Experiencing the Thrill

Straub Design's founder, Melvin Straub, often talked about the thrill an engineer or designer experiences, "at the moment a machine you designed and built is turned on for the first time."

We've been getting and delivering those thrills to our customers since 1972, the year Mel, a University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering graduate, started the company.

Our relationships with many customers, including 3M, actually pre-date our founding. Those longstanding connections continue to this day, thanks to our consistent ability to develop innovative solutions for a variety of industries with constantly evolving needs. Although Mel has retired, his successors, Dennis Schuette and Mark Buettner, remain hands-on leaders in continuing the enjoyable task of providing our customers with new thrills.

Today, Straub Design serves customers around the world, building standard-setting automatic tape application equipment and systems, web handling and custom industrial automation equipment. We’re providing solutions in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, food/beverage, medical, printing, packaging and traffic safety.

Testimonials

We Build Solutions and Relationships

"I can’t tell you enough, how reliable your equipment has been for us. Outside of some minor issues with different tape materials, we have not seen one issue with the Straub equipment. Hats off to you!!!"

"I first started working with Straub when we had to replace two of the tape heads that came with our folder/gluer. We struggled with the old tape heads working properly over the years, and we really wanted a better quality tape head. I contacted Straub. They seemed confident with the performance of their product, so we purchased three new heads. I have to say, the quality and performance of the Straub tape heads have increased our production by 100%. I didn’t think twice about buying the foam tape heads developed by Straub. They stand behind their products. We received a ROI on the machine within three months."

"We have a little to learn about the settings but it is certainly doing the job and we are very pleased. I believe this will transform our taping capabilities. Thank you very much."

"We have successfully been using the T646i Machine for 5 days. It works smoothly, and very efficiently without any trouble. Thank you very much for all your support for us."