Item No: CR242

CR Clarke Vacuum Former / Forming, CR242, Max Sheet 686 x 660

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CR Clarke Vacuum Former / Forming, CR242, Max Sheet 686 x 660

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CR Clarke CR242 Vacuum Forming Machine

Our range of vacuum forming machines has been developed for high performance and low maintenance. The CR Clarke CR242 has a maximum sheet size of 686 x 660mm, and a maximum mold height of 300mm. The machine is fitted with a 15 zone ceramic heater system for fast and uniform heating of the most demanding materials. The sealed lubrication rotary vane vacuum pump ensures quick evacuation and excellent molding definition, and all seals are produced from high temperature silicone for longevity.

CR Clarke CR242 in Auto Mode Video:


The platen, heater hood and clamp frame are pneumatically operated, with light curtain guarding ensuring operator safety. The machine is controlled via a panel mounted color touchscreen, and can be run in full load-to-unload automatic mode. For setting up and small batches, panel switches allow the machine to be used manually.

The control system of the CR242 incorporates a sheet leveling system to improve heating consistency, and cooling fans to speed part cooling. The control also has selectable heating time control strategies, which can improve part consistency through a production batch.

CR242 in Manual Mode Video:


Specifications and additional product information
  • Voltage: 400V 3 Phase 50-60Hz
  • Max Current: 10A 3 Phase 50-60Hz
  • Max Sheet Size: 686 x 660mm  / 27 x 26 in
  • Aperture Size: 645 x 620mm  / 25.4 x 24.4 in
  • Max Mold Height: 300mm  / 11.8 in
  • Dimensions: 1250 x 1800 x 1780mm   /  49 x 71 x 70 in
  • Weight: 320Kg / 705 lb
Download the PDF brochure for more infoIntro to Vacuum Forming, 4 pages