Knight Air Balancers Knight Balancers provide a safe, clean and quiet means of ergonomic transfer and handling for virtua.. Product #: Air Balancers

Air Balancers

Knight Balancers provide a safe, clean and quiet means of ergonomic transfer and handling for virtually any type of product, with only a fraction of the normal effort. Knight Industries air balancers can balance, position and move parts or tooling for production and assembly. Their versatility and ease of use, make them ideal for a variety of industries including automotive, textile, aerospace, furniture, metal, working, electronics and many more.

  • Operation can be sequenced or automated to fit specific production requirements
  • Loads will not immediately drop when the air supply is interrupted
  • Refined mechanical design increases reliability and reduces downtime and maintenance cost
  • Lightweight aluminum housings decrease unit weight making Knight Balancers more ergonomically efficient.
  • Knight Industries offers a chain or cable option with all single balancers
  • ow air consumption provides low operating cost
  • Compact design allows use within confined areas.
Single Cable Balancer

This is the base unit of the Knight balancer family. A knight cable balancer comes standard with 3/16 in. galvanized aircraft cable and 1/2 ton spring lock bail hook.

Single Cable Balancer

Model Number Balance Capacity lbs [kg] Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm]
KBA100-028
100
[45]
28
[71]
34
[15]
8.5
[22]
14.5
[37]
6.5
[17]
9.38
[24]
KBA150-076 150
[68]
76
[193]
49
[22]
8.5
[22]
14.5
[37]
6.5
[17]
15.5
[39]
KBA225-073 225
[102]
73
[185]
61
[28]
8.5
[22]
16.75
[43]
8.75
[22]
16.75
[43]
KBA225-110 225
[102]
110
[279]
87
[39]
9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
KBA350-073 350
[159]
73
[185]
73
[33]
9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
KBA500-080 500
[227]
80
[203]
112
[51]
9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
KBA700-054 700
[318]
54
[137]
90
[41]
9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply

Single Chain Balancer

Designed for high cycle applications near capacity load or loads that are subject to excessive yarding, twisting or bouncing. Knight chain balancers are equipped with zinc plated industrial strength log chain and 1/2 ton spring lock hook with chain nest.

Single Chain Balancer

Model Number Balance Capacity lbs [kg] Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm]
KBC150-070 150
[68]
70
[177]
50
[23]
8.5
[22]
16.25
[43]
6.5
[17]
15.5
[32]
KBC200-110 200
[91]
110
[275]
92
[42]
10.75
[27]
20.5
[52]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
KBC225-067 225
[102]
67
[170]
63
[29]
8.75
[22]
18.5
[47]
8.75
[22]
16.75
[43]
KBC350-067 350
[159]
67
[170]
78
[35]
9.75
[25]
20.5
[52]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
KBC500-080 500
[227]
80
[203]
115
[52]
9.75
[25]
20.5
[52]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
KBC700-052 700
[318]
52
[132]
95
[43]
9.75
[25]
20.5
[52]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply

Single Reeved Balancer

Reeving a balancer can as much as double the lifting capacity. Additionally the reeve and pulley offers a second suspension point which gives greater stability. to the load. Reeved balancers come standard with a 1 ton spring lock bail hook.

Single Reeved Balancer

Model Number Balance Capacity lbs [kg] Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm]
RKBA450-036 450
[204]
36
[91]
66
[30]
8.5
[22]
19
[48]
8.75
[22]
16.75
[43]
RKBA450-055 450
[204]
55
[138]
92
[42]
9.75
[25]
19
[48]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
RKBA700-036 700
[318]
36
[91]
78
[35]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
RKBA1000-040 1000
[454]
40
[102]
117
[53]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
RKBA1400-027 1400
[635]
27
[69]
95
[43]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
RKBC400-055 400
[181]
55
[138]
98
[44]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
RKBC450-033 450
[204]
33
[84]
69
[31]
8.5
[22]
19
[48]
8.75
[22]
16.75
[43]
RKBC700-033 700
[318]
33
[84]
79
[36]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[43]
RKBC1000-040 1000
[454]
40
[102]
121
[55]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
RKBC1400-026 1400
[635]
26
[66]
100
[45]
9.75
[25]
21
[53]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply

Dual Drum Balancer

Some applications require the manipulation of an unwieldy or large part. A single suspension point may not stabilize a lengthy part. Some applications require that the fixture remain square to a part. Two hook points prevent fixture rotation. For these applications Knight has developed the Dual Drum Balancer. Having two synchronized spools inside one housing, the dual drum offers added balance to awkwardly weighted or shaped loads by lifting and balancing from two suspension points.

When ordering a Dual Drum Balancer, please specify the “E” dimension as part of the order number.
(Ex. DKBA100-028-023 has a 23 in. “E” dimension)
RWA4170 trolley adapter is required.

Dual Drum Balancer

Model Number Balance
Capacity lbs [kg]
Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm] E Dim in [cm]
DKBA120-076-E 120
[54]
76
[193]
Varies w/ length 8.5
[22]
14.5
[37]
6.50
[17]
Dim E + 15.5
[39]
18-41
[46-104]
DKBA225-073-E 225
[102]
73
[185]
Varies w/ length 8.5
[22]
16.75
[43]
8.75
[22]
Dim E + 16.75
[43]
18-41
[46-104]
DKBA225-110-E 225
[102]
110
[279]
Varies w/ length 9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
Dim E + 16.25
[43]
18-41
[46-104]
DKBA350-073-E 350
[159]
73
[185]
Varies w/ length 9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
Dim E + 16.25
[43]
18-41
[46-104]
DKBA500-080-E 500
[227]
80
[203]
Varies w/ length 9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
Dim E + 21.81
[55]
24-41
[61-104]
DKBA700-054-E 700
[318]
54
[137]
Varies w/ length 9.75
[25]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
Dim E + 21.81
[55]
24-41
[61-104]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply

Tandem Balancer

A Tandem Balancer doubles the load capacity of a single balancer but does not sacrifice vertical travel. The Tandem Balancer offers the same capacity while not sacrificing vertical travel. Tandem Balancers come standard with a 1 ton lock bail hook.

Tandem Balancer

Model Number Balance Capacity
lbs [kg]
Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm] E Dim in [cm] F Dim in [cm]
TKBA700-073 700
[318]
73
[185]
148
[69]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[63]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TKBA1000-080 1000
[454]
80
[203]
230
[104]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TKBA1400-054 1400
[635]
54
[137]
186
[84]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TKBC700-067 700
[318]
67
[170]
162
[73]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
16.25
[63]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TKBC1000-080 1000
[454]
80
[203]
236
[107]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TKBC1400-052 1400
[635]
52
[132]
196
[89]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply

Tandem Reeved Balancer

Tandem Reeved BalancerThe workhorse of the Knight balancer family, the Tandem-Reeved balancer has been designed to manage the heaviest of loads. The combination of tandem balancers and a pulley system increase capacity four fold. However, like the single reeved units, tandem-reeved units must sacrifice some vertical travel. Tandem balancers come standard with a 1 ton lock bail hook.

Model Number Balance Capacity lbs [kg] Stroke in [cm] Unit Weight lbs [kg] A Dim in [cm] B Dim (min) in [cm] C Dim in [cm] D Dim in [cm] E Dim in [cm] F Dim in [cm]
TRKBA700-036 2000
[907]
36
[91]
235
[107]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]
TRKBA1000-040 2800
[1270]
40
[102]
190
[86]
24
[61]
18.75
[48]
10.75
[27]
21.81
[55]
24.75
[63]
3.25
[8]

Capacity rated at 100 PSI air supply