ChannelBender® SXP

The state-of-the-art channel letter system for traditional and advanced channel letter forming

ChannelBender SXP is 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, polished stainless 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.

Electronically height-adjustable hole punching is one of the many ground-breaking features available only on ChannelBender SXP. Our exclusive, patented hydraulic hole punching unit eliminates manual drilling of 1/4″ drain holes and 1/8″ pilot holes for rivets or screws.  Holes can be positioned anywhere in the return or the flange and it can even punch multiple holes both horizontally and vertically.  Our software can recognize hole positions in the dxf file used to cut the back panel of the letter and the SXP will automatically create a corresponding rivet hole in the flange.  Automating this tedious, manual task saves time and greatly increases accuracy and efficiency.


The ChannelBender® Series by SDS Automation is the line of automated channel letter fabrication equipment that is widely recognized as being the fastest, most precise, and reliable solutions available to sign makers. Rigorous testing by our customers shows ChannelBender bending machines can complete the process of bending returns up to 30% faster than the nearest competitor’s machines. Additionally, hand finishing time can be reduced by 40% or more compared to other many other bending machines. Customer feedback indicates it is typical to achieve a return on investment in a very short period of time.

 The price of a fully equipped ChannelBender SXP includes set-up, installation, and on-site training at your facility. A two-year parts and labor warranty, lifetime software updates, lifetime phone and remote access tech support from a U.S.-based technician are also 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.

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
Hydraulic punching unit (inline)¼" (6.35 mm) weep holes, ¹⁄8" (3 mm) screw/rivet holes
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" (66 cm)
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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