PRO Power Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

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
  • Machine to profile interfacing
  • Remote offline programming
  • Adjustable and flexible touch screen

Learn more about ProLink

ProLink Software - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Height Adjustable Back Gauge

The back gauge table is often the single most important item when investing in a power folder. It can save businesses time and money if the system is flexible and fully incorporated with a control system.

Our versatile AGS back gauge table is available with motorized adjustable height. With the height adjustable back gauge, a U-Shaped base unit comes standard which spans over the length of the machine and has a depth of 1550/1050/1550 mm (61/41.3/61″). Add different modules to the right, left or in the middle, up to a total depth of 4300 mm (169″).

The CNC control ProLink X guarantees that the back gauge table automatically adjusts and moves when you reach the next step in the sequence. Height adjustable back gauge requires multifold execution.

height adjustable back gauge - CIDAN Machinery Americas

AGS Accurate Gauging System - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Multifold Tooling

Divided tooling for maximum flexibility in every situation! With our optional multifold execution, the lower beam and folding beam tools are segmented. Segmented tools are used when the details should be folded on more than two sides and in different directions. Segmented tools are also used to bend only sections of the detail.

Almost all models can be equipped with Multifold. Multifold can only be supplied with Combi beam.

Advantages of Multifold Tooling

  • Enables high precision metal forming and bending
  • Capable of bending parts with interrupted bend lines
  • Add unlimited complicated details to your production

Multifold Tooling - 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- CIDAN Machinery

Combi beam tool changer rotating diagram - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Automatic crowning & folding beam adjustment

A newly developed construction of the folding beam, automatic folding center and sheet thickness adjustment provides superior folding quality in all thicknesses without requiring crowning.

Automatic Tool Locking - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN PRO metal folder is our most versatile machine yet. From the integrated back gauge, allowing complex parts production from the folding side, to the Combi beam with its high divided tools and straight rail, the PRO takes many of our additional options and makes them standard. With its 100% duty cycle of forming 9-gauge at 122″, this fully upgraded metal folder makes it possible to replace two operators with one and still produce accurate parts up to four times faster than with a press brake.

CIDAN PRO Metal Folder

  • Dual drive of clamping beam gives incredible speed and accuracy. The turbo drive also increases hemming capacity to 50 tons (55US).
  • Combi beam with high divided tools and straight rail in combination with segmented tools in the lower beam and folding beam can facilitate extremely complicated folding work.
  • Automatic folding beam crowning and automatic sheet thickness adjustment for precise folding.
  • With high speed and extreme accuracy of the back gauge, exact measuring is ensured and with turbo driven folding beam you will get the right folding angle every time.
  • Height adjustable back gauge table available.

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Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Machine Dimensions Weight
  ” (mm) Mild Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum Length Width Height lbs (kg)
PRO 25 102″
7 ga
12 ga
PRO 30 122″
9 ga
12 ga
PRO 40 161″
11 ga
14 ga
  • Combi beam equipped with 30° straight rail and 5.9″(150mm) quick change box tooling
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • Multifold System – Segmented lower and folding beam tooling
  • 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
  • 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″ (15mm) and 1.38″(35mm) equipped with bayonet quick change tooling
  • Tooling is made from 42CrMo4 steel, and coated with black oxide to prevent rust
  • CNC controlled crowning of folding beam rail.
  • Material thickness sensing on clamping beam
  • Eccentric clamping deam drive -55 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

Box tooling 10″ (250mm) in height. C-frame tooling in lieu of standard.

Box Tooling Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas C-frame tooling drawing on the CIDAN Pro.

Hardened standard tooling for 100% stainless application (HRC 45).
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.

The PRO integrates with AutoPol 3D. You can unfold 3D part files and send to ProLink Offline Software. AutoPol 3D is compatible with multiple 3D softwares including AutoCad, Inventor, SolidWorks, etc. With AutoPol 3D and ProLink W integration, CIDAN gives the ability to automate the adjustment of your blank sizes with the correct bend allowances taken directly from the machine. This helps achieve maximum efficiency, one step closer to making your production a first part, good part factory.

PROLINK X Offline Software - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The safety scanner provides extra safety with two modes when operating machine from folding side or gauging side. The scanner prohibits any person to enter the working area where a collision with the folding beam is possible.
Safety Laser Light Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Add the optional safety bumper for a safer working environment.
Automatic Collision Safety Pumper

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. Available in steel or nylon for stainless steel applications.
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.
Green Footpedal on CIDAN Sheet Metal & Fabrication Machinery

Turnable, solid front fingers in spring steel on back gauge.
Solid Iron Fingers Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Optional footswitch on rail shown.
Footpedal on CIDAN Pro

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