Why choose Ascent Equipment as your Partner for Sign Manufacturing Equipment?

Ascent Equipment was created from a culmination of experienced, quality sign makers and machinery design engineers to provide sign manufacturing companies with the latest technology in high tech equipment for producing channel letters.

The principles at Ascent Equipment have over 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing of signs and over 35 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of equipment and electronics. Together we have designed a system that allows you to produce the highest quality channel letters without trim at the lowest cost to produce in the industry. It’s that simple.


When You Can Have The Best And The Latest High-Tech Technology!
AT3 bending machine

The CNC AT3 bending machine produces "new style no trim" channel letter returns in stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel, copper, brass, titanium and polycarbonate.

The system provides perfect channel letter returns that are easily assembled with our unique assembly method making the AT3 the most affordable, most versatile channel letter manufacturing system on the market. And you can make reverse halo lit letters without welding: less labor, better quality, increased production and lower costs.

(materials up to 8” height, thickness up to 0.063”, aluminum, stainless steel, plastic returns, UL/RU certified, non-proprietary aluminum profiles) setup, calibration, material change all software driven.

  • Reverse/halo-no welding needed
  • Letters without trim
  • Stainless steel
  • Epoxy faced letters
  • Plastic returns side letters
  • Traditional letters with trim cap
TM2 Trim machine

Ascent has introduced the industry’s first Trim Machine that takes flat aluminum, folds it to make the trim and then automatically shapes it in the form of the letter. The whole process takes less than half the time of plastic trim.

  • TM2-A PLC industrial strength folding the flat aluminum trim coil.
  • TM2-B CNC bending machine software driven shape the form of the letter.
  • The aluminum coil comes in a variety of colors 1", 2" and 3" The price per foot for the aluminum coils is roughly half of the price of traditional plastic trims.
  • The benefit of using aluminum is that the trim will not fade, crack or distort over time and of course you get the benefit of greatly reducing the labor in manually forming plastic trim.
  • The trim connects to the face with semi flexible adhesive.
Fiber laser welder (FDA certified)
  • 1500W, the best laser welder to weld stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. Easy to operate no need for welding experience. Includes automatic wire feeder and the Wobble Z gun allows wider gaps between the materials.
Fiber laser cutter and CO2 laser cutter (FDA certified)
  • Price/performance breakthrough get two laser cutters at the price of one! 3000W Fiber laser cutter 5’x10’ with automatic material change over can cut any metals for example stainless steel up to 10mm=0.40”, aluminum & Brass up to 8mm=0.31” and Steel up to 20mm=0.80” 280W CO2 laser cutter 4’x8’ to cut non-metal materials for example acrylic up to 1.5”, servo driven for high accuracy.
CNC routers
  • Introducing the new generation of CNC routers
  • Moving table, the result is higher-speed, higher accuracy
  • 4’x8’, 5’x10’ and custom sizes.
  • Linear or carousel auto tools changer
  • The most advanced controller with on-screen progression display
  • Stainless steel coils- brushed and mirror 0.040” (H: 1”,2” and 3”)
  • UL/RU aluminum profiles (3”,2” and 1.35”) 10’ and 20’
  • Stainless steel pins for Ascent pneumatic nailer gun
  • Flat aluminum coils- 0.031” & 0.040” (0.8mm & 1mm) H: 1’,2’,3” in a variety of colors for Ascent trim machine
  • Plastic coils 0.040” thickness, 328’ coil in a variety of colors
  • Stainless steel clips for Ascent assembly system

We design and specify our equipment to meet the needs and demands of North American sign manufacturers and have teamed up with the “best of the best” manufacturers around the world to ensure our equipment meets or exceeds our most stringent specifications. World class components from Japan, Germany, USA and others are utilized to ensure reliability and ease of maintenance on all of our equipment.

But we weren’t satisfied there so we took things a step further and partnered with an experienced sign manufacturer in Toronto, Canada. We “beta test” all of our machinery in a full production environment to ensure its performance and reliability in the field. We know exactly how each of our machines performs – before they ever get to market.

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Every Ascent Equipment machine includes start-up, training and first production runs included in the price. We ensure you will be up and running with a full understanding of our equipment operation and we don’t leave until we do so.

Full technical support is provided by certified Ascent Equipment Technical Engineers and spare parts are available off the shelf. Some equipment can be diagnosed over the Internet ensuring greater production time and less downtime.

Contact us today to set up a visit to our Demonstration Office in Buffalo, NY or to see our equipment in full production at our sign manufacturing customer in Toronto.

Ascent Equipment

“The Art of Channel Letters Through Precision Automation”


Ascent Equipment (USA) LLC
1967 Wehrle Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14221

Ascent Equipment (Canada) Inc.
2180 Highway 7
Concord (Toronto), L4K 1W6

Toll Free: 1-800-927-5107
Tell/Fax: 647-494-7800
Cell: 416-953-8104

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