CIDAN FORMA Folding machine

Combi Beam Tool Changer

Combi Beam Tool Changer

The  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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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

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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 guarantees that the back gauge table automatically adjusts and moves when you reach the next step in the sequence.


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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

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

Dual drive of the upper beam together with a proven 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 folding machine 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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  • FORMA Multifold folding a coping quick and easy!

  • Discover the benefits with collapsable corner tools!

Model Folding length Max. Folding capacity Opening height* Dimensions Weight Motors
mm (“) Mild steel mm (ga) Stainless mm (ga) Aluminium mm (“) Clamping beam* mm (“) Lenght x Width x Height mm (“) kg (lbs) Clamping beam kW (hp) Folding beam kW (hp)
FORMA 32 3200 (126) 3 (11) 1.9 (14) 4.5 (0.177) 195 (7.7)* 4350 (171) x 2340 (92) x 1980 (78) 4900 (10802) 2 x 1.1
(2 x 1.5)
2 x 1.5
(2 x 2)
FORMA 32 Multifold 3200 (126) 3 (11) 1.9 (14) 4.5 (0.177) 195 (7.7)* 4350 (171) x 2340 (92) x 1980 (78) 4900 (10802) 2 x 1.1
(2 x 1.5)
2 x 1.5
(2 x 2)
FORMA 41 4100 (161) 2.5 (12) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.146) 195 (7.7)* 5365 (211) x 2340 (92) x 1980 (78) 5900 (13007) 2 x 1.1
(2 x 1.5)
2 x 1.5
(2 x 2)
FORMA 41 Multifold 4100 (161) 2.5 (12) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.146) 195 (7.7)* 5365 (211) x 2340 (92) x 1980 (78) 5900 (13007) 2 x 1.1
(2 x 1.5)
2 x 1.5
(2 x 2)

*Valid for 125 mm high box tooling.

  • Control System ProLink W control, with 18.5″ touch screen and graphic programming
  • Automatic adjustment of sheet thickness 0-4.0 mm (0-.157″) manually 4-20 mm (.157″-.787″)
  • Adjustable crowning of folding beam rail
  • Combi clamping beam with divided straight rail and high divided tools
  • Frequency/servo driven motors for both clamping and folding beams, for variable folding speed
  • Continuous cooling of the motor for the upper beam
  • Adjustable clamping pressure
  • Foot pedal

High divided tools 125, 150 or 200 mm high with quick lock system.

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Divided straight rail 30°.

We offer numerous folding beam widths, 7, 10, 15, 20 and 30 mm, with quick lock system.

Lower beam, also available as divided for Multifold feature.

Radius rail (R=2,5 or 4 mm).

Straight rail and high divided tools with raduis 1.0 mm (hardened).

125 or 150 mm high divided C-shaped tools. With C-shaped tools you can fold deeper profiles than with standard tools or straight rail.

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Hardened tooling for 100% stainless application (HRC 45 for solid tools, HRC 55 for divided tools).

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Divided tooling for maximum flexibility in every situation! With Multifold, the lower beam and folding beam tools are segmented.

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Motorized back gauge AGS. Motorized back gauge AGS. With our customers seeking more customized and flexible back gauges our latest system is our most innovative and flexible so far. With the AGS back gauge you can design your back gauge exactly to your needs. The base unit spans over the length of the machine and has a depth of 1550/1050/1550 mm (61/41.3/61″). Then you can install additional modules to the right or left up to a total depth of 4300 mm (169″) and add in the middle section as well. You choose if you want your back gauge straight or shaped as a J, L or U. Should your needs change, you can with reasonable effort expand your back gauge by adding modules afterwards. AGS back gauge is equipped with ball screw, linear guides and servo motor for highest precision and repeatability. The back gauge speed enables the productivity to increase and at the same time, decreases the costs of your forming operation. Front stop units are made of spring steel as standard, solid front stop units are optional. The stop units can be dropped down automatically in every program row, which prevents any collision with the stop units when the sheet needs to be rotated. Click here to read more about our back gauges.

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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. Click here to read more about our back gauges.

Our robust back gauge system AGS 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.

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Ball transfers on the back gauge assist with the positioning of larger, heavier parts and reduce the risk of scratching the material.

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Turnable, solid front fingers on back gauge.

Package of two rails on folding beam, two arms with removeable spring tilting-stops.

Makes positioning of large and narrow parts easier. Available in two lengths, 1500 mm and 3000 mm for left and/or right hand side.

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Extra foot pedal with key switch for rear operation.

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.

The safety light on the folding side increases the security when operating the machine from the back gauge side. The safety light prohibits any person to enter the working area where a collision with the folding beam is possible.

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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.

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Add the optional safety bumper for a safer working environment.

21.5 “widescreen instead of 18.5” to ProLink W.


With the offline-software option on ProLink W, programming can be completed in the office away from the machine.

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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.

6 outputs for ProLink.

Custom tooling is available for applications requiring large radius work, more workspace clearance, etc.

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AutoPOL – 3D import to ProLink. We work together with the software developer AutoPOL and we have now taken a stride forward and upgraded the possibilities for file import for even easier integration of the machine in your daily work. Read more

Screens with ProLink cad drawings