ play single zone compac mini is the perfect solution for hobbyists and first time users. Incredibly compact and efficient with the latest quartz heaters, yet hugely capable and robust enough for professional use.

Formech’s interlocking feature prevents the table being raised whilst the heater is in the forward position ensuring safe operation for inexperienced operators. A digital timer with audible warning helps achieve consistent cycle times.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 300XQ

Formech’s 300XQ is the world’s leading vacuum forming machine for education and product design. Four heating zones and quartz heaters provides rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials. Easy to use and highly versatile the 300XQ can adapt to a wide range of applications with class-leading power and efficiency.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 508DT

Featuring PLC touch screen control, Formech’s plug and play 508DT is a user friendly desktop machine with the power and capability to form more demanding shapes and materials.

Rapid, energy efficient quartz heaters with variable standby means the 508DT is ready to form in less than 5 minutes.

20 programme memory to recall heater profile and timing settings for each project. A dedicated trolley option provides a minimal footprint with the convenience of portability and optimum working height.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 508FS

Formech’s 508FS (Floor-Standing) machine offers significant advantages over the desktop series with pre-stretch, auto-level and a much more powerful flow rate for demanding applications.

Intuitive, graphically driven touch-screen control with memory function makes the 508FS very easy to use, whilst powerful forming capabilities provide extensive project versatility. Higher wattage Quartz heaters (vs. 508DT) further enhance the 508FS capability.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 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.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 1372

A popular choice for film and theatre set designers, universities, automotive and aerospace R&D departments the 1372 offers a powerful combination of large forming area and wide forming capabilities at a very attractive price.

An extensive range of options including automation, heating, cooling, control and vacuum reservoir marks the 1372 as a highly versatile and adaptable machine.  A heating zone and control upgrade facilitates precise heating profiles suited to advanced engineering plastics.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 1250/1500

Featuring the intuitive ‘FCV’ (Formech Cycle View) user interface with a 7" touch-screen, the large sheet format 1250/1500 series is particularly well suited to automotive and aerospace R&D, sign and display applications and lm & theatre set design. Electric heater drive, pneumatic table and clamping provides effortless operation, whilst the vacuum tank system fitted as standard facilitates ultra-fast response for demanding applications and fast cycle times.

Designed to utilise sheet sizes of 1220 x 1220mm or 1250 x 1250mm (1250) / 1500 x 1000mm (1500), Formech’s 1250/1500 series affords the operator a hands on approach versus more costly and fully guarded automatic machines.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech 2440

Featuring intuitive ‘FCV’ (Formech Cycle View) user interface with a 10” touch-screen, Formech’s 2440 represents a breakthrough in easy to use large format vacuum forming. Particularly well suited to Signage, Point of Sale, Film and Theatre Set Design, Automotive and Aerospace applications the 2440 provides ultra-fast response with energy efficient quartz heaters and accurate heat profiling with 48 zones.

Dual 400litre vacuum tanks enables instantaneous vacuum for excellent definition with the most demanding applications whilst 4 high output fans provide rapid cooling to speed up cycle times. 40 nameable memory presets enable convenient recall of settings for each application. Electric heater drive with pneumatic table and pneumatically assisted clamping make light work of large applications, whilst the intuitive control system makes the 2440 highly approachable for operators of all skill levels.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech HD Series

First introduced in 2002, Formech’s HD range established a new price-performance ratio for automatic production class machines. 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.  Remote access via Ethernet provides online monitoring of all machine functions.

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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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Formech TF Series

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. 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. Remote access via Ethernet provides online monitoring of all machine functions.

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About us

Company details

Established in 1982, Formech is a UK designer and manufacturer of vacuum forming machinery. The vacuum forming process was first introduced in the 1930’s and is still thriving today across an ever increasing number of applications. No doubt those early pioneers could never have imagined the impact and longevity of their discovery.

Continual advancements in material technology allied with the explosion of online information and tutorials has contributed to the huge growth and diversity of vacuum formed products. Its wide use in education has inspired the next generation of budding designers utilising the latest materials and techniques.

Since 1982 Formech has worked closely with the world’s leading material, tooling and trade formers to develop a range of vacuum forming machines, which are easy to use and deliver consistent results with the most challenging applications. We are continually inspired by the passion and creativity of our customers, who have greatly influenced the continual development of Formech vacuum forming machines and ancillaries.

Whilst many commercially available vacuum forming machines are still very rudimentary and resemble designs of the 1950’s, Formech has developed an aesthetically pleasing, sophisticated and user friendly machine range, which resides in the R&D labs of many of the world’s leading brands, companies and institutions including Dupont, VW Group, McLaren, BE Aerospace, Dyson, Disney, Ferrero Roche, Cambridge University and hundreds more!

Frequently our customers are trying something new or have limited experience of the vacuum forming process. With over 3 decades of experience in delivering complete solutions including consultancy, equipment, installation and training throughout the globe Formech can offer unparalleled machine customisation and support to realise new designs and concepts with repeatability in the quickest time.

Contact the experienced and friendly Formech International team to find out how we can help with your design and production challenges.

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