Jib Cranes

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A jib crane has a horizontal arm known as a jib or boom.

The arm Jib Crane supports a moveable hoist fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar.

Shop Compact and Flexible Jib Cranes for Crane Industry

Heavy Duty Freestanding Jib Cranes
Heavy Duty Freestanding Jib Crane
Light Duty Freestanding Jib Cranes
Light Duty Freestanding Jib Crane
Wall Mounted Tie Rod Jib Cranes
Wall Mounted Cantilever Jib Cranes and Wall Mounted Tie Rod Jib Cranes

Jib Crane Terms

  • Anchor Bolts: Large steel bolts used that go in to the foundation of a base mounted pillar jib crane
  • Boom: The horizontal beam on which the hoist trolley travels.
  • Fitting Centers: The distance, centerline to centerline, between two support brackets (fittings) of a wall mounted jib crane.
  • Capacity: The maximum live weight that the crane is designed to support.
  • End Stops: Bolted to each end of the boom to prevent the trolley from falling off of the beam.
  • Foundation: For free standing pillar base mounted jibs. Foundations are used to support the jib and prevent it from tipping over.
  • Gussets: Reinforcing plates used to stiffen mast at the base plate.
  • Head: Houses the roller, and lowers the crushing forces that are imposed on the mast.
  • Height Under the Boom (H.U.B.): The distance from the finished floor to the underside of the crane boom. To find the under- boom, take the height of the load, plus the distance the load is lifted, plus the headroom requirements of the hoist/trolley and any attachments.
  • Mast: The vertical member of the jib, which supports the crane. Pillar jibs have round pipes as masts.
  • Overall Height: The highest point of the jib crane (including any hardware). A minimum clearance (usually 3”) is required from any overhead obstruction.
  • Hoist: The actual lifting mechanism (powered by electric, air, or manual movement) that hangs from the trolley that rides on the boom of a jib crane.
  • Trolley: The mechanism that travels back and forth on the crane boom (powered by electric, air, or manual movement) which the hoist hangs from.
  • Overturning Moment: The overturning moment is the force applied to the mounting structure of a self-supporting pillar jib. This load is created by suspending a load from the boom, and is greatest at full load, at the very end of the boom
  • Span: The span for a pillar base mounted jib crane is the distance from the center of the mast to the end of the boom. The span for a column mounted crane is measured from the face of the mounting surface to the end of the boom. The span for a mast type jib crane is measured from the center of the vertical mast to the end of the boom.
  • Thrust and Pull: Thrust and Pull are forces applied to a wall/column mounted jib cranes support structure. Thrust is the pushing force exerted on the structure, and pull is the tensile, or pulling force. Thrust and Pull are equal to each other (but opposite in direction), and are given for maximum at full load at the end of the boom.
  • Clear Span: The measurement between the end stops on a crane boom.
  • Hook Travel: The distance that the hook on the hoist travels.
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