4-Axis Fiber Placement Machine

The STAXX BOX is a robust standalone 4-Axis Fiber Placement Machine that integrates our standardized single tow end effector with a rotable layup table in the smallest installation space.

With its condensed design it can be comfortably relocated and is an ergonomic and user friendly system ready for production. This compact, flexible and easy to use automated fiber placement machine is ideally suited for the automated production of small composite parts at low cost.

Technical Data

  • Material spool with tow tension control
    Optional: Level measurement
  • Compaction roller with anti-stick polymer coating
  • Controlled pneumatic compaction unit force up to 30dN (~kg)
  • Backfilm collection spool
  • Internal water cooling for prepreg material
  • Deflection roll
    Optional: Tow break detection
  • Robust cutting unit for tows above 50k
  • Controlled Heating unit with infrared emitter, diode laser or flash-lamp
  • Material flexibility: Any given width from 1/8‘‘ width up to 2‘‘ (50,08 mm)
  • 2 Sets of compaction rollers for 1” and 2”

Special Features

Flexibility combined with industrial readiness

  • Robust system for demanding
  • Various material types (PrePreg, TowPreg, DryFiber, Thermoplast, etc.)
  • Flexible tow width
  • Siemens NC Controls
  • Modular cell concept with good accessibility

Digital Twin

  • Full Simulation of entire cell layout
  • CAM System for offline programming based on 3D/2D CAD data
  • Collision analysis
  • Simulation for both, machine and layup concept

Cost efficient approach

  • No foundation needed, suitable for almost any production environment
  • Standardized system

STAXX Box Product Information

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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.

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.