Formech 508FS

Formech’s 508FS (Floor-Standing) machine offers significant advantages over the desktop series with pre-stretch, auto-level and a much more powerful flow rate for demanding applications.

Intuitive, graphically driven touch-screen control with memory function makes the 508FS very easy to use, whilst powerful forming capabilities provide extensive project versatility. Higher wattage Quartz heaters (vs. 508DT) further enhance the 508FS capability.

4″ Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function

Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4″ mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.


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.

Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby

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

4 Independently Controllable Heating Zones

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

Vacuum & Release

After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge

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

Dry rotary vane pump 10m3 / hr

Forming area (mm/inches)

482 x 432mm / 19 x 17″

Sheet Size (mm/inches)

508 x 457mm / 20 x 18″

Max depth of draw

290mm / 11.5″

Max Material Thickness

6mm / 0.25″

Heating Zones


Heater type



757mm / 29.8″


1140mm / 44.9″


1474mm / 58″


125kg / 275lbs

Single Phase Power Requirements


Europe – 3 Phase Power Requirements


USA – 3 Phase Power Requirements


Power Consumption


Air Requirements

80 PSI/5 bar