Happy New Year 2020! WE ARE SHIPPING!

Home Forums Kniterate Announcements Happy New Year 2020! WE ARE SHIPPING!

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #11680 Score: 3
    Triambak SaxenaTriambak Saxena
    Keymaster
    54 pts

    You can read our latest update here.

    LeBrie Richjoukevursula58
    #11682 Score: 0
    Lydia
    Participant
    28 pts

    Good exciting News!

    Have a Happy New Year!

    #11686 Score: 0
    GISGIS
    Participant
    9 pts

    Grrrreat! Happy 2020 to all

    #11695 Score: 0
    LeBrie RichLeBrie Rich
    Participant
    14 pts

    Hooray!!!! Big celebration for all of you who have working so hard. So very excited to receive the machine and start playing.

    I will need to build a table/bench/cabinet? for the Kniterate to live in my studio. I know there is an oooooooold forum thread on the topic. Will you be sending more information, or suggesting best practices for materials and the specs of the table to welcome the new knit baby into our lives?

    2020! Here we go!

    #11696 Score: 0
    markmark
    Participant
    66 pts

    Congratulations! Looking forward to see lots of unboxing videos, experience reports, and tips and hints.

    #11711 Score: 0
    Lydia
    Participant
    28 pts

    @LeBrie Rich search on internet for heay duty workbench and you will find many. Look for the right size and be sure it can carry at least 300 kilo. If it hasn’t a non-slip worktop you might have to put some non-slip material between the workbench and the Kniterate but I suppose the Kniterate has non-slip at the bottom.
    It’s depending on yourself what height you like for the workbench. Note you have to put the cones on top of the Kniterate.:)

    #11719 Score: 2
    plasmatopia
    Participant
    18 pts

    Thanks for the great New Years update!

    There has been much discussion here about accommodating our Kniterate, after reading this new post. The photos are super helpful and we have been scrutinizing them. In anticipation of the machine’s arrival, which suddenly no longer seems hypothetical, I am following up here with some questions about dimensions, etc. that came up in our discussion.

    1. In scouring the Kniterate web site, I find conflicting info (e.g., in the FAQ vs. the product specs) about dimensions and weight. I realize the machine design has evolved over time, so an update with final physical specs would be great.

    2. In specifying dimensions, please label e.g. W, D and H to indicate which numbers are width, depth and height.

    3. What is the total height of the machine when the metal yarn management unit is installed on top? Also, what is the depth of the metal yarn unit? Does it extend behind the machine? Is it removable (for rare occasions!) when the machine is not running?

    4. Is there a minimum height for the table surface the machine sits on?

    5. What is the distance between the machine’s feet (both front to back and left to right)?

    6. Can the shipping crate be tilted for transport up stairs using a power hand truck (rated to 650 lbs and designed for lifting appliances and heavy furniture up stairs)?

    7. If you have an opportunity to take photos of the machine again, both in and out of the crate, please include a couple of meter sticks, one horizontal and one vertical.

    Looking forward to a great 2020 with my new Kniterate!

    Many thanks and Happy New Year!

    markGIS
    #11845 Score: 0
    cadenceshae
    Participant

    Happy New Year to all!!

    Can’t believe it’s here! The machines are shipping and we are excited. Thank you so much for your hard work and especially for taking the time to ensure the machines be built with meticulous care. Congrats on your journey!

    As my studio now moves into preparation for welcoming our new member, we are also searching for more specific information for proper handling and setup. The previous post by plasmatopia, lays out well the same questions we are asking.
    -What are the machine’s physical and shipping crate specs? (dimensions and weight)
    -What are the table requirements, size and weight, for the machine to sit on.
    -What are the handling instructions of the shipping crate? Can it be tilted for stairs?

    Thank you!

    #11856 Score: 0
    ninaroseninarose
    Participant
    8 pts

    Very exciting!

    Are you putting any kind of foam or insulation around the machine in the box while it ships? The bubble wrap is good but I’m concerned it will get banged around inside the box as it is loaded and unloaded… Just curious, I am sure you thought this through! Maybe it is too heavy to move around in there?

    Are you including any yarn with the machine? Does it come pre-threaded for the initial test run?

