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
  • 18.5″ touchscreen
  • Machine to profile interfacing
  • Remote offline programming
  • Adjustable and flexible touch screen

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Quick change tooling and 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 K15 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

folding-beam-crowning-and-bayonet-tooling - CIDAN Machinery Americas


The CIDAN FS Series metal folding machine is easy to program, fast to run, and folds flawlessly. Built in a sturdy, all-welded construction, the FS Series metal folder is made for continuous running under the most demanding conditions. If you’re looking for a reliable machine adapted for folding all types of thinner materials, look no further than the FS Series.


The eccentric is finely-tuned to minimize wear and maximize the transfer of momentum. This results in best-possible clamping pressure and eliminates lag time in the process – saving power, time, and money.

  • Crowning adjustment as standard always gives the perfect folding result and fastest setup for thicker material as well as radius work
  • Two folding beam rails with 3 widths of 7/10 mm (0.28″/0.39″) and 20 mm (0.79″) as standard
  • Prolink W control with 18.5” touch screen and graphics programming
  • Solid lower beam to eliminate dimples when hemming aluminum, zinc or copper
  • Backgauge with two rows of gauging fingers has multiple gauge stops that will all drop down when needing to rotate the part on the back gauge table
  • Automatic material adjustment via the Prolink W control

Model Folding Length Folding Capacity Machine Dimensions Weight
” (mm) Mild Steel
ga (mm)
Stainless Steel
ga (mm)
” (mm)
Length Width Height lbs (kg)
FS26 102″ (2,600mm) 13 ga (2.5mm) 16 ga  (1.6mm) 0.146″ (3.7mm) 144″ (3,645mm) 80″ (2,040mm) 78″ (1,970mm) 7,495 lbs (3,400kg)
FS32 126″ (3,200mm) 14 ga (2mm) 18 ga  (1.2mm) 0.125″ (3mm) 165″ (4,195mm) 80″ (2,040mm) 78″ (1,970mm) 8,267 lbs (3,750kg)
FS41 161″ (4,100mm) 14 ga (2mm) 18 ga  (1.2mm) 0.125″ (3mm) 204″(5,145mm) 80″ (2,040mm) 78″ (1,970mm) 10,626 lbs (4,820kg)
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • 40″ backgauge with 3 rows of 14 gauging fingers
  • Folding beam rails .275″ (7mm), .396″(10mm) and .787″ (20mm) equiped 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
  • Speed optimization-when folding beam comes down to 80 degrees, upper beam starts to come up
  • Solid lower beam, so when hemming you will not leave dimples on the part
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty

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

hardened tooling option - sheet metal folder - CIDAN Machinery Group

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

PROLINK W Offline Software - CIDAN Machinery Group

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 Group

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.

movable foot switch on the FS series - CIDAN Machinery Group

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

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

Extra foot switch available for rear operation.

Extra Foot Switch on the FS Series - CIDAN Machinery Group

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.