LF Formers

Low Flex 5.1


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 55"
Maximum Solid Sheet Gauge 0.150"
Maximum Mold Size 52" x 26"
Maximum Depth of Draw 4" Standard
Maximum Former Tonnage 80
Top Platen Travel 5.5" Standard
Bottom Platen Travel 5.5"
Maximum Shut Height + Stroke Top 12.5", Bottom 12.5"
Servo Adujustable Shut Height N / A
Maximum Shut Height +Stroke W/SASH N / A
Former Dry Cycle Speed 45 cpm
Machine Control Galil / Opto22 / Pentium III
Heat Tunnel Length 210" Standard
Heater Elements Quartz and / or Calrod
Chain Rail Type Open Architecture Steel
Chain Rail Preheater Optional
"Vee" Rail Feature Optional
Web Advance Servo Driven 150" per second
Servo Vacuum Valve Optional
Platen Drive Independent Servo Drives
Third Motion Servo Plug Drive N / A
Former Electrical Service 400 amp, 480 volt
Compressed Air Consumption 10cfm @ 100 psi excluding tool