Rack and Pinion – From high force to high speed to cost effective, STOBER has the solution you need

With more than 80 years of experience in mechatronics, STOBER focuses on system optimization. This includes our rack and pinion offerings. From machine tools to laser cutting, we have four pinion families for customers to choose from for their application requirements.

The ZTRS and ZTR are for high force, precise applications while the ZR is for high speed applications. The ZV is a cost effective solution for general automation.

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Why STOBER?

Knowing which vendor to choose from can be difficult. Here’s why Machine Tool Research (MTR) in Rochester, New York, chooses to do business with STOBER.

“We’ve used STOBER for years to rebuild equipment such as lathes and milling machines for machine tool customers.

Servo UnitsEvery job is project-based and requirements are always different, but STOBER is the perfect match for our gearbox requirements. Its SMS series allows us to choose from a large range of ratios, mounting configurations, housing options, and more. We use helical bevel reducers and planetary gears, so are often driving ballscrews or dual rack and pinion applications.

STOBER’s responsiveness is also a key plus. It builds and ships units in one day and STOBER gives us quick answers on requests. I can’t think of a better way to meet customer needs.”

— Steve Nelson, Machine Tool Research, Rochester, NY

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STOBER Continues to Invest in the World’s Toughest Gearbox

Harsh environments easily cause premature failure for gearboxes. From caustic chemicals to water ingress to washing pressure, gearboxes face numerous challenges that can lead to early problems. One of the main issues is seal degradation.

Seals have the potential to be a weak point for gearboxes. Chemicals can eat away at the seal’s coating, allowing contaminants to enter a unit. Motor inputs can have water ingress, causing the input to leak. STOBER wanted to prevent premature failures in its products by installing long life seals in its input.

STOBER gearboxes feature a Freudenberg MSS1 seal, which has a long service life. This seal has high resistance to soiling and metal abrasion in the oil chamber. By using only the best components and focusing on longevity, STOBER is “The World’s Toughest Gearbox.”

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Rockwell Automation On The Move

raotmAre you in the Little Rock area? Do you have questions about STOBER? Come see us at the Rockwell Automation on the Move in Little Rock, Arkansas August 22 and 23.  The upcoming event will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center.  We are a Rockwell Encompass partner and will be highlighting our gearboxes, geared motors, rack and pinion drives, and safety brake. Several of our products are Rockwell Enabled. Visit our booth to learn more.

For more information or to register for the event, visit Rockwell Automation On the Move

Customer Success Story: STOBER Eliminates Gearing Misalignment

Gear reducers are often rigid mounted during installation. What many people do not know is this rigid mounting causes premature failure. Why?

Rigid mounting the units puts stress on the gearing, output bearings, and seals. It can also fracture or break the conveyor shaft as many shafts are not within tolerance. There can be shaft runout. If the gearbox cannot move with the shaft, it will stress the components and cause premature failure.

STOBER can eliminate premature failure through free installation training and our variety of torque arm mounting options. Torque arm mounting allows the gearbox to float on the shaft. This method reduces shaft fatigue and eliminates premature failure. Customers who follow this principle or have our installation training benefit from the 9-plus years of life STOBER units offer.

STOBER – enhancing quality, improving reliability, and increasing plant profits

Service and Support – The STOBER Difference

How often have you called in to a company to get an answering service or dial directory? STOBER has every call answered by a live representative from our Maysville, Kentucky location. All calls are answered in 3 rings or less. Our goal is to give every customer a rapid response so they can get the answers they need quickly and efficiently.

Every customer has application engineers and product specialists dedicated to filling your application needs. These teams are assigned by region so you will talk to the same team every time.

Customer Success Story: Eliminating Costly Fluid Leakage

An Ohio poultry processor was experiencing oil leakage from a competitor’s worm gearbox. The leaking oil not only caused the unit to fail prematurely but cost the company more money. The customer had to lubricate reducers, purchase drip pans to place under every unit, stock lubrication for replenishing the reducers, and dispose of the used oil.

STOBER offered the customer a food duty helical bevel solution. All STOBER products require no maintenance. The K unit is sealed for life, meaning there are dual output seals and no oil leaks ever! Not only did the company benefit from longer life but the STOBER solution saved money on drip pans, lubrication inventory, lubrication disposal, and preventative maintenance.

STOBER – enhancing quality, improving reliability, and increasing plant profits

Designed With You In Mind

gearboxHave you every purchased a gearbox and had difficult installing it? STOBER took this into consideration when designing our gearboxes. Our MGS product line have an input coupling hub and sleeve for quick installation line-up.

Connecting the motor adapter to the motor is simple – just insert the four bolts and tighten. Every unit has an input coupling to eliminate the motor seizing to the gearbox shaft and misaligning. Our patented wobble free bushing system allows the unit to easily slide onto a conveyor shaft.

Our goal is to allow the customer to quickly install their STOBER unit and allow production to resume. You can even have our application support team visit your plant and teach proper installation procedures.

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Customer Success Story: STOBER Eliminates Water Ingress Failures

STOBER was visiting a midwestern brewery who was experiencing frequent failures with a  competitor’s gearbox. The units were failing on the brewery’s filler infeed conveyor. This conveyor was cleansed every day. The sanitation process involved spraying all equipment with heavy chemicals to prevent bacteria growth. The competitor’s gearbox could not handle the harsh washdowns. The seals corroded and allow ingress to contaminate the lubrication. The gear reducers failed every 1-2 months.

The customer agreed to using a STOBER gearbox in their harsh environment. Since STOBER reducers require no maintenance and are IP69K Certified against water ingress, no contamination occurred. Our dual output seals prevented any water from entering the unit. The brewery saved a tremendous amount of money since there were no failures and STOBER units lasted over 8 years. They also enjoyed extended durability and reliability in their operations.

STOBER – enhancing quality, improving reliability, and increasing plant profits
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STOBER ServoFit™ Modular System

servo gear unitsServo motors don’t necessarily need a planetary gearbox. In addition to the great planetary offering it has, STOBER offers the ServoFit™ Modular System. These gear reducers use helical gearing and can handle your servo motor needs.

The SMS series literally has billions of options – various mounting configurations, case sizes, ratios, output options, and more equate to anything you need for your machine. Choosing what you need is easy – use our online product configurator or contact our application support team to find your product.