LF Formers

Low Flex 3.0


The Low Flex® thermoforming systems is ideal for deep draw as well as shallow draw applications. The Low Flex® Series comes in four models with forming areas ranging from 33.5" x 52" up to 65" x 67". Popular materials including HIPS, PP, PVC, HDPE, PET, PLA and ABS can be processed on the Low Flex® Series.

Frame & Drive Linkage

The TSL Low Flex ® frame concept provides a rugged and durable frame platform to accommodate the most demanding forming processes. Heavy duty platen driven linkage smoothly transfers servo generated motion to the platens.

3rd Motion™

The TSL Linear 3rd Motion™ servo driven technology is attached to the bottom platen and mechanically links to the plugs which are internal to the tools. Plug speeds up to 39" per second can be achieved. Stroke, distance, acceleration ramp, declaration ramp and plug timing are all easily programmable through the HMI.

Heat Tunnel

The Low Flex® Heat Tunnel utilizes efficient, fast, and accurate quartz panel heaters configured to optimize heat profiling for any given mold. Through the HMI, heaters can be grouped to any thermo-coupled heater zone, thus controlling a multitude of individual heater circuits.


Maximum Sheet Width 36.5"
Maximum Solid Sheet Gauge 0.150"
Maximum Mold Size 33.5" x 52"
Maximum Depth of Draw 8"
Maximum Former Tonnage 120
Top Platen Travel 8.5"
Bottom Platen Travel 6"
Maximum Shut Height + Stroke Top 29", Bottom 20.4"
Servo Adujustable Shut Height Optional
Maximum Shut Height +Stroke W/SASH Top 23", Bottom 20.4"
Former Dry Cycle Speed 40 cpm
Machine Control  
Heat Tunnel Length 210" Standard
Heater Elements Quartz
Chain Rail Type Open Architecture Steel
Chain Rail Preheater Optional
"Vee" Rail Feature Optional
Web Advance Servo Driven 120" per second
Servo Vacuum Valve Optional
Platen Drive Separate Servo Drives
Third Motion Servo Plug Drive Optional
Former Electrical Service 400 amp, 480 volt
Compressed Air Consumption 10cfm @ 100 psi excluding