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The Rapido

RAPIDO Sheet Metal Shear - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN RAPIDO 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 RAPIDO 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 28 gauge up to 13 gauge without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Manual system use the hand wheel to go from 0 to 800mm in just 5 cranks or rounds.
  • 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. Can cut all material qualities – mild steel from 28 gauge up to 13 gauge without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Standard squaring arm and table extension 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.

Rapido Specifications

  Model in /mm SS CS Aluminum Cuts per min Lbs/kg
RAPIDO 13 53” (1350mm) 10 ga (3.50mm) 14 ga (2.00mm) 0.196 “(5.00mm) 37 cuts/min 3,100 lbs  (1400kg)
RAPIDO 25 100”(2550mm) 13 ga(2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.157 ” (4.00mm) 37 cuts/min 4,300 lbs   (1950kg)
RAPIDO 30 122”   (3100mm) 13 ga (2.50mm) 16 ga (1.50mm) 0.157 ” (4.00mm) 37 cuts/min4 4,630 lbs   (2100kg)


The Evo

EVO metal shear - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The CIDAN EVO shear is the strongest in our line of mechanical guillotine shears. With the blade gap adjustment, sheet support, and table rails with t-groove as standard features, this machine comes well equipped with far more than just the “must-have’s”.

The blade gap adjustment makes it possible to always achieve the best cutting result, regardless of the material’s thickness. The sheet support follows the sheet down for the entire cutting operation, assisting with safety and more consistent cuts every time. The table rails with t-groove allows for quick and accurate adjustments, making it easier to meet the customer’s need in an expeditious manner.

Even though it’s our strongest shear, the EVO shear is still suitable for handling sensitive material with the wide variety of sheet handling equipment and pneumatic sheet support options available.

Evo Specifications

  Model in /mm SS CS Aluminum Cuts per min Lbs/kg
EVO 25 100” (2,550) 9 ga (4.00mm) 14 ga (2.25mm) 0.216” (5.50mm) 28 cuts/min 4,167 lbs (1890kg)
EVO 30 122” (3,100) 9 ga (4.00mm) 14 ga (2.25mm) 0.216” (5.50mm) 28 cuts/min 4,806 lbs (2280kg)
EVO 40 161” (4,100) 14 ga (2.50mm) 18 ga (1.25mm) 0.125” (3.00mm) 28 cuts/min 5,778 lbs (2670kg)