The panels to be cut on site should be placed on a clean and level surface, it is recommended that this be an MDF board. The cutting board should be swept of cutting grit and dirt between panels being cut/processing.
The blade should extend approximately 5mm past the sheet into the face of the MDF cutting board – with a suitable sharp blade, a single pass should be achievable.
Drill panels 1 at a time using hardened steel bits. All panels should have a minimum of 1 fixed point per panel and for the rest sliding points, the fixed point should be central as the panel dimensions allow.
Drill bits for Ceramapanel are available from our VitraFix product range.
VFDB4.9 – VitraFix Drill Bit, 4.9mm for Ceramapanel
VFDB9.5 – VitraFix Drill Bit, 9.5mm for Ceramapanel
If a panel needs to have 2 fixed points by design, these fixed points should be located on separate carrier rails and located as near as possible to the horizontal central line as, if no central row of fixings is available, use the nearest row. If more than one rail is available behind panels, use the centre most rails for fixed points.
On panels with no centre rails, the standard T rails should be swapped out for two separate L rails to prevent fixings of adjacent panels to the same carrier profile. Another alternative is to use a top-hat profile for fixing.
If you are looking to purchase any of the tooling or equipment listed on this page, please contact the Valcan team at +44(0)1278 428 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist with supply and support.