Jib Cranes

 

 

For material handling applications in a fixed and a relatively smaller area of operation, a Jib Crane could be the most appropriate solution!


A jib crane is basically a pillar/wall mounted swivelling boom with a hoist for material handling purposes.

Common components of Jib cranes

  1. Pillar: The stationary pillar is bolted into the foundation and is mainly responsible to support the boom/arm of the Jib crane. In some cases, the jib crane may be installed on RCC columns/walls thereby eliminating the use of the pillar.
     

  2. Boom: The I-beam type structure arm of the Jib Crane used to achieve the swivelling motion of the Jib crane. The swivelling of the boom can be manual or remote controlled depending upon the specific application.

  1. Hoist: Hoist units represent the assembly of motors, gears, brake, hook etc. which are the sum total of all the components essential for the lifting/lowering mechanism. In case of Jib cranes, the hoist is attached to the bottom of the boom i.e. I-beam girder. The operation of the hoist can be manual or remote controlled depending upon the specific application.

  2. Power Supply: There are hoist lifting/lowering and cross travel power supply to the jib cranes is generally provided by festoon cables. There are also some electrical accessories required for the main power supply to the jib crane which include the isolator and the supply cables.

  3. Control Type: The standard operation of Jib cranes is through pendant and trailing cable. But the control can be optimized using Radio Remote Control (RRC). Click here for detailed information. (hyperlink)

  4. Additional Accessories: There are also additional safety/operational accessories available for the Jib Cranes and they are described as follows;

  1. Load Indicator: Evaluates and digitally displays the magnitude of the load being lifted by the crane.

  2. Limit Switches: As the name suggests, the limit switches can be used for controlling the hoisting, cross travel or swivelling motion by providing appropriate stoppage. Click here to know about the different kinds of Limit switches. (hyperlink).

  3. Buffers and end stop: The buffers on the hoist end are used to minimize impact when the hit the end of the boom.

Types of Jib Cranes

We can broadly classify Jib cranes into two main categories (you can click on any of them for detailed description):

1. Pillar Mounted Jib Crane (hyperlink).
2. Column Mounted Jib Crane (hyperlink).

Factors to be considered while installing a Jib Crane.

Let us now discuss the parameters that need to be considered before installing a Jib Crane:

  1. Application: The most important parameter which needs to be taken into consideration is your application. It also tells you whether you really need to install a jib Crane! For example, for many indoor loading and unloading applications, it is much more beneficial to use an EOT Crane/forklift than to install a Jib crane. Also, the application of the jib crane would be a key indicator of the required class of duty. (hyperlink)

  2. Safe Working load (SWL): In general terms, safe working load can be considered as the load that any lifting device can carry without breakage. It is always advisable to incorporate some extra margin and/or consider increased load handling requirement in the future while calculating the required SWL of the crane.

  3. Height of Lift: The height of lift is the vertical distance by the which the load has to be lifted. It is a very crucial factor since it directly affects the several hoist dimensions/parameters.

  4. Swivel Angle: The angle in degrees that the boom of the jib crane can travel about the pillar or wall. Ideally for pillar mounted jib cranes, the maximum swivel angle is 360 degrees and for wall mounted jib cranes, the maximum swivel angle is 180 degrees.

  5. Location: Indoor or Outdoor location of the crane needs to be specified as special provisions need to be made for adverse weather conditions.

  6. Brand: There are several reputed jib crane manufacturers in India so many a times the user is inclined towards a specific or some few specific brands.

  7. Pricing: Aggressive price point is what drives the course of many order finalizations and the technically superior brands should always be on their toes to keep up with the cut throat competition.

  8. Service Availability: It is strongly recommended to check/verify the service availability of the crane manufacturer in the vicinity of the jib crane installation to avoid service/spares related hassles in the future.

So many techno-commercial considerations for a single procurement…. Intimidating isn’t it?

NO WORRIES! If you are looking for a Jib crane in : Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Aurangabad Surat, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, or any other place, TraxnX team will help you find the dealer/supplier/OEM near you with the best price and the best after sales service in India!

We at TraXnX are your one stop marketplace to enquire, evaluate and execute your procurement of any and every type of Jib crane! Please fill the form below and provide us with the valuable opportunity to serve you.

