STOBER Employees Demonstrate Incredible Generosity

Our Maysville employees are committed to being philanthropic community leaders.  They take part in charitable actions as part of their everyday routine and are proud of being able to invest in the people beside whom they live and work.  Every year, STOBER employees raise money to give back to the community.  In 2017, we held a “Kiss the Pig” contest and gathered internal donations to support Cancer Fighters United and Mason County Relay for Life. As a result, STOBER donated over $5,500 to both groups. The employees truly are what makes STOBER the gold standard.

What Makes a STOBER Gear Reducer Require No Maintenance?

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How do you make the world’s toughest gearbox, requiring no maintenance? It starts with the gearing. Our high precision gears are machined after hardening to provide the best quality. This minimizes metal shavings in the oil. We use magnetic drain plugs to remove any particles from the oil.

No breathers or vents prevents any contaminants from entering the gearbox and keeps oil in. Our units are sealed for life, eliminating leaking.
STOBER works with the best suppliers to provide the ultimate quality. We use SKF bearings to eliminate premature failure, Freudenberg seals that can withstand harsh environments, and Mobil lubricants that do not create pressure that blows out seals.

Learn how you can free up your maintenance team to do other preventative maintenance instead of working on leaking gearboxes. Call us at (888) 786-2371 or visit www.stober.com

STOBER Drives, Inc. Selected for 2018 Kentucky Best Places to Work Award

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STOBER Drives, Inc. of Maysville, Ky., has been selected to receive a 2018 Best Places to Work award for the state of Kentucky.

This is the second time the manufacturer of high-efficient helical gearing has been honored with the award.  It was also selected in 2016. The award is sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. About 100 Kentucky companies were chosen for the award. A ceremony will be held April 17 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.

Small, medium and large sized businesses were selected for the award based on an assessment of employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. STOBER won in the small business class, with fewer than 149 employees.

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STOBER’s Versatility to Meet Your Application Needs

Everyone likes options.  STOBER can give them to you with our wide product range for motion control applications.

We offer inline, offset, and right angle gear reducers.  Our planetary gear reducers are available in ratios 3:1 to over 600:1 and our helical reducers are available in ratios 4:1 to 552:1.  Options for our products include food and corrosion resistant coatings, integrated brakes, cooling systems, and ATEX Certified Explosion ProofRack and pinon systems are also available for linear applications.

From multiple output options to housing styles to ratios, we have billions of combination. We have the solution for your needs.

Visit our website to learn more: http://us.stober.com/motion_control_page/ or call us at 1-888-786-2371.

 

Stober Drives employees raise money with beards

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Employees of STOBER Drives Inc. in Maysville raised over $800 for charity by simply not shaving.

“Every year for the last few years my son has told me that I have to compete in No-Shave November,” said Scott Moulas, a member of the Activities Committee at STOBER. “I said ‘What do you win?’ and he said, ‘You don’t win anything, it’s just to signify that you respect people who have cancer.’”

Moulas said he figured that if he was going to do it, why not make it a competition?

“People can put their votes in and, even though it’s judged, the person with the most votes, STOBER will throw them a pizza party,” Moulas said.

The 12 contestants were clean-shaven on Nov. 1.

“STOBER’s also matching the money we received,” Moulas said. “Right now we’re up to $416. So $832 dollars is going to be donated to the cancer charity the winner chooses.”

Moulas said the contest has been fun as well as charitable.

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Integrating STOBER Drives Hollow Bore Motors into Your Kinetix System

STOBER’s EZHD, EZHP, and EZM are all Rockwell Enabled. They work with the Kinetix 6500 Version 23 and up as well as the Kinetix 5700 Version 2 and up. They utilize Heidenhein Endat 2.2 digital single turn absolute positioning.

To enable the motor, choose the correct STOBER motor from the drop-down menu. On the feedback tab, choose alignment = motor offset. This will trigger the drive to use the commutation offset that is stored in the nameplate.

If you wish to test the motor, you can highlight the motion group you are using and select motion direct commands. Select the command you want to use and click execute to start the command.

If you need any assistance, please contact STOBER at 606-759-5090.

Automation Fair

automation fairRockwell Automation Fair will be held in November 15 and 16 in Houston, Texas. STOBER will be exhibiting at the show. We are a recognized Encompass Partner and also have products that are Rockwell Enabled.

At the show, STOBER will be highlighting our ATEX certified gearboxes. ATEX certified  units have zone 2 and 3 protection level for gas and dust and T3 and T4 (275-392°F) temperature class.  Our gearboxes are assembled and shipped in one day from Maysville, Kentucky.

Visit STOBER in Booth 2133!

To register to attend, visit http://www.rockwellautomation.com/global/events/automation-fair/overview.page

Innovative Solutions for the Packaging Industry

packaging“At an average of $175/sq ft, space requirements can easily be a million-dollar problem.”

Floor space is expensive and uncompromising, limits the ability to place more machines, and increases production. STOBER can reduce equipment footprint by 20%, along with minimizing maintenance and components. STOBER’s large selection is ideal for the diverse needs of packaging. Continuous/intermittent applications can be filled for dry, wash-down, and ready to eat environments.

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New ServoFit Catalog

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The new version of the STOBER ServoFit Catalog is now available. This version features new product sections, such as combining advanced lines with the regular series. The P and PA are now in one section along with the PH, PHA, PHQ, and PHQA. Other products have been put in combined sections to allow customers to easily see what the differences are between series and which product can fill their needs.

Order your free copy today at www.stober.com

Why use a STOBER EZ motor?

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STOBER released its next generation EZ hollow bore motor series. The hollow bore is ideal for high speed applications where air or electrical wires need to pass through the motor. The advantages of this product line are the shorter length for more compact solutions, high torque density, optional braking, and a hollow bore. It also offers flexibility with compact size and mounting, dual shafted output, increased accuracy and speed, and stronger bearings.

What’s the difference between an EZHD, EZHP, and EZM? EZHD is a hollow bore motor with a direct drive. There is no gearing in this unit. The EZHP is a hollow bore motor with integrated gearing. The EZM is a hollow bore motor that can drive a nut from the ball screw.

For more information, visit http://www.stober.com/products/servo_motor_page/