Jib Cranes

The ideal solution for moving loads in a circular area next to the work position, jib cranes come in four designs; wall jib cranes, column jib cranes, industrial jib cranes and port jib cranes. Working with leading crane manufacturer, GH Cranes & Components, our jib cranes feature an integrated lifting mechanism, typically a chain or wire rope hoist that is either manual or motorised.

The role of the jib is to support a movable hoist fixed to either a wall or pillar mounted on the floor. It is mostly used in industrial premises. The jib swings typically through an arc or is fixed in such a way that it provides additional lateral movement. Jib cranes are cranes with a horizontal member, commonly known as the jib or boom. A jib is an operating arm that extends horizontally from the crane. The role of the jib is to support a movable hoist fixed to either a wall or pillar mounted on the floor. It is mostly used in industrial premises. Job cranes provide the benefits of being incredibly strong, great reach- greater than a usual hoist and with excellent loading and unloading abilities. Jib cranes are quite efficient material handlers and can be used for saving time and effort by putting the materials into position.

Jib cranes are classified according to their design:

  • Wall jib cranes.
  • Column jib cranes.

According to rotation drive:

  • Standard rotation.
  • Electric rotation.

According to their lifting hoist:

  • Chain lifting hoist type.
  • Cable lifting hoist type.

According to hoist trolley movement drive:

  • Push trolley type.
  • Electric trolley type.

According to their rotation range:

  • 108º, 270º, 350º or 360º.

According to control type:

  • Hoist with fixed button panel type.
  • Movable button panel type.
  • Radio controlled type.

Jib crane design and dimensions also depend on the following factors:

  • Type of foundations, for column cranes.
  • Type of fixing, for wall jib cranes: metal, concrete or wall column.
  • Lifting capacity.
  • Boom length.
  • Column height.
  • Hook travel.
  • Location, indoors or outdoors.
Wall Traveling Jib Crane

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Do you need a jib crane for an industrial manufacturing or port application? Get in touch with the WHS team today for more information.