Electric Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Tractors

Knight KET3000 Electric Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Tractors are equipped with our proven tractor mechanics using a worm gear reducer that is reliable and maintenance-free. They provide the operator with complete control. The KET3000 Series has a modular assembly design for easy installation and set-up.

Different configurations are available depending on the type of Knight rail you are using. The VFD Electric Tractor can also be configured to run on different manufactures rail systems.

General Information

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Features

  • Maximum Speed: 180 ft. per min. [2.0mph].
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 3,000 lbs. [1,360kg].
  • Integrated Load Trolley
  • Dual Rubber Drive Wheels: rides on bottom of rail.
  • Clutch Drive Wheel Engagement 24VD.
    • Drive wheel is always engaged with rail (Over Center Clamp can disengage tractor if required).
  • Pneumatic Drive Wheel Engagement
    • Drive wheel engages rail when a forward or reverse command is received.
  • Programmable speeds, acceleration, and deceleration rates.
  • Standard Inverter Motor: 1/2 HP, 230VAC single phase.
  • Standard VFD controller: 230VAC Single Phase, for variable speeds on board.
  • (2) Year Warranty.
  • Over Travel Limits (ramps sold separately).
  • Product Weight: 90 lbs. [41kg].

Benefits

  • Provides ease of towing fixtures, bridges, and heavy loads.
  • Ergonomically assist the operators when controlling the position of loads.
  • Programmable functions
    • Acceleration
    • Deceleration
    • Speeds
    • Controlled start and stop.
  • The Dual Rubber Drive Wheels provide positive traction between the tractor and the rail.
  • Knight’s proven tractor is designed with a worm gear reducer, which is highly reliable and maintenance free.
  • VFD tractors have a modular assembly for ease of installation.

Options

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Options

  • End of travel shocks
  • Pendant cables with tether
  • Tow Bars
  • KCA1020 Two Speed Pendant with Run-Stop Button.
  • Wireless pendant controls package
  • Over Travel Limits Ramps
  • Optional Custom Tractors:
    • Non Standard rail
    • Nema 12 enclosure
    • Complete fixture integration
  • Combined with Knight Engineering VFD Tractors can provide:
    • Return to home function.
    • Wireless capabilities.
    • Custom interface.
    • Coordinated dual interface for large spans
    • Coordinated with hoist
    • Interface with other hoists
    • Remote programming ports