Folding Machines

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CIDAN K15 POWER FOLDER

The CIDAN K15 automated metal folding machine is easy to program, fast to run, and folds flawlessly. Built in a sturdy, all-welded construction with cast iron legs, the K15 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 K15.

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
  • Two folding beam rails with width 7/10 mm (0.28″/0.39″) and 20 mm (0.79″) as standard
  • Fast, reliable, and user-friendly
  • Choose between two control systems, EasyLink or ProLink X, both with plenty of features
  • Multiple backgauge stops for both small and large parts across the bending length of the machine


K15 Series Specifications

Model Fold Lng
in /mm
Fold Cap
SS
Fold Cap CS Fold Cap Aluminum  Length Width Height Lbs/kg
K15-25 2.250″ (100mm) 15 ga (1.75mm) 19 ga  (1.10mm) 0.102″ (2.60mm) 130″ (3530mm) 63″ (1595mm) 63″ (1590mm) 4,521 lbs (2050kg)
K15-30 3,100″ (122mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 20 ga  (0.90mm) 0..090″ (2.20mm) 159″ (4030mm) 63″ (1595mm) 63″ (1590mm) 5,421 lbs (2370kg)



K25 SERIES

The CIDAN K25 power folder is the strongest metal folding machine of its kind. Equipped with cast iron side frames, 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 K25 power folder is one of the most versatile on the market. The optional Combi beam provides the ability to change tools in seconds while the ProLink X option 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.

  • Sturdy construction
  • Built for demanding conditions, 100% duty cycle
  • Same opening height regardless of tooling (Combi beam)
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Variety of options available for added flexibility
  • Generous space around the tools for increased flexibility



K25 Series Specifications

 ModelFold Lng 
in/mm
Fold Cap SSFold Cap
CS
Fold Cap
Aluminum
 LengthWidthHeightLbs/kg
25-25100″ (2550mm)13 ga (2.50mm)16 ga (1.60mm)0.146″ (3.70mm)145″ (3689mm)67″  (1694mm)71″ (1800mm)7,700 lbs
(3500kg)
K25-30122″ (3100mm)14 ga (2.00mm)18 ga
(1.20mm)
0.125″
(3.18mm)
165″
(4190mm)
67″
(1694mm)
 71″
(1800mm)
 8,100 lbs
(3685kg)
K25-40159″
(4050mm)
  14 ga
(2.00mm)
18 ga
(1.20mm)
  0.125″
(3.18mm)
   204″
(5180mm)
   67″
(1694mm)
   71″
(1800mm)
  9,680 lbs
(4400kg)



FORMA SERIES

The CIDAN FORMA power folder offers speedy production, easy ergonomics, strong construction, quick tool changes, and simplicity in programming. Reflecting decades of experience in technology and design, the FORMA metal folder is a “cross-over” capable of handling requirements from small series production to proper subcontracting.

Dual drive of the upper beam together with a new locking solution that holds the clamping creates high clamping pressure resulting in precise folding. Both rails and tools have a quick change and crowning is easily adjusted. The FORMA metal folder is equipped with Combi beam as standard and can be equipped with Multifold as an option.

  • Dual motors for the folding beam and upper beam
  • Same opening height regardless of tooling (Combi beam)
  • Generous space around the tools for increased flexibility
  • Make exact bends with a precise folding radius



Forma Series Specifications

 Model Fold Lng 
in/mm
Fold Cap SS Fold Cap
CS
Fold Cap
Aluminum
 Length Width Height Lbs/kg
FORMA 30 122″
(3100mm)
11 ga
(3.00mm)
14 ga
(1.90mm)
0.177″
(4.50mm)
161″
(4100mm)
71″
(1800mm)
73″
(1845mm)
9,920 lbs
(4500mm)
FORMA 40 161″
(4100mm)
12 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (.60mm) 0.146 (3.70mm) 201″
(5100mm)
71″
(1800mm)
73″
(1845mm)
11,905 lbs
(5400mm)



PROLINO SERIES

The CIDAN PROLINO metal folder is the perfect choice for industrial manufacturing. This dual drive, eccentric pull-down delivers 50 tons (55 US) of clamping pressure with ease.

With the crowning system, the PROLINO can fold complex profiles and large panels with a precise folding radius. The optional Combi beam provides high divided tooling and straight rail for greater flexibility and productivity. The PROLINO metal folder is a great complement to your forming department and the flow of your entire shop.

