Knight Global 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 create tools and adjust existing technology to fit the needs of our manufacturing clients. We specialize in custom lift assists and lifting devices for all of your ergonomic situations.
Knight Pneumatic arms use a parallelogram structure that articulates at
the vertical planes. This design allows vertical positioning of a fixture or
end effector. Knight Global offers a wide range of arm types, capacities
and configurations to handle many types of end tooling. Pneumatic arms are used to lift, rotate, balance, move and transfer product to and from conveyors, dunnage, assembly lines and more.
Lower Mass Arms
By eliminating the arm bearing and mounting plate, we help to reduce the
weight of the overall system. The Lower Mass Arms provide an overall range
of motion less than 84° degrees. The Lower Mass Arms can use a tie-bar and optional locking and latching end pivot mechanisms to improve precision for pick-up and set down. Knight Lower Mass Arms have a maximum capacity of up to 350 lbs. [158kg], a maximum travel distance of up to 24 in. [609mm] with a maximum reach that varies upon the application.
Knight Extension Arms enable the operator to extend beyond the working limits of an overhead rail system within a workstation. A Knight Pneumatic Balancer mounts to the extension arm allowing for a controlled lifting and lowering of loads.KEAA Series Single or Dual Bridge Extension Arms expand the working area of a typical pneumatic hoist. They allow for a 360° rotation of the extension arm and have a (4) four position adjustable reach in 10° UP/DOWN increment adjustments to avoid clearance issues.
Expands the extension of an operator’s natural movements, Knight Global Servo Arm technology greatly improves the precision of an arm type application. Servo Arms are available in various Articulating, Extension and Vertical configurations. Servo arms are available in a Overhead Carriage Mounted or Floor Mounted configurations that allows for an overhead varied reach within a work cell.
Vertical Mast Arms
Vertical Mast Arms are typically used in applications that require extensive up/down travel. Vertical Arms improve ergonomics by eliminating the need for an operator to bend or reach for the control handles when positioning the part in a specified location. Allows for end tooling to be mounted to a rigid vertical mast. Vertical travel is achieved with a Knight Pneumatic Balancer or a chain hoist. Vertical Mast Arm handles are in afixed ergonomic position on the mast. Available with a round mast for direct loads only or a square THK mast for offset/cantilevered loads.
Linear Rail Tooling Arm
Linear Rail Mounted Tooling Arms allow for tooling to be mounted on a
wall, in a pit or run on the floor. Tooling arm travels on Knight’s RAD6500
and LRD9500 Series engineered aluminum rail.
Clamp End Effectors are available in an inner and outer surface clamp configuration, and an inner and outer diameter clamp configuration. Clamp end effectors are used to handle a wide variety of applications. Clamp End Effectors apply inner or outer force to secure the product and are designed specifically to each application.
Hook End Effectors are designed to be a quick and simple solution when available to transfer your product and are available in multiple styles. Hook End Effectors quickly connect and disconnect to designated areas of the product or fixture. Most applications tend to be straight lift and transfer with no manipulation of the product. Some typical applications include: spare tire transfers, hood lifts, cylinder head lifts, axle lifts, driveshafts and battery lifts.
Magnet End Effectors are ideal for steel parts. Standard Magnet End Effectors are available in an Air Driven or Electromagnet configuration depending on your application. Magnet End Effectors are commonly used for picking up sheets of steel or cylindrical steel tubes among many other types of applications. Magnet manipulators maximum capacities vary per application.
Nest End Effectors are an ideal for less-complex, but secure solutions. These devices are used to handle a wide variety of applications that require no part manipulation. Nest End Effectors scoop underneath the product using it weight and gravity to secure the product being transferred. A latch or clamp may be added to secure the part into the fixture. The nesting structure can be brass, steel, urethane, nylon, etc. Nest End Effectors are easy to operate and require little to no maintenance.
Vacuum Cup End Effectors are an ideal solution for handling non and low porous materials with flat or slightly curved surfaces such as metal sheets, glass, boxes, hoods, doors, body panels, etc. Vacuum End Effectors are available in multiple cup configurations depending on the application requirement. Vacuum manipulators are commonly used for straight, horizontal, shear and multi-contoured surface transfers. The maximum capacity of Vacuum End Effectors varies per application.
Knight Global’s Ergo Seat System is a manually operated overhead mounted mobile workstation that assists an operator in maintaining an ergonomic position while performing various tasks in a demanding manufacturing or maintenance environment. The Ergo Seat allows the operator to remain in a seated position and move effortlessly to and from each workstation or difficult to access work areas while meeting work demands efficiently.