STAXX ONE

SINGLE TOW END-EFFECTOR

The STAXX ONE Single Tow End-Effector is a highly flexible small and lightweight automated fiber placement end-effector. With its mass of about 40kg it can be mounted on any standard industrial robot.

It allows automated fiber placement of complex parts and it supports a wide range of materials such as PrePreg, TowPreg and Dry Fiber material. The optional heated layup table can additionally be equipped with an NC-controlled turning device.

Technical Data

  • Material spool with tow tension control
    Optional: Level measurement
  • Compaction roller out of stainless steel or 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 ¼” and ½”
The Staxx One system wraps a curved form.

The STAXX One combines a flexible and reliable system for prototyping and the development of new structures and parts.

Special Features

R+D flexibility combined with industrial readiness

  • Various material types (PrePreg, TowPreg, Adhesives, DryFiber, etc.)
  •  Flexible Material size
  • Siemens NC Controls
  • Good accessibility for complex parts
  • Modular cell concept

Cost efficient approach

  • No foundation needed
  • Standardized system components

Digital Twin

  • Cell Layout
  • CAM System for offline programmin based on 3D/2D CAD data
  • Collision analysis
  • Simulation for both, machine and layup concept
The STAXX One system lays a complex carbon fiber component.

The multi-material capability enables a wide range of use cases, while the workcell configuration offers even more customizable flexibility - to fit our customers' needs perfectly.

STAXX ONE Product Information

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