ATEX Certified Gearboxes

STOBER has ATEX certified gearboxes for explosive environments.  Our ATEX rating meets 2014/34/EU directive, has a protection level for gas and dust, and can handle temperature class of T4 and T3 (275-392°F).

Having an ATEX certified gearbox can:

  • Help certify your machine as ATEX rated
  • Protect against potential ignition source, such as mechanically generated sparks, electrostatic discharge, and high surface temperatures

ATEXOur gearboxes can be configured to accept a manual override, such as a hand wheel or wrench.  STOBER’s solutions can be designed to fit your needs.

Visit our website to learn more: http://www.stober.com/products/atex/

Process Expo

PE-Logo-(CMYK-OT)STOBER is exhibiting at the Process Expo in Chicago, September 19-22. This show includes food and beverage processors and equipment manufacturers. STOBER will be highlighting our stainless steel and food duty gear reducers, as featured in Power Transmission Engineering. All units are lubed for life with food grade oil and require zero maintenance. Our products are also IP69K Certified and USDA Accepted Equipment.

Visit us at Booth 2637!

To register for the show, visit https://registration.experientevent.com/Showfps171/default.aspx?VIP=77988

Manufacturers Providing Grand Slam Showcase for Power Transmission Needs

Bick Products, Bluffton, Fenner Drives, PTI, Safari, STOBER, Webster, and WEG have worked together to provide an all-day training event in St. Louis, MO.  Local customers have been invited to meet the companies and attend trainings throughout the day.

Training Classes Offered:

Bluffton What to Look for in a Washdown Motor
Fenner Belts that provide solutions and cut costs from your conveying and PT applications
PTI Bearing Fundamentals – Maintenance, Installation & Attachment Methods: How to Properly Select the Right Bearing for Your Application
Safari Plastic Belting 101: Proper selection, design, and trouble shooting
STOBER Understanding Different Gearing and Optimizing for Plant Floor Efficiency
Webster Best Practices of Webster Chain: Maintenance & Material Handling
WEG Reducing Costs and Increasing Productivity through Motor Management

 

STOBER’s SMS Gearboxes for mechanical flexibility

Did you know you did not have to use a planetary gearbox on every servo application? STOBER’s ServoFit Modular Series (SMS) gives you mechanical flexibility. A variety of housing and output options means you can pick what you need and mount it to your machine. Another advantage of the SMS is higher input speeds, especially on the right angle gearbox.

In addition to being quieter than a planetary gearbox, there are more ratios to choose from, providing you with more options. These units can also come in food and beverage duty and the right angle has a stainless steel version.

Watch our video to learn more!

Rockwell Automation On The Move

raotmSTOBER will be exhibiting at the Rockwell Automation on the Move event in Novi, Michigan.  The upcoming event will be held August 16-17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.  STOBER is a Rockwell Encompass partner that offers Rockwell Enabled products. Visit our booth to learn more about our Rockwell partnership as well as our rack and pinion offering, NEMA products, and more.

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.rockwellautomation.com/en_NA/events/raotm/novi.page

Save Space with a Geared motor

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Do you want to save space in your application? This can be done with a STOBER geared motor. By utilizing an integral unit, you can save over 20% in length by eliminating motor adapter plates and coupling. Not only can you save space but you can also take advantage of less inertia and a higher torque density.

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Visit http://www.stober.com/products/servo_motor_page/

 

STOBER Gives Back

One of STOBER’s core values is to serve others. This means serving our customers, our employees, and our community. In addition to our recent fundraiser for the Relay for Life, STOBER has donated thousands of dollars in the first half of this year alone to numerous organizations and causes. Groups included: Maysville Women’s Crisis Center, KCTCS Farm and Family Night, Camp Discovery 2017, Bracken County Conservation Day, Lions Club Radio Auction, Lewisburg Lions Club Horse Show, Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy, Boy Scouts of America, and more.

Taking Training to the Next Level

An employee-centric company, STOBER prioritizes development and growth opportunities for every staff member. An important element for development is training. STOBER began searching for an on-demand training method and found Cornerstone. This on-demand training system has greatly improved training efficiency and consistency.

Follow the link to learn more about how STOBER improved its training program. https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/sites/default/files/clients/case-studies/csod-cs-stober.pdf

 

STOBER FITS

All STOBER gearboxes are now available in STOBER FITS.  New features are also available, such as FITS request history, upgraded browsing options, and more. Choose your product type, torque, or ratio to browse or enter a motor to see exact results.

After configuring your solution, you can contact our inside sales team through our updated CAD and quote request forms.

Find products that fits your applications at fits.stober.com

Beating the Drum for Apprenticeships

PeterPeter Feil sees apprenticeships not just as a way to fill skilled jobs in rural communities—he sees them as a savior for small towns.

With Millennials more likely to relocate to urban areas than their generational predecessors, “anything we can do to provide opportunities and convince kids to stay is going to be critical for maintaining any kind of industry,” says Feil, who heads U.S. operations for German gearbox and motor maker Stober Drives. “The more kids we can retain, the more businesses will thrive. Every kid we lose is a lifetime worker that’s not going to be in our town.”

Stober USA, which has around 120 employees, is located in Maysville, Ky., a town of 9,000 about an hour’s drive from both Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky. The company has hosted 32 apprentices since it launched the program 10 years ago, including 16 current apprentices.

“We feel a responsibility as a leader in the community to do everything we can to promote these programs and to market them and to lead by example and get others to follow,” says Feil “We feel it’s an ethical and moral obligation, because we don’t want to see our community die.”

Feil, who along with leading Stober’s apprenticeship program also recently got a local chapter of KY FAME off the ground after many years of trying, shared what he’s learned about apprenticeship success.

Read more!