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.