When an assembly line needs to stop immediately because of a power failure or hazardous situation, the safety of employees and equipment is only as strong as the braking system. With a goal of increasing safety throughout the manufacturing industry, STOBER Drives launched ServoStop, a revolutionary holding brake that provides redundant braking power.
“This is a product ahead of its time,” Product Engineer Tyler Mattingly says. “Safety is very important today and what ServoStop does is stop a vertical load from dropping on someone. Everyone is concerned about employees wearing personal protective equipment, but we see this new area of safety becoming an industry standard.”
The Maysville, Ky.-based company has specialized in industrial gearboxes for more than 80 years and has more than 30 years of motor expertise. Its Servo solutions range from planetary gearheads to helical bevel gearboxes to hollow bore motors to rack and pinion solutions. “We have a wide breadth of offering and that’s what makes us special,” Mattingly says. “We are very modular with what we do and that allows anything new we develop to be incorporated throughout the entire product range.”
For example, ServoStop is not only designed for Servo brand products, but can be used on any other gear reducer STOBER offers. “We are very versatile and offer a number of products that get the job done for you because we have a wide variety of products to optimize solutions for your machine or specific application,” Mattingly explains. “We might have five products that do the same thing, but there is one that will be best suited for your needs.”
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What do we value? How do our employees feel? See what it is like inside STOBER Drives in Maysville, Kentucky. We believe in nothing but the best for our customers, our employees, and our future. Visit https://www.stober.com to learn more.
STOBER will be exhibiting at the Rockwell Automation Fair on November 14 and 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a recognized Encompass Partner and a supplier of Rockwell Enabled motors.
At the show, STOBER will be highlighting our ServoStop dynamic safety brake. This integrated brake provides safe braking at emergency stops and during power outages. The ServoStop adheres to EN ISO 13849 safety standard and can brake dynamically up to 1,000 cycles. It has electronic release monitoring and sensors, and electrical wear monitoring options.
In addition to integrating with STOBER reducers, the ServoStop is compatible with Rockwell Safety Controllers when paired with certain Rockwell servo motors.
Visit STOBER in Booth 1207! #AutoFair18
To register to attend, visit Rockwell Automation Fair
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and STOBER employees wanted to raise money and awareness. Megan Fulton, member of the employee assistance fund committee, designed a t-shirt with the theme “hope for a cure.” Almost $450 was raised through t-shirt sales. The money will be donated to the Relay for Life and Cancer Care Club.
Pictured above are some of the employees who purchased shirts. In the center is Anita Truesdell, a breast cancer survivor. We are proud to stand beside her and the thousands of others fighting breast cancer and honor those who lost their fight.
To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness, visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
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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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.
Every 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
Call us today to learn how we can help you design your machine and provide you with quick responses. 1-888-786-2371
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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Are 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
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.
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