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ChannelBender1

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ChannelBender1 last won the day on December 30 2016

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About ChannelBender1

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    www.sdsautomation.com

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  • Name
    James Cross
  • Company
    SDS Automation
  • Job Title
    VP Sign Making Division
  • Location
    Boulder, CO
  • Gender
    Male

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    Supplier/Distributor

Quick Company Info

  • Contact Number
    303-956-7959
  • Address
    6235 Lookout Rd. Suite A
    Boulder, CO 80301
  • Equipment
    Super ChannelBender, Easy ChannelBender, Eco ChannelBender, Easy Trimmer, LetterForm, LiquiLetter, Trimless

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  1. Sign of the times channel letter article.

    Hello Steve, There has been a serious miscommunication here. I made no comments that were directed toward you, UFB Fab, its size or skill and I apologize if you got that impression. I'm unclear how you made that assumption based on my comment.
  2. Trimless ChannelLetters

    In 2016 SDS / Adam's Tech introduced Innovation Award winning LetterForm Trimless channel letter coil to go with our ChannelBender Series channel letter machines. Here is a picture of a very recent job at Yesco using our patented Trimless LetterForm coil with the new Super ChannelBender they bought to replace their AccuBend Model 410. Our customers have seen a dramatic increase in the number of jobs specifying Trimless channel letters due to large commercial property companies like Simon Property Group and others effectively banning trim cap channel letters. I'm curious if others fabricators are seeing this as well.
  3. Sign of the times channel letter article.

    Thanks for the feedback Don. Employee of Computerized Cutters who just registered and posted at the insistance of Carl Ondrececk who sent me repeated harrassing emails 2 days ago because of my post here calling me an "asshole" Etc. Etc. Etc. In response to which I had to notify our law firm and send Carl a cease and desist otherwise I'd have Carl charged with cyberstalking which by the way is a Federal crime. Just to clarify my use of uneducated I provided a specific context by saying "When I say uneducated I'm simply referring to a lack of fabrication knowledge and experience" Therefore I wasnt calling them stupid as you so implied Don
  4. Sign of the times channel letter article.

    I certainly won't disagree with you there. Building letters takes a whole lot more skill and talent than simply buying one, or even several machines. For example, our closest competitor introduced that new, cheaply made machine for about $40k. It has very limited capabilities. Heck, it doesnt even bend .063. Equipment like that essentially targets a low budget, uneducated segment of the market. When I say uneducated I'm simply referring to a lack of fabrication knowledge and experience. That type of equipment is intended for people who really aren't sure they're committed to doing fabrication in the long term. It's for those who want to dip a toe in the water and dabble. I suspect there will be a huge secondary market for those cheap, low-end machines once the original purchasers figure out exactly how much effort and experience is required to build a QUALITY, COMPLETE channel letter sign.
  5. Sign of the times channel letter article.

    Respectfully UFB, it appears you're not well-informed regarding the latest advancements made regarding channel letter machines. Before assuming nothing has changed with channel letter machines give me a call to find out actually how much has changed. Our Super ChannelBender XP is much faster, more accurate, wastes much less material (only 1/4") per letter than any of our competitors, we introduced and patented a Trimless channel letter coil called LetterForm in 2016. In fact we were presented with the ISA Innovation Award at Sign Expo 2016 for this new material. Our machine automatically punches 1/8" pilot holes for screws and rivets, our machine automatically punches 1/4" drain holes, our machine automatically removes the flange on one side of the seam overlap, our software can read the location of holes from the router dxf file used to cut the back panel of a letter and our machine will place a corresponding hole in the flange so rivets no longer require any pre-drilling and lastly our machine will punch rivet holes on both sides of the seam overlap we can bend serifs as small as 3/16" in reverse channel letters. Are those not profound improvements to a channel letter machine? More than 300 sign companies across the country have replaced their gold and green antique channel letter machines in the last 4 years alone. I can't imagine they'd be doing that if we hadn't built a better mouse trap. I beg to differ with your opinion.
  6. routers

    Hi Rene, since you decided on the best channel letter bender available. The Super ChannelBender XP from SDS / Adams Tech, it will need a solid router to keep up with it. Based on what I see all over the US and Canada Multicam or AXYZ are the go-to brands. Don't look at anything smaller than 5' x 10'. If you go 4' x 8' you'll regret it. Get a tool changer and vacuum hold down also. You'll need vacuum hold down for cutting faces accurately enough to work with our Trimless LetterForm coil and tool changers just make life so much easier....and faster.
  7. Adams Tech thumbs up

    Brian, Thanks very much for your words of praise for our technical support. We try very hard to be head and shoulders above our "competition" in all respects. I appreciate you taking the time to compliment our staff! James Cross VP Sales & Operations 303-956-7959
  8. Who does the wawa stores?

    This is a photo of our very first mock up of the parts that we did for Aerial before they purchased their Super ChannelBender.
  9. Who does the wawa stores?

    Aerial Signs in Chester Twp, PA has the Wawa account. I worked very closely with them before they purchased their Adams Tech Super ChannelBender. They needed a machine that could accurately produce the scallops on the wings of the Goose portion of the logo in .063 aluminum and AccuBend nor CLN could not even come close to fabricating those small details, period. The Super ChannelBender could produce details this small and do so accurately so they chose to purchase our machine in January 2016. Contact Chris Densten. http://www.aerialsignsandawnings.com
  10. Trimless Letters

    This Super T revelation is very recent so you're not behind the curve by any stretch of the imagination.
  11. Trimless Letters

    The adhesive has been tested successfully from zero F to 160 F. I would recommend each shop do their own testing as well just for their own peace of mind. Any warranty is up to the fabricator. We cannot warranty something over which we have no control, for example, any given sign shop's fabrication methods.
  12. Trimless Letters

    Brian, For LetterForm, please look into using Satellite City Super T medium viscosity with activator spray. Several customers have experienced very promising results in exterior environmental testing with this adhesive. There are also some good UV adhesives available for this application but I would recommend contacting an adhesives supplier for more info on UV curables. http://www.caglue.com/HST-8-bSuper-T-4ozb-medium-CA-glue_p_18.html http://www.caglue.com/QA-6-bNCF-Quick-6ozb-aerosol-CA-glue-accelerator_p_28.html
  13. Trimless Letters

    Yes Jerry, it is rated for outdoor use. LetterForm is also a UL recognized component carrying the designation attached.
  14. Trimless Letters

    I wanted to initiate some conversation regarding Trimless channel letters which are becoming more common every year. Adams Tech introduced a new patented coil named LetterForm at ISA Sign Expo 2016. We were actually presented with an ISA Innovation Award for this new coil. I've been working closely with many of our customers and the feedback has been tremendous. A number of major players are pitching Trimless letters to their national accounts with success. Just wondering if many of you are seeing more jobs come in specifying rimless letters? http://www.channelbender.com/trimless/letterform-2/
  15. Hi Cody,  If you haven't pulled the trigger on a new machine yet please let me know if I can be of assistance.  I oversee all sales, service and support for Adams Tech's ChannelBender Series in North America.  I can make things happen for you.

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