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

STOBER Employees Kiss a Pig to Raise Money for Relay for Life

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STOBER promotes not only our employees but also our community.  We wanted to raise money for the Relay for Life, so our activities committee came up with the fun idea of having our management team smack lips with a pig!

Each manager had a jar placed in our break rooms with their picture on the jar.  Employees could put money in the jar of the person they wanted to see kiss a pig!  The top three earners would kiss a pig, which was sponsored by Second Chance Thrift Store in Maysville.

The lucky winners were Adam Prater with $331.30, Chris Breeze with $323.68, and Jeff Frodge with $280.09.  The gentlemen donned their finest lipstick to smooch the pig on Friday, April 21.

In total, STOBER raised $1,525.45 for the Relay for Life.  Thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to our three winners for being good sports!

Next Generation of Hollow Bore Motors

Synchronous_Servo_Motor_Group_W640xH0The next generation of STOBER’s hollow bore motors has been released. These motors are available as direct drive or with an integrated planetary gear for ratios of 3, 9, or 27:1. This series is an ideal solution for passing cables, tooling and pipes through the motor.

The compact motor allows for minimum space between rolls/spindles.  Mounting options include flange mount, shrink ring mount and coupling mounts.  Options for this series include magnetic brake, water or forced air cooling, and manual handwheel.

EZM_EZS_Synchronous_Servo_Motors_W640xH0In addition to the hollow bore offering, STOBER also has a Ball Screw servo motor. It is designed to directly rotate the ball screw nut as the shaft of the ball screw passes through the motor.  Our ball screw motor accepts many common ball screw nuts from various manufactures.

STOBER Hollow Bore motors are designed to interface with several 3rd party drives, including B&R, Beckhoff, Bosch, Control Techniques, Kollmorgen, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and more.

For more information on Hollow Bore motors, please visit http://www.stober.com/motion_control/pipeDrive/

For more information on Ball Screw motors, please visit http://www.stober.com/motion_control/EZM_series/

 

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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Automotive Manufacturing Industry

“69% of machine designers state that shorter product development schedules is the top machine design challenge.”The Aberdeen Group

Are you driven by shorter product development cycles and faster cycle times? Need quick delivery and response?  STOBER has 24/7 customer service and can build and ship your gearbox in one day.  Our applications engineers will get you a drawing and answer any questions you have.  Don’t waste time waiting for your gearbox to arrive.  Call STOBER today!

Learn more about STOBER’s ideal solutions for for the automotive manufacturing industry at www.stober.com.

Don’t use a catalog for your gearbox selection! Try STOBER FITS

STOBER FITS, an online tool, will help you find your STOBER solution and get a quote.

Simply put in your NEMA motor and see possible STOBER matches. Use the filters to narrow down your results. Then, you can easily choose your output style, mounting position, and more.

Need help with your finding your frame size or service factor? No problem. FITS has several built-in calculators to determine your ratio, service factor, frame size, duty cycle and more.

Don’t have a motor? Browse our products and use the filters to find one that can fit your needs.

Try it today at fits.stober.com!

Packaging Solution

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69% of machine designers say shorter product development schedules are their top challenge, according to the Aberdeen Group. Optimize Floor Space. Reduce Components. Simplify Design. STOBER can help you do all of that and more. Talk to our engineers who have done tens of thousands of packaging machines.

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Standard Solution

Traditional planetary gearboxes require additional components, such as belts, pulleys, mounting brackets, guards, and more. These extra pieces mean longer installation times, more cost, and increased operating danger.

Contact us today at 606-759-5090 to learn how we can reduce your development schedule for your packaging machine.

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