STOBER Releases Its New Product Configurator

configuratorSTOBER Drives, Inc., located in Maysville, Kentucky, has had an online configurator since 2014. STOBER FITS allowed users to build gearboxes online. Since then, STOBER has been working on the next generation of its online configurator. It is now available!

With the new STOBER Configurator, engineers and designers will save time in product selection and designing. Before the configurator, they searched through catalogs to find the right solution, request information in multiple places, and use type code values. Now, everything is a simple click away.

Quickly and easily search for gear units, geared motors, and motors. Intuitive navigation and modern design make using the tool fast and easy. Numerous filters and comparison options are available. Results can be sorted based on price, performance, or size. Users can then configure the product to meet their application requirements. For example, with geared motors, users can pick their shaft and housing style along with mounting position.

Designers can access technical data sheets, dimensional drawings, and 3D models. They can also request a quote. All configurations can be easily shared or saved.

Make it yours – visit configurator.stober.com.

Dedication to Improving – New STOBER Website

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It’s here! The new STOBER website has officially been launched. The goal of our new website is to create a seamless and excellent user experience. No matter where in the world you are visiting www.stober.com from, you will enjoy simple navigation, clean design, and consistent branding.

This website not only features new content but it’s also mobile friendly. All documentation is stored in one location and the site includes more information about our latest investments, products, and services.

Visit the website today!

STOBER Employees Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

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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

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.”

Learn more at www.stober.com

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

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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Cradle to Grave Service and Support – Focus on After Market Service

STOBER’s service and support does not stop after you purchase the gearbox. It is only the beginning. After you have received your unit, our application support team will visit your plant to do on-site training. They will focus on proper installation and best practices of our products.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, our field service group is available to assist with evaluations, corrective fixes, and more. Service engineers can review your application to prevent failures with analysis and evaluation for plant optimization. There are four analysis and evaluation levels to ensure we provide the most thorough assessment possible.

After market support is just part of the STOBER service portfolio. Learn more by contacting us at 1-800-711-3588.