Stieber Clutch Factory

History of Stieber Clutch

History of Stieber Clutch

FROM A SMALL FAMILY OWENED COMPANY...TO A EUROPEAN MARKET LEADER

Stieber Clutch is a modern middle-size company with 140 associates located in the Heidelberg and Garching (Munich) facilities.

1937

Stieber Clutch History Plaque

Founded in Munich by Edouard Stieber Development of the roller-ramp freewheel technology
Foundations of a broad, standard product range
Introduction and development of the technology with leading German machine builders


1955

Stieber Clutch History Move

Move to Heidelberg - Establishment of a comprehensive international sales and distribution network.


1962

Stieber Clutch History Nuclear

Delivery of the first backstops for primary cooling pumps used in nuclear power plants Customers : Rateau –F- AEG – D; Sites Chinon – F , Gudremmingen – D.


1968

Stieber Clutch History Sprag Europe

Development and production in Europe of double-cage sprag clutches in accordance with the Borg-Warner standard. Introduced into the general machine building sectors as well as the automotive industry.


1973

Stieber Clutch History Sprag

Development of, and patent application for, the first design of backstops using centrifugal lift-off sprags with a rotating inner race. Establishment of the RSBI series using this technology.


1980

Stieber Clutch History Backstop
 

Design and manufacture of the world’s largest ever backstops nicknamed “Dino”. Each with a torque capacity of 1,700,000 Nm they were installed on a 26 km underground extensible conveyor in the Selby coalfield in the UK.


1992

Stieber Clutch History Bearings
 

Development and manufacture of special high performance bearings for use in the textile industry.


1997

Stieber Clutch History ISO
 

First ISO 9001 certification.


2001

Stieber Clutch History RSBI
 

Introduction of an improved version of RSBI, designated RSCI
Higher torque capacity in combination with a high run out tolerance and compatibility with all common gearbox lubricants.


2005

Stieber Clutch History Altra
 

Stieber joins the Altra Industrial Motion group of companies. Together with sister companies Formsprag and Marland, Stieber is the genuine world-leader in the field of overrunning clutches.