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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Jib Cranes - The Perfect Lifting Choice


Jib Cranes
Today's market is flooded with a variety of lifting equipment. These lifting equipment, the cranes, comes in a variety of size and type. All these different varieties of cranes serve different functions. The variety of cranes ranges from the huge ones, used in manufacturing and construction units, to the smaller ones, used in factories. Among the variety of cranes the most common type of cranes are the Jib Cranes.

These cranes are the one, having a jib, a kind of horizontal portion which supports moveable hoist. This horizontal jib can be fixed or can swing, the jib can either fixed to a wall or to the floor-mounted pillar.
These cranes are mainly found in small size that is why the industrial units and the military vehicles are the sectors,where these cranes are most commonly used. To lift the material from one floor to another, these cranes are installed on an upper floor area of the warehouses. Therefore, these cranes are commonly called the hoists.
Jib Cranes


The Types....
There are mainly four types of jib cranes:

Free-standing
These cranes remain stable on the floor without any support. This type of cranes comes with a foundation base and thus, need no solid structure for support.

Wall Mounted
As name suggests this type of crane is fixed on to the wall and is circular in shape. The lift is mainly installed close to the underneath of roofs.


Wall Bracket
Alike the wall mounted crane, these cranes comes with a bracket and provides maximum hoist coverage. It swings the load all around the area.


Mast Style
These cranes are just like the free standing cranes with only one difference, that is, these cranes require support. They need to be mounted at the top and bottom. It helps in providing it maximum rotation to 360 degree with maximum lift as well.

Jib Cranes
Safety is important....

With any kind or the variety of lifting equipment, safety is always the major concern. It is important to take the proper safety measures before using the equipment and also when the crane is in action. It is vital because, manhandling the crane can have very dangerous consequences, it can lead to serious injury or death. Though jib cranes are smaller in size, but even then safety measures are still very important. Proper check of any bent supports is essential, before operating on the crane. Besides giving the overall training for operating the crane, it is equally important that the operator should also be given the proper know how of the emergency safety measures. Like the jib arm's range of motion, emergency Stop Buttons and Overload Indicators.

Hence, this lifting equipment is perfect tool to meet your lifting demands. With proper use, these proves beneficial for getting your work done speedily. Because of small size it can adjust very well inside large indoor premises.

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