Modern Machinery is presenting a vac-forming shuttle machine at the 2018 SPE Thermoforming Conference in Fort Worth, TX. The machine is a Model 3648SS, which can accommodate a maximum tool size of 36" x 48". The Former has electrically powered Top & Bottom platens with encoder-controlled positioning, along with an electrically powered shuttle car. The machine features Modern's '4-Way Adjustable Clamp Frames', which allow quick change-over and are constructed of the most robust design on the market. A Quartz IR oven provides the heating with 650-watt heaters, zoned with (3) elements per zone and an IR sensor for monitoring sheet temperature. The vacuum system is controlled with servo-actuated vacuum valves, a 3HP Busch vac-pump, and a 320-gallon reservoir.