Norbert Steinkemper

CAMX Trade Show in Atlanta: Broetje-Automation presents STAXX Box, the latest innovation for automated composite production


Broetje-Automation is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming CAMX Trade Show in Atlanta on Oct. 30. Nov. 2. As the premier event for composite production and a platform for innovative ideas, we look forward to meeting attendees at our booth G20. On of the highlights of the show will be our latest innovation on display: The STAXX Box small scale AFP system.

Showcasing STAXX Box

Broetje-Automation has established itself as a pioneer in the field of automation, particularly in the production of automated systems for the production of small and complex composite structures. The company’s diverse range of solutions is designed to meet the needs of different industries, making it a versatile and indispensable partner in the world of composites.

At CAMX, Broetje-Automation will showcase the “STAXX Box”, an innovative solution designed for precise and efficient lay-up of composite materials, especially for smaller structures. The extremely compact tape-laying system offers manufacturers a plug-and-play solution that is further enhanced by its rotary table to keep the renowned flexibility approach of Broetje’s STAXX product family. The system is easy to customize for higher efficiency and quality at lowest cost. It utilizes the STAXX One Single-Tow end effector, known for its versatility and ease of use and its ease of maintenance. It is capable to lay-up multiple materials such as pre-preg, dry fiber and thermoplastics.

One application for the small-size STAXX Box is the layup of test coupons for qualification purposes. Lay-up of test parts often block production capacities from larger robotic fiber placement systems. These can easily be outsourced on the STAXX Box to keep capacities open for production and improve overall equipment efficiency.

The STAXX Box utilizes the standardized STAXX One End-Effector

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As Broetje-Automation is a renowned integrator for various automated systems, more composite manufacturing systems are available to meet the challenges of composite manufacturing. The STAXX Box now adds up to the STAXX Family of Automated Fiber Placement systems. As different materials, sizes, accuracies and processes are required for different product parts and levels of complexity, the versatile and flexible systems provide the most effective processes for customers in different sectors. The SOUL suite of offline programming and simulation software enhances the productivity of the systems while minimizing programming time for the customer.

Broetje-Automation’s presence at CAMX will give visitors a first-hand look at its state-of-the-art composite system STAXX Box and demonstrate the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the composites industry.

Visit us at booth G20 at CAMX to see these revolutionary solutions and learn more about how Broetje-Automation can improve your composites manufacturing processes.