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Jib Cranes

A Potential Cost-Saving Alternative to More Complex Crane Systems

This type of crane consists of a pivoting head and boom assembly which carries a hoist and trolley unit. The pivoting head is supported either by a floor-mounted mast providing 360 degree boom rotation or by an existing building column which provides 180 degrees of boom rotation.

  • Capacities to 10 tons
  • 360 º or 180º rotation
  • Motorized or manual rotation
  • Complete units or money-saving kits
  • Baseplate, pipe, wall or column mounted systems
  • simpler and less expensive than bridge or gantry
  • precise spotting for light loads (e.g. a few hundred pounds or less)

Common Applications:

The most common applications for jibs are individual workstations; e.g., machine tools, welding/fabrication stations, and some small assembly stations. They are also often used in simple loading / unloading operations where it is not necessary to spot a load precisely.

Jib cranes most often handle lighter loads at lower duty cycles than their bridge and gantry crane counterparts. A "classic" application for jibs is to outfit an assembly floor with a series of jibs at individual workstations, which are then supported by an overhead crane to lift / carry full assemblies. The hook coverage is limited to the boom length (typically a maximum of 20 ft.). The hook operates along a boom which rotates about a fixed point.

If there is a need for precise locating of heavy loads, a large area of hook coverage, or frequent use for heavy loads, the jib crane may not be the best solution.

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