CIDAN FORMA Power Folder

FORMA Power Folder - CIDAN Machinery
Combi Beam Tool Changer

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

ProLink Control System

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

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 - CIDAN Machinery Americas

AGS Accurate Gauging System - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Multifold Tooling

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

The CIDAN FORMA power folder offers speedy production, easy ergonomics, strong construction, quick tool changes, and simplicity in programming. Reflecting decades of experience in technology and design, the FORMA metal folder is a “cross-over” capable of handling requirements from small series production to proper subcontracting.

The FORMA Metal Folder

Dual drive of the upper beam together with a new locking solution that holds the clamping creates high clamping pressure resulting in precise folding. Both rails and tools have a quick change and crowning is easily adjusted. The CIDAN FORMA Power Folder metal folder is equipped with Combi beam as standard and can be equipped with Multifold as an option.

  • Dual motors for the folding beam and upper beam
  • Same opening height regardless of tooling (Combi beam)
  • Generous space around the tools for increased flexibility
  • Make exact bends with a precise folding radius

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Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Machine Dimensions Weight
  ” (mm) Mild Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum Length Width Height lbs (kg)
FORMA 30 122″
11 ga
14 ga
9,920 lbs
FORMA 40 161″
12 ga
16 ga
 11,905 lbs
  • 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″ equipped 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

Box tooling 5.9″ (150mm), and 6.9″ (200mm) in height
Box Tooling Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

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

Divided tooling for maximum flexibility in every situation! With multifold, the lower beam and folding beam tools are segmented. 
Multifold Tooling Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Our robust back gauge systems AGS and SBG can be supplied with height adjustment as an option. This is perfect for gauging reverse z-flanges on the back gauge. Height adjustable back gauge requires multifold execution.

Height adjustable back gauge adjustment ranges from 0-1.57″.

height adjustable back gauge - 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.
Safety Bumper Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

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

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

Extra foot switch available for rear operation.
Extra Footswitch Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

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