High-Precision STOBER Solutions for the Entertainment Industry

Does your application require precision and fast adjustments? We have a solution for you! Read about how we can solve common challenges that many entertainment industry applications face.

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Power Tips: How to Solve Machine Design Challenges

Inefficient supplier communication and limited design time can cause delays in schedules, resulting in missed deadlines. Learn how STOBER can help.

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How STOBER Delivers Peace of Mind to Stakeholders

Learn about our purpose statement and the meaning behind it!

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How Much Money Can You Save with STOBER?

Find out how much you can save by investing in a durable, highly efficient unit from STOBER! We have been saving our customers money since 1999 with our Documented Cost Savings Program.

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How STOBER Has Saved a Brewery Millions of Dollars

STOBER has been optimizing beverage plants since 1997. Specifically, we have helped one large brewery save millions of dollars since we started working with them more than 20 years ago.

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Our Vision, Mission, and Core Values at STOBER Drives Inc.

We are excited to announce that we have redefined our corporate vision, mission, and core value (VMCV) statements to better align with our company’s current and future goals. Read our new statements!

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STOBER Gearbox Withstands Extreme Washdown Test

STOBER makes the world’s toughest gearbox. Read about how we proved it!

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STOBER Employee Continues to Beat the Odds

Brian Insko is a man that overcomes the odds. Born with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA), he deals with things few people experience and is wheelchair-bound. Read about Brian’s inspiring journey as he fights for the freedom to move on his own.

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Power Tips: The Benefits of Working with STOBER

At STOBER, we take pride in our superior quality, fast delivery, and exemplary service. We use our industry knowledge and product breadth to provide the ultimate solution for every application.

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How Can STOBER Save Money for Beverage Plants?

How much is downtime costing you? Learn how STOBER can help beverage plants overcome common challenges, all while optimizing production and saving money.

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Everything STOBER’s Gen 3 Planetary Gearbox Has to Offer

In a recent interview with Rockwell Automation, Blake Thayer, Project Engineer at STOBER Drives, discussed our new Generation 3 planetary gearbox series and the benefits it offers. Check it out!

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How Can STOBER Help You Design a Better Machine?

Leaking gearboxes can be disastrous and cost thousands of dollars. Read on to learn how STOBER helped a customer find a better solution to improve their machine design.

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Power Tips: How to Handle Shaft Loads

Gearbox failure due to shaft loads is a common struggle that many of our customers have faced. Here are 2 simple tricks to improve your gearbox’s ability to handle shaft loads.

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The Top 3 Reasons to Choose STOBER

Wondering why you should choose STOBER? It goes far beyond our products! Here are 3 must-know things about us.

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How to Improve Accuracy and Performance for Machine Tool

Accuracy, stiffness, and life are all important in machine tool design. With STOBER, you can successfully accomplish all three! Read about our ideal solutions for the machine tool industry.

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Apprenticeships at STOBER: American Style

Apprenticeships have long been recognized worldwide as a great way to bring young people into the workforce. Learn about STOBER’s Apprenticeship Program and how it has greatly benefitted the company since its implementation in 2006.

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Get Peak Performance with STOBER’s Gen 3 Planetary Units

STOBER’s new Generation 3 Planetary series is the next revolution in planetary technology, with several new and improved features and options to give your machine peak performance.

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Power Tips: 5 Advantages of a Geared Motor

STOBER servo geared motors offer a highly adaptable solution that can improve your machine design and save you money. Let’s break down the top 5 advantages of using a STOBER geared motor.

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Reduce Inefficiencies in the Food Industry with STOBER

Failed gearboxes can cost a company hundreds of dollars an hour. For some food processors, that can turn into millions. Read on to learn how our engineering team once helped a Midwest meat processor reduce downtime and improve production efficiency.

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STOBER’s Generation 3 Planetary: The Next Revolution in Planetary Technology

STOBER is releasing its Generation 3 planetary series! This next revolution in planetary technology is more compact, improves machine performance, and features several new options.

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How STOBER Can Reduce Downtime in Food Production Plants

For food plants, the goal is to have continuous operation with limited maintenance and zero downtime. Often, when problems arise, entire production lines come to a halt, costing time and money. Learn how STOBER can help!

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Power Tips: Finding Global Support for Your Machine

STOBER knows how difficult it can be to find a reliable global mechatronics partner. In this Power Tips episode, Peter Feil, VP/General Manager at STOBER, shares 3 tips for finding the best suppliers.

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Power Tips: The Ultimate Stainless Steel Gear Reducer for Harsh Washdowns

The Food Safety Modernization Act has ushered in a new era for sanitation in food processing environments. Learn about STOBER's high-value KSS stainless steel gear reducer and how it can handle extreme environments.

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The Most Adaptable Servo Motor on the Market

From right-angle to inline, planetary to helical, STOBER’s servo geared motors offer the adaptability to meet your needs.

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Power Tips: 3 Things You Should Know About STOBER

Read on to learn 3 things that make STOBER the Gold Standard in the gearbox industry.

