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ProLink Control System

Our ProLink software offers easy and local programming, helping you add more functionality to your metal forming production. Take your programming to the next level with the convenience and efficiency of automation.

Advantages of the ProLink Control System

  • Automatic folding and collision detection
  • 18.5″ touchscreen
  • Machine to profile interfacing
  • Remote offline programming
  • Adjustable and flexible touch screen

Learn more about ProLink

ProLink W Software - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Combi Beam Tool Changer

The optional Combi beam offers flexibility like no other tooling system. With a simple rotation of the upper beam, you can switch between the straight rail and box tooling in a matter of seconds. This gives the ability to form a larger variety of parts with little or no tool changing.

Advantages of the Combi beam

  • Quick tool changes
  • Large space around the tools
  • Increased flexibility
  • Same opening height regardless of tool selection

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Combi beam tool changer

Combi beam tool changer rotating diagram - CIDAN Machinery Americas


AGS (patent pending) Adjustable Back Gauge System

With AGS back gauge, configure your back gauge table exactly according to your production needs. The base unit is U-shaped and spans over the length of the machine and has a depth of 1550/1050/1550 mm (61″/41.3″/61″). Install additional modules to the right or left up to a total depth of 4300 mm (169″) and in the middle section add as well. Choose from straight, J, L, or U shaped configurations. AGS back gauge is equipped with ball screw, linear guides and servo motor for high precision.

Our back gauge system can be supplied with height adjustment. This is perfect for gauging reverse z-flanges on the back gauge. Height adjustable back gauge requires multifold execution and is controlled by ProLink.

AGS Accurate Gauging System - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Quick change tooling and adjustable crowning

Crowning is an important feature to make a perfectly folded part which is why all CIDAN power folders are equipped with adjustable crowning. Whether the material is thick or thin, short or long, soft or hard, needs to be folded in the middle or the side of the machine, the results are always straight and precise. The K25 is equipped with manually adjusted crowning, however, other CIDAN folders are equipped with automatic crowning.

Advantages of quick change tooling and adjustable crowning

  • Exact bends with high accuracy
  • Precise folding radius

folding-beam-crowning-and-bayonet-tooling - CIDAN Machinery Americas

CIDAN Sheet Metal Folder Crowning - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN FX Combi Series power folder is the strongest metal folding machine of its kind. Equipped with welded side frames for strong stability, twin drive folding and upper beams, and eccentric clamping, this reliable and efficient workhorse offers trouble-free operation and a very low cost of maintenance. The user-friendly control systems allow for easy programming regardless of the user’s experience level.

With a wide variety of customization options available, the CIDAN FX Combi Series power folder is one of the most versatile on the market. CIDAN is the original inventor of the world acclaimed Combi beam that provides the ability to change tools in seconds while the ProLink W comes with a more powerful motor and higher gearing. These options will separate you from the other shops by giving you more flexibility and faster job turn-over.

  • Built for demanding conditions, 100% duty cycle
  • Same opening height regardless of tooling (Combi beam)
  • Versatile and flexible
  • ProLink W control with 18.5” touch screen and graphics programming
  • Solid lower beam to eliminate dimples when hemming aluminum, zinc or copper
  • Variety of options available for added flexibility
  • Generous space around the tools for increased flexibility
  • Automatic material adjustment via the Prolink W control
  • AGS 61” back gauge with 3 rows of gauging fingers

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Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Machine Dimensions Weight
” (mm) Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum Length Width Height lbs. (kg)
FX26 102″
13 ga
16 ga
7,495 lbs
FX32 126″
14 ga
18 ga
 8,267 lbs
FX41 159″
14 ga
18 ga
10,626 lbs
  • 30° Straight Nose Bar
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • SBG 61″ backgauge with 3 rows of 14 gauging fingers
  • Segmented upper beam
  • The standard Combi beam offers flexibility like no other tooling system. With a simple rotation of the upper beam, switch between the straight rail and box tooling in a matter of seconds. Form a larger variety of parts with little or no tool changing
  • Folding beam rails .275″ (7mm), .396″(10mm) and .787″ (20mm) 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-33 tons clamping pressure
  • Speed optimization-when folding beam comes down to 80 degrees, upper beam starts to come up
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty

HRC 45 Hardened tooling is available for customers for use in heavy stainless steel operations.
hardened tooling option - sheet metal folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Makes positioning of large and narrow parts easier. Available in three lengths 1000 mm (39.3″), 1500 mm (59″) and 3000 mm (118″) for left and/or right hand side.
Squaring Arm Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

For large applications like panels, doors and cabinets, we recommend a J-shaped or U-shaped back gauge. With the expandable back gauge table, the operator can choose to work either at the folding or gauging side of the machine. Even 3 and 4 m parts can easily be handled by one operator. A standard AGS back gauge table can be expanded to a J-, L-or U-shaped back gauge table afterwards.
Backgauge Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

With the offline-software option on ProLink W, programming can be completed in the office away from the machine.
PROLINK X Offline Software - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Add the optional safety bumper for a safer working environment.
Automatic Bumper on PRO

Automatic lubrication in lieu of standard grease fittings. Automatic lubrication is suitable together with robot solution or around the clock operation.

Safely store the divided tooling for your CIDAN folder. The tool cart is recommended to decrease the risk of damaging tools and misplacing tools during tool changing. It is possible to store divided rails on the cart and there is room for hand tools for the operators and machine instruction manual. The cart is equipped with lockable wheels and pull handles. Especially recommended if the machine is equipped with the Multifold tooling system.
Tool Cart Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Ball casters on the back gauge assist with the positioning of larger, heavier parts and reduce the risk of scratching the material.
Ball Transfers Option Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Allows the operator to move the foot pedal quickly and smoothly along the folding area. Appropriate when folding is done with several folding stations. Especially recommended if the machine is equipped with Multifold. This option is considered a great safety feature when bolted to the floor. When operator engages foot pedal, they are away from the upcoming folding beam.
Option Foot Pedal on Rail Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Solid steel front fingers with cutouts on lower beam.
Solid Iron Fingers Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Extra foot switch available for rear operation.
Extra foot switch

We offer numerous folding beam widths of from .393″ (10mm) to .787″ (20mm).

Custom tooling is available for applications requiring large radius work, more workspace clearance, etc.
quick tool change - sheet metal folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas