Introducing the Katana Sport: an advanced and dependable treadmill tailored for the determined medical professional. This treadmill is designed to seamlessly integrate with external ECG and pulmonary devices, enhancing its versatility and utility within medical and professional sport settings.
The Katana Sport sets the standard for smooth acceleration, giving a natural running experience and offers continuous adjustability across a broad range, from 0.5 to 30 km/h (upgradable to 40 km/h), and the possibility of an upgrade to 40 km/h. With a spacious running surface measuring 190 x 70 cm and an elevation range of 0 to 25%, this treadmill is expertly tailored to meet the demands of sports medicine applications. Setting benchmarks in smooth acceleration and giving a natural running experience, the Katana Sport also introduces an XL variant with a running surface of 220 x 70 cm.
The belt extends seamlessly to the end, providing athletes with an unrestricted running experience. For added safety, there’s an emergency stop feature located at the back of the Katana, automatically stopping the belt when the athlete falls to far back on the belt.
Equipped with a 7″ Control Unit featuring a user-friendly touchscreen interface and steadfast fixed side handrails, the Katana Sport prioritizes both ease of use and patient safety. Its distinctive Lode Slat Belt Technology boasts 106 soft grip-covered slats, ensuring an exceptional high-speed experience while maintaining a natural walking and running feel.
What sets the Katana Sport apart is its innovative bearing technology, enabling high speeds to be achieved with low maintenance requirements. To maximize its capabilities, the treadmill seamlessly interfaces with our Lode Ergometry Manager software, further enhancing its functionality and data analysis potential and flexibility and control for preparing and executing a variety of tests and trainings.
Slat Belt Technology
The Katana Sport’s exceptional performance is driven by its Slat Belt Technology, a breakthrough design comprising 106 soft grip-covered slats. This cutting-edge technology not only delivers a supremely natural walking and running experience at high speeds of up to 30 km/h (upgradable to 40 km/h), and the possibility of an upgrade to 40 km/h, but also significantly reduces the maintenance requirements. The unique engineering of the Slat Belt Technology provides athletes and patients with optimal cushioning, responsiveness, and support, promoting comfort and reducing the risk of strain or injury during vigorous workouts or medical assessments. The standard speed range up to 30 km/h benefits athletes aiming to push their limits and enhance their performance. Additionally, the option to reach 40 km/h represents that extra step, allowing medical professionals to conduct a wider range of tests and evaluations, thereby fostering a more comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular and pulmonary function. The Katana ensures that athletes and patients can focus on their performance and well-being, while medical professionals can confidently rely on the treadmill’s lasting durability, accuracy and consistent operation.
User friendly display
At the forefront of advanced functionality, the Katana Sport features a 7-inch Control Unit with a user-friendly touchscreen interface. This control system has been meticulously designed to cater to the needs of both medical professionals and athletes alike. You have the flexibility to view the data either in graphical representations or as numerical data, allowing you as a medical professional to focus on the information that is most relevant to you. This versatility caters to your specific needs. Altogether, the medical professional, will find the interface straightforward and accessible, facilitating ease of use even during high-intensity workouts. With its touch-responsive technology, the control unit enhances engagement and interaction.
Compatible with LEM
The Katana Sport stands out as an exceptional treadmill with its seamless compatibility with LEM (Lode Ergometry Manager). The Katana Sport, in conjunction with the Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM), offers a powerful combination. LEM is a versatile software package used for controlling Lode treadmills and monitoring test subject ergometric parameters. This software empowers operators to program protocols, control treadmills, visualize, save, and analyse ergometry data, and even generate customized reports in PDF format. Together, they provide a comprehensive solution for advanced performance analysis and management.
Comprehensive connectivity options
Included with the product is a USB A-B cable, serving the dual purpose of facilitating service requirements and establishing connections with ECG and pulmonary testing devices. For compatibility with older ECG and pulmonary testing equipment utilizing RS232 or alternative connectors, a dedicated interface cable is available for individual purchase. Additionally, a distinct interface cable is necessary for establishing connections with LEM, enhancing compatibility and functionality. These specialized interface cables are available to ensure seamless integration with a variety of devices, offering a comprehensive solution for diverse operational needs.
