Case Study

STOBER Integrates FANUC IoT Software & Training to Boost Operations

The Kentucky manufacturer, STOBER Drives, uses FANUC IoT Software and CNC training tools to keep its operations competitive.


  • Lacking real-time machine tool data
  • Identify inefficiencies
  • Boost uptime and drive profitability


  • optimization

    Optimized operations

  • optimization

    Enabled productivity uptime goals

  • optimization

    Receives real-time alarms

  • optimization

    Identified operators needing training

  • optimization

    Train new operators and apprentices

  • optimization

    Standardized operations with the FANUC platform



Stober Drives is an international manufacturer of gearboxes as well as other motor products, with U.S. machining operations in Maysville, KY. This location has 13 machines equipped with FANUC controls, 0iF, and 31iBs. The shop made the switch to mostly FANUC from other brands of controls because they liked having a standardized operational look and feel. A few years ago, the shop wanted a better way to track metrics in order to make data-driven decisions about operations and investments. After seeing FANUC’s data analytics platform MT-LINKi featured on FANUC’s website, they received a demo and purchased the solution. After a few years, MT-LINKi has helped Stober optimize their operations, identify inefficiencies and drive profitability.  They also faced a skilled labor shortage in the area, so the company began using FANUC CNC Simulators and Manual Guide I to help train their CNC operators.

Nathan Landreth – STOBER Drives

The way that our industry is right now, things are very stressful. With supply chain crunches, customers are ordering more and more product and just having this tool at hand helps us increase our utilization and our productivity. It’s a game changer for us.

Nathan Landreth

Industrial Engineer, STOBER Drives USA

About STOBER Drives Inc

STOBER is the world's leading gearbox and servo motor manufacturer. For over 85 years, we've focused on building the best mechatronic solutions for any application.

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