Types of Jib Cranes | Jib Crane Service Classification

Types of Jib Cranes | Jib Crane Service Classification

What is a Jib Crane?

Jib cranes are reliable lifting machines with a sturdy arm or boom that extends from the main body to provide expansive reach and features a lattice design to reduce weight on loads. Perfect for working in cramped spaces, jib cranes have an uncomplicated design to efficiently complete repetitive tasks with ease. Capable of hoisting up to 250 pounds all the way up 15 tons, these extremely flexible and versatile cranes can cater your specific needs.

Jib cranes, also know as boom cranes as they are also known, are a type of overhead lifting equipment that is affixed to either the ceiling, wall, beam or column. This form of crane lies in its jib which holds up the device for its lifting capabilities. The structure and design depend solely on this said jib.


Freestanding Jib Crane

These are the most common type of jib cranes, as they have a base structure that is round or square in shape and is firmly secured to the ground. This ensures maximum stability while it lifts even heavy loads with ease. The hoist trolley can be moved along the arm by either motor drive or pneumatic power and can be rotated in any direction; these are the most common type of jib cranes found in warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

  • Base Plate Mounted

For maximum stability, a base plate mounted freestanding jib crane is bolted to an anchored concrete slab reinforced with additional sturdy gussets. The design of the jib crane permits its boom to easily maneuver around any potential overhead barriers and place the hoist in a desired spot.

  • Foundation Mounted

By implementing a foundation mounted freestanding jib crane, the welded steel plate at the bottom of its mast is seamlessly embedded on the first layer of concrete. An additional pour will provide extra stability and reinforcements to negating any need for gussets.

  • Sleeve Insert Mounted

A sleeve insert mounted freestanding jib crane is similar to the foundation type, with a sleeve embedded into concrete during its first pour. Subsequently, this allows for a secure fitment of the crane’s mast as it slips snugly into said sleeve- allowing for effortless disassembly and relocation without any damage or detriment to the integrity of your structure.


Articulating Jib Cranes

An articulating jib crane provides superior maneuverability and responsiveness compared to a standard jib crane. Thanks to its swivel arm and boom, it can effortlessly rotate around obstructions for optimal positioning of loads. Furthermore, this versatile device can be easily mounted on walls, floors, ceilings or bridges as needed.


Wall Mounted Jib Cranes

Wall mounted jib cranes, also known as wall pillar or cantilever jib cranes, are the most efficient types of lifting systems for any business. They don’t require a large amount of space since they take up minimal floor and foundation area. These special models complement overhead bridge crane and monorail system perfectly by being placed close to the underside of your lowest building structure; consequently providing maximum clearance under and above their lift booms!

Choose between a cantilever or tie rod support design for your wall mounted jib crane depending on the weight and size of loads you need to lift. Both are reliable, safe options that can provide dependable service in any application.

  • Cantilever

Maximize your workspace with a cantilever wall jib crane! This type of crane is secured to the wall by two brackets, forming an immovable frame. Extending from this frame is a cantilever boom that runs perpendicular to the floor – granting you more clearance than any other design.

  • Tie Rod Supported

Tie rod jib cranes are the most cost-effective way to hoist items within a bay, along walls, columns and elsewhere. Similar to cantilever designs, it is connected to a wall or column by two brackets; one bracket affixed directly onto the boom perpendicular to the floor while another connects it with its tie rod support. With this device’s versatility and affordability in mind, you’ll never need any other lifting mechanism!


Mast Jib Cranes

Mast type jib cranes are floor-supported and stabilized from the ceiling, affixed to the building’s own beams. Unlike foundation or base plate supported jib cranes, mast jibs require little floor space and no holes in your facility’s foundation! This means you don’t need to modify anything about your structure for these types of crane – an economical approach that can make a huge difference on costs without sacrificing any quality lifting capabilities. Think of it as getting all the advantages of tie rod supported jib craneless disruption to the site itself – a win/win situation!


Portable Jib Cranes

Featuring a lightweight and mobile design, the portable jib crane is the perfect solution for your material-handling needs. Not only can it be operated by just one person, but its capacity of less than half a ton allows you to move large loads without having to rely on other resources. It’s base is conveniently designed with both wheels or fork lift capabilities so that anyone can easily operate this device!


Hydraulic Jib Crane

A hydraulic jib crane is a type of portable jib crane that has a hydraulic cylinder to raise and lower the arm. The lifting system of a hydraulic jib crane uses a hydraulic cylinder that is attached to the boom to lift and lower loads. The hydraulic mechanism can be powered by a battery or be a hand pump type, depending on the design of the crane.


Wall Traveling Jib Crane

Wall traveling jib cranes provide a revolutionary way to utilize the space of any building, allowing for efficient and effortless movement, lifting, and transporting of heavy loads. Moving along rails that are mounted on walls or other supporting structures, these remarkable machines use their vertical lifting abilities in conjunction with lateral movements to maximize the area’s potential.


Ceiling Mounted Jib Cranes

Ceiling mounted jib cranes are not only an efficient way to save on valuable floor space, but they also provide a unique lifting capability. Available in stationary or platform-mounted options and with the capacity of up to one ton and spans over 16 feet, along with 360° pivot range; these crane systems can easily serve multiple workstations while optimizing your workspace.


Workstation Jib Crane

Workstation jib cranes are an invaluable tool to guarantee the safety of your employees while simultaneously raising productivity. Their ergonomic positioning makes it easier for workers to maneuver and position a workpiece, as well as transport it onto other applications with ease. Additionally, you can find these cranes in all available mounting configurations that cater directly to any given application’s needs.


Truck Mounted Jib Cranes

Truck-mounted jib cranes are some of the most versatile and widely used types of crane on the market. Made from high tensile strength steel, they can be securely bolted onto any trailer or truck bed to take advantage of their full range of features — including a telescopic boom ideal for accessing hard-to-reach locations such as power lines, roofs and light poles regardless of terrain or weather conditions.

At Springwell Marketing, we offer a comprehensive range of jib cranes designed to provide the ultimate in lifting power, portability and versatility. Our range of cranes are manufactured with safety as our top priority — each one is thoroughly tested and inspected before leaving our factory. So you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality product available.


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