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.

5" Colour HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 5" colour touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

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

6 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

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

Power Table

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


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 Gauge

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

Dry rotary vane pump 16m3 / hr


Tehniskā specifikācija 686.pdf

Forming area (mm/inches)

646 x 620mm / 25.5 x 24.5" 

Sheet Size (mm/inches)

686 x 660mm / 27 x 26" 

Max depth of draw

325mm / 12.8" 

Max Material Thickness

6mm / 0.25" 

Heating Zones

Heater type



960mm / 37.8" 


1165mm / 45.9" 


1932mm / 76.1" 


260kg / 573lbs 

Single Phase Power Requirements


Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements


USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements


Power Consumption


Air Requirements

80 PSI / 5 bar 


Reducing Windows

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

Cooling Fan System

To cool formed material and shorten cycles times.

Reel Feed Unit

Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 300XQ, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

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.

Vacuum Flow Regulator

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

Mobility with Castors

6 locking wheels allow you to safely move the machine from one area to another.

Vacuum Receiver Tank

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

Spare parts kit

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

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