A jib crane is a type of overhead lifting device that’s often used in a smaller work cell area for repetitive and unique lifting tasks. Jib cranes are extremely versatile and can also be paired with overhead bridge cranes to maximize production.
Jib cranes are fairly simple in design but can have capacities ranging anywhere from 250kg. to 20 tons in some applications.
It consists of a pillar fixed to the wall or mounted on the floor. The pillar supports a horizontal jib or boom which has a movable hoist.
The most commonly used jib crane is the self-supported, floor mounted type. Jib cranes are extremely important in all kind of lifting processes because it relieves the overhead crane of much work and reduces the waiting time.