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Get Double the Warranty with a STOBER Servo Motor

STOBER servo motors and servo geared motors are UL Recognized and come with a 2-year warranty!

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Best Wishes to a Dedicated Employee Since 2003

Congratulations to Mike Mitchell, who is retiring from STOBER on November 1. Mike has been a dedicated part of the STOBER family since 2003. Read about Mike’s journey with us!

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We are STOBER: Breadth of Product. Breadth of Knowledge.

Since the beginning, we have focused on your needs, not shareholder objectives. Our breadth of product and breadth of knowledge truly make us the gold standard in the gearing industry.

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Power Tips: The Best Gear Reducer for Preventing Unplanned Downtime

Unplanned downtime leads to lost time and money. Fortunately, STOBER can help you get some of that money back. Read on to find out how you can reduce costly downtime in your plant.

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How to Make a Better Solution with a STOBER Geared Motor

Learn how our geared motors can help you eliminate failure, reduce maintenance, and improve your machine performance.

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Happy Retirement to a STOBER Employee of 26 Years!

Bev Eubanks has been an employee at STOBER since February 1994. At the time, there were only 8 people working at our newly opened facility in Maysville, Kentucky. After 26 years, Bev’s chapter at STOBER is coming to an end as her retirement is upon us.

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The Best Gearbox Solution for Packaging OEMs

Learn how packaging OEMs can improve machine design and find a solution that requires fewer components, less maintenance, and less space.

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Power Tips: How STOBER Supports You After the Sale

Even with the most reliable gear reducer, sometimes your machine may not be performing as expected. Fortunately, STOBER is here to help!

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Forget About Motor Lead Times with STOBER

Experience the STOBER difference with rapid response and delivery! When you purchase from STOBER, you can forget about lead times. Our servo motors and geared motors are assembled and shipped from Maysville, Kentucky in just 1 week.

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The Best Gear Reducer for Extreme Environments

If your application requires a durable solution that can thrive in harsh washdowns or sanitation regiments, the KSS is the perfect gear reducer for you.

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Top 5 Benefits of a STOBER Servo Motor

What makes STOBER’s servo motors and geared motors so powerful and durable?

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How STOBER Can Make Your Factory More Sanitary

As we continue to feel the effects of a global health pandemic, safety and sanitation are more important than ever before. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you improve the safety of your production floor.

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Power Tips: How to Save on Energy Expenditures with Efficient Gear Reducers

STOBER can help you reduce your energy expenditures and improve your plant’s operating efficiency! Read more to find out how.

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How to Design a Product with the STOBER Configurator

The STOBER Configurator, launched in March 2019, allows you to configure an entire product from start to finish, whether it be a gear unit, motor, or rack and pinion. Put down the catalogs, build the exact product you need, and request on-demand drawings with just a few simple clicks!

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The Benefits of a Single Cable for Servo Motors

While servo motors offer numerous benefits, perhaps the greatest is the implementation of the HIPERFACE DSL® encoder, which is a single motor cable that has sensor technology and power and is compatible with drive motor systems.

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Power Tips: 5 Ways Gearboxes Can Save You Money

You don’t want to miss these tips for cost savings when selecting and purchasing gear reducers.

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STOBER Begins Servo Motor Assembly in Maysville, KY

It’s official! As of June 1, 2020, we have started assembly of servo motors and geared motors at our facility in Maysville, Kentucky.

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The Life Cycle of a STOBER Gearbox

From purchase to production to delivery, STOBER ensures the upmost quality during each stage of the gear reducer’s life.

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Power Tips: Minimizing Reducer Mounting Failures

Mounting doesn’t have to be a hassle. Follow these simple steps to minimize reducer mounting failures.

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The Best Mechatronic Solutions for the Packaging Industry

Find out how STOBER’s gearheads and servo motors can optimize your packaging processes.

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Power Tips: How to Save Millions on Gearbox Inventory

Get 3 tips for optimizing your gear reducer inventory in this episode of STOBER’s Power Tips.

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10 Reasons Why STOBER Loves Spring

Can you guess what #1 is?

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Power Tips: How to Select the Best Oil for Your Gearbox

What are the top 5 questions you should ask about oil before making a purchase decision?

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A Message from STOBER Drives About COVID-19

STOBER Drives, Inc. is closely following the rapidly changing situation posed by the global spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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The STOBER Culture

What is the culture like at STOBER Drives in Maysville, Kentucky? What makes it so unique?

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Power Tips: Stop Gear Reducer Failure with Proper Alignment

Gearing misalignment is a common cause of premature reducer failure, costing you time and money. That’s why it’s important to properly mount your gearbox.

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A Gearbox Old Enough to Drink

A gearbox almost old enough to be legally able to drink… Is that even possible?

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New ME Adapter for STOBER’s SMS Units

Beginning February 1, 2020, STOBER’s SMS units will use a ME input, which can accept larger motor shaft diameters without upsizing. This change will affect our C, F, K, PK, PHK, and PHQK series gearboxes.

