Using equipment from a square world to build round buildings, this is the battle we have to fight when scaffolding a dome building. That is why we developed the Paxis Scaffold. The Paxis scaffolds unmatched portability, can be carried though the airlock into the building by two men, then assembled to build almost any size dome. The Paxis scaffolds are also the easiest scaffold to use, with the secure feeling that it provides while working and spraying, to the electric power that keeps men from breathing fumes in the enclosed environment.
The Paxis scaffold is the easiest scaffold there is to move. It can easily be loaded onto a trailer along with your other equipment. When broken down, it basically consists of two 4″ × 6″ beams, an axle with two wheels on it, the drive wheel, the dummy wheel, a bucket of parts, the end-frames for the scaffold, and the planks. Usually we will load all of our equipment, like the skid-steer, concrete pump, etc., then load the scaffold into the open areas of the trailer.
Spraying concrete on in a dome is hard to do, its dirty, there is mud flying everywhere, and you still have to keep a steady hand to make sure that you are laying down an even coat of concrete. Having a scaffold that will put you at the right angle to spray at, and move in a steady even pace is crucial to create a nice even concrete finish.
The KISS method
Monolithic has always tried to stick to the “Keep It Simple Stupid” method, and keep our equipment from having too many whistles and bells. All to often we get carried away with our equipment and we take away its actual usability. Our equipment is built to get the job done, without having to buy a semi to move it. This keeps overhead down, and profits up.
Different Models for different jobs
We sell the Paxis 7 and the Paxis 10. The paxis 7 is good for building domes from 30’ to 50’. The Paxis 7 is seven feet wide, uses planks and scaffolding that is easily found at most equipment rental stores.
The Paxis 10 is the deluxe model. The Paxis 10 has a 10 wide stance that makes it easier to reach greater heights. The Paxis 10 also has the ability to build extremely large domes due to the way the beams are assembled. Unlike the Paxis 7, the 10 beams are assembled piece by piece, so you can buy a certain number of beams to build the specific size dome you are building.
The Paxis 10 also features a variable speed motor, so that spraying materials at the different points of radius becomes easier. The motor also has a ramping speeds that make the scaffold start and stop with gradual ease, this completely cuts out the rocking of the scaffold.
You can also see our scaffolds on the Monolithic Marketplace.