Occupying minimum floor space, Formech’s FMDH provides a cost effective solution for extrusion manufacturers to test the stretching capabilities of materials up to 10mm thick.

Twin multi-zone heaters provide powerful performance and consistent results with the most demanding materials.  With the forming capabilities of much larger industrial production machines, the FMDH is the perfect tool for proofing design concepts, prototyping and pre-production runs across a wide range of materials and applications.

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Spec sheet FMDH660

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.

Twin Heaters

Top and bottom heaters to form demanding materials and decrease cycle times (6 zones top heater, 6 zones bottom heater).

Ceramic Heaters

Ceramic heaters are well suited for high volume production when heaters are engaged for long periods and constant temperature must be maintained.

Electric Heater Drive

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


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 & Pressure Gauges

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

Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr

Oil free and requires minimal maintenance

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)
620 x 620mm / 24.5 x 24.5" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
660 x 660mm / 26 x 26" 
Max depth of draw
250mm / 9.8" 
Max Material Thickness
10mm / 0.40" 
Heating Zones
6 + 6 
Heater type
1732mm / 68.2" 
1500mm / 59.0" 
2225mm / 87.6" 
300kg / 662lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
380-415V / 32A 
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
208-220V / 40A 
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.

Reel Feed

Assembly to hold reel materials.

Cooling Fan System

To cool formed material and shorten cycles times.

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.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

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

Spare parts kit

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

  • Ferrero Rocher (Chocolate & Confectionary – Italy)
  • Universitat Des Saarlandes (Education – Germany)
  • Senoplast – (Extruder – Austria)
  • Rochling Formaterm (Extruder – Sweden)
  • Rochling Formaterm (Extruder – Finland)
  • Rochling Formaterm (Extruder – Czech Republic)
  • Foamalite (Insulation Products – Ireland)
“ We are very pleased with our FMDH660 vacuum forming machine. Within our research project we developed a plastic-metal-connection, which is produced in the thermoforming process. The connection has a very high stability and is leak proof against fluids. Further we use the machine for our lessons, to demonstrate the thermoforming process to our students.”
Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Naumann Universität Des Saarlandes

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