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.”
Have you every purchased a gearbox and had difficult installing it? STOBER took this into consideration when designing our gearboxes. Our MGS product line have an input coupling hub and sleeve for quick installation line-up.
Connecting the motor adapter to the motor is simple – just insert the four bolts and tighten. Every unit has an input coupling to eliminate the motor seizing to the gearbox shaft and misaligning. Our patented wobble free bushing system allows the unit to easily slide onto a conveyor shaft.
Our goal is to allow the customer to quickly install their STOBER unit and allow production to resume. You can even have our application support team visit your plant and teach proper installation procedures.
Servo motors don’t necessarily need a planetary gearbox. In addition to the great planetary offering it has, STOBER offers the ServoFit™ Modular System. These gear reducers use helical gearing and can handle your servo motor needs.
The SMS series literally has billions of options – various mounting configurations, case sizes, ratios, output options, and more equate to anything you need for your machine. Choosing what you need is easy – use our online product configurator or contact our application support team to find your product.
STOBER serves a variety of industries, including printing. We had a customer who had problems with their flexographic printing machine.
Customer was using a competitor’s gearbox. The application required very high input speeds. The competitor’s units were overheating and destroying the seals, causing oil to leak.
STOBER went to the customer and evaluated the machine. We recommended our P series unit with the servocool option to improve airflow and reduce seal wear. This eliminated the issue and allowed the customer to save money by extending the gearbox’s life, minimizing maintenance, and reducing inventory.
How do you make the world’s toughest gearbox, requiring no maintenance? It starts with the gearing. Our high precision gears are machined after hardening to provide the best quality. This minimizes metal shavings in the oil. We use magnetic drain plugs to remove any particles from the oil.
No breathers or vents prevents any contaminants from entering the gearbox and keeps oil in. Our units are sealed for life, eliminating leaking.
STOBER works with the best suppliers to provide the ultimate quality. We use SKF bearings to eliminate premature failure, Freudenberg seals that can withstand harsh environments, and Mobil lubricants that do not create pressure that blows out seals.
Learn how you can free up your maintenance team to do other preventative maintenance instead of working on leaking gearboxes. Call us at (888) 786-2371 or visit www.stober.com
STOBER has ATEX certified gearboxes for explosive environments. Our ATEX rating meets 2014/34/EU directive, has a protection level for gas and dust, and can handle temperature class of T4 and T3 (275-392°F).
Having an ATEX certified gearbox can:
Help certify your machine as ATEX rated
Protect against potential ignition source, such as mechanically generated sparks, electrostatic discharge, and high surface temperatures
Our gearboxes can be configured to accept a manual override, such as a hand wheel or wrench. STOBER’s solutions can be designed to fit your needs.
Did you know you did not have to use a planetary gearbox on every servo application? STOBER’s ServoFit Modular Series (SMS) gives you mechanical flexibility. A variety of housing and output options means you can pick what you need and mount it to your machine. Another advantage of the SMS is higher input speeds, especially on the right angle gearbox.
In addition to being quieter than a planetary gearbox, there are more ratios to choose from, providing you with more options. These units can also come in food and beverage duty and the right angle has a stainless steel version.
“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.
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.
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.