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Fully automated, computer controlled handsheet making system

Ideal for producing handsheets for evaluation in paper pulp manufacturing industries. Produces up to 60 dried handsheets, 8″ x 8″ square, per hour.

The Formax III machine rapidly and automatically forms hand sheets to computer controlled recipes and parameters. Stock, additives, and white water are consistently proportioned for uniform sheet properties. After forming, the sheet passes over a suction box and through a press section for de-watering and consolidation. The sheet is then dried and deposited on a collection tray.

It is an excellent choice for the paper, fibre, or chemical research lab performing designed experiments and process development. High volume hand sheet production rate of up to 55 sheets per hour can be produced completely automatic. Alternatively, the machine can be operated in a manual or jog mode.

Selectable sheet weights from 24 to 360 g/m2 All wetted parts are stainless steel, PVC, or rubber
316 stainless Fourdrinier type forming wire with continuous shower cleaning White water return system and multiple stock tanks available
Touch screen computer controlled parameters for uniform sheet formation Modular suction box & press section for efficient de-watering & web consolidation.
Stock storage Preparation tanks
152mm diameter sheet 12″ x 12″ square sheet


  • Electricity –   3 phase
  • Air – instrument at 6 bar minimum
  • Fresh water
  • Drain

Physical Specification:

  • Dimensions:   2.7m x 0.92m x 1.73m ( L x W x H )

For further information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081 or via

Formax III Automatic Sheet Former


Manufacturer of FORMAX™ wet-end laboratory equipment for the pulp and paper industry, chemical companies, and universities for quality control, R&D, and education.


The FORMAX™ brand is recognised throughout the paper industry for its quality and reliability.