CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear

LED cutting line light

LED cutting line light as standard on RAPIDO shear.  The LED lights allow operators to easily see the cut line of the shear enabling easier ability to cut tapered blanks.  The top of the hold-down bar has laser-cut viewing slots so that there is a clear line of sight for this unique feature.

Table extension

Motorized back gauge with CutLink control system comes standard for the RAPIDO series shear.  This feature takes improves production in sheet metal shops by moving away from slow manually operated back gauges, to faster, more precise, and efficient CNC programable systems.  The shear’s backgauge is ball screw driven, and comes standard in 29.5” (750 mm) depth with optional upgrade to 39.3” (1000 mm).


The CNC CUTLINK makes it easy to position your cut from 0-29.5” (0-700mm) in less than 4 seconds.

Create, Save and Load up to 50 Programs. Allows up to 99 different dimensions and 999 cuts per program.

Parts counter and pause function on sheet support raising after large width cut.

Conversion from metric to imperial inches is one button away.


CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is an electrical guillotine shear that works fully independent of oil or hydraulics and emphasizes our philosophy regarding the environment with very little energy and low noise output. The drive system with eccentrics, pulldown rods, and hold down system which can be positioned as close as 1” from the knives allow for easy and expedient trimming of narrow strips. The CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is equipped with the CutLink control system, capable of queueing several programs, automatically shifting the machine from one step to the next. This already well-equipped machine also has a wide range of options including different back gauge and sheet handling systems.

  • Shear can cut all material qualities – mild steel from 0,4 mm (28 gauge) up to 2,5 mm (13 gauge) without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Fully mechanical, electrical, no use of oil – not hydraulic.
  • Drive system with eccentrics and pulldown rod connected to the upper blade beam. A long guide. Material is clamped between the table and the hold down beam.
  • The beam has a rubber piece to protect the material from getting marks on sensitive material.
  • Standard squaring arm and table extension (option) for multiple sheets.
  • Different modes of cutting – single cuts, continuous cuts.
  • Sheet handling system called return to sender will deliver the cutoff sheet to the front for easy accessibility.
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  • RAPIDO with SSM in action!

Model Working Length Material Thickness Speed Weight
  ” (mm) Steel Stainless Steel Aluminium Cuts/min lbs (kg)
RAPIDO 13 53” (1350mm) 10 ga (3.50mm) 14 ga (2.00mm) 0.196 “(5.00mm) 35 cuts/min 3,100 lbs   (1400kg)
RAPIDO 26 100”  (2600mm) 13 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.157 ” (4.00mm) 35 cuts/min 4,300 lbs   (1950kg)
RAPIDO 32 126”   (3200mm) 13 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.157 ” (4.00mm) 35 cuts/min 4,630 lbs   (2100kg)
RAPIDO 41 161”   (4100mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 24 ga (0.60mm) 0.08 ” (2.20mm) 35 cuts/min 5,511 lbs   (2500kg)
  • Single or continuous stroke control
  • Double edged blades
  • CNC CutLink Back gauge
  • LED cutting line light
  • Table extension
  • Finger protection
  • Squaring arms on both sides, 380 mm with scale
  • Table with scored measuring lines
  • Spring loaded hold down beam
  • Button to start the cut at the electrical cabinet
  • Foot pedal to start cut
  • Pneumatic sheet support including return plate (blanks to front side of shear)
  • 2 year warranty

The moveable material wagon is offered as an alternative to fixed return plate for return to sender option. Easily move cut material to another workstation with this option. Plus, it can be picked up with a forklift. Features include: lockable wheels and removable handle.

  Pneumatic hold down beam, suitable for soft materials

Fixed protective device on the back of the machine, rear fixed or with lightguard

Squaringarm with or without T-groove and tilt stop. Available in lengths of 1000 mm and 2500 mm for RAPIDO.