The CIDAN FORMA reflects decades of experience in both technology and design. FORMA from CIDAN is a "Cross-over" that handles both the requirements from small series production to proper subcontracting. Speedy production (low cost), Sweet to the operator (easy ergonomics), Strong construction (machines for life). Simplicity in programming and quick tool changing reduces setup times to a minimum. Dual drive of the upper beam together with a new locking principle, CLS, that holds the clamping beam, gives a high clamping pressure and a great folding result. Both rails and tools have quick change and crowning is easily adjusted. FORMA is equipped with Combi beam as standard and as option it can be provided with Multifold.

  • The combination of an eccentric that drives the clamping beam with dual motors and dual motors for the folding beam makes the FORMA the perfect machine for industrial manufacturing.
  • The clamping beam opens as the folding beam returns so they are positioned for the next step simultaneously.
  • With the crowning system, it is possible to make exact bends with high precision and a precise folding radius.
  • FORMA may also be provided with the Multifold tooling system, i.e. with divided tools in lower and folding beams.
  • The Multifold system can be combined with height adjustable back gauge, perfect for gauging reverse flanges on the back gauge. In this way all 3 beams will hold divided tooling, making it possible to fold very complicated profiles.
Standard Features
  • Combi beam equipped with 30° straight rail and 4.9" (125mm) quick change box tooling
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • SBG 63" backgauge with 3 rows of 14 gauging fingers
  • CNC material thickness adjustment (0-.157") and manual from (.157"-.787")
  • Folding beam rails .591" and 1.18" equiped with bayonet quick change tooling
  • Tooling is made from 42CrMo4 steel, and coated with black oxide to prevent rust
  • Adjustable crowning of folding beam rail.
  • Material thickness sensing on clamping beam
  • Eccentric clamping deam drive
  • Speed optimization - when folding beam comes down to 80 degrees, upper beam starts to come up
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty
Optional Features
  • Box tooling 5.9" (150mm), and 6.9" (200mm) in height
  • Hardened standard tooling for 100% stainless application (HRC 45)
  • Squaring arm for long narrow parts. (61" and 118")
  • Multifold System
  • Height adjustable backguage with adjustment ranges from 0-1.57" (40mm) **Note that this picture will be a combination of the Mulitfold and Height adjustable B/G options
  • Different backgauge configurations (SGB L-Shaped, SGB U-shaped, rectangular backguage)
  • Offline Software
  • Saftey Laser Light
  • Automatic Collision Safety Bumper
  • Automatic Lubrication in lieu of standard grease fittings
  • Tool Cart
  • Ball Casters on backgauge for ease of movement for heavier materials
  • Movable footswitch on rail
  • Solid Front Fingers on backgauge
  • Extra Footswitch for rear operation
  • Folding beam widths of .393" (10mm), and .787"(20mm)
  • Custom tooling for applications requireing large radius work, more workspacr clearence, etc.


Folding Length

Folding Capacity





Mild Steel (mm)

Stainless  (mm)

Aluminum  (mm)

Length (mm)

Width (mm)

Height (mm)

lbs. (kg)


122" (3100)

11ga (3.00)

14ga (1.90)

0.177” (4.50)

161” (4,100)

71” (1800) 73” (1845)

9,920   (4,500)


161" (4100)

12ga (2.50)

16ga (1.60)

0.146” (3.70)

201” (5,100)

71” (1800) 73” (1845)

11,905  (5,400)