Jib Cranes and Articulating Jib Cranes

maximum workstation flexibility

Workstation jib cranes (or work cell cranes or tool solution cranes) provide excellent coverage in circular areas not efficiently served by the main crane. Smaller and more nimble than overhead cranes, workstation jib cranes increase productivity through easy boom rotation and trolley movement, speeding up tasks and providing a rapid return on investment. They also reduce injuries and improve safety as only a low force is required to start and stop the boom rotation and hoist trolley.

TYPES OF JIB CRANES

Wall Mounted Jib Cranes

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Wall bracket jib cranes are an economical way to provide lifting coverage for individual use in bays, along walls, or near columns.

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Articulating Wall-Mounted Jib Cranes

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Articulating wall mounted jib cranes can position loads in places you cannot reach with traditional jibs through a wider range of motion and farther range.

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Heavy Duty Freestanding I-Beam Jib Cranes

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These types of cranes are ideal for placement beneath larger bridge cranes where they can serve several work stations.

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Articulating Freestanding Jib Cranes

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This type of crane offers effortless rotation and consistent responsiveness when positioning loads, materials, or tools in a work cell, through a doorway, or onto machines.

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Freestanding Tool Solution Jib Cranes

Durable and lightweight, these tool specific jib cranes have a small footprint that makes installation possible in tight quarters or smaller work stations, such as between machines.

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Enclosed Track Freestanding Jib Cranes

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Bolted directly to the floor without additional foundations, these freestanding cranes offer many advantages. Featuring a capacity of up to 1000 lbs, circular coverage of up to 16′, and a 360-degree rotation.

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Application

Jib cranes lift and transport materials in semi or full circles (360 degrees) around their support structure. They can also move materials to adjacent workstations, as in assembly line environments. Hoists, manipulators, balancers, or other workstation tools (i.e., welding wire feeders) can be installed on the jib cranes’ booms dependent on the need of the operation. Tool solution jib cranes are a light-weight, small footprint, crane that are designed to be a durable, lightweight option for applications with suspended tooling, tools, or light duty lifting (vacuum lifters are also an option on jib cranes). Many tools are cumbersome to operate all day so tool solution jib cranes take the lifting out of the work, enabling operators to avoid repetitive stress lifting issues. The small footprint of these cranes makes installation possible in small areas, such as between machines enabling safer long-term use of heavy tools by operators.

Jib cranes have many options, either be free standing or wall mounted, enclosed track or I-Beam, depending on the priority of needs. Free-standing jib cranes offer a full 360 degrees of load movement and can support heavier loads whereas wall mounted jib cranes require no floor space and can fold out of the way but offer less range of movement. Enclosed track jib cranes offer smooth and easy movements of the load while I-Beam jib cranes have a much higher capacity. And the location of the crane also plays a huge factor in the type of crane you would select for that workstation. There is a jib crane configuration that will suit your needs perfectly.

We compare different advantages of jib cranes and overhead workstation cranes in this infographic.

Features of different types of Jib Cranes

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