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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Wago control system with 7" colour touch screen, real time adjustments, 1% heater increment control, Formech Cycle View and 40 preset memories.
Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.
Fifteen heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials
Lifts tool table quickly and precisely making effortless operation, even with heavy tools. Twin controls avoid accidental activation.
Table height adjust shortens the tool table travel when using shallow tools and reduces cycle time.
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.
A visual indication of consistent vacuum and pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance
Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.
Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.
The supervisor of the machine can choose and determine a level of access for the different operators.
Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.
Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.
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.
A water cooled plate to directly cool and regulate aluminium tool temperature for consistent and faster cycle times.
Assembly to hold reel materials.
A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.
Semi-automatic upgrade includes electric heater drive, vacuum receiver tank, upgrade to oil vane pump, control system and twin cooling fan system
A secure and safe connection to the machine from a remote location (from another site, a desk location within the same site or from a different country)
“For our laboratory we require a forming machine that allows us a maximum of flexibility while ensuring performance and quality of output. Our jobs range from small parts to large‐scale façade panels for construction, and may be single prototypes or a large complex production run. Flexibility of configuration, precision, and “getting it right the first time” are always a priority. After a comprehensive evaluation we chose the large Formech 1372 vacuum forming machine for its flexibility, performance, and excellent value. We are extremely satisfied with the machine, and the on-going support from Formech is excellent.”
Russell Loveridge EPFL‐ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland