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Stober collaborates in drive to make mobile ventilators

22 April 2020

In a multi-company collaboration with student design office FF Maschinen GmbH, mechanical transmissions manufacturer Stober has supplied components for use in the production of manually operated mobile ventilators in the battle against coronavirus.

Following increased demand for ventilators, managing director of FF Maschinen, Felix Theurer, had the idea to expand the capability of mobile ventilators in such a way that they can also be used for patients with corona-related breathing difficulties.

In order to create a reliably functioning prototype from a concept developed with various doctors and intensive care physicians, Theurer turned to special machine manufacturer SOGA Gallenbach. SOGA is a long standing-customer and close partner of Stober, who immediately agreed to support this initiative.

Together with NAST Automation, whose managing director Dennis Nagel is a former Stober employee, the students of FF Maschinen developed the technical implementation.

In just seven days they created an easy-to-operate ventilator device that uses STOBER’s EZ302 synchronous servo motor in combination with a SC6A062 drive controller, which enables the ventilators to ‘breathe’. It meets all required ventilation modes and operates stably.

Stober CEO, Patrick Stöber says: "It's great to be part of this excellent network and to be able to make a small contribution in these difficult times. We have increased our stock and are able to provide the required motors and drive controllers at any time."

In December last year, Stober sponsored Theurer and his team in a mechanical engineering project by supplying electronic hardware and software.

Martin Preece, Head of Stober Drives adds: “We are living in exceptional times and we will do everything we can as a company to help beat this global pandemic.”