 

For material handling applications in a fixed and a relatively smaller area of operation, a Jib Crane could be the most appropriate solution!

A jib crane is basically a pillar/wall mounted swivelling boom with a hoist for material handling purposes.

Common components of Jib cranes

  1. Pillar: The stationary pillar is bolted into the foundation and is mainly responsible to support the boom/arm of the Jib crane. In some cases, the jib crane may be installed on RCC columns/walls thereby eliminating the use of the pillar.

  2. Boom: The I-beam type structure arm of the Jib Crane used to achieve the swivelling motion of the Jib crane. The swivelling of the boom can be manual or remote controlled depending upon the specific application.

  1. Hoist: Hoist units represent the assembly of motors, gears, brake, hook etc. which are the sum total of all the components essential for the lifting/lowering mechanism. In case of Jib cranes, the hoist is attached to the bottom of the boom i.e. I-beam girder. The operation of the hoist can be manual or remote controlled depending upon the specific application.

  2. Power Supply: There are hoist lifting/lowering and cross travel power supply to the jib cranes is generally provided by festoon cables. There are also some electrical accessories required for the main power supply to the jib crane which include the isolator and the supply cables.

  3. Control Type: The standard operation of Jib cranes is through pendant and trailing cable. But the control can be optimized using Radio Remote Control (RRC). Click here for detailed information. (hyperlink)

  4. Additional Accessories: There are also additional safety/operational accessories available for the Jib Cranes and they are described as follows;

  1. Load Indicator: Evaluates and digitally displays the magnitude of the load being lifted by the crane.

  2. Limit Switches: As the name suggests, the limit switches can be used for controlling the hoisting, cross travel or swivelling motion by providing appropriate stoppage. Click here to know about the different kinds of Limit switches. (hyperlink).

  3. Buffers and end stop: The buffers on the hoist end are used to minimize impact when the hit the end of the boom.

Types of Jib Cranes

We can broadly classify Jib cranes into two main categories (you can click on any of them for detailed description):

1. Pillar Mounted Jib Crane (hyperlink).
2. Column Mounted Jib Crane (hyperlink).

Factors to be considered while installing a Jib Crane.

Let us now discuss the parameters that need to be considered before installing a Jib Crane:

  1. Application: The most important parameter which needs to be taken into consideration is your application. It also tells you whether you really need to install a jib Crane! For example, for many indoor loading and unloading applications, it is much more beneficial to use an EOT Crane/forklift than to install a Jib crane. Also, the application of the jib crane would be a key indicator of the required class of duty. (hyperlink)

  2. Safe Working load (SWL): In general terms, safe working load can be considered as the load that any lifting device can carry without breakage. It is always advisable to incorporate some extra margin and/or consider increased load handling requirement in the future while calculating the required SWL of the crane.

  3. Height of Lift: The height of lift is the vertical distance by the which the load has to be lifted. It is a very crucial factor since it directly affects the several hoist dimensions/parameters.

  4. Swivel Angle: The angle in degrees that the boom of the jib crane can travel about the pillar or wall. Ideally for pillar mounted jib cranes, the maximum swivel angle is 360 degrees and for wall mounted jib cranes, the maximum swivel angle is 180 degrees.

  5. Location: Indoor or Outdoor location of the crane needs to be specified as special provisions need to be made for adverse weather conditions.

  6. Brand: There are several reputed jib crane manufacturers in India so many a times the user is inclined towards a specific or some few specific brands.

  7. Pricing: Aggressive price point is what drives the course of many order finalizations and the technically superior brands should always be on their toes to keep up with the cut throat competition.

  8. Service Availability: It is strongly recommended to check/verify the service availability of the crane manufacturer in the vicinity of the jib crane installation to avoid service/spares related hassles in the future.

So many techno-commercial considerations for a single procurement…. Intimidating isn’t it?

NO WORRIES! If you are looking for a Jib crane in : Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Aurangabad Surat, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, or any other place, TraxnX team will help you find the dealer/supplier/OEM near you with the best price and the best after sales service in India!

We at TraXnX are your one stop marketplace to enquire, evaluate and execute your procurement of any and every type of Jib crane! Please fill the form below and provide us with the valuable opportunity to serve you.


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