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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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 K15 is equipped with manually adjusted crowning, however, other CIDAN folders are equipped with automatic crowning.


  • Exact bends with high accuracy
  • Precise folding radius

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.
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Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Machine Dimensions Weight
” (mm) Mild Steel
ga (mm)
Stainless Steel
ga (mm)
Aluminum ” (mm) Length Width Height lbs (kg)
F26 102″ (2,600mm) 15 ga (1.75mm) 19 ga (1.1mm) 0.102″ (2.6mm) 144″ (3,658mm) 61″ (1,545mm) 63″ (1,590mm) 6,834 lbs (3,100kg)
F32 126″ (3,200mm) 16 ga (1.5mm) 20 ga (0.9mm) 0.087″ (2.2mm) 168″ (4,258mm) 61″ (1,545mm) 63″ (1,590mm) 7,275 lbs (3,300kg)
F41 161″
22 ga
22 ga
203″ (5158mm) 61″ (1545mm) 63″ (1,590mm) 9,040 lbs


  • 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.

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

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).

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.

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

Folding beam rail 25 mm

Extra foot switch available 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.