High-Precision Milling

March 2018

Grabber Construction Products is changing the course of drywall panel fabrication with high technology. The PanelMax Hybrid debuts at INTEX Expo at the end of this month, demonstrating remarkable milling capabilities made possible by CNC machining.
    
Created with the PanelMax ST48 as its foundation, the PanelMax Hybrid is also a premium, table-based system—with the addition of computer-aided controls. The PanelMax Hybrid features a 10” touch panel that allows users to create, produce and save complex drywall designs without complex programming. Computer-aided measurements and cuts mean repeated installations can be produced more precisely and efficiently than ever.
    
A USB port allows a user to upload CAD files or drawings from most digital illustration programs. But no programming experience is needed. Onboard software in the PanelMax Hybrid converts these files into G-code and machine language. As an example, PanelMax Hybrid used a digital file to reproduce a spot-on cutout of the Grabber Construction Products logo.
    
Not only is it simple to enter cut specifications, the PanelMax Hybrid operates automatically. Just enter the design and fabrication requirements, and the machine does the rest. While the PanelMax Hybrid measures and cuts, an operator’s focus can turn to priming, gluing and preparing panels for transport.
    
Grabber Construction Products will demonstrate the PanelMax Hybrid at the INTEX Expo, March 27–28 in Florida. This is the first PanelMax Hybrid machine in the United Sates, and it can be seen at booth 1321. A video demonstration is also available at grabberman.com/Panelmax-Hybrid.mp4.