Cidan F

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

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Adjustable crowning

Adjustable crowning

Cidan F is equipped with adjustable crowning for perfect folding result regardless of material thickness and width.

CIDAN Sheet Metal Folder Crowning

CIDAN F folding machine is fast, user-friendly and reliable. The new construction is robust with welded sides, extra strong lower beam and clamping beam. The generous 150 mm opening height and the generous beam openings allow greater flexibility.

The folding beam comes in three different widths, offering the best result for any profile and material, with keyholes for fast changes. The strong but compact folding beam makes the operator’s work easy and the entire process is speeded up as the clamping beam opens before the folding beam is back in place.

Choose a CIDAN F folding machine and you choose work of joy and productivity in a perfect combination.

  • Fast, user-friendly and reliable.
  • Adjustable crowning for perfect folding results regardless of length and material thickness.
  • Two folding beam rails as standard, 7/10 mm and 15 mm.
  • 10–16 gauging rails depending on back gauge type and working length. Click here to read more about our back gauges.
  • Choose between two different control systems: Easy Link or ProLink W.
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Model Folding length Folding capacity Opening height Outer dimensions Weight Motor
mm (ga)
Stainless steel
mm (ga)
mm (“)
Clamping beam
mm (“)
x Width
x Height
mm (“)
Clamping beam
kW (hp)
Folding beam
F26 2600
3658 (144) x
1545 (61) x
1590 (63)
0.75 (1) 1.5 (2)
F32 3200
4258 (168) x
1545 (61) x
1590 (63)
0.75 (1) 1.5 (2)
F41 4100
5158 (203) x
1545 (61) x
1590 (63)
1.0 (1.35) 2.2 (3)
  • Control system EasyLink, with touch screen for input and storage of folding operations
  • Clamping beam with divided straight rail 30°
  • Lower beam rail
  • Double sided folding beam rail 7/10 mm (.275″/.394″), with quick change tooling
  • Folding beam rail 15 mm (.59″), with quick change tooling
  • Adjustable crowning of folding beam rail
  • Foot pedal

Control system ProLink W comes as standard with a rotating 15.5″ touch screen, as option there is a 18.5″ or 21.5″ touch screen on a pendant arm available.

Control system ProLink W with 21.5″ touch screen on pendant arm and graphical programming.

This back gauge is just as the name indicates, flexible, and expandable up to 4200 mm working depth via modules. The base unit has a depth of 1550 mm. The modules then make it possible to change a standard FLEXIBLE to an L-, J-, T- or U-shaped format from scratch or as needed. The modular system enables a variety of combinations of back gauge tables, so today a tailored back gauge is quite possible. The back gauge is equipped with dual servo motors, ball screws and linear guides for maximum precision. All positions will be exactly the same, time after time. FLEXIBLE back gauge are supplied as standard with 12, 14 or 16 gauging rails, depending on the length of the machine. The back gauge speed enables the productivity to increase and at the same time, decreases the costs of your forming operation. The front stop units are made of spring steel as standard. The stop units can be dropped down automatically in every program row, which prevents any collision with the stop units when the sheets needs to be rotated. Click here to read more about our back gauges.

The EGS back gauge is a cost effective back gauge without the customization capabilities of the AGS system. Designed specifically for the F  and FS, the EGS-25 is equipped with 10×2 stop units, EGS-30 with 12×2 stops units and EGS-40 has 14×2 stop units. First row stop units are made of spring steel as standard. The back gauge has one servo motor and belt drives on both sides and it takes less than two seconds to get an exact position between 2 and 1020 mm (.080″–40.2″). All the stop units can drop down automatically to avoid collision when the material needs to be rotated on the table, (ball transfers are available as option). Click here to read more about our back gauges.

Steel ball transfers in the back gauge table for easier moving and positioning of larger sheets, and at the same time minimizes the risk of scratches to the material. (Standard on FLEXIBLE and option for EGS.)

Brushes on the back gauge are ideal when positioning sheets of sensitive material such as aluminum and stain less steel. (Option for FLEXIBLE).


Turnable, solid front fingers in spring steel on back gauge.

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.

Extra foot switch available for rear operation.

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

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.

Radius rail (R=2,0 or 2,5 mm)

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

hardened tooling option - sheet metal folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Folding beam rail 25 mm

The shear is installed on the upper beam and is easy to mantle and dismantle. This is how it works: You program the control system how wide strip/strips you would like to shear off. Then you load the flat sheet on the back gauge that pushes it out to the right position and you clamp the sheet. You push the roller shear sideways shearing the strip off. After a few quick hits on the pedal the sheet is moved out to the next position, clamped and ready for roller shearing or folding.