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 utilize sheet sizes of 1220 x 1220mm or 1250 x 1250mm – Formech’s 1250 series affords the operator a hands on approach versus more costly and fully guarded automatic machines.


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.

25 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
Twenty five 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 21m3 / hr

Technical Specs

Forming area (mm/inches)
1180 x 1180mm/ 46.5 x 46.5″
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
1220 x 1220mm / 48 x 48″ – 1250 x 1250mm / 49 x 49″
Max depth of draw
600mm / 23.5″
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25″
Heating Zones
Heater type
2113mm / 83.2″
2200mm / 86.6″
3278mm /129″
1050kg / 2315lbs
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 utilize smaller sheets of material and minimize 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.

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

Multi User Pin Access Control

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