The patented Gridworks mechanical kerf system utilizes a faux kerf for attachment to our continuous horizontal rails. The Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer are attached to the back of the cladding panel using a KEIL, FISCHER or T-31 undercut anchor. This system is an effective option for anchoring thin cladding when saw kerfs are not an option, such as ultra-compact surfaces or 20mm thick natural stone. When used in conjunction with our saw kerfed system, the mechanical kerf system can achieve clean, exposed edges at wall transitions.
All of our anchoring systems are designed to be mounted to the building substrate via our standard Thermally Broken Components providing space in the wall for insulation and adjustability.
These mounting systems allow for a precise and far more technical way of mounting wall panels thereby allowing for the introduction of mixed media presentations.
This 12mm UCS (Ultra-Compact Surface) material is augmented with a saddle clip creating a faux Kerf for attachment to a continuous horizontal rail. The Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer are attached to the back of the stone using a KEIL 8.5mm undercut anchor.
A T31 attachment is utilized on natural stone panels of greater thickness. (1″ – 2″)
With these anchors combined with today’s contemporary cladding systems, the panels can be set extremely close together creating technically accurate and well-defined joints.
Continuous support panel dead-load
6005A aluminum alloy T61 temper
Mechanical Kerf Anchor & Gridworx Mechanical Kerf Lock Washer
Soffits and Underhangs
75% minimum recycled content
Panel thickness range: 1/2″ – 2″
Mechanical Kerf Installation
Mechanical Kerf Installation
- MECHANICAL KERF SYSTEM – Multipurpose
A patented Gridworx system, the mechanical kerf channel interlocks with the back face of cladding via an undercut anchor. This connection between the mechanical kerf and stone provides superior load carrying capacity and adjustability.
GRIDWORX is a ventilated, back drop rainscreen cladding system. It is a comprehensive system unlike none other.Gridworx consists of our patented contemporarily designed aluminum channels, choices of hundreds of natural stone and man made cladding materials, in-house architectural support, independent third party engineering and state of the art sales support.
• Thermally broken Ventilated Backdrop Rainscreen System ( VRS )
• Non combustible construction
• Adjustable for subwall misalignment
• Cladding joints not tied to stud locations – design freedom
• Easy construction, cost effective
• Suitable for weather barrier (as required by ASHRAE Standard)
• Suits all structures; steel stud, block, concrete
• Extremely versatile grid can support large format panels 3200mm. x 1440mm.
• Traditional installation practices, no training needed
• Made in America
GRIDWORX is committed to providing contemporary construction techniques combined with current modern day materials that make the Gridworx system the best stone installation method in the world.