Column mounted jib cranes feature the classic asymmetrical jib arm design in a freestanding beam-supported format, and can be used in indoor or outdoor environments, making them a commonplace sight on many industrial and logistical premises.
The perfect solution for workstations where a dedicated lifting capability is required, column mounted jib cranes provide lifting when you need it, increasing the safety, ergonomics, and efficiency of any industrial or material handling operation.
A horizontal beam cantilevered off a freestanding floor mounted column, with a beam and load that can be rotated in up to a 360 degree arc (depending on column placement and carrying capacity), column mounted jib cranes are strong performers in driving efficiency, distinguishing themselves with their renowned smoothness of movement and ergonomic design.
Column mounted jib cranes are utilised to vertically lift and horizontally manoeuvre light to medium loads from a fixed rotating position. Suitable in cases where there is no mounting support for a wall mounted jib crane (such as a wall or other vertical support element), column mounted jib cranes are our most popular and versatile standard sized crane.
Often installed next to assembly or manufacturing areas to increase productivity and ensure a safe working environment, column mounted jib cranes are often seen in use across a variety of indoor and outdoor environments, from loading docks to manufacturing plants, and industrial workshop settings such as fitting and fabrication, automotive, and steelworks.
As with all jib cranes, column mounted jib cranes operate within a set circular perimeter, meaning that care and forward planning must be considered before installation.
Column mounted jib cranes go by many names, and a floor mounted jib crane is usually a column mounted jib crane (although some people may confuse a column mounted jib crane with the typically smaller davit crane). The ‘column’ in a column mounted jib crane is the freestanding support beam that runs vertically up each side of the system.
Another name for a column mounted jib crane is a pillar mounted jib crane, or simply ‘pillar crane’.
The jib component of a column mounted jib crane (or any jib crane for that matter) is the boom arm that differentiates jib cranes from their workstation crane system and gantry crane counterparts. This jib arm design allows for greater flexibility, although the unit itself is fixed in place.
Column mounted jib cranes can play an important role in many material handling operations, but, as with all heavy machinery, care must be taken to ensure that the proposed usage meets the appropriate application and does not exceed technical limitations.
The team at Stratalign are the column mounted jib crane experts. Our knowledgeable team of problem solvers can help you to choose the correct column mounted jib crane for your needs, improving the efficiency and safety of your material handling operation by ensuring you have the "right tool for the job".
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