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Quality In everything we Do

Comparable to a brake's function on a motor, quality starts and stops with each component involved. Our people, equipment and systems are all aligned to manufacture products to meet our customers’ specifications every time an order is placed. We go above and beyond to inspect 100% of our brakes and clutches before they leave the factory. Additionally, Stearns has been a leader in securing the certification of independent regulatory agencies and has been ISO-9001 Certified since 1995.

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Experts In Your Industry

Dedicated On-Site Engineers and Technical Support

We are committed to providing outstanding service, engineering expertise and support to our customers. From onsite troubleshooting to custom design projects, Stearns engineers consistently deliver innovative solutions.

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Extensive Network of Suppliers

We enjoy a great relationship with many of the most respected distributors of motion control products such as Motion Industries and Applied Industrial Technology as well as many regional distributors. Many of our customers enjoy the security of having "local stock" that they can pick up same-day if necessary. Also, many of our distribution partners provide product bundling and/or value-added services.

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Our State Of The Art Facility

150,000 Square Feet of Lean Manufacturing

Stearns operates an ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class manufacturing facility in Cudahy, WI.  The facility currently features:

  • CNC/DNC Shop
  • Complete Assembly Capability
  • Internal Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing 
  • On-site Quality Assurance Lab
  • Research & Development Lab