Broetje-Automation is the perfect partner for advanced and specialized drilling processes. Our balanced industrial process not only improves cycle time and speed of production, but also the quality of the drilling. Advanced automated technologies such as layered drilling of various materials and vibration assisted drilling (VAD) are finding their place in the factories of today and tomorrow. To meet the diverse needs of our customers worldwide, our drilling tools expand the portfolio in this segment to include special processes such as the production of hexagonal holes, drilling without internal cooling or long tools for narrow geometries.

Incorporated into various of our systems such as our NC-Machines, the process comes alive and improves the speed, the size of the hole, the quality and last but not least expands the use of different materials.

Smart Drill Hole Positioning

Due to advanced and innovative technology the accurate positioning of drillholes can be managed automatically in the process. The optical reference system is able to skip areas based on visual cues and move to the next drilling position. This makes it easier to monitor the drilling process.

Drill hole test plate with different drill hole sizes with and without countersink depth. Due to intelligent drill hole placement, certain drill areas can be automatically omitted.

The integration of intelligent drilling processes is possible with Broetje-Automation.

  • Feedrates up to 0,25 mm/rev
  • Diameter up to 19,1 mm
  • Stack thickness up to 50 mm in titanium
  • Drill length up to 10x diameter
  • Down to IT8
  • 10 m drilling in titanium with one drill
  • 100 m drilling in aluminium with one drill
  • Aluminium/ titanium/ CFRP/ steel
  • Multimaterial stacks
  • Optional sealant
  • Optional lubrication

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.