Futura 30 Combi

CIDAN folding machine FUTURA has a revolutionary construction and modern design. Our decades of experience are reflected in both the technology and design. FUTURA is efficient at folding a wide array of parts with high demand on precision and rapid adjustments to small lot sizes or single part production. FUTURA is incredibly flexible in its design and is adapted for production of complex parts with high precision and productivity.

  • The combination of an eccentric that drives the clamping beam with 30 tons (33US) clamping pressure and dual motors for the folding beam makes FUTURA the perfect machine for industrial manufacturing.
  • FUTURA is prepared for box tools from 125 mm (4.9") up to 200 mm (7.9") height. Change of tool height does not require any machine change.
  • FUTURA may also be provided with the Multifold tooling system, i.e. with divided tools in lower and folding beams.
  • The Multifold system can be combined with a height adjustable back gauge perfect for gauging reverse Z flanges on the back gauge. In this way all 3 beams will hold divided tooling, making it possible to fold very complicated profiles.
  • The clamping beam opens as the folding beam returns so that they are positioned for the next step simultaneously.
Foldning length: 3100 mm
Folding capacity steel: 2 mm
Folding capacity stainless: 1.2 mm
Folding capacity aluminium: 3 mm


  • Control System ProLink control, with touch screen and graphic programming
  • Automatic adjustment of sheet thickness 0-4.0 mm (0-.157") manually 4-20 mm (.157"-.787")
  • Lower beam rail
  • Folding beam rail 10 mm (.394”) and 20 mm (.787”) with quick change tooling
  • Combi clamping beam with straight rail 30° exclusive high divided tools
  • Adjustable crowning of folding beam rail
  • Frequency/servo driven motors for both clamping and folding beams for variable folding speed
  • Continuous cooling of the motor for the upper beam
  • Foot pedal


  • Motorized back gauge with ball transfers as standard
  • Solid back gauge fingers (min. dimension 6 mm)(.236")
  • Squaring arm
  • Height adjustable back gauge (0-45 mm/1.77”) requires Multifold
  • Multifold tooling execution with divided lower beam rail and folding beam rails 10 mm (394”) and 20 mm (787”)
  • High divided tools 125, 150 or 200 mm height with quick change and C-shape tools with height 125 or 150 mm radius = 1.0 mm
  • Straight rail and box tooling with 0.75 mm radius kit (hardened)
  • Round straight rail (R=2.5 and 4.0 mm)
  • Folding beam rails 7, 15 and 30 mm (.275", .591", 1.181")
  • Hardened rails and tools, (undivided HRC 45, divided HRC 55)
  • Automatic lubrication
  • Automatic stop of folding beam on collision with operator
  • Moveable foot switch on rail
  • Laser scanner at folding side of machine
  • Extra foot pedal with key switch
  • Moveable tool cart for divided tools
  • Off line program for ProLink

Basic machine

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Control system
Automatic stop of folding beam on collision with operator
Box tooling
Back gauges
Extension, Right side (850 mm width)
Extension, intermediate (1400 mm width)
Extension, Left side (850 mm width)
Pneumatic valve unit for extensions
Squaring arm right side, AGS
Squaring arm left side, AGS
Extra gauging rails