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PRELUDE XL Max

Regular price

Starting at $0.00 /linear ft

Reg: $8.02 /linear ftSave 0%

Starting at $8.02/linear ft

Ships FREE in 2-4 weeks
Most delivery dates can be tracked after shipment.

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144" Main Beam

/carton (10 pieces)

Reg:$962.56/carton (10 pieces)

Item #: 730145B

24" Cross Tee

/carton (30 pieces)

Reg:$481.28/carton (30 pieces)

Item #: XL7325

48" Cross Tee

/carton (30 pieces)

Reg:$962.56/carton (30 pieces)

Item #: XL7345B

144" Structural Wall Angle

/carton (12 pieces)

Reg:$408.58/carton (12 pieces)

Item #: SWA9878HRC


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Special Application: Data centers / Computer rooms

What do these features mean?

144" Main Beam

  • Product dimensions: 144" x Max/
  • Package quantity: 10
  • Weight: 54lbs
  • Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel

24" Cross Tee

  • Product dimensions: 24" x Max/
  • Package quantity: 30
  • Weight: 27lbs
  • Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel

48" Cross Tee

  • Product dimensions: 48" x Max/
  • Package quantity: 30
  • Weight: 51lbs
  • Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel

144" Structural Wall Angle

  • Product dimensions: 144" x Max/
  • Package quantity: 12
  • Weight: 37lbs
  • Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel

Please read the full set of installation instructions before beginning. Clips and accessories will be required to complete the job.

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Most Armstrong ceilings and grid have a 30-year limited systems warranty when installed together and used under normal conditions. Most Armstrong grid has a stand-alone 10-year limited warranty. Get the specifics:

Learn more about our commercial suspension systems warranty

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Due to the carton sizes and weights, ceiling grid deliveries could be dropped off in a large wooden crate or as loose cartons. You can place a note on your order during checkout for special delivery instructions.

These ceiling tiles have gasketed edges that reduce air leakage through the ceiling in a space up to 4x more compared to other tiles.

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InvisAcoustics All In One Self Stop Fastener

$XX.XX/carton (100 peices)

All-in-oneself-stop fastener for InvisAcoustics™ panel attachment to furring or drywall grid.

InvisAcoustics/Tectum Threaded Truss Rod

$XX.XX/carton (100 peices)

The rod is designed to pierce panels and be capped on both ends by the weld nut.

Accessories

Explore PRELUDE XL Max accessories

All of the clips and components you need to install your suspension system.

Accessories

Explore PRELUDE XL Max accessories

All of the clips and components you need to install your suspension system.

Accessories

Explore PRELUDE XL Max accessories

All of the clips and components you need to install your suspension system.

Made for data centers

Structural grid supports up to 300 lbs.

Eliminates air leakage

Easy to install

30 year warranty

Temperature control

This grid controls the air flow and keeps the hot air in the plenum, above the ceiling. When compared with a normal, slotted strut grid, the average in room temperature savings is around 26 F.

Built to carry loads

Enhanced, engineered load carrying capabilities allows for 300lb point loads within 3" of a main to cross-tee location.

Made for data centers

Structural grid supports up to 300 lbs.

Eliminates air leakage

Easy to install

30 year warranty

Temperature control

This grid controls the air flow and keeps the hot air in the plenum, above the ceiling. When compared with a normal, slotted strut grid, the average in room temperature savings is around 26 F.

Built to carry loads

Enhanced, engineered load carrying capabilities allows for 300lb point loads within 3" of a main to cross-tee location.

Made for data centers

Structural grid supports up to 300 lbs.

Eliminates air leakage

Easy to install

30 year warranty

Temperature control

This grid controls the air flow and keeps the hot air in the plenum, above the ceiling. When compared with a normal, slotted strut grid, the average in room temperature savings is around 26 F.

Built to carry loads

Enhanced, engineered load carrying capabilities allows for 300lb point loads within 3" of a main to cross-tee location.

Video:
XSite Modular Data Center case study

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Because this is a structural grid we were able to install that complete in the factory, ship it, and it arrived on-site with absolutely no damage.

