ChannelBender® SX

Precision automated channel letter bending technology for sign makers.

The ChannelBender SX can produce both flanged and reverse channel letters from 1″ to 8″ coil. In addition to .026″ to .063″ thick aluminum, and depending on thickness, brass and stainless material. The SX can also process LetterForm®, our proprietary Trimless® return material. This innovative material eliminates the need for conventional plastic trim cap, enabling sign makers to produce Trimless channel letters.

The ChannelBender SX also has the ability to broach LetterForm return material as well as stainless and copper. The broaching feature is a patented process that scores a shallow groove vertically across the interior surface of the return at the exact location of sharp, angled bends. Broaching results in crisp, sharp, precise bends and allows for the forming of intricate shapes, like 1/4″ serifs, which were previously impossible to automate.

The ChannelBender® Series, manufactured by SDS and available only from SDS Automation, is a line of automated channel letter fabrication machines known as the fastest, most reliable and precise technology available to sign makers. Rigorous testing shows ChannelBenders can complete the process of bending returns 15% to 30% faster than the nearest competitive machines, and cut hand finishing time by an additional 30% or more. Customer feedback indicates it is typical to achieve return on investment between 12 and 18 months.

The ChannelBender 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..

The price of a fully equipped ChannelBender SX includes set-up, installation, and on-site training at your facility. Additionally, two years of software updates, lifetime phone and remote access tech support from a U.S.-based technician, and a two year parts and labor warranty are included. There is no optional equipment and there are no hidden fees. By the conclusion of your comprehensive training, you will know how to competently operate and maintain your new ChannelBender series machine.

SDS Automation is an automated metal bending expert and the inventor and original holder of fifteen patents for this type of technology. Over 3,000 SDS machines have been sold worldwide. Our 30 years of experience manufacturing and servicing these systems, combined with our dedicated team of technicians, create the very best service and support infrastructure in the industry.

PowerSystem220VAC, 15A, 50/60Hz, 1P
Oil Pump220VAC, 6.4/3.7A (max/typ)
(W x D x H)
System93" x 43.5" x 59" (237 cm x 111 cm x 150 cm)
Coil Cassette30" x 30" x 57" (76 cm x 76 cm x 145 cm)
FeaturesVertical broaching of angles100°
Maximum flange thicknessUp to .063" (1.6 mm)
Hydraulic flange notcher30°, 60°, 100°, 130°
Flange depthAdjustable – ¼" (6.35 mm), 3⁄8" (9.5 mm), ½" (12.7 mm)
Cut-off tool for batch processingYes
BendingMaximum angle120˚ (coil)
Smallest radius that can be bent a full 180°.2" (5 mm) radius (coil)
Shortest distance from end to a sharp bend1.57" (40 mm)
Shortest distance from start to a sharp bend.2632" (6 mm)
Material Coil SpecificationsOutside diameter of coil26"
Thickness.032" – .063" (.8 mm – 1.6 mm)
Height1" – 8" (25 mm – 203.8 mm)
LetterForm SpecificationsThickness1.0 mm (approximately .040")
Height37 mm (1-3/8"), 60 mm (2-3/8") and 100 mm(4")
Length30 m (approx. 98') coil

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