SDS Automation  

  • Booth: 4420


ChannelBender® Automated Channel Letter Bending Systems

SDS Automation’s ChannelBender automated channel letter benders are the fastest, most precise available. Tests show they can bend returns 15% to 30% faster and cut hand finishing by as much as 40% compared to our competitor's machines.

Super ChannelBender XP
, our most advanced model, can punch holes as well as bend, flange, and broach return material. It can also process LetterForm®, our proprietary return material. LetterForm entirely eliminates the need for trim cap and enables sign makers to cost effectively fabricate Trimless channel letters.

Brands: Super ChannelBender XP, Super ChannelBender, Easy ChannelBender, EasyTrimmer, Trimless LetterForm, Trimless Liquiletter


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  • Super ChannelBender XP
    The Super ChannelBender XP is the new series flagship, adding hydraulic punching to the already impressive features of the Super ChannelBender. The Super ChannelBender XP can process LetterForm® for the production of Trimless® channel letters....

  • The Super ChannelBender XP has an inline punching function eliminates the need to manually add holes for weeping moisture or affixing screws once the return has been bent. This not only saves time, but also significantly increases accuracy and efficiency.

    • Flanged or reverse channel letters from 1-8" deep
    • Processes .026" to .063" Aluminum
    • Brass, bronze & stainless (depending on thickness)
    • Processes our Trimless® LetterForm® return material
    • Patented broaching of all listed materials, resulting in sharp, very precise angled bends which allows forming of intricate shapes, including ¼" serifs, previously thought impossible
  • Super ChannelBender
    The Super ChannelBender’s unique broaching feature produces crisper, sharper bends and intricate shapes previously thought impossible to automate....

  • The Super ChannelBender can produce both flanged and reverse channel letters from 1” to 8” deep. In addition to .026” to .063” thick aluminum, and depending on thickness, brass, bronze, and stainless material. The Super 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 Super ChannelBender also has the ability to broach LetterForm return material as well as stainless, polished brass 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.

  • EasyTrimmer
    The EasyTrimmer is our easy to use solution for automatically cutting, notching, and marking trim cap. It notches conventional plastic trim cap including Zip.Trim from SignComp....

  • Compact and easy to use, the EasyTrimmer processes most conventional plastic trim cap including SignComp’s innovative Zip.Trim, automatically cutting to length, notching outside corners, and marking inside corners for manual bending. With its range of eight notching punches – from 45° to 120° – EasyTrimmer creates beautiful corners that add depth and dimension to your channel letters and signs.

    Used in concert with any of our ChannelBender® series automated channel letter benders, the EasyTrimmer’s accuracy and reliability will dramatically increase your shop’s efficiency, productivity and profitability.

  • ChannelStitcher
    ChannelStitcher creates its own industrial strength staple from coiled wire and rapidly staples the channel letter back to the flange....

  • The ChannelStitcher eliminates the need to drill, weld, or screw, saving you material and labor costs – up to 5 times faster than using screws or rivets and is much less expensive than chemical adhesives.

    Bring the benefits of superior machine fastening performance to your channel letter assembly operations. The labor savings is substantial when using wire stitching vs. other attachment methods.

    • Works with aluminum composite materials (ACM) like Dibond. Clinchers cannot function with ACM.
    • No tab size limitation. Clinchers require 5/16” minimum tab size which prevents fastening along radius bends
    • Works well with thick materials like .063 aluminum. Clinchers produce notoriously weak connections in thicker materials

    Compared to:

    Riveting – stitching eliminates pre-drilling and costly rivets
    Spot Welding – stitching is 2-3 times faster and eliminates pre-cleaning, warping and “blow through”
    Gluing – stitching produces no fumes, requires no cleaning and costs much less than adhesive

  • Easy ChannelBender
    The Easy ChannelBender is our lowest cost, complete solution for manufacturing both flanged and reverse channel letters....

  • For traditional sign making, The Easy ChannelBender is our lowest cost, complete solution. This machine can produce both flanged and reverse channel letters from 2½” to 10” deep. It can process aluminum .032” to .063” in thickness, and depending on thickness, brass, bronze, and stainless steel material. Flange widths of ¼, 3⁄8, ½ inch as well as notch spacing, can be adjusted effortlessly for ultra-smooth arcs. The Easy ChannelBender produces 97%  less waste per letter than our two primary competitors, thereby saving you money.

    The Easy ChannelBender is the perfect tool to bring automated channel letter bending and other detailed, time-consuming sign making tasks in-house.

  • Eco ChannelBender
    The Eco ChannelBender produces non-flanged letters. Its unique broaching feature produces crisper, sharper bends, allowing the machine to bend intricate shapes previously thought impossible to automate....

  • The Eco ChannelBender is a highly specialized system dedicated exclusively to high-end, non-flanged, fabricated, reverse or Trimless® letters from 1” to 5” deep. In addition to .026” - .063” aluminum, the Eco can process our proprietary LetterForm® coil as well as polished stainless steel, polished brass and copper, without leaving any mechanical bending marks. Letters formed on the Eco ChannelBender entirely eliminate the need for conventional plastic trim cap.

    The Eco ChannelBender has the ability to broach LetterForm return material as well as polished stainless, brass 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.


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