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ChannelBender Series ®
The most complete line of cutting-edge
channel letter fabrication solutions.
Full-featured entry-level channel letter bending machine that delivers the best combination of value and performance in the sign industry. The EX is part of the Trade Up A Notch program. In addition to its highly accurate letter-forming capabilities, the EX offers a guaranteed trade-in value up front. This allows you to begin planning your future growth and expansion today, not years down the road.
The EX model is SDS Automation’s lowest cost, complete solution for manufacturing both front-lit and halo-lit channel letters from all commonly used material heights and thicknesses.
The flagship letter bending machine in SDS Automation’s ChannelBender Series. The SXP is by far, the most advanced channel letter machine available to the sign making industry. This machine can form traditional face-lit or halo-lit channel letters of nearly any height and anywhere from 1” to 8” deep.
The SXP can also process specialty materials like our Trimless LetterForm, LiquiForm, polished stainless, polished brass and even mild steel. Just imagine having the capability to automatically form letters as small as 3” tall and serifs as small as 3/16”. No other machine in the industry even comes close.
ChannelSander, ChannelStitcher, and ChannelTrimmer complete the ChannelBender Series lineup. All three support machines are compatible with letter benders from SDS Automation as well as nearly any other channel letter machines on the market. These support machines are essential building blocks for achieving maximum efficiency and productivity in your channel letter operations.
This equipment will integrate cohesively into your manufacturing process to further reduce labor costs, improve efficiency, and will ultimately increase your profit margins. ChannelSander, ChannelStitcher, and ChannelTrimmer are the key to delivering higher-quality projects faster and more economically.
We offer the most accurate
channel letter benders available.
Accuracy from your channel letter bender means you do not have to spend valuable labor time to bend the channel into its final shape.
The complete ChannelBender Lineup:
ChannelBender EX is a full-featured entry-level channel letter bending machine that delivers the best combination of value and performance in the sign industry. The EX is part of the Trade Up A Notch program. In addition to its highly accurate letter-forming capabilities, the EX offers a guaranteed trade-in value upfront. This allows you to begin planning your future growth and expansion today, not years down the road.
The flagship of the industry, the SXP is the most accurate and versatile machine available anywhere. It offers the features you need to always say yes to your customers.
The SX’s unique broaching feature produces crisper, sharper bends and intricate shapes previously thought impossible to automate. In addition to aluminum, brass, and stainless material, the ChannelBender SX can process LetterForm, our proprietary aluminum return material, for the production of Trimless channel letters.
ChannelBender R/T is a specialized system dedicated exclusively to forming high-end fabricated, halo-lit or Trimless® letters without a flange. The R/T can process brushed or polished stainless steel, polished brass, aluminum, mild steel and even copper. This bender can form letters from strips or coil and can process material heights from1″ to 5″ in height and .025” to .063” in thickness
The XD from SDS Automation is proving to the signmaking industry, yet again, that innovation can solve many fabricating challenges by automating channel letter fabrication using .080″ aluminum. It can bend .080″ aluminum and can produce flanged and reverse letters in coil ranging from 1.5″ to 8.5″ in height. It can also bend .032″, .040″ and .063″ thick aluminum.
Our line of support machines make you even more productive.
ChannelSander, ChannelStitcher and ChannelTrimmer round out the ChannelBender Series lineup and are compatible, not only with letter benders from SDS Automation, they are compatible with nearly any channel letter machine on the market. Our three support machines are essential building blocks for achieving maximum efficiency and productivity in your channel letter operations. These machines integrate cohesively into your manufacturing process to further reduce labor costs, improve efficiency and ultimately increase profit margins. ChannelSander, ChannelStitcher and ChannelTrimmer are key elements for delivering projects faster and more economically.
ChannelTrimmer is lightning fast, compact and easy to use. This trim cap processing solution processes most conventional trim cap materials with speed and accuracy that will dramatically increase efficiency and output. One ChannelTrimmer is capable of producing enough finished trim cap to support as many as six channel letter bending machines. Just imagine, this one, simple, easy to use machine can produce trim cap for as many as 600 letters per day!
ChannelStitcher provides the strongest, fastest, most inexpensive method available for fastening channel letter backs to the flange of your front-lit letters. Bring the speed, strength and economic efficiency of an automatic fastening system to your channel letter assembly operations and achieve substantial, immediate reductions in labor and material costs with the addition of a ChannelStitcher from SDS Automation.
ChannelSander reduces production time and slashes labor costs by automatically scuffing or sanding channel letter coil in preparation for custom painting. The sanding process is completed prior to forming letters on your channel letter bending machine.
The Trimless® product line helps you beat out the competition with unique solutions.
Our proprietary channel material has numerous advantages that give your sign shop the edge over the competition. From longer lasting signage to easier installation and repair to increased profits, the benefits of LetterForm are too good not to have a closer look.
Here is what our customers have to say:
Since adding our SDS Automation SXP ChannelBender our business has grown significantly. We went from either turning away or outsourcing channel letter jobs to making them in-house with a very reasonable learning curve. The training from the SDS team was great and the ongoing support has been very helpful when questions arise. Jobs started rolling in almost immediately after setup and our SXP ChannelBender has been able to handle everything we’ve thrown at it so far, including channel letters from just 3.5″H up to 72″H, rusted steel marquee letters, and cabinet returns of all shapes and sizes. The SXP ChannelBender speeds up production by making the assembly as easy as possible. The LetterForm coil is perfect for trimless letters, and the way the SXP creates flanges while bending standard coil works beautifully. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with SDS Automation!
Eric Waddington, CMO
Custom Logo Signs
Thanks again SDS team, your customer service is unmatched. If only we could have this caliber of service with all of our equipment vendors!
Really love our bender. It’s been awesome and I believe we have doubled our production this year because of it.
Mike Powers – Owner / President
Signarama Novi & Flint
From a company that has four of your machines,
there is no comparison to your competition
Tom L. Allen – President
Wanted to thank all of you for the recent install of our new SCB.
It’s awesome. Our guys love it. All of you have been great to deal with.
Vice President – Manufacturing
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how pumped my staff is to use this machine [ChannelBender & ChannelStitcher] and they believe it will contribute positively to our production numbers and future success of our business.
“I can offer my professional opinion as an owner of both brands and also an owner who has had to work with both of the companies you listed over a long period of time.…I[n] my opinion the machine, and the company standing behind the machine are far superior. James Cross has been a true professional and has provided excellent service after the sale.”
“We absolutely love this machine, it’s very precise and produces a great product. Shawn was a great trainer. He showed us everything we need to know and we started bending real jobs while he was training us. … Very pleased.”
SDS has an outstanding machine and great technical support.
Brazz Specialties, Inc.
“It’s a marvel. I’m totally pleased with the Super ChannelBender.”