Jib Cranes: You Have Questions, We Have Answers

EMH offers a variety of jib cranes – which leads us to fielding many questions regarding jib crane application and things to consider when in the market for a jib crane. Some of the most common questions receive pertaining to jib cranes include:

How does a jib crane work?
Jib cranes can be wall or floor-mounted.  All jib cranes rotate and are able to lift or support a load. Most jib cranes also traverse, in that the job crane can traverse the beam from the center of the circle to the edge of the circle created by the jib as the jib crane rotates. Jib cranes often have a hand-powered rotation and traverse motion, while it is common to see either electric-powered or hand-powered lift motion. The hand-powered rotation and traverse motion are accomplished by push/pull, while the hand-powered lifting is accomplished by a chain similar to a non-powered garage door. Options for electric rotation and traverse are available on almost all jib cranes for those wishing to purchase such a crane.

How is a jib crane configured?
Jib cranes are either floor-mounted or wall-mounted. Each jib crane configuration can be adapted to almost any situation with a little thought, saving money and time over specialty products.

How big can a jib crane be?
In theory, there is no limit how big a jib crane can be. The principles of the jib crane are employed on oil rigs and in harbors. The practical limit to the industrial jib crane are dictated by factory or warehouse size.

What rotation options are available on a jib crane?
Jib cranes should be covering the area needed without traveling. You will want your jib crane to cover as much area as possible.