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A RANGE OF OPTIONS
Cranes Direct can offer you a wide range of Jib cranes for sale, including our own custom made Jib cranes manufactured here on site, to suit your lifting/hoisting needs/specifications; all comply to BS standards (BS7333/BS2853).
SWING JIB CRANES
A Jib crane may also be referred to as a swing Jib crane and is a type of crane which typically consists of a supporting beam or column to which a slewing jib arm or boom is attached. Together with a lifting accessories such as a hoisting device and beam trolley they enable the lifting, lowering and moving of heavy loads within a specific area which will be restricted to the reach and range of slew. Jib cranes are commonly used in the majority of industrial settings, warehouses, dockyards and within the construction industry.
Jib cranes usually have a hand powered/manual rotation whereby they move in an arc, up to 360 degrees, the load can also be hand traversed along the beam by means of a trolley, however it is possible to have electric rotation and traverse movements if required. The hand powered/manual function uses a push and pull traverse motion to rotate the jib arm and to move the load across the arm. The lifting and lowering of the load is usually done by means of a hoist, either manually or electrically powered, we are able to supply and fit electric hoists, as well as manual hoists, and any other lifting equipment you may need. A jib cranes arm doesn’t have to swing; it can also be manufactured in a fixed position.
TYPES OF JIB CRANE
WALL MOUNTED, COLUMN & FLOOR MOUNTED JIB CRANES:
There are many types of Jib cranes which we can manufacture and/or supply, including; wall mounted, column/pillar mounted, floor mounted, which all need to be stable and structurally sound (may need additional assessment) under or over braced jibs – under braced jib cranes allow the crane to be fitted right up to roof level whilst over braced jibs will give you maximum travel up to the upright side frames.
360 DEGREE SLEWING JIB CRANES, MOBILE JIBS AND MORE
We can also supply 360 degree slewing Jib cranes, mobile Jibs, articulated Jibs and Jibs with powered rotation, from leading manufacturers.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ONE:
Due to the fact that these types of cranes come in numerous variations, careful consideration should be made to all aspects to ensure you get the most well suited crane for its intended applications.
Things to consider;
- Size: height and span/radius
- Lifting Capacity
- Mounting: wall, column or floor
- Bracing: under-braced or over-braced (over-braced gives more room to travel across the beam, under-braced is ideal for lower headroom areas)
- Range of slew / rotation – typically 270 or 360 degrees
- Manual or powered rotation
- Additional equipment, i.e. trolley and lifting hoist
COMMISSIONING & INSTALLING:
Whatever type of Jib crane you choose, Cranes Direct can offer the full service, from custom building your bespoke crane to your own specifications or supplying a specialist Jib crane to delivering, installing and load testing your new crane to ensure it follows all safety regulations and protocols.
The stability and safety of your crane highly depends on its foundations or supports and should be assessed to ensure they can withstand the superimposed forces which will be applied by the jib crane and the loads it lifts. Floor foundations may need reinforcing, and column mounted cranes will need preventative measures to be taken to prevent the jib from sliding down.