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. We spoke with Amy McCord at STOBER Drives, Inc. to learn how high-quality, dependable gearboxes can help plants avoid downtime and profit loss.

Established in 1934, STOBER manufactures gearboxes and motors for industrial applications such as food and beverage processing, packaging, printing, automotive, and aerospace. Headquartered in Pforzheim, Germany, the company formed its U.S. base in Maysville, KY, almost 30 years ago. McCord is STOBER’s Marketing Coordinator and has been with the company for nine years.

“We make products that work with NEMA motors and servo motors,” she explains. “We also manufacture servo motors and servo geared motors. All of these products can be used in a wide variety of industries. STOBER works with meat and poultry processors, dairies, bakeries, and snack food manufacturers as well as fruit and vegetable processors.

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