Norbert Steinkemper

Broetje-Automation delivers STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement System to VIC-K for Future-Oriented Solutions


Broetje-Automation has delivered the innovative Automated Fiber Placement System “STAXX One” to VIC-K, a leading international provider of products and services to the aerospace, defense, energy, and railway sectors. The system includes a COMAU industrial robot with a STAXX One Fiber Placement Endeffector and an additional rotational axis, making it ideally suited for building a wide variety of composite structures.

Efficiency and Flexibility Combined

With the innovative integration of an additional rotary axis, the STAXX One system opens up new applications for future mobility and sustainability requirements. The Siemens NC Controls and its modular cell concept offer exceptional product flexibility combined with industrial readiness, allowing for efficient production and cost-effective development.
One of the system’s most impressive features is its digital twin capability, which enhances its efficiency. The system includes a CAM system for offline programming based on 3D/2D CAD data, collision analysis, and simulation for both machine and layup concept.

Efficiency and Flexibility Combined


“We are delighted to partner with VIC-K in their pursuit of future-oriented solutions for the aerospace, defense, energy, and railway sectors,” said Jonas Wermter, Key Account Manager at Broetje-Automation. “The STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement System is a state-of-the-art technology that enables efficient and cost-effective production of composite structures. We are confident that VIC-K will benefit greatly from this system’s exceptional product flexibility, industrial readiness, and digital twin capability.”

VIC-K is excited to work with the STAXX One system in partnership with their customer in South Korea. With unparalleled customer service and a second-to-none network of suppliers and partners, VIC-K is well-positioned to meet all of its customers’ needs in the aerospace, defense, and heavy industrial sectors.