July 2022 – In November, President Biden visited Detroit’s GM FACTORY ZERO for its grand opening as part of a bipartisan infrastructure deal. During his tour of the facility, he was shown Knight’s electrical testing tool which was designed for the new GMC Hummer EV. Later, he was able to test drive the vehicle as well.
Knight’s Electrical Tester tool (designed by Pete C.) connects
May 2022 – An IP load tool by Knight was featured in an article of the Detroit Free Press!
The tool is a vertical mast overhead mounted arm, with a custom power clamping fixture to hold and secure the IP on both sides. It transfers 2 different styles of IPs from the production carrier to a shipping rack.
The instrument panel lift assist is just one
April 2022 – Several Knight Global tools are seen in the first couple minutes of Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo video! We are proud to work with Tesla on their material handling needs. Watch the video below!
June 2021 – A Knight tool is featured in the Detroit Free Press at the Stellantis Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack plant.
This is a Servo-powered IP Load tool. The fixture is mounted on a custom KSHVAR Servo Vertical Arm and Tractor system. It was designed to install the instrument panel to the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Many Knight employees were involved with
April, 2021 – Knight has expanded their space into a second building! With the ever-growing reputation for expertise and reliability Knight has to offer in the material handling industry, a second building was needed to accommodate for widening departments, new employees and shelving space. This expansion brings Knight’s total floor space to 227,000 square feet!
The new building is located directly next door to
November 2020 – Knight is introducing the latest edition to their extensive hoist family, the SDS SPEED HOIST!
This electric hoist contains many of the same features as the D-Series Servo Hoist introduced in 2019, including the “safety drop stop” system. It utilizes a simpler analog handle with an UP/DOWN thumb switch, ensuring that the hoist can be operated with minimal training. The
October 2019 – Servo systems and industrial robotics manufacturer, Yaskawa America, visited Knight Global for a look at Knight’s new low-cost D-Series Servo Hoist. The video they created focuses on the technology behind it and how Yaskawa was able to work side-by-side with Knight to create an affordable option for servo-driven reliability and ultra-smooth operation.
July 17, 2019 – Knight Global held its annual Employee Appreciation Day / Car Show where lunch was provided for 200+ employees. A variety of classic, custom, and luxury cars/bikes were showcased, with 5 winners being chosen for to receive Knight’s “Autoshow Award” for their vehicle. See the winners below!
July, 2019 – Knight Global begins production with their new Laser Tube Cutter. This fully automated machine increases productivity significantly and can produce high-quality cuts in aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and more. Check out the video below to see it in action!
July 5th, 2019 – Workers assembling cars at a Ford Motor plant in Chicago. The manufacturing sector, a major driver of growth in the last two years, has been cooling. Read the article here!
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