Jib Cranes

A jib crane’s horizontal arm (jib or boom) is attached to a pivoting vertical pillar that is either building mounted or free standing.

Jib cranes are another affordable alternative to bridge cranes. These systems are easy to customize to any size, height or capacity, and unlike bridge cranes, they can be wall mounted into a building or installed as a standalone structure. As some of the most ergonomic handling systems available, the rotating capabilities of jib cranes offer great maneuverability in tight workspaces. Equipped with a hoist, a jib crane can be fixed or have pivotal capabilities, facilitating the lowering and lifting of a load within an arc of rotation (giving it additional lateral movement).

Galvanized jib crane system manufactured by Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS CRANE) for Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club

Wall Mounted Jib Crane

Up to 5 ton standard capacities
Up to 25 feet span
Unlimited custom design

Floor Mounted Jib Crane

Up to 7.5 ton standard capacities
Up to 25 feet span
Unlimited custom design

Special Application Jib Crane

Up to 1 ton capacity
Up to 16 feet span
Galvanized, Stainless Steel
3 different mounting styles: floor, ceiling, and wall

How to determine the best type of jib crane for your facility:

Jib cranes are meant to be ergonomic systems that optimize tight workspaces. Consider how far out you may need the crane span to be or if you will need rotation capabilities.

If you have a particularly tight space where you need to fit several workstations, having several wall mounted jib cranes may be a great alternative to a floor mounted model.

Alternatively, a rotating jib crane may be a better option in a facility where you are unloading cargo and immediately lifting it onto a conveyor belt, like in a distribution center.

Jib cranes are affordable equipment systems as is. The simplest of jib cranes can be purchased for under $10,000. However, wall mounted jib cranes are even simpler systems that require less steel and are easier to install, lessening the investment necessary for purchase.
Most people fail to consider the environment their system will operate in. It’s important to remember that in order for your system to last, it will need to be adequate for the working conditions it will be in. If the location of the crane will be in an outdoor environment, it makes sense to opt for a specialized, weather resistant crane that is either galvanized or stainless steel.
Your building structure and floor plan will greatly influence what type of system you can utilize in the area. Determine if you have enough room for a stand-alone structure–free standing jib cranes need a strong foundation to be drilled/welded onto. If you need a rotating system, ensure that there is enough clearance above the boom of the crane and around the arc.
What type of material will be lifted? Do you require light or heavy capacity cranes?
If your facility manufactures or handles food, chemicals or other materials that require minimal contamination, you may need to opt for a specialized crane. Heavier loads may require a permanent installation in comparison to a base-plate installation.
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Specialized jib crane manufactured by Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS CRANE)
1 ton jib crane manufactured by Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS CRANE)

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