CIDAN RAPIDO Sheet Metal Shear

RAPIDO Sheet Metal Shear - CIDAN Machinery Americas
CutLink CNC Backgauge

CutLink Control Panel

CutLink is the easy-to-use, fast and precise control system that makes sheet metal processing easy by scheduling and controlling every step and function in the production process.

Advantages of CutLink

  • The program allows storage for up to 50 programs with different dimensions and cuts per program.
  • Conversion from metric to imperial inches is one button away.

CNC CutLink Backgauge on the CIDAN Rapido

The CIDAN RAPIDO Metal Shear is an electrical guillotine shear that works fully independent of oil or hydraulics and emphasizes our philosophy regarding the environment with very little energy and low noise output. The drive system with eccentrics, pulldown rods, and hold down system which can be positioned as close as 1” from the knives allow for easy and expedient trimming of narrow strips. The RAPIDO metal shear is equipped with the CutLink control system, capable of queueing several programs, automatically shifting the machine from one step to the next. This already well-equipped machine also has a wide range of options including different back gauge and sheet handling systems.

RAPIDO 32 now also available with a new revolutionary back gauge, SSM (Speed-Sensitive Material). Perfect when cutting a lot of soft or scratch-sensitive material. There is no smarter, gentler or more efficient backgauge system for any volume. Read more under OPTIONS below.

  • Shear can cut all material qualities – mild steel from 28 gauge up to 13 gauge without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Fully mechanical, electrical, no use of oil – not hydraulic.
  • Drive system with eccentrics and pulldown rod connected to the upper blade beam. A long guide. Material is clamped between the table and the hold-down beam.
  • With the CutLink Control Panel, you are able to enter different cuts for each sheet into the program thus eliminating the hassle to adjust the back gauge for every cut.
  • The beam has a rubber piece to protect the material from getting marks on sensitive material.
  • Standard squaring arm and table extension for multiple sheets.
  • Different modes of cutting – single cuts, continuous cuts.
  • Sheet handling system called a return to sender will deliver the cutoff sheet to the front for easy accessibility.

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Model Working Length Material Thickness Speed Weight
  ” (mm) Steel Stainless Steel Aluminium Cuts/min lbs (kg)
RAPIDO 13 53” (1350mm) 10 ga (3.50mm) 14 ga (2.00mm) 0.196 “(5.00mm) 37 cuts/min 3,100 lbs   (1400kg)
RAPIDO 26 102”  (2550mm) 13 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.145 ” (3.75mm) 37 cuts/min 4,300 lbs   (1950kg)
RAPIDO 32 126”   (3100mm) 13 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.145 ” (3.75mm) 37 cuts/min 4,630 lbs   (2100kg)
  • Single or continuous stroke control
  • Double edged blades
  • LED cutting line light
  • Finger protection
  • CNC Backgauge
  • Squaring arm with 15″ (380mm) scale
  • Table extension with measuring lines
  • Spring loaded hold down beam
  • Activate the shear by the included foot pedal or button on the electrical cabinet.
  • Pneumatic sheet support including return plate(blanks to front side of shear)
  • 2 year warranty

The moveable material wagon is offered as an alternative to fixed return plate for return to sender option. Easily move cut material to another workstation with this option. Plus, it can be picked up with a forklift. Features include: lockable wheels and removable handle
Moveable material wagon option sheet metal shears - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The hold down is spring loaded and allows an operator to push the material up to 1.75” (45mm) to the shear edge. The hold down also acts as a finger protection from the shear blade. Optional pneumatic hold down is available for sensitive material.

Adjustable angle gauge with graduated scale.
Adjustable Angle Gauge on CIDAN Rapido

The RAPIDO shear comes standard with 15” (385mm) squaring arms on both sides. Longer squaring arms are available as an option. The table has scribed lines ena-bling the last or small cuts to be front gauged.
Squaring Arm with T Groove for CIDAN Rapido

(Speed – Sensitive Material) is the newly developed cut and stack system from CIDAN machinery that speeds up your guillotine shear and never leaves you with scratches or dents within your trim. Set backgauge dimension and number of cuts on the CutLink control. The sheet support is pulled back lightning fast and the cut material falls gently down onto the moveable material wagon where the sheets are stacked at a speed of up to 35 panels per minute. The material wagon can be loaded with up to 1760lb (800 kg). If your cut widths are up to 16.4” (410 mm) you can stack to a height of 3.54” (90 mm), with widths greater than 16.4” (410 mm), to a height of 1.57” (40 mm)

In combination with the CutLink control system you have a real cutting and stacking giant that can be programmed for ten different backgauge settings in the desired quantities, all with neat stacking on the material wagon.


  • Demo of the CIDAN RAPIDO 30 shear cutting stainless steel – Watch
  • One person working efficiently with flat sheet – Watch
  • RAPIDO with SSM in action! – Watch