SDS Speed Hoist

Knight’s new SDS SPEED HOIST is an electric hoist containing many of the same features as the D-Series Servo Hoist including the patented “safety drop stop” dual chain system. Additionally, it utilizes a simple analog handle with an UP/DOWN thumb switch, ensuring that the hoist can be operated with minimal training. The handle provides the user with the ability to control graduated movement as well as acceleration and deceleration of the hoist.

An ethernet port on the handle allows for the use of the Knight Servo Studio software. With this, many user parameters can be setup for easy customization of height, slow down zones, and speed control of the hoist.

Additionally, the SPEED HOIST includes a drop-in graphite stick inside of the gear tower to ensure lubrication of the chains. Replacement sticks can be ordered separately.

The SPEED HOIST has capacities up to 1,000 lbs [453kg] and can travel as fast as 50 inches per second (unloaded). Combined with the “SDS” feature, Knight’s SPEED HOIST is the safest AND most efficient hoist in the industry.

*Specifications: “XXXX” = either 2401 or 4803 for 240VAC or 480VAC, respectively.

SDS Speed Hoist Series Model Numbers:
KSH200SS-2401-006, KSH400SS-2401-006, KSH750SS-2401-006, KSH1000SS-2401-006
KSH200SS-4803-006, KSH400SS-4803-006, KSH750SS-4803-006, KSH1000SS-4803-006

General Information



  • Redundant chain design for safe operation:
    • Load Chain: Carries the load.
    • Safety Chain: Rides along for redundancy and safety.
  • Knight’s Patented Chains, for longer life.
  • Two buckets to keep chains separated.
  • Chain Length, Unlimited (12-18 ft. Standard).
  • Sealed Worm Style Gearbox.
  • Speeds: Up to 241 ft. per min. [60mpm].
  • Maximum Lifting Capacity: Up to 1000 lbs. [453kg]
  • Lube Stick


  • Knight Servo Studio provides user optimization of hoist parameters.
  • Custom setup of height, slow down zones, and speed control.
  • Analog switch provides graduated movement and acceleration/deceleration.
  • Ethernet Connection.
  • Full analog speed control.
  • Multi-step digital control.


  • Analog UP/DOWN thumb switch.
  • 240VAC, Single Phase or 480VAC, 3 Phase input power.
  • LED Fault Indicators: Run-Stop Button, Twist to Release functionality.
  • Ethernet Port allows access to Knight Servo Studio for programming and diagnostics.

SDS Speed Hoist Specifications*


SDS Speed Hoist Series

Model Number*Capacity lbs. [kg]Max Speed fpm. [mpm]Hoist Weight lbs. [kg]
KSH200SS-XXXX-006200 lbs. [90kg]241 fpm. [73.5mpm]96 lbs. [43kg]
KSH400SS-XXXX-006400 lbs. [181kg]120 fpm. [36.5mpm]96 lbs. [43kg]
KSH750SS-XXXX-006750 lbs. [340kg]150 fpm. [45.7mpm]126 lbs. [57kg]
KSH1000SS-XXXX-0061000 lbs. [453kg]105 fpm. [32mpm]126 lbs. [57kg]



*KSAA1003 Chain Wear Gauge

*SDS Speed Hoist