Knight Global


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Knight specializes in material handling equipment, and more specifically, custom engineered material handling equipment. In collaboration with Knight, The Tool House has engineered and installed hundreds of custom solutions to unique material handling applications around the Midwest. From custom manipulators and end effectors to custom jibs and articulating arms, there are very few material handling issues that we cannot engineer a solution for. The Tool House has a long history with Knight Global, and our engineers are experts in the capabilities of their equipment.


We see all installations through from start to finish, beginning with taking a look at your application. Our engineers will then spec out a solution and come back with a quote. Given our excellent relationship with current customers, we can even set up a plant visit for you to see similar solutions that we have done in the past. If it is decided that you would like to move forward with the order, we handle all aspects of the installation.


We see all installations through from start to finish, beginning with taking a look at your application. Our engineers will then spec out a solution and come back with a quote. Given our excellent relationship with current customers, we can even set up a plant visit for you to see similar solutions that we have done in the past. If it is decided that you would like to move forward with the order, we handle all aspects of the installation.


It all starts with our engineers coming out to see your application and offer a solution (free of charge). Contact us today to get started.


Arms / Balancers / Controls / Jib Cranes / Lift Assists / Servo Systems / Torque Tubes /

Tables, Shuttles and Carts / Tractors / Workstation Cranes and Rails

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Arms


Articulating arms use a parallelogram structure that articulates at the vertical planes. This design allows vertical positioning of a fixture or end effector. Knight Industries offers a wide range of arms types, capacities and configurations to handle many types of end tooling.

Articulating arms are used to lift, rotate, balance, move and install product from conveyors, dunnage, assembly lines and more.

Air Balancers


An air balancer acts as a hoist with one very important feature because of the compressibility of the air, the operator can take his hand off the pendant, place their hands on the part and actually "float" the part into position. The sensation is one of part weightlessness. Again, because the balancer is controlled with compressed air, speeds when compared to a traditional hoist are greater and a "feathering" of the controls to create a better part positioning can occur.


 

 

Features/ Benefits:
• CE Certified
• Hands-Free Operation
• Standard "Float" Mode
• Internal Centrifugal Brake System
• Does not require lubricated air
• Max Lift Range up to 2,800 [1,270.1 kg]
• Standard Travel up to 110 in. [279cm]

Controls


Knight control handles are designed to ensure an ergonomically correct position for the operator. Controls come in either pneumatic or electric which can be customized to fit the application needs.

Jib Cranes


A jib crane offers a large tool coverage area with a simple single rail rotating about a floor mounted post. Knight Industries’ cranes are designed to move effortlessly while still carrying large capacity loads. Jib cranes are ideal solution for Knight Servo Hoists, air balancers, vacuum lifters and other hoists.

Lift Assists


Knight designs tools in accordance with our manufacturing partners. Our engineers work in unison with our customers, creating system layouts which conform to the specifications of each individual facility. We also create tools and adjust existing technology to fit the needs of our manufacturing clients. We specialize in custom lift assist and lifting devices for all of your ergonomic situations.


Servo Systems


Knight Servo Hoist Systems are Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD) that provide controlled transfer of workloads. The user-friendly equipment enhances reliable precision and speed for any application. Standard or custom options are available to allow for various programmed product functions.


Traditional hoists and tractors require the operator to push buttons in order to initiate a natural ergonomic motion, but Knight Servo Systems enable the operator to simply grasp the handle and move the load with ease. No button pushing required! As an extension of an operator's natural movement, this technology greatly improves accuracy and repeatability of the application. The inherent benefits include: elimination of wasted motion, reduced reaction time, and minimal effects of inertia with heavy loads.

Torque Tubes


Torque Tubes are designed to absorb torque reaction produced by assembly tools while balancing the tool weight.

Tables, Shuttles and Carts


Knight Tables raise, lift, tilt, slide, and rotate to proper ergonomic heights. Standard tables have a lifting capacity up to 8000lbs [3629kg] and collapsible heights down to 4”[10cm]. Custom tables can be designed and built per customer specifications.


Shuttles accumulate multiple dunnages that allows operators to continuously work without the need to stop for dunnage reload. Optional docking system for fork-free incentive tugger carts.

Tractors


Knight Global offers a variety of tractors, including:

-Mini Air Tractors

-Air Tractors

-Lube Free Motor Air Tractors

-Electric Tractors

-Serco Rack and Pinion Tractor

-Servo "Y" Tractor with "Z" Control

-Servo "X/Y" Tractor with "Z" Control


Workstation Cranes and Rails


Knight enclosed rail forms the foundation of your material handling system. Whether you choose the lightweight, high performance aluminum rail, steel rail or power rail, you can be confident you have the highest quality, safest product available. The enclosed track design reduces dirt and grime buildup on the running surface, improving long term performance.