STOBER, Inc., a premiere provider of high-quality gearboxes with more than 80 years of experience, announces the expansion of STOBER FITS to include seamless integration with Motion Analyzer from Rockwell Automation. STOBER FITS is an online configuration tool that allows customers to quickly and easily specify and select STOBER motion control products. Motion Analyzer is an online tool for sizing and selecting motor and drive solutions. The integration is intended to improve overall customer experience, expediting selection, sizing and specification processes for the customer through a unified and convenient online process.
Determining what STOBER product is needed and ordering it typically requires several steps, including specifying a mounting position, paint coating, and more information that is not included in a part number. The intent to improve this process and the growing trend in digital tools is what drove STOBER to create their online configuration tool, STOBER FITS.
“We want to simplify the process of selecting your STOBER solution,” said Clayton Webber, National ServoFit Sales Manager. “Customers should be able to learn about our products and find what they need without being a STOBER expert.”
STOBER FITS has been live since April with inline motion control products. Using simple questions, clear images, and intuitive navigation, a customer can easily find what he or she needs. Once configured, the user can share the configuration with others, save it, or request a quote or drawing. Right angle products are now available with additional products and power transmission products being added to STOBER FITS in the near future.
A recent development has allowed the integration between Motion Analyzer and FITS. Previously in the Motion Analyzer, sizing partner gearboxes stopped at the basic frame size and ratio. Customers can now not only size their gearbox, but pick all configuration options without ever leaving the Motion Analyzer site. STOBER FITS feeds data into Motion Analyzer and will display the information requested inside the configuration screen. Users have the ability to switch from Motion Analyzer to STOBER FITS mid-configuration and the options they have already selected will be brought with them.
This integration is a valuable opportunity for STOBER as a Rockwell Automation Encompass partner and for Rockwell Automation to strengthen ties with its partners. Both parties will be able to improve customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty.