CIDAN FX COMBI FOLDING MACHINE

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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
  • Available in three different sizes
  • Machine to profile interfacing
  • Remote offline programming
  • Adjustable and flexible touch screen

Learn more about ProLink

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

Learn more about the Combi beam

QUICK CHANGE TOOLING & ADJUSTABLE CROWNING

Crowning is an important feature to make a perfectly folded part which is why all CIDAN power folders are equipped with adjustable crowning. Whether the material is thick or thin, short or long, soft or hard, needs to be folded in the middle or the side of the machine, the results are always straight and precise. The FX Combi is equipped with manually adjusted crowning, however, other CIDAN folders are equipped with automatic crowning.

ADVANTAGES OF QUICK CHANGE TOOLING AND ADJUSTABLE CROWNING

  • Exact bends with high accuracy
  • Precise folding radius

Motorized back gauge FLEXIBLE

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.

The CIDAN FX Combi Series power folder is the strongest metal folding machine of its kind. Equipped with welded side frames for strong stability, twin drive folding and upper beams, and eccentric clamping, this reliable and efficient workhorse offers trouble-free operation and a very low cost of maintenance. The user-friendly control systems allow for easy programming regardless of the user’s experience level.

With a wide variety of customization options available, the CIDAN FX Combi Series power folder is one of the most versatile on the market. CIDAN is the original inventor of the world acclaimed Combi beam that provides the ability to change tools in seconds while the ProLink W comes with a more powerful motor and higher gearing. These options will separate you from the other shops by giving you more flexibility and faster job turn-over.

  • Built for demanding conditions, 100% duty cycle
  • Same opening height regardless of tooling (Combi beam)
  • Versatile and flexible
  • ProLink W control with 15.5” touch screen and graphics programming
  • Solid lower beam to eliminate dimples when hemming aluminum, zinc or copper
  • Variety of options available for added flexibility
  • Generous space around the tools for increased flexibility
  • Automatic material adjustment via the Prolink W control
  • Back gauge EGS or FLEXIBLE (Click here to read more about our back gauges.)

 

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Specifications
Model Working length Folding capacity Opening height Outer dimensions Weight Motor
mm Steel mm Stainless steel
mm
Aluminium  mm Clamping beam mm Length x Width x Height mm kg Clamping beam kW Folding beam kW
FX26 Combi 2600 2.5 1.6 3.7 150 3658 x 2160 x 1700 3600 1.5 kW 1.5 kW
FX32 Combi 3200 2 1.2 3 150 4258 x 2160 x 1700 3785 1.5 kW 1.5 kW
FX41 Combi 4100 2 1.2 3 150 5158 x 2160 x 1700 4500 1.5 kW 2.2 kW
  • 30° Straight rail
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • Segmented straight rail
  • The standard Combi beam offers flexibility like no other tooling system. With a simple rotation of the upper beam, switch between the straight rail and box tooling in a matter of seconds. Form a larger variety of parts with little or no tool changing
  • Folding beam rails 7 mm, 10 mm and 20 mm 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 beam drive-33 tons clamping pressure
  • Speed optimization-when folding beam comes down to 80 degrees, upper beam starts to come up

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 pendant arm available. Increased speed of the bend 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 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, 1500 mm and 3000 mm for left and/or right hand side.

Squaring Arm Option - Sheet Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

We offer numerous folding beam widths of from 10 mm to 20 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.

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

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 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.

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

Extra foot pedal available for rear operation.

Segmented Radius Rail (R = 1.5 mm)

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

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