Mike Hathaway
VP Operations, XSite Modular

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    Frequently asked questions

    A ceiling grid system hangs from the ceiling deck by hanger wire and provides a framework for ceiling tiles to set in place. These grid systems allow for room above the ceiling tiles, for access to duct work, plumbing, wiring, and for easy replacement.
    Included in the grid system are main beams, wall moldings, cross tees, and hanger wires.
    • Main beams carry the load of the grid system
    • Wall moldings are used as a finishing trim to hang against the walls in the space
    • Cross tees are the supporting grid pieces that attach perpendicular to the main beams, helping create the 24” x 24” or 24” x 48” opening needed for your tiles. Alternate cross tee sizes are also available for less common tile sizes.
    • Hanger wires attach to the ceiling joists and are how the main beams and cross tees hang
    ML and XL describe how main beams and cross tees attach to one another. The ML is a hook grid system and the XL is a stab grid system. The XL is required for seismic and specialty ceiling applications but is also the most common connection type across the United States.
    The type of grid system needed is dependent on a few different things. First thing to consider is what size and type of tiles will be used within the space. Another thing to consider is the look you want. We have grid systems available in many styles and sizes. Additionally, you have unique circumstances to consider. We have grid systems for use in seismic areas, fire rated grids, as well as grids used for Clean Rooms. As always, reach out to one of our customer support experts or our installation services team for guidance on your specific circumstance.
    Installing a ceiling grid requires planning and skilled work. We have many resources available to walk you through the process. Check out this video and always make sure to follow the installation instructions [PDF] included in the system. If you aren’t ready to tackle the challenge, we have a full-service certified installation team ready to help with completing your project from start to finish.
    Yes, our ceiling grids can be cleaned. Our grid components are made from hot-dipped galvanized steel, with a corrosion-resistant zinc finish protecting it from rust. Refer to our cleaning guide [PDF] and disinfecting guide [PDF] for more info.
    A 3” drop from the face of the grid is the minimum clearance needed for a drop/suspended ceiling. It’s not only a matter of getting the boards in, but the installers need room to twist the hanger wires, etc. Fiberglass is, of course, easiest to work with in the minimum clearance situation. More clearance can be given whenever possible to make the installation easier.

    The default and preferred method of payment for Kanopi is to pay online using a credit card (we accept all major credit cards). However, in some cases, you might be able to buy now and pay later using alternate payment methods including a PO, invoice, or check.

    Connect with one of our customer service team members by phone at (866) 438-8833, by email at help@kanopibyarmstrong.com, or chat with us directly on our site to discuss your company's specific payment needs and see if you qualify.

    Yes, we accept tax exempt orders for qualifying businesses. You will need to provide your tax exempt certification to us. You can email your tax exempt document to help@kanopibyarmstrong.com. We suggest that you place your order first, then email the form. Once your tax exempt status has been approved, then our team can refund you the tax amount. If you’d prefer to wait until the status has been approved, that’s fine, too! Connect with one of our customer service team members to discuss your specific needs.
    There is no minimum order requirement on Kanopibyarmstrong.com. However, to qualify for free shipping your order must be over $250.

    No, this grid system can only be used with the following tiles: 

    • CANYON for PRELUDE XL Max 
    • CLEAN ROOM for PRELUDE XL Max 
    • FINE FISSURED for PRELUDE XL Max 
    • OPTIMA for PRELUDE XL Max 
    • ULTIMA for PRELUDE XL Max

    In this grid system, the following components are included: 

    • Main Beam 
    • 2’ Cross Tee 
    • 4’ Cross Tee 
    • Wall Angle 

     

    Additionally, there are clips & accessories needed for this grid system to properly support the weight above. You can always call, email, or chat with a ceiling expert to discuss in more detail.

    Key features and benefits of PRELUDE XL Max Suspension System that make it unique in the market: 

    • Maximum air flow management 
    • Load-carrying capacity 
      • Supports point loads up to 300 lbs. 
    • Improved plenum access 
    • Improved aesthetics 
    • Easy to reconfigure 
    • Temperature control advantages 
    • Specifically for Data Centers
    This grid system is also good in spaces that require air flow management (also see AIR ASSURE tiles for an easy retrofit), when you want to use the grid to carry heavy objects, or there is a need for help with controlling temperature from above.

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