    Thanks and congrats on getting this done just before the new year! I am trying to secure a new studio/retail space to accommodate my kniterate. Very exciting prospect!
    -nina

    #12050 Score: 4
    Gerard RubioGerard Rubio
    Keymaster
    35 pts

    Happy new year to you all!
    Many thanks for sharing your questions, I’ll try to answer them below.

    @plasmatopia
    1. In scouring the Kniterate web site, I find conflicting info (e.g., in the FAQ vs. the product specs) about dimensions and weight. I realize the machine design has evolved over time, so an update with final physical specs would be great.
    2. In specifying dimensions, please label e.g. W, D and H to indicate which numbers are width, depth and height.

    Apologies for the conflicting info and thanks for letting us know. It is now corrected on both sides an updated with the final information: 60″ x 28″ x 26″ / 152cm x 70cm x 65cm (Width x Height x Depth)

    3. What is the total height of the machine when the metal yarn management unit is installed on top? Also, what is the depth of the metal yarn unit? Does it extend behind the machine? Is it removable (for rare occasions!) when the machine is not running?
    It doesn’t extend behind the machine. It is removable, in fact it comes un-assembled, that is one of the first things you’ll have to put together once you get your machine. Details on the upcoming manual.
    A diagram with the machine’s dimensions. A nice version of this will go into the manual.

    4. Is there a minimum height for the table surface the machine sits on?
    It really depends on your height and preferences. We’ve been using tables with a standard height of 76cm and we find it very convenient.

    5. What is the distance between the machine’s feet (both front to back and left to right)?
    Please have a look at this diagram for more information about the location of the feet. On it, though, it is indicated the location of the holes to attach the machine to a table (this is optional). The feet are 35mm towards the inside. Here you can find here the DWG file of this diagram for more detail.

    6. Can the shipping crate be tilted for transport up stairs using a power hand truck (rated to 650 lbs and designed for lifting appliances and heavy furniture up stairs)?
    It can be tilted but we haven’t tested the maximum angle. Being conservative I wouldn’t go beyond 10degrees from the horizontal.

    7. If you have an opportunity to take photos of the machine again, both in and out of the crate, please include a couple of meter sticks, one horizontal and one vertical.
    We will share some more pictures with a spatial reference.

    @cadenceshae
    -What are the machine’s physical and shipping crate specs? (dimensions and weight)
    Answer at the bottom of “Technical Information

    -What are the table requirements, size and weight, for the machine to sit on.
    Try to get a table that can fit the entire machine footprint on it. Ideally, it can hold up to 500kg.

    -What are the handling instructions of the shipping crate? Can it be tilted for stairs?
    We will provide handling instructions in the manual.

    @ninarose
    Are you putting any kind of foam or insulation around the machine in the box while it ships?
    Machines are bolted down into the crate’s base

    Are you including any yarn with the machine? Does it come pre-threaded for the initial test run?
    We aren’t including any yarn at the moment. Threading instructions will be provided in the manual.

    Thank you for your time,
    gerard

    LeBrie RichmarkTriambak Saxena
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Gerard RubioGerard Rubio.
    #12054 Score: 2
    plasmatopia
    Participant
    18 pts

    Thanks, Gerard!

    LeBrie RichTriambak Saxena
    #12500 Score: 0
    Debbie
    Participant

    Hi Gerard,
    Thanks for all the info in this post. I am left with a couple of further questions though, which I hope you can answer…
    Firstly, when the machine is delivered will the delivery company have the necessary equipment to deliver it inside? I have a couple of shallow steps to negotiate, which I did mention on the order. I know that the crated machine will fit through the entrance door so long as it can be got up the steps, assuming the delivery people have a ramp and trolley. Do you know if this will be the case?
    Secondly, having checked the crated measurements and the width of an internal door, I can see that the machine will need to be unpacked from the crate in order to get into the room I would like to use it in. Will the delivery company help with this or do I need to call in the local weight lifting squad???
    Hoping you can respond…
    With thanks,
    Debbie

    #12608 Score: 0
    Gerard RubioGerard Rubio
    Keymaster
    35 pts

    Hi @debbie,
    The delivery company will deliver the machine to your door only. We recommend a professional lifting squad, especially if there are a few obstacles on the way.

    This week we are filming an unpacking and setting up of one of the machines we shipped. We will be editing a video over the next couple of weeks and we’ll let you know when it is ready. In this video, we will show step by step how to go from the machine inside the crate to its final location ready to be used.

    Thank you,
    gerard

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.