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
  • 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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Visit us at CAMX Atlanta Booth G20

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.


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.