External Retract Control Pneumatic Air Balancer Series

The external safety retract control is an adjustable safety feature that regulates the balancer’s speed of vertical travel. If a load is lost, the cable or chain will slowly retract into the balancer versus suddenly accelerating upward. The hydraulic shocks from the external retract control put resistance on the thrust bearing allowing for a slow and controlled retraction.

The external retract control balancer series are typically used:

  1. If the fixture that is attached to the balancer is a light hook picking up a heavy part.
  2. If a part has the tendency to get stuck in the dunnage.

In both these applications the retract will control the cable/chain from suddenly accelerating up.

When specifying a pneumatic balancer, it is recommended for working loads to use 80% of the operating capacity for lifting applications. This approach compensates for the normal fluctuations within the plant compressed air supply. Working loads include part weight and handling device weight. Balancers are rated at 100 psi [6.8bar] therefore use the following example to calculate exact operating capability.

Formula for pneumatic balancer sizing:

Example: plant air 60 psi, 350 air balancer, 80% load capability (0.60 air supply x 350 lbs. = 210 x .80 = 168 lbs. operating capability).

General Information

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Features

  • CE Compliant.
  • Cable or Chain.
  • Hands-Free Operation.
  • Standard “Float” Mode.
  • Internal Centrifugal Retract Control.
  • Requires Non-Lubricated Clean/Dry Air.
  • Max. Balancing Capacity: Up to 1400 lbs. [635kg].
  • Standard Travel: Up to 110 in. [2794mm].

Note: Knight recommends the use of high performance, extreme pressure, anti-wear food grade penetrating oil (Lubriplate® 1241 Recommended) that penetrates and lubricates cable. For chain (SAE 50 to 90 EP oil or equivalent machine/gear oil) is Recommended.

Benefits/Options

  • Optional Limit Switches.
  • Optional High Relieving and Feathertouch Controls.
  • Multiple Suspension Kits Available.

Single Ex Series

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Cable Ex Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
KBA100-028-EX 100 lbs [45kg] 28 in [711mm]
KBA150-076-EX 150 lbs [68kg] 76 in [1930mm]
KBA225-073-EX 225 lbs [102kg] 73 in [1854mm]
KBA225-110-EX 225 lbs [102kg] 110 in [2794mm]
KBA350-073-EX 350 lbs [159kg] 73 in [1854mm]
KBA500-080-EX 500 lbs [227kg] 80 in [2032mm]
KBA700-054-EX 700 lbs [317kg] 54 in [1371mm]

Chain Ex Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
KBC150-070-EX 150 lbs [68kg] 70 in [1778mm]
KBC200-110-EX 200 lbs [91kg] 110 in [2794mm]
KBC225-067-EX 225 lbs [102kg] 67 in [1701mm]
KBC350-067-EX 350 lbs [159kg] 67 in [1701mm]
KBC500-080-EX 500 lbs [227kg] 80 in [2032mm]
KBC700-052-EX 700 lbs [317kg] 52 in [1320mm]

Reeved Ex

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Reeved Ex Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
RKBA450-036-EX 450 lbs [204kg] 36 in [914mm]
RKBA450-33-EX 450 lbs [204kg] 33 in [818mm]
RKBA700-036-EX 700 lbs [318kg] 36 in [914mm]
RKBA1000-040-EX 1000 lbs [454kg] 40 in [1016mm]
RKBA1400-027-EX 1400 lbs [635kg] 27 in [685mm]

Reeved Ex Chain Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
RKBC400-055-EX 450 lbs [204kg] 55 in [1397mm]
RKBC450-33-EX 450 lbs [204kg] 33 in [818mm]
RKBC700-033-EX 700 lbs [318kg] 33 in [818mm]
RKBC1000-040-EX 1000 lbs [454kg] 40 in [1016mm]
RKBC1400-026-EX 1400 lbs [635kg] 27 in [685mm]

 

 

 

Tandem Ex

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Tandem Ex Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
TKBA700-073-EX 700 lbs [318kg] 73 in [1854mm]
TKBA1000-080-EX 1000 lbs [454kg] 80 in [2032mm]
TKBA1400-052-EX 1400 lbs [635kg] 54 in [1371mm]

Tandem Ex Chain Pneumatic Balancers

Model Number Rated Capacity lbs. [kg] Maximum Travel in. [mm]
TKBC700-067-EX 700 lbs [318kg] 67 in [1701mm]
TKBC1000-080-EX 1000 lbs [454kg] 80 in [2032mm]
TKBC1400-052-EX 1400 lbs [635kg] 52 in [1320mm]

Pneumatic Controls

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Videos

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