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With PanelMax advanced panel fabrication technology drywall assemblies can be pre-assembled and ready to install when needed. Parts can be fabricated and duplicated off site and then delivered and installed on the job site just in time. Quick, easy, and just in time.


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Revolutionary

PanelMax is a revolutionary system that makes creating intricate shapes and assemblies from drywall much more affordable. Projects that require a lot of manual cutting or that have complex curves have always been cumbersome and time-consuming for builders. Now even the most challenging assemblies can be completed more efficiently with less finishing, less labor and fewer materials.

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Portable

PanelMax is a portable board milling machine designed for milling many building materials from gypsum to cement board up to 54 X 120 inch sizes. PanelMax is easy to operate with automatic machine head controls, dust free milling and fast prime and glue-up fabrication.

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Cost Effective

PanelMax is clean, fast, and cost-effective especially in drywall construction.




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Perfect Corners

PanelMax mills a perfect corner, using gypsum, wood, and plastic or even cement board. Precision engineered groves allow material to be fabricated into rigid and precisely aligned assemblies. PanelMax milled corners, especially drywall, are clean and precise minimizing the need for additional finishing materials, saving time, labor and material costs.

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Simple

PanelMax is easy to operate with electric machine head controls, dust free milling and fast prime and glue-up fabrication. Now even the most challenging assembly can be produced and installed in minutes in one piece, no bead, no finishing, no call backs.

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Dimensions

Create intricate shapes and structures with PanelMax from drywall much more affordably. Projects that require a lot of manual cutting or that have complex curves have always been cumbersome and time-consuming for builders. Now even the most challenging details can be completed much more cost effectively, requiring much less finishing time and materials.




APPLICATIONS


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WALL CONSTRUCTION

Save up to 20 – 70% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Flexible connection of noise insulation
  • Wall connections
  • Expansion joints
  • Curves
  • Round and segmental arches
  • Timber installation
  • Fanlight walls
  • Sliding door linings
  • Room corners (also in round form)
  • Alcoves and recesses
  • Wall openings & passages
  • Lamellar cut-outs (e.g. lowered base)




PRE-FABRICATION ASSEMBLIES READY TO INSTALL




Grabber PanelMax drywall prefabrication

Prefabricated drywall assemblies ready to install. Prefabricate parts off site and ship them to the job site to be installed - just in time.

  • Save time, install one piece on time
  • Reduce  trim and finishing costs
  • Improve quality with perfect corners inside and out
  • Perfect columns without the hassle and lead time





WHAT'S IN CORNER COST?



PANELMAX CORNER

GLUE: $0.51
PRIMER: $0.38
FABRICATION = 120 SECONDS LABOR*: $1.93
TOTAL PANELMAX CORNER FABRICATION COST W/ LABOR: $0.23/FT  ($1.93/8')


*FABRICATION LABOR = MACHINING PRIMING 45 SECONDS, GLUING 30 SECONDS





PANELMAX METAL REINFORCED CORNER

GLUE: $0.51
PRIMER: $0.38
GALVANIZED STEEL CORNER SPLINE 8': $2.20
FABRICATION = 120 SECONDS LABOR*: $1.04
TOTAL PANELMAX METAL REINFORCED CORNER FABRICATION COST W/ LABOR: $0.55/FT  ($4.13/8')


*FABRICATION LABOR = MACHINING PRIMING 45 SECONDS, GLUING 30 SECONDS


TRADITIONAL CORNER BEAD

TYPICAL METAL BEAD AVG $0.15/ FT: $1.20


10-15 MIN FULLY BURDENED LABOR
(install + 3 coats + sand, prep for paint) ($25/hr, avg $0.63/ft):


$5.00


 ~ 1/2 GALLON OF JOIN COMPOUND PER BEAD
(est. cost $0.14/ft)

$1.10


AVERAGE METAL CORNER $0.91/FT ($7.30/PIECE)
AVERAGE PLASTIC CORNER $1.01/FT ($8.10/PIECE)


OTHER CORNER COST REDUCTIONS
  • Waste and damage 10% - 15%
  • Staples, adhesives, specialized tools
  • Call backs




PANELMAX TURNS DRYWALL INTO AN ART FORM


Recessed Box

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Recessed box details are easy to fabricate with PanelMax and require very little finishing. Fire boxes and other recessed boxes typically require quite a bit of taping and finishing. Inside corners are perfect and straight every time.

Decorative Details

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With PanelMax, decorative details, such as ceiling moldings, can be fabricated using just drywall. Fabricated details can be installed as components, are much lighter weight that traditional material and require much less finishing.

90° Corners

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Inside and outside 90 degree corners don’t require taping and require very little finishing with the PanelMax fabrication system. Outside 90 degree corners can also be reinforced with a steel spline for more protection in high-traffic areas.

Ceiling Details

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Ceiling details, like stepped soffits, are relatively easy to create with PanelMax and require very little finishing on inside and outside corners.

Curves

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Recessed box details are easy to fabricate with PanelMax and require very little finishing. Fire boxes and other recessed boxes typically require quite a bit of taping and finishing. Inside corners are perfect and straight every time.

Columns

6

Drywall can be fabricated into columns to cover pipes, support columns or for decoration. PanelMax columns can be rounded, fluted, hexagon or other typical shapes. You are only limited by your imagination.

Details

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Drywall can be used to create details like wainscoting coating. Drywall can be routed and folded together to form perfect edges and require very little finishing.

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