STAXX Box

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”
The STAXX Box utilizes the standardized STAXX One End-Effector

The STAXX Box utilizes the standardized STAXX One End-Effector

Special Features

Flexibility combined with industrial readiness

  • Robust system for demanding
    materials
  • 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
    components

STAXX Box Product Information

Download our product flyer for more detailed information about the STAXX Box.

Meet Broetje-Automation at SAMPE 2024

Broetje-Automation to present AFP solutions at SAMPE 2024 conference

As a leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions for the aerospace and composites industries, we are pleased to announce our participation as an exhibitor at the SAMPE 2024 Conference. The event will be held May 20-23 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

STAXX Product Family in Focus at JEC March 5-7

Broetje-Automation proudly introduces the STAXX Family at JEC, showcasing an 8 tow STAXX Flex endeffector. The STAXX Family is a transformative suite of automated fiber placement (AFP) solutions designed to redefine manufacturing processes in the Factory of the Future. From the compact and cost-effective STAXX Box to the high-performance capabilities of the 16 tow STAXX Flex System, each member of this innovative family represents a peak of adaptability, versatility, and reliability. With cutting-edge features and a commitment to process-adapted production, the STAXX AFP Family stands at the forefront of revolutionizing automated fiber placement, starting a new era of precision and efficiency in composite manufacturing.