Why the Katana Sport?
Unique Walking Experience
The slat-belt technology provides a unique walking experience which approaches the feeling of running on a track.
All treadmills have a smooth acceleration from 0 km/h to the start speed.
Standard max speed of 30 km/h
The standard maximum speed of the treadmill is 30 km/h
Shock absorbing design
The design guarantees shock absorption with preservation of the natural walking feeling.
Compatible with ECG and pulmonary devices
The treadmill can be controlled by all external stress test ECG and ergospirometry devices through the RS232 or USB port. This is possible because besides the programmed Lode protocol, all known communication protocols are programmed as well.
Service friendly slat treadmill
Lode slat treadmills are almost maintenance free. Because of the unique slat technology no bearing-greasing is required. The only annual maintenance that has to be done is checking the running and electrical parts and the velocity calibration of the treadmill.
Downhill walking as an option (-25%)
This treadmill can be executed with 25% negative elevation. This allows for downhill walking which is extremely useful for rehabilitation of certain injuries.
Application specific motor design
Specific motor winding, enabling high current throughput over full motor frequency range, resulting in high torque at low belt speeds and maximum power at high belt speeds.
Closed loop motor control
This way of motor control enables:
- Full brake at zero speed.
- Rigid speed control at all speeds, typically at interest when using steep angles, low speeds and/or high Test Subject weight.
- Load independent speed
- Angle independent speed
Fully software controlled electronic fans
The electronic fans in the motor compartment are fully software controlled for low noise at low belt speeds and independent forced air cooling of the motor for maximum power output at high belt speeds.
This product can be used with Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) software to manage data and to apply specific protocols when a Communication card is present
Standard Safety Lanyard
The product comes with a standard safety lanyard to enable automatic emergency stop.
Tailoring the Katana Sport to your needs
Enhancing the Katana Sport treadmill’s versatility, healthcare professionals can now finely customize training and testing strategies to suit the unique needs of each athlete and test subject, thanks to an array of supplementary features. Here are some of the key enhancements:
Safety belt and fall stop: Safety remains a top priority in medical contexts. The safety belt and fall stop add-on provides a critical safeguard for the Katana Sport treadmill. The safety harness can be attached to a safety belt and fall stop that prevents the test subject from falling on the belt. This option is mounted on the side handrails of the treadmill and allowing them to push their limits without fear. The athlete or test subject will be caught in the event of a balance loss or misstep. This system quickly stops the treadmill motion.
Speed upgrade to 40 km/h: Selecting this option increases the maximum speed to 40 km/h, expanding its capabilities for high-performance training and assessments.
Negative elevation: The inclusion of negative elevation introduces a dynamic dimension to the treadmill, simulating downhill training to a maximum of -25%. This feature benefits athletes recovering from injuries or the prevention for injuries by providing controlled exposure to diverse slopes, enhancing the rehabilitation process.
Autospeed: The autospeed feature smartly adapts the treadmill pace according to the patient’s position on the belt. It slows down when you fall behind and speeds up when you’re at the front of the belt. This frees the medical professionals from continuous manual adjustments, allowing them to focus on monitoring and evaluating athletes in how far or quick they can come within a certain timeframe.
Sp02 monitoring and external blood pressure: Real-time monitoring of blood pressure and Sp02 levels during exercise offers valuable insights into cardiovascular responses, aiding well-informed decisions by medical professionals.
Remote control: The remote control add-on empowers medical experts to make treadmill adjustments without having to touch the display and therefore they can stay on the side of the treadmill.
