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What makes a product IP69K certified?

IP69K rating has two elements of testing: level of protection against solid matter such as dust, and level of protection against water ingress. The passing criterion for each is no ingress of foreign particles or liquids inside the gearbox or motor.

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Feil honored by MCTC

Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC) recently honored STOBER General Manager Peter Feil for his service to their Board of Directors.  Feil said he is very grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the MCTC Board.

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Year in review: Top blog posts of 2023

We hope our blog has been informative, useful, and inspiring this year. As a review of 2023, we look back at some of the year’s top blog posts and recap them here. Feel free to browse them again, or check them out if you missed them!

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OEM Renewal Program extends machine life

Food production is a harsh environment. While many gearboxes aren’t able to handle rigid washdowns and continuous operation, STOBER’s solutions pass the test, preventing premature failure and saving thousands of dollars in downtime.

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STOBER solutions for food production

Food production is a harsh environment. While many gearboxes aren’t able to handle rigid washdowns and continuous operation, STOBER’s solutions pass the test, preventing premature failure and saving thousands of dollars in downtime.

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STOBER’s paint process prevents flaking

STOBER’s quality paint mixture and painting process eliminates any worry about paint flaking.  Every food duty unit is washed to remove any grease that could prevent paint from properly adhering to the surface.  Then, each unit is painted with four layers of paint, including an antimicrobial clear coat. 

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STOBER and Rockwell Automation’s partner network

STOBER partners with Rockwell Automation to deliver mechatronics solutions that enable our mutual end-customers to optimize their machine’s efficiency, create reliable solutions, and save space while being backed by an industry-leading warranty. 

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STOBER featured at General Mills conference

STOBER regional managers Brian Gerzsenyi, Nick Smith, and Mark Sticklen recently presented at the General Mills Maintenance & Reliability Leadership Conference.  Their presentation focused on how to eliminate downtime related to gearboxes.

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Selecting the best power transmission gearbox

With a variety of gearboxes on the market that can fulfill diverse requirements, selecting the best power transmission gearbox can be a challenge.  Avoid making a wrong decision to avoid wasting money on a more expensive gearbox that isn’t necessary.

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STOBER 3D modeling brings new perspective

As a consumer, you use 3D modeling when you research items such as cars, clothing, shoes, and appliances online, so why shouldn’t you see 3D models of your gearboxes too?  Now you can with STOBER’s new 3D modeling tools.

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STOBER lunch benefit a success

Our HR team prepared sack lunches last week and raised more than $800 to benefit Christy Wilson Kirk, daughter of Bill & Cheryl. Cheryl’s Cleaning Service takes care of our custodial needs.

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Selecting the best gearbox oil

Gearbox oil leaks can be a maintenance nightmare – especially in food or beverage applications. STOBER knows differences matter, which is why we evaluate our lubrication thoroughly.

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STOBER saves time during machine design

Design engineers deal with numerous obstacles when creating a machine – inefficient supplier communication, limited design time, and unfamiliarity with a brand all add up. These delays can make the engineer miss an important deadline. But don’t worry–STOBER can help overcome these challenges.

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Aftermarket support from STOBER

STOBER’s service department offers several levels of expert analysis to inspect products after they have been installed in the field. With a standard five-day turnaround for the basic evaluation, our team is committed to having you back up and running as quickly as possible.

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Apprenticeships post-COVID – more relevant than ever

With ever-increasing shortages in skilled workers throughout America, it’s more important than ever for businesses to invest in the development of their employees. What better way to fill the talent shortage gap than to implement an apprenticeship program? Read more about how STOBER finds success in offering apprenticeships.

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STOBER adds new tools for virtual customer meetings

Many people have come to prefer meeting via Zoom, GoogleMeet, or Microsoft Teams to discuss potential projects, recap progress, or follow up on future plans.  STOBER decided to offer an easy, convenient way for customers to set up virtual meetings to make communication easier and more effective in the digital world. 

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Top three considerations for global machine support

When your company supplies machines all around the globe, it’s important to find a supplier of mechatronic products that works in a variety of markets and fulfills a variety of applications. From the simplest to the harshest application, getting worldwide support can be difficult. Be sure to consider these three things when seeking…

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Top 5 advantages of STOBER’s servo geared motors

Geared motors can improve machine design while saving money. By eliminating extra components, such as the motor coupling, the solution is lighter and more compact. Plus, wear components are reduced, which equals less maintenance. There are many other benefits to a geared motor—read more about the top five below.

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What are Industrial Ethernet Communication Protocols?

STOBER motors and geared motors are used in many different applications where the customer has implemented the communication protocol of their choice upstream in their application. Contact us today to see how we can help you find the optimal solution for your application.

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