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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STOBER Support: Because Every Application is Critical to Your Reputation

STOBER’s application solutions team is ready to assist you with your gearbox and motor selection. Our application support team have worked on thousands of machines and they are ready to support you with anything you need, from quotes, drawings, life calculations, and more. Every customer has a dedicated engineer who can review your machine project, optimize its design and gearbox selection, and help you save time and money.  Let’s build a better machine together.

Call us at 1-888-786-2371 or visit www.stober.com

STOBER Drives, Inc. Selected for 2018 Kentucky Best Places to Work Award

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STOBER Drives, Inc. of Maysville, Ky., has been selected to receive a 2018 Best Places to Work award for the state of Kentucky.

This is the second time the manufacturer of high-efficient helical gearing has been honored with the award.  It was also selected in 2016. The award is sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. About 100 Kentucky companies were chosen for the award. A ceremony will be held April 17 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.

Small, medium and large sized businesses were selected for the award based on an assessment of employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. STOBER won in the small business class, with fewer than 149 employees.

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Innovative Solutions for the Packaging Industry

packaging“At an average of $175/sq ft, space requirements can easily be a million-dollar problem.”

Floor space is expensive and uncompromising, limits the ability to place more machines, and increases production. STOBER can reduce equipment footprint by 20%, along with minimizing maintenance and components. STOBER’s large selection is ideal for the diverse needs of packaging. Continuous/intermittent applications can be filled for dry, wash-down, and ready to eat environments.

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Manufacturers Providing Grand Slam Showcase for Power Transmission Needs

Bick Products, Bluffton, Fenner Drives, PTI, Safari, STOBER, Webster, and WEG have worked together to provide an all-day training event in St. Louis, MO.  Local customers have been invited to meet the companies and attend trainings throughout the day.

Training Classes Offered:

Bluffton What to Look for in a Washdown Motor
Fenner Belts that provide solutions and cut costs from your conveying and PT applications
PTI Bearing Fundamentals – Maintenance, Installation & Attachment Methods: How to Properly Select the Right Bearing for Your Application
Safari Plastic Belting 101: Proper selection, design, and trouble shooting
STOBER Understanding Different Gearing and Optimizing for Plant Floor Efficiency
Webster Best Practices of Webster Chain: Maintenance & Material Handling
WEG Reducing Costs and Increasing Productivity through Motor Management

 

STOBER Gives Back

One of STOBER’s core values is to serve others. This means serving our customers, our employees, and our community. In addition to our recent fundraiser for the Relay for Life, STOBER has donated thousands of dollars in the first half of this year alone to numerous organizations and causes. Groups included: Maysville Women’s Crisis Center, KCTCS Farm and Family Night, Camp Discovery 2017, Bracken County Conservation Day, Lions Club Radio Auction, Lewisburg Lions Club Horse Show, Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy, Boy Scouts of America, and more.

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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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