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.

In April of 2018, the investment in motor production at STOBER Drives, Inc. was first discussed. Servo motors and geared motors were already a product being sold out of STÖBER Antriebstechnik in Germany. “It made sense for STOBER in the USA to [follow in line with Germany] because globalization of the product meant that a secondary production location was both promising and necessitated. With the growth of system selling in the global market, STOBER wants to be a single-source provider of customer solutions for the future,” explained Gena Hurst, Product Manager for Motors.

For these reasons, it was decided that STOBER would bring motor assembly to the United States. “The ownership and management of STOBER decided to go all in. At that point, team members were designated, and project timelines were drawn up,” stated Dave Graff, Business Development Manager for Motors. “In the last two years, STOBER has made a complete and total commitment to motor production.”

Since 2018, our team has gone to great lengths to prepare for the launch of motor assembly. “In addition to an entirely new dedicated motors area which includes state-of-the-art testing systems, we have utilized historical data to determine a stocking profile for parts and have those parts already in place in our warehouse. We have also taken special measures to train both our inside and outside sales support structure, to ensure we are able to provide consistent and easily accessible data to our customers,” said Hurst.

STOBER servo motors are a compact and precise option for the control of motion due to their utilization of closed-loop, high-level feedback with servo drives and other technologies. A servo motor is a standalone option with a shaft that is typically coupled directly to a load or to a mechanical element such as a belt and pulley, ball screw, or gearbox. On the other hand, a geared motor is a mechatronic element that has a pinion pressed into the output of the motor that couples directly with the gearing of the reducer that it is attached to. These motors can be used in many applications, including machine tool axis, packaging machines, converting equipment, plasma, water jet and laser machines.

With a large volume of inventory, testing equipment, and trained personnel, STOBER Drives, Inc. is finally ready to begin building servo motors! Contact our team today at (888) 786-2371 or sales@stober.com for more information.

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