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 companies and film & 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 1500 x 1000mm (1500) Formech’s 1500 series affords the operator a hands on approach versus more costly and fully guarded automatic machines.

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Spec sheet 12501500

7" Colour HMI/PLC featuring Formech Cycle View (FCV)

Wago control system with 7" colour touch screen, real time adjustments, 1% heater increment control, Formech Cycle View and 40 preset memories.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

18 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

Eighteen heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials

Electric Heater Drive

Electrically powered heater travel for convenient operation. Controlled speed and braking prevents damage to elements.

Pneumatic Trigger Clamps

Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.

Power Table

Lifts tool table quickly and precisely making effortless operation, even with heavy tools. Twin controls avoid accidental activation.

Table Height Adjust

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.

Vacuum Receiver Tank

A vacuum tank that provides instant stored vacuum, for high demanding materials and shortening cycle times.

Vacuum & Pressure Gauges

A visual indication of consistent vacuum and pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).

Twin Cooling Fan System

Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans to cool formed material and shorten cycles times.

Oil filled rotary vane pump 18m3 / hr

Vacuum Flow Regulator

Precisely regulates vacuum flow rate when a greater level of control is required with demanding applications.

Multi User Pin Access Control

The supervisor of the machine can choose and determine a level of access for the different operators.

Forming area (mm/inches)
1460 x 960mm / 57.5 x 37.8" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
1500 x 1000mm / 59 x 39.4" 
Max depth of draw
600mm / 23.5" 
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
2413mm / 95" 
2200mm / 86.6" 
2876mm / 113.2" 
950kg / 2094 lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
380-415V / 40A 
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
208-220V / 68A 
Power Consumption
Air Requirements
87 PSI / 6 bar 

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.

Heating Pyrometer

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.

Cooling Bolster

A water cooled plate to directly cool and regulate aluminium tool temperature for consistent and faster cycle times.

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

SA Remote Connectivity

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)

Featured Customers

  • KKTM Technical College (Education – Malaysia)
  • Big Apple Visual Group (Sign making / Displays – USA)
  • US Candy Network (Netherlands)
  • Adornos (Sign making / Displays – Spain)
  • Jurgen Ahrberg (Sign Making / Displays – Germany)
  • Bolshoi Ballet Moscow (Theatre Set Design – Russia)
  • Helsinki Theatre (Theatre Set Design – Finland)
  • Carnival Arts (Set Design – UK)
  • Toyota Europe (Automotive R&D – France)
  • Strongs Plastic Products (Automotive R&D - UK)
  • BE Aerospace (Aerospace R&D / Production – Ireland)
  • JCB Aero (Aerospace interiors – France)



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