Light Robotics

Light Automation Toolkit For Collaborative Robotics

Broetje-Automation‘s modular framework light and collaborative robotics allows the integration of a wide range of manufacturing processes as well as multiple configurations on mobile or stationary platforms.

Applications are focused on supporting manual workflows where full automation is not possbile or accessibility is not suitable for industrial robots. Collaborative robots (CoBots) assist workers in their daily tasks by supporting unergonomic or repetitive tasks. They increase value creation and improve quality as well as productivity.

Advantages of Light Robotic solutions by Broetje-Automation

  • Modular Platform for Collaborative Robots / Light Robotics
  • Fully integrated Systems for multiple applications and processes
  • Accelerating manual workflows
  • Utilization of the same workspace like humans
  • Inherent safety features allow the robots to work right next to and in interaction with humans
  • Data collector to IT-systems
  • Impact compensation on demographic factors on both availability of workforce as well as improvement on ergonomics
Human-robot collaboration

CoBots enable true human-robot collaboration (HRC)

Industry-Ready Applications

Broetje-Automation provides a wide range of technologies to support your production processes with light robotic automation. Our focus lays on processes that provide added value on the part, such as:

  • Sanding – simple robot programming with no code, just by pushing the button
  • Sealing – Cap-, Fillet-, Edge-Sealing in automatic or semi-automatic mode
  • Drilling -ADU Template-Drilling for multiple Materials, including countersink or deburring for holes 
  • Fastening – single-sided fastener installation with fully automatic process
  • Collar installation – dedicated Cobot end-effector with sensors for position and normality integrated
  • Quality Assurance – Contactless optical measurement or customized sensorics
  • Multi-system Operation – Smart coordination of multiple Cobots in work enviroments via Digital Twin Integration
  • Disinfection – Mobile Disinfection unit for applications in industry, transportation or health care 
Cobot Process Applications

Broetje-Automation provides process automation via light robotics for numerous processes


Easily adjustable, high precison sanding system based on a Cobot with tailormade end-effector

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Cap, Fillet-, Edge-Sealing in automatic or semi-automatic mode

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Special Features

  • Full process integration by Broetje-Automation 
  • State-of-the-art safety systems including CE conformance
  • Intelligent collision avoidance and force feedback systems => superb safety
  • Modular design => Ability for wide ranged use and easy tooling conversion
  • Scalable AGV platforms as well as static platform available
  • High Performance end effectors for multiple applications
  • Open controller platform for high customization
  • Human Machine Interface for efficent and effective operation
  • Collection of production data allows for easy process improvement
Sanding Cobot Application

Tailormade Sanding System for human-robot collaboration

Cobots Product Information

Please download more technical details on our Light Robotic products here.


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Marc Fette (left), CEO of CTC GmbH and his team welcomed the new robotic AFP system at the premises of CTC in Stade.

Broetje-Automation delivers STAXX One Fiber Placement System to CTC Composite Technology Center Stade

Broetje-Automation GmbH has delivered its highly innovative STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement Robot to the Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH (An Airbus Company) in Stade, Germany. This advanced and automated fiber deposition system will be used in conjunction with the CTC and Airbus teams to create ecologically efficient and innovative composite structures, in support of a more sustainable future of mobility.

Successful SOUL OLPS Software User-Exchange at Broetje-Automation

In early March 17 participants from Germany and Switzerland gathered in Northern Germany for the annual user exchange on Broetje-Automation’s offline programming system SOUL OLPS. At the headquarter of Broetje-Automation in Rastede, Germany the NC programming experts shared insights and experiences with the system in the daily industrial application. The SOUL software suite offers simple and efficient machine programming and operation with numerous appreciated features such as real-time machine simulation or advanced programming strategies.


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