Why STOBER?

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.

Servo UnitsEvery 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

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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

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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