CIDAN PRO Z folding machine

Built-in storage cabinets

Keep your tooling parts in one organized space and make tool changes even faster. Your tooling is just an arm’s length away with these built-in storage cabinets.


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 W guarantees that the back gauge table automatically adjusts and moves when you reach the next step in the sequence. Height adjustable back gauge requires multifold execution.


cidan height adjustable back gauge


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

Learn more about the Combi beam

pro z combi beam


Up/down bending & forming

With the Up-Down folding feature, this machine eliminates the need for an operator to flip materials with low energy consumption and noise level. Short cycle times, precision flange dimensions and angles, high levels of productivity and low costs per part guarantee a quick payback of the investment.

Our up/down folders with optional features make them the most flexible and unique machines in the market. Equip the PRO Z with vacuum tables to help create more automation in your forming department.

Advantages of up/down bending & forming

  • No part flipping required
  • Fast folding sequences of complex details with one operator
  • Maximum flexibility with automatic tool locking

PRO Z up down sheet metal folder folding beam lower position - CIDAN Machinery Americas

PRO Z up down sheet metal folder folding beam upper position - CIDAN Machinery Americas


Optimal Eccentric Drive OED (patent pending)

Our optimal eccentric drive of the clamping beam concept gives the best possible opening and closing speeds, eliminates wear, and creates a very high clamping pressure — a great advantage when hemming.

Advantages of the OED

  • High clamping pressure
  • Low maintenance
  • No oil
  • Low noise

Optimal Eccentric Drive - CIDAN Machinery Americas

CIDAN PRO Z folding machine sits at the top of its class in folding complex profiles and heavy material. Folding both up and down, this machine eliminates the need for an operator to flip their material, providing time-efficient folding of complex parts for just one operator. With auto-locking, integrated tool storage and a new tool layout in the updated ProLink W, tool changes can now be made even faster. Our proven folding beam construction along with automatic crowning and setting of bending center as well as sheet thickness provides superior folding quality in all thicknesses. The CIDAN PRO Z folding machine is also equipped with our eccentric OED, which provides the same high clamping pressure and capacity regardless of the selected tool height while maintaining maximum opening height. While designing the new PRO Z metal folder, our engineers utilized the ability to fold in both directions and a wide range of movement to achieve the three priorities CIDAN has been known for, safety, speed, and flexibility.

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  • Tool changing on a Z machine

  • Double the capacity!

  • Vacuum grippers in the back gauge!

Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Opening height Outer Dimensions Weight Motors
  mm (“)  Steel* mm (ga) Stainless** mm (ga) Aluminum*** mm (“) Clamping beam
mm (“)
Length x Width x Height mm (“) kg (lbs) Clamping
kW (hp)
Folding beam
kW (hp)
PRO Z 32 3200 (126) 4 (9) 2.5 (12) 6 (0.236) 254 (10) 5280 (208) x 2863 (113) x 2250 (89) 12500 (27.557) 2×3.8 (2×5.1 2×9.5 (2×12.9)
PRO Z 41 4100 (161) 3 (11) 1.9 (14) 4.5 (0.177) 254 (10) 6180 (243) x 2863 (113) x 2250 (89)  13700 (30.203) 2×3.8 (2×5.1 2×9.5 (2×12.9)

Tensile strength *at 400 N/mm2–58000 lbf/in2 (psi) – **at 600 N/mm2–87000 lbf/in2 (psi) – ***at 200 N/mm2–29000 lbf/in2 (psi)

  • Optimal Eccentric Drive for maximum clamping pressure and capacity regardless of tool height and sheet thickness.
  • CNC controlled crowning of folding beam
  • Combi beam with two programmable tool positions, one straight rail and one high divided box tool
  • Control System ProLink W with 21.5″ touch widescreen and graphic programming
  • CNC controlled sheet thickness and folding center
  • Automatic lock of high divided and folding beam tools
  • Enclosure with integrated tool storage on one side and roof
  • LED light on 2 sides
  • Light curtain on the gauging side
  • Floor scanner on folding beam side
  • Multifold execution lower beam
  • Safety

Motorized back gauge AGS with ball transfers. 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.

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.


cidan height adjustable back gauge

The optional feature of adding a suction cup system to the AGS back gauge takes your machine one step closer to automation. The suction cup system can work with a variety of materials to automate the load, bend sequence advancement, and also unloading of material. This in conjunction of the ergonomic advantages of up/down forming will correlate into safer and more efficient part output.

Automatic lubrication in lieu of standard grease fittings. Automatic lubrication is suitable together with robot solution or around the clock operation.

High divided tool for upper beam available in two different shapes and with clearance of 276 mm (10.85″) with matching lower beam tooling. Designing custom tooling is a common practice to achieve custom shapes for specific workspace flexibility and applications. We offer high divivded tooling in three different material qualities.

pro high divided tools

Divided folding beam tool, 10 mm, 15 mm or 30 mm. We offer divided folding beam in three different material qualities.

Includes extra foot pedal and key switch to be able to safely work from the folding side.

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

6 outpus for ProLink W.

Prepared for robot. With robot you get a fully automatic production unit.

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.

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

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