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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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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

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


  • Exact bends with high accuracy
  • Precise folding radius


With AGS back gauge, configure your back gauge table exactly according to your production needs. The base unit is U-shaped and spans over the length of the machine and has a depth of 61″/41.3″/61″ (1550/1050/1550 mm). Install additional modules to the right or left up to a total depth of 169″ (4300mm) and in the middle section add as well. Choose from straight, J, L, or U shaped configurations. AGS back gauge is equipped with ball screw, linear guides and servo motor for high precision.

Our back gauge system can be supplied with height adjustment. This is perfect for gauging reverse z-flanges on the back gauge. Height adjustable back gauge requires multifold execution and is controlled by ProLink.

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 18.5” 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
  • AGS 61” back gauge with 3 rows of gauging fingers


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  • XTAP - makes conical bending playfully easy!

  • Taper Gutter on FX32 with XSPACE and XTAP

Model Working length Folding capacity Opening height Outer dimensions Weight Motor
” (mm) Steel ga
Stainless steel ga
Aluminium ” (mm) Clamping beam ”
Length x Width x Height ” (mm) lbs (kgs) Clamping beam kW (hp) Folding beam kW (hp)
FX26 Combi 102″ (2600) 13 ga (2.5) 16ga (1.6) 0.146″ (3.7) 5.9″ (150) 144″ (3658) x 42″ (1055) x 77″ (1955) 7010 lbs (3180) 1.5kW (2) 2.2kW (3)
FX32 Combi 126″ (3200) 14 ga (2) 18ga (1.2) 0.125″ (3) 5.9″ (150) 168″ (4258) x 42″ (1055) x 77″ (1955) 8042 lbs (3648) 1.5kW (2) 2.2kW (3)
FX41 Combi 161″ (4100) 14ga (2) 18ga (1.2) 0.125″ (3) 5.9″ (150) 203″ (5158) 42″  (1055) x 77″ (1955) 9,775 lbs (4434) 1.5kW (2) 2.2kW (3)
  • 30° Straight Nose Bar
  • ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • SBG 61? backgauge with 3 rows of 14 gauging fingers
  • Segmented upper beam
  • 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 .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 deam drive-33 tons clamping pressure
  • Speed optimization-when folding beam comes down to 80 degrees, upper beam starts to come up
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty

CIDAN XSPACE gives you far greater freedom to design and fold your profiles. XSPACE is the folding beam with an indented angle below the folding point giving you extra space  around the tools. You can now easily make profiles that were previously difficult or impossible to fold and without risk of collisions. The 15 mm extra space below the folding beam rail allows you to fold trapezoid profiles, z-profiles and hat profiles. There is no need to “force” the material into the machine, ergonomics are improved and safety increased. You get higher precision with no effort. All the machine’s features function as normal. The XSPACE-beam is of course equipped with crowning for zero angle deviations for long profiles. All machines in the F-serie can be equipped with XSPACE and there are three different folding beam rails: 10, 12 and 25 mm. Enjoy greater freedom with extra space around the folding beam, XSPACE gives you all the space you need.

Control system ProLink W with 18.5″ touch screen on pendant arm and graphical programming.

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.

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 39.3″ (1000 mm), 59″ (1500 mm) and 118″ (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 .393″ (10mm) to .787″ (20mm).

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)

CIDAN FLEXIBLE is our new back gauge that is now available with angled gauge positioning for conical bending, XTAP. With a back gauge fitted with XTAP gauge, positions can be set automatically using the ProLink control system – perfect for fast and efficient production of cappings and other details without parallel sides or for profiles with easy and optimal overlap and no trimming. Just enter your values in the ProLink control system and your profiles will have perfect angles and results totally automatically! Faster, smarter and what is more, with higher quality all included!