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June 13, 2017

What are Jib Cranes ?

Overhead cranes are the lead actor in fabrication, manufacturing, and repair facilities but do not forget about the little brother, the Jib crane. Swing Jibs help to fulfil a very important niche in the market and when combined with an overhead crane they create an extremely productive workplace. 

Jib cranes are one of the most mechanically simple cranes available today and have three major components:-


A Swing Jib Crane is a type of crane which has a horizontal member that supports a movable hoist to either a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar. These type of cranes are used mostly in industrial premises and on military vehicles, the jib may swing through an arc that gives you additional lateral movement. It can also be fixed onto the top floor of an industrial warehouse to help lift goods to all the different floors from the ground up. 

Jib cranes are broken down into two different categories, Floor mounted and wall mounted cranes with the floor mounted attached to a fixed support base and the wall mounted fixed to a structural support or wall.


By using a Jib Crane there are many advantages, Though they are very simple in construction they are very important pieces of equipment due to their versatility and strength that they wield. 


Jib cranes are a perfect addition to any factory and should always be one of your first choices when looking for a crane or hoist. Extremely hard wearing and are perfect for repetitive and unique tasks, which is why they are commonly paired with overhead cranes because they are the perfect supporting actor.

If you have any queries with Jib Cranes please don't hesitate to get in contact with one of our friendly team. 

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