  • The combination of an eccentric pull down that drives the upper beam with 50 tons (55US) clamping pressure and dual drive for the folding beam makes the machine perfect for industrial manufacturing.
  • With the crowning system it is possible for this panel bender to make exact bends with high precision and a precise folding radius.
  • Optional Combi beam with high divided tooling and straight rail.
  • Can be prepared for high divided tools from 152 mm (5.9″) up to 254 mm (10″) height. Change of tool height does not require any machine change.



Prolina Series Specifications

 Model Fold Lng 
in/mm
Fold Cap SS Fold Cap
CS
Fold Cap
Aluminum
 Length Width Height Lbs/kg
PROLINO 25 102″
(2600mm)
7 ga
(4.50mm)
12 ga
(2.50mm)
0.264″
(6.70mm)
154″
(3900mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
15,774 lbs
(7170kg)
PROLINO 30 122″
(3100mm)
9 ga
(4.00mm)
12 ga
(2.50mm)
0.236
(6.00mm)
173″
(4400mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
17,160 lbs
(7886kg)
PROLINO 40 161″
(4100mm)
11 ga
(3.00mm)
14 ga
(1.90mm)
0.177″
(4.50mm)
213″
(5400mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
23,100 lbs
(10500kg)



PRO POWER FOLDER

The CIDAN PRO metal folder is our most versatile machine yet. From the integrated back gauge, allowing complex parts production from the folding side, to the Combi beam with its high divided tools and straight rail, the PRO takes many of our additional options and makes them standard. With its 100% duty cycle of forming 9-gauge at 122″, this fully upgraded metal folder makes it possible to replace two operators with one and still produce accurate parts up to four times faster than with a press brake.

  • Dual drive of clamping beam gives incredible speed and accuracy. The turbo drive also increases hemming capacity to 50 tons (55US).
  • Combi beam with high divided tools and straight rail in combination with segmented tools in the lower beam and folding beam can facilitate extremely complicated folding work.
  • Automatic folding beam crowning and automatic sheet thickness adjustment for precise folding.
  • With high speed and extreme accuracy of the back gauge, exact measuring is ensured and with turbo driven folding beam you will get the right folding angle every time.
  • Height adjustable back gauge table available.



Pro Power Series Specifications

 Model Fold Lng 
in/mm
Fold Cap SS Fold Cap
CS
Fold Cap
Aluminum
 Length Width Height Lbs/kg
PRO 25 102″
(2600mm)
7 ga
(4.50mm)
12 ga
(2.50mm)
0.264″
(6.70mm)
154″
(3900mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
15,774 lbs
(7170kg)
PRO 30 122″
(3100mm)
9 ga
(4.00mm)
12 ga
(2.50mm)
0.236
(6.00mm)
173″
(4400mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
17,160 lbs
(7886kg)
PRO 40 161″
(4100mm)
11 ga
(3.00mm)
14 ga
(1.90mm)
0.177″
(4.50mm)
213″
(5400mm)
100″
(2535mm)
83″
(2100mm)
23,100 lbs
(10500kg)



PRO Z POWER FOLDER

PRO Z power folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN PRO Z metal folder 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. Our newly-developed folding beam, automatic folding center and sheet thickness adjustment provides superior folding quality in all thicknesses without crowning. With auto-locking, tool changes can now be made even faster and the control system has been updated to the ProLink Z.

The PRO Z metal folder can also be 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.

  • Folds upwards and downwards, no need to flip the material.
  • 150 mm movement of folding beam, to move outside of material on folding side.
  • Tooling in two different shapes and three different heights; one shape suitable for folding side operation
  • Comes as standard with Combi upper beam, CNC controlled sheet thickness and folding center adjustment.
  • The folding beam can be used as front gauge up to 150 mm.
  • The PRO Z can be equipped with our Optimal Eccentric Drive OED (patent pending) for maximum clamping power regardless of tool height and sheet thickness.

The CIDAN PRO metal folder is our most versatile machine yet. From the integrated back gauge, allowing complex parts production from the folding side, to the Combi beam with its high divided tools and straight rail, the PRO takes many of our additional options and makes them standard. With its 100% duty cycle of forming 9-gauge at 122″, this fully upgraded metal folder makes it possible to replace two operators with one and still produce accurate parts up to four times faster than with a press brake.

