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.

View our packaging industry solutions!

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/ 

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!