vacuum forming machine in Europe
vacuum forming machine in Europe

Catalog of vacuum forming machines

PRO - series
MACHINETIC: vacuum forming machine PRO series
manual / semi-automatic / automatic mode
plastic forming up to 16 mm
forming field up to 3000 * 2000 mm
for products of any complexity
SMP - series
MACHINETIC: vacuum forming machine SMP series
manual / semi-automatic mode
plastic forming up to 6 mm
forming field up to 3000 * 2000 mm
for products of simple and medium complexity
SMARTform 550
MACHINETIC: vacuum forming machine SMART form series
manual / semi-automatic mode
plastic forming up to 5 mm
forming field up to 500 * 500 mm
for products of simple and medium complexity
SMARTform 450
MACHINETIC: desktop vacuum forming machine SMARTform 450
manual
plastic forming up to 6 mm
forming field up to 450 * 450 mm
for products of simple and medium complexity

How to choose a machine

Vacuum forming machines come in different quality classes. They can be conditionally divided into: amateur and industrial. We will not consider the amateur type of equipment, since it is impossible to maintain the correct forming technology on such machines. We will focus on the industrial form of equipment. In turn, industrial vacuum forming machines can be divided into simple and fully functional.

Size does not always indicate the quality class of a vacuum forming machine. Equipment can have a large forming field but be simple. Or vice versa, be compact, but remain fully functional. The basis for dividing industrial vacuum forming equipment into classes is functionality. The more options are installed that help the forming process, the more technically complex the product can be made. And the production process will be all the more stable. The basic set of options that is available for simple machines often looks like this: 

  • Single sided heating 
  • Zone adjustment of power of heaters
  • Pre-stretching plastic before forming
  • Air cooling
  • Mold ventilation
  • Machine control either manual or from the operator panel
  • Function to reduce the forming window and pressure frame

Unfortunately, on machines with this set of options, you cannot form any products. Firstly, one-sided heating allows forming a sheet up to 6 mm. by thickness. Secondly, the forming technology is much more complicated than it seems at first glance and requires a number of additional options for the manufacture of some products. For example, for forming a shower tray, the accuracy of maintaining the temperature of the sheet during heating and cooling with radiation pyrometers, the accuracy of maintaining the temperature of the mold, adjusting the power of each heater, two-sided heating for uniform heating, a table servo for smooth exit of the mold from the product, etc. are required .

When choosing a manufacturer of vacuum forming equipment, it is important to get not just a machine, but the production technology of a product.