  • Dual drive of clamping beam gives incredible speed and accuracy. The turbo drive also increases hemming capacity to 50 tons (55US).
  • Combi beam with high divided tools and straight rail in combination with segmented tools in the lower beam and folding beam can facilitate extremely complicated folding work.
  • Automatic folding beam crowning and automatic sheet thickness adjustment for precise folding.
  • With high speed and extreme accuracy of the back gauge, exact measuring is ensured and with turbo driven folding beam you will get the right folding angle every time.
  • Height adjustable back gauge table available.



Pro Z Power Series Specifications

 Model Fold Lng 
in/mm
Fold Cap SS Fold Cap
CS
Fold Cap
Aluminum
 Length Width Height Lbs/kg
PRO Z 30 126″
(3200mm)
9 ga
(4.00mm)
12 ga
(2.50mm)
0.236
(6.00mm)
185″
(4100mm)
141″
(3590mm)
83″
(2250mm)
26,124 lbs
(11850kg)
PRO Z 40 161″
(4100mm)
11 ga
(3.00mm)
14 ga
(1.90mm)
0.177″
(4.50mm)
224″
(5700mm)
141″
(3590mm)
89″
(2250mm)
30,820 lbs
(13980kg)



FORMA Z POWER FOLDER

FORMA Z Power Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The FORMA Z metal folder is the most flexible and diverse machine in our profile. Folding both up and down, this machine eliminates the need to flip material, providing time-efficient folding of complex parts using one operator. With the capacity to fold both directions while maintaining the ability for up acting front operation for small batch runs, this machine is proven to be the complete package for sheet metal shops. Tool changes can now be made even faster thanks to optional dual sided high divided tools on combi beam, automatic tool locking, as well as the new tool layout in the updated control system, Prolink X. A newly developed construction of the folding beam, automatic folding center, and sheet thickness adjustment provides superior folding quality in all thicknesses without requiring crowning.

  • CNC brake that folds upward and downward, no need to flip the material.
  • 150mm movement of folding beam, to move outside of material on folding side.
  • The Combi beam comes equipped with 8” (203mm) High Divided Tools and 30º straight rail with option to interchange for 4” (102mm) High Divided Tools!
  • Comes as standard with multifold tooling, CNC controlled sheet thickness and folding center adjustment.
  • The folding beam can be used as front gauge up to 150 mm.
  • Add vacuum grippers to make work lighter, more precise, and automated!

“Our strongest target was to create a full-package machine with all the eight necessary features an industrial folding machine should possess: one-of-a-unique-kind.”
—Stefan Frid, R&D head at CIDAN Machinery.



MEGAPRO POWER FOLDER

MegaPro Power Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN MEGAPRO metal folder is an extremely strong and sturdy folding machine. With its dual servo driven motors for both clamping and folding beams, it produces 60 tons (66 US) of clamping pressure. This metal folder is not just strong, it is incredibly intelligent, providing advanced CNC folder functions as standard features. The automatic adjustment for sheet thickness, folding center, and crowning along with the automatic tool locking-system makes the MEGAPRO the perfect brawn and brains machine for your shop.

  • Dual servo driven motors for both clamping and folding beams gives incredibly fast speed and accuracy. High clamping pressure of 60 tons (66US) for accurate forming.
  • CNC adjustment of folding center, sheet thickness and crowning.
  • The clamping beam opens as the folding beam returns so that they are positioned for the next step simultaneously.

Our most popular machines are known by many names; brake, bending machine, CNC bender, metal bender, metal folder, power bender. At CIDAN Machinery we call them folding machines. 

Folding machines from CIDAN Machinery is the best solution for companies who are looking for flexibility in their production and who have an environmentally friendly approach with the aim of cutting down on costs. 

A typical hydraulic folding machine usually uses up to 1300-2000 additional hours of electricity annually, just to keep the hydraulic unit running during one shift.
CIDAN Machinery´s folding machines only use power when operating which leads to reduced costs for electricity.

REASONS WHY CHOOSING A FOLDING MACHINE FROM CIDAN MACHINERY

• Fast start up time
• Fast setup
• Leaves no marking on polished, painted or sensitive material
• Low noise
• Larger parts can be processed by a single operator
• Superior ergonomics
• Blank inaccuracy is corrected on the first bend
• One set of universal tooling for life of machine
• Programming and operation by non-skilled operators
• Main part of material on back gauge during folding
• Less risk of collision with operator during folding

CIDAN folding machines are not using oil as they are electro mechanical machines. This makes them environmentally friendly and reduces the operating cost since there will be no yearly oil changes and thus less costs for maintenance.