Incorporating these add-ons elevates the Katana Sport treadmill into an exceptionally adaptable device!
|30 km/h (18.6 mph)
|maximum speed of the treadmill
|Minimum operational speed
|0.1 km/h (0.1 mph)
|minimum speed of the treadmill
|Speed adjustment steps
|0.1 km/h (0.1 mph)
|the steps you can adjust the speed with
|maximum positive angle as a percentage
|Elevation adjustment steps
|the size of the steps you can adjust the elevation
|Optional negative elevation
|mimimum negative angle percentage that can be reached with the optional accessory
|Elevation readout accuracy
|the elevation readout accuracy of the treadmill
|Speed readout accuracy
|0.5 km/h (0.3 mph)
|the speed readout accuracy of the treadmill
|Allowed user weight
|225 kg (496 lbs)
|maximum patient weight
|English user interface
|User interface available in English language
|Chinese user interface
|User interface available in Chinese language
|Croatian user interface
|User interface available in croatian language
|Czech user interface
|User interface available in Czech language
|Danish user interface
|User interface available in Danish language
|Dutch user interface
|User interface available in Dutch language
|Finnish user interface
|User interface available in Finnish language
|French user interface
|User interface available in French language
|German user interface
|User interface available in German language
|Greek user interface
|User interface available in Greek language
|Hungarian user interface
|User interface available in Hungarian language
|Italian user interface
|User interface available in Italian language
|Japanese user interface
|User interface available in language
|Korean user interface
|User interface available in Korean language
|Latvian user interface
|User interface available in Latvian language
|Lithuanian user interface
|User interface available in Lithuanian language
|Norwegian user interface
|User interface available in Norwegian language
|Polish user interface
|User interface available in Polish language
|Portugese user interface
|User interface available in Portugese language
|Romanian user interface
|User interface available in romanian language
|Russian user interface
|User interface available in Russian language
|Spanish user interface
|User interface available in Spanish language
|Swedish user interface
|User interface available in Swedish language
|Turkish user interface
|User interface available in Turkish language
|Ukrainian user interface
|User interface available in Ukrainian language
|Lode ERM interface protocol
|supports communication according to the Lode ERM treadmill protocol
|"HP Cosmos" interface protocol
|supports communication according to the "HP Cosmos" protocol
|"Woodway" interface protocol
|supports communication according to the "Woodway" protocol
|"Trackmaster" interface protocol
|supports communication according to the "Trackmaster" protocol
|"GE" interface protocol
|supports communication according to the "GE" protocol
|connection via USB possible
|800 x 400 pixels
|Walking surface length
|190 cm (74.8 inch)
|length of the walking surface
|Walking surface width
|70 cm (27.6 inch)
|width of the walking surface
|Step up height
|29 cm (11.4 inch)
|height to step up the treadmill
|Product length (cm)
|250 cm (98.4 inch)
|length of product in cm
|Product width (cm)
|106 cm (41.7 inch)
|width of the product in cm
|145 cm (57.1 inch)
|height of product
|350 kg (771.6 lbs)
|the weight of the product
|Power cord 3L+N+PE
|permanently installed device
|Power cord NEMA
|NEMA power cord and connector
|Maximum rated power input
|3 x 400 V
|needed power connection
|Maximum motor power
|the maximum power the motor will consume
Standards & Safety
|the product is IEC 60601-1 3rd edition compliant
|ISO 13485:2016 compliant
|Lode fulfils ISO 13485:2016 requirements
|ISO 9001:2015 compliant
|Lode fulfills ISO 9001: 2015 requirements
|Standard emergency lanyard
|an emergency stop with a magnetic lanyard is present
|Step up plate emergency stop
|emergency stop when touching the step up plate
|CE class Im according to MDD93/42/EEC
|CE class of product with optional SpO2
|CE class of product with optional SpO2
|CE class of product with optional BPM
|CE class of product with optional Blood Pressure Measurement
|Minimum operational temperature
|minimum temperature at which the device will work within specification
|Maximum operational temperature
|maximum temperature at which the device will work within specification
|Minimum operational air pressure
|minimum airpressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
|Maximum operational air pressure
|maximum air pressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
|Minimum operational non-condensing humidity
|minimum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
|Maximum operational non-condensing humidity
|maximum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
|Minimum storage & transport temperature
|minimum temperature the product may be stored and transported at
|Maximum storage & transport temperature
|maximum temperature the product may be stored or transported at
|Minimum air pressure storage & transport
|minimum air pressure the product may be stored or transported at
|Maximum storage & transport air pressure
|maximum air pressure the product may be stored and transported at
|Min. humidity storage & transport
|minimum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transport at
|Max. humidity storage & transport
|max. non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transported at