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

See how easy you can draw a profile in ProLink W, click here.

Quick change tooling and adjustable crowning

Quick change tooling and adjustable crowning

Advantages of quick change tooling and adjustable crowning

  • Exact bends with high accuracy
  • Precise folding radius

See how easy you can adjust the crowning, click here.


CIDAN Sheet Metal Folder Crowning

Back gauge FLEXIBLE

The back gauge FLEXIBLE system is very strong, flexible and gentle to your sheet metal. The back gauge is equipped with dual servo motors, ball screws and linear guides for maximum precision. You can use various extensions to design a table in L, J, T or U form to suit your needs.

CIDAN FS folding machines are phenomenal combinations of raw strength and flexibility. With powerful motors that fold with fantastic precision and to exact measurements this machine can do a lot more than just bend. Together with the ProLink W control system and frequency control of the machine’s movements you have everything you need for contract manufacturing with high quality and productivity. CIDAN FS folding machines are true workhorsees with a whole lot of benefits.

  • Crowning adjustment as standard always gives the perfect folding result
  • Two folding beam rails with width 7/10 mm (0.275″/0.394″) and 20 mm (0.787″) as standard
  • Fast, reliable, and user-friendly
  • Choose between two control systems, EasyLink or ProLink W, both with plenty of features
  • Multiple backgauge stops for both small and large parts across the bending length of the machine (Click here to read more about our back gauges.)
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  • Advantages with rotating Combi beam! (FX Series)

  • See the easy to use control system ProLink W.

  • How to adjust the crowning.

  • It is easy to change the folding beam rail!

  • How to adjust sheet thickness.

  • Discover our extremely small gauge measure!

  • Easy reposition of tools with our fast locking system. (FX Series)

  • FS with robot!

Model Working lenght Folding capacity Opening height Outer dimensions Weight Motor
mm (“) Steel mm (ga) Stainless steel mm (ga) Aluminium mm (“) Clamping beam mm (“) Lenght x Width x Height mm (“) kg (lbs) Clamping beam kW (hp) Folding beam kW (hp)
FS26 2600 (102) 2.5 (13) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.146) 150 (5.9) 3645 (144) x 2040 (80) x 1970 (78) 3400 (7495) 1.5 (2) 1.5 (2)
FS32 3200 (126) 2 (14) 1.2 (18) 3 (0.125) 150 (5.9) 4195 (165) x 2040 (80) x 1970 (78) 3750 (8267) 1.5 (2) 1.5 (2)
FS41 4100 (161) 2 (14) 1.2 (18) 3 (0.125) 150 (5.9) 5145 (204) x 2040 (80) x 1970 (78) 4820 (10626) 1.5 (2) 1.5 (2)
  • 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 20 mm (.787″) with quick change tooling
  • Adjustable crowning of folding beam rail
  • Manual sheet thickness adjustment (0-50 mm)
  • Foot pedal

6 outputs for ProLink.

ProLink control system is available as an option and we offer three alternatives. One 15.5″ screen mounted on rotatable pillar with graphic programming.  ProLink W is also available with 18.5″ or 21.5″ touch screen on a pendant arm. Incl. increased speed of the folding beam movement +12% (frequency controlled, 2,2 kW motor)


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.

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

hardened tooling option - sheet metal folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

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.

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

Straight rail and segmented box tools with 0.75 mm radius (surface hardened).

Segmented Radius Rail (R = 1.5 mm)

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.

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.


Ball transfers on the back gauge assist with the positioning of larger, heavier parts and reduce the risk of scratching the material. (Standard on FLEXIBLE and option for EGS.)

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.

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

Solid Iron Fingers Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Extra foot pedal available for rear operation.

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

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