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Power Tips: How to Prevent Water Ingress in Your Gearbox

Have you ever experienced water ingress in a gearbox? If so, you’re not alone. Ingress is a common cause of premature gearbox failure and results in lost time and productivity.

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STOBER’s 3 Pillars

At STOBER Drives, we focus on 3 pillars as the foundation for our business. What are these pillars and how do they help STOBER be the gold standard in the gearbox industry?

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STOBER Power Tips Educate on Common Issues in Many Production Environments

STOBER is releasing a new series of videos called Power Tips. In these videos, our experts will educate users on ways to eliminate common premature failures in gear reducers.

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International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)

STOBER will be exhibiting at the International Production & Processing Expo January 28-30 in Atlanta, GA

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Farewell to STOBER’s Most Tenured Employee

Earl Bennington is the epitome of what it means to be a part of the STOBER family. He has worn many hats throughout his time with us and he has truly impacted STOBER for the better. Please join us in saying farewell and wishing him the best.

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Automation Fair

STOBER will be exhibiting at Rockwell Automation Fair on November 20-21 in Chicago, IL.

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Process Expo

STOBER will be exhibiting at Process Expo October 8-11 in Chicago, IL.

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Pathway to Success Open House

STOBER will be hosting its very first Pathway to Success open house on October 10th from 6-8:30 PM. Local business leaders, community members, high school students, parents and guardians are all invited to attend. Attendees will learn about career opportunities and talent development programs, tour our newly renovated facilities, and participate in breakout sessions for departments that they are interested in learning more about.

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STOBER Continues Investment in America Manufacturing

STOBER is continuing to invest in manufacturing to provide the highest quality product and service to our customers. The company recently completed an almost year-long remodeling of one of its warehouses. The remodel involved expanding the quality inspection lab, redesigning the floor layout to allow for additional machine capacity, and building a manufacturing lab to provide an adequate training area for machining apprentices.

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Stober Expands Production with 3rd Shift

STOBER will be launching a third shift for production in August. For several years, STOBER has been running two shifts for production and three shifts for manufacturing. The addition of 3rd shift will allow us to increase our production capacity, utilize workstations more effectively, and improve order flow, all while improving the satisfaction of our customers.

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The History of STOBER

STOBER has released a video showcasing the company’s history. Our owners describe how STOBER has evolved from its humble beginnings as a machine shop and motorcycle repair facility.

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STOBER Drives Inc. Grows by Investing in Employees

STOBER Drives is investing in people to create a lasting return, both for the business and the community.

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Getting into Gear with Gearboxes and Motors

The force that powers food processing equipment — everything from pumps and conveyors to slicers and mixers — is housed within industrial gearboxes. Though these parts are small enough to be picked up by hand, they’re still not pieces you want to replace regularly, especially when a breakdown means stalling production and losing profits.

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Automate Trade Show

STOBER will be exhibiting at Automate April 8-11 in Chicago, IL.

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STOBER Releases Its New Product Configurator

STOBER FITS allowed users to build gearboxes online. Since then, STOBER has been working on the next generation of its online configurator. It is now available! With the new STOBER Configurator, engineers and designers will save time in product selection and designing. Before the configurator, they searched through catalogs to find the right solution, request information in multiple places, and use type code values. Now, everything is a simple click away.

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STOBER Drives Revolutionary Safety Brake

When an assembly line needs to stop immediately because of a power failure or hazardous situation, the safety of employees and equipment is only as strong as the braking system. With a goal of increasing safety throughout the manufacturing industry, STOBER Drives launched ServoStop, a revolutionary holding brake that provides redundant braking power.

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STOBER Releases Its New Product Configurator

It’s here! The new STOBER website has officially been launched. The goal of our new website is to create a seamless and excellent user experience. No matter where in the world you are visiting from, you will enjoy simple navigation, clean design, and consistent branding.

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STOBER Company Tour Video

What do we value? How do our employees feel? See what it is like inside STOBER Drives in Maysville, Kentucky. We believe in nothing but the best for our customers, our employees, and our future.

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STOBER Employees Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and STOBER employees wanted to raise money and awareness. Megan Fulton, member of the employee assistance fund committee, designed a t-shirt with the theme “hope for a cure.”.

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Rack and Pinion – From high force to high speed to cost effective, STOBER has the solution you need

With more than 80 years of experience in mechatronics, STOBER focuses on system optimization. This includes our rack and pinion offerings. From machine tools to laser cutting, we have four pinion families for customers to choose from for their application requirements.

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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.

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STOBER Continues to Invest in the World’s Toughest Gearbox

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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What Makes a STOBER Gear Reducer Require No Maintenance?

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.

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STOBER’s Versatility to Meet Your Application Needs

Everyone likes options.  STOBER can give them to you with our wide product range for motion control applications.

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Welcome to STOBER Drives

We stood on a rise, flattened by dozers and precisely graveled in preparation for new construction as a German businessman spoke eloquently of a love affair that began more than eight years ago.

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