STOBER FITS

All STOBER gearboxes are now available in STOBER FITS.  New features are also available, such as FITS request history, upgraded browsing options, and more. Choose your product type, torque, or ratio to browse or enter a motor to see exact results.

After configuring your solution, you can contact our inside sales team through our updated CAD and quote request forms.

Find products that fits your applications at fits.stober.com

Beating the Drum for Apprenticeships

PeterPeter Feil sees apprenticeships not just as a way to fill skilled jobs in rural communities—he sees them as a savior for small towns.

With Millennials more likely to relocate to urban areas than their generational predecessors, “anything we can do to provide opportunities and convince kids to stay is going to be critical for maintaining any kind of industry,” says Feil, who heads U.S. operations for German gearbox and motor maker Stober Drives. “The more kids we can retain, the more businesses will thrive. Every kid we lose is a lifetime worker that’s not going to be in our town.”

Stober USA, which has around 120 employees, is located in Maysville, Ky., a town of 9,000 about an hour’s drive from both Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky. The company has hosted 32 apprentices since it launched the program 10 years ago, including 16 current apprentices.

“We feel a responsibility as a leader in the community to do everything we can to promote these programs and to market them and to lead by example and get others to follow,” says Feil “We feel it’s an ethical and moral obligation, because we don’t want to see our community die.”

Feil, who along with leading Stober’s apprenticeship program also recently got a local chapter of KY FAME off the ground after many years of trying, shared what he’s learned about apprenticeship success.

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STOBER Expands Rockwell Enabled Product Offerings

enabledDo you need a motor that works with Kinetix 5700 and 6500? STOBER has an extensive offering of Rockwell enabled servo motors. You can size them in your design with Rockwell’s online sizing and selection tool, Motion Analyzer!

STOBER’s hollow bore motor is an ideal solution for passing cables and pipes through the motor. It is available as a direct drive or with gearing ratios of 3, 9, or 27:1. The ball screw servo motor is designed to directly drive a spindle nut. It is compact and is designed for universal mounting to the spindles.

In addition to stand alone motors, STOBER offers geared motors. Our gearboxes mount directly to our servo motors, eliminating the need for a motor coupling, adapter, coupling housing, and other additional components. Visit our website to learn more!

Quick Delivery

“Shorter lead times equal tall profits.” Waterloo Manufacturing

Have you waited 8 weeks or longer for a gearbox? Has this caused a delay in machine assembly? These types of setbacks impact your ability to meet customer needs and can also compromise a project.

STOBER builds and ships our gearboxes in one day. All units are built to your specifications and never pre-assembled. This means we can have a solution shipped to you quickly and project delays are minimal.

Contact us today at 1-800-711-3588 or www.stober.com

Avoiding Costly Downtime

How much is downtime costing you? “The annual downtime for food and beverage production lines is over 10 weeks a year.” – Harting

From unplanned breakdowns to planned maintenance and cleaning, companies have to deal with lines not running. By choosing the right gearbox, you can prevent equipment failures.

STOBER gearboxes are IP69K certified and USDA Accepted Equipment. With an average mean time to failure of 8 years, our gearboxes can handle the harshest environment.  Each gearbox also comes with a standard 3 year warranty.

Please visit our food and beverage page to learn more.

Application Solutions Team

“68% of all projects fail to be completed on time and within budget.” Villanova University

What causes this waste of time? Inefficient supplier communication, limited time, product inexperience, and more, making your job more difficult to design a great machine.

STOBER’s engineering resources are designed to help you avoid these losses and optimize your machine. Every customer has a dedicated engineer who can review your machine project, optimize its design, and help you save time and money.

Contact us today at 1-800-711-3588 or visit www.stober.com

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Quiet Gearbox Solutions for the Medical Industry

Do your machines create excessive noise? The World Health Organization recommends 35 dB as top sound level in hospital patient rooms. Noisy planetary gearboxes contribute to patient discomfort in MRIs and other equipment.

STOBER’s SMS gearboxes are up to 8 db(A) quieter than planetary gearboxes. This can make a huge difference when you are a patient inside an MRI machine.

Learn more about our SMS offering at  http://www.stober.com/motion_control_page/

STOBER Builds and Ships in One Day

STOBER is known for fast delivery. Our standard is being able to build and ship in one day. When a customer is down, we can get these units out even faster.

We had a customer with a breakdown situation in April. The gearbox operated the billet loader on an extrusion press. It drives a gear and rack system to move the loader in and out of the press. The competitor unit exploded, leaving them losing over $2,000 an hour.

Our inside sales team responded quickly. They crossed the unit over to our P series and provided a quote, drawings, and ratings. The unit was shipped that night and delivered the next day. The customer installed the new unit and returned to production in less than 24 hours.

When you need a solution fast, call STOBER at 1-800-711-3588.

Visit our website to learn more: http://www.stober.com/service_support/

Mounting Instructions for STOBER Gearboxes

Installing a gearbox can be very difficult. To eliminate this issue, STOBER has created a series of installation videos to clearly illustrate how to mount our reducers. From hollow bore and bushings to shrink discs and flanges, we cover each gearbox options to demonstrate proper installation and prevention of mounting errors.

Watch them today!
https://www.youtube.com/user/dljatstober/videos

Reducing Inefficiencies in the Food and Beverage Industry

Food and beverage processing facilities provide big challenges for OEMs and machine component manufacturers.

Factory-automated machines and conveyors have two basic modes of operation: running efficiently and earning money verses down and unproductive, losing money.  Equipment downtime costs factories from 5 – 20 percent of capacity each year, according to Intech magazine.

Several components are culprits for maintenance and down time that is so expensive to U.S. factories: bearings, belts, chains, wiring, electric motors, and yes– gearboxes.

Gearboxes are high wear items, transforming power from electric motors (high speed, low torque) to the requirements of the load application (lower speed and higher torque).  There is a general assumption in power transmission: “Speed is cheap, torque is expensive.” Using motors to generate high torques required by many loads (direct drive technology) is typically much more expensive than generating the torque with a motor/gear reducer combination.

Gearboxes can be used creatively to eliminate other mechanical components, such as bearings, belts, chains and pulleys. Possibilities are limited only by designer imagination and various geometries of the gear reducers.

Any time we convert power from one state to another, losses occur in the conversion process, generating unwanted heat and wasting energy. “Power out” is always lower than “power in.”  In the case of a gear reducer, rotational power is converted from high speed/low torque to low speed/high torque.  Energy losses are primarily from friction in the gearing, bearings, between the seals and shaft surfaces. Oil turbulence also causes losses.

Superior gear reducer efficiency is achieved by high efficiency gearing, such as helical, bevel, and spur gearing. Premium lubrication reduces friction in all internal moving parts.  Premium quality bearings– roller, ball, or cylindrical– also limit friction losses.

High-efficiency gear reducers have many benefits. They reduce the heat generation, which prolongs a gear reducer’s life increasing the application reliability and reduced cooled space cost.  Superior gear reducer efficiency also decreases total machine cost by allowing the use of smaller motors, and reducing energy consumption. Environmentally, efficiency means a reduced carbon footprint and lower electrical power consumption.

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