This years’ JEC Paris is the stage for a new product introduction by Broetje-Automation. The STAXX Box, completes the STAXX family of AFP systems. As a robust machine for multiple materials the STAXX Box offers the well-known advantages of the larger STAXX systems such as STAXX Compact and STAXX One in one compact and flexible system. Various material types such as PrePreg, TowPreg, DryFiber, ThinPly, Thermoplast, etc. can be processed in widths from ¼ to 2 inches.
Options for controlled heating concepts using an infrared emitter, diode laser, or flash-lamp allow optimized processes and heating of the materials for resource efficient production. This ensures that the machine can handle a wide range of manufacturing processes. The STAXX Box combines flexibility with industrial readiness and, thanks to its modular concept, offers good accessibility for easy maintenance and an ergonomic working environment.
One of the special advantages of the STAXX family is the digital twin, simulation and offline programming software. Broetje-Automations larger Systems already come with a Digital Twin. Likewise, it is now also available in the STAXX Box. Additional features such as the CAM system for offline programming based on 3D/2D CAD data and internal water cooling make it a cost-efficient approach to automated production.