Grabber Construction Products will debut its PanelMax Hybrid, a drywall panel fabrication machine at the 2018 Intex Expo. Created with the PanelMax ST48 as its foundation, the PanelMax Hybrid is also a table-based system—with the addition of computer-aided controls. The PanelMax Hybrid features a 10-inch touch panel which allows users to create, produce, and save complex drywall designs without complex programming. Computer-aided measurements and cuts mean repeated installations can be produced. A USB port allows a user to upload CAD files or drawings from most digital illustration programs. Onboard software in the PanelMax Hybrid converts these files into G-code and machine language. Not only is it simple to enter cut specifications, the PanelMax Hybrid operates automatically. While the PanelMax Hybrid measures and cuts, an operator’s focus can turn to priming, gluing and preparing panels for transport.


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