A popular choice for film and theatre set designers, universities, automotive and aerospace R&D departments the 1372 offers a powerful combination of large forming area and wide forming capabilities at a very attractive price.

An extensive range of options including automation, heating, cooling, control and vacuum reservoir marks the 1372 as a highly versatile and adaptable machine. A heating zone and control upgrade facilitates precise heating profiles suited to advanced engineering plastics.


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.

15 Independently Controllable Heating Zones
Fifteen 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.

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

Dry rotary vane pump 25m3 / hr
Oil free and requires minimal maintenance

Technical Specs

Forming area (mm/inches)
1330 x 620mm / 52.4 x 24.5″
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
1372 x 660mm / 54 x 26″
Max depth of draw
420mm /16.5″
Max Material Thickness
6mm / 0.25″
Heating Zones
Heater type
2144mm / 84.4″
1320mm / 52″
2099mm / 82.6″
600kg / 1323lbs
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.

Twin Cooling Fan System
Overhead gantry and twin 550W fans 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.

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.

Pneumatic Trigger Clamps
Pneumatically powered clamping system that provides powerful and effortless control.

Multi User Pin Access Control

Reel Feed
Assembly to hold reel materials.

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

SA – Semi-Auto Package
Semi-automatic upgrade includes electric heater drive and pneumatic trigger clamps

HP – High Performance Package
55 heating zones with heating pyro and upgraded control system.

VT – Vacuum Tank Package
Vacuum Tank Package with a vacuum receiver tank, upgrade to oil vane pump and control system.