When it comes to manouevring goods in a specific area at your business premises, the safest and most effective option is to incorporate a swing jib crane into your general working operations. Making sure all you lifting equipment complies with LOLER regulations. With the ability to span a variety of radius's you are sure to find the perfect piece of crane equipment to meet your needs.
Our Bespoke Jib Cranes
Our own bespoke swing Jib cranes (LGD) are manufactured to order from only the most durable of materials and staying true to our reputation, we only supply our own and the most recognised brand names in the industry.
This includes well known manufacturers such as Demag and Donati, so you can rest assured that the quality on offer is second to none. Another benefit of going for a respected brand is that the cranes are built to industry standards and should be compatible with a range of attachments. No matter the lifting task you want to accomplish, our cranes can get it done quickly and with minimal fuss. If a swing Jib in not the type of crane you are looking for then head over to our main crane & gantry systems page to see the other types of cranes we offer.
Demag Crane Gantry System
The Demag KBK pillar mounted jib is a good example of this. It comes with a 300 degree slewing radius for exceptional freedom of movement. It has a lifting capacity of up to 1000kg and can be equipped with an arm that measures up to seven metres in length. As you would expect the chain hoist that is paired with this jib is from Demag’s own line up of products. This means that it benefits from low maintenance parts, plenty of power and a good level of protection from dust, dirt and liquids.
Donati Crane Gantry System
The Donati CBB is even more versatile, as the arm is articulated half way along its length. This column mounted crane is a sibling to the MBB, which is designed for wall mounting. Both can cope with loads of up to 500kg and each has an electric chain hoist onboard for smooth, quiet operation. The smallest models have a two-metre outreach length, while the largest top out at seven. The articulation lets you tackle almost any job with excellent levels of manoeuvrability.
Donati is one of the brands which builds jibs with motorised arms. This is a convenient feature which further reduces the effort needed to handle loads. Instead of pushing the crane and its cargo around by hand, the motor will let operators do so at the press of a button. Benefits like this are why so many businesses choose to use cutting edge cranes.
Manual Crane Gantry System Benefits
On the other hand, the advantage of choosing a manually rotated crane is that it will be a lower cost option. There are a lot of scenarios in which manual rotation is perfectly adequate, while electric rotation will be an unnecessary luxury. This is why it is important to examine both your needs and your budget before you jump in. Contact us using the details below if you are at all confused about the crane products we sell here at Lifting Gear Direct.
Available for a variety of styles and sizes
Whatever the size of your premises, investing in quality jib cranes can increase productivity while actively promoting good health and safety for your employees. Manual lifting of heavy objects will take its toll on staff. With a jib crane gantry system, this will no longer be a problem. Instead you will be able to move equipment, components and goods without taking any risks or risking physical issues arising further down the line.
There are plenty of different lifting capacities to choose from throughout this category. The most compact jibs are rated for 125kg weights, while at the upper end of the size scale you can find model that will easily accommodate loads of 10,000kg or more. Our own bespoke swing Jibs go up to a safe working load of 3000kg, and are made to your specific needs and are usually more cost effective than the next leading brand.
Some designs feature an under brace in order to increase the strength of the arm and improve stability and reliability. Others opt for an over brace configuration, which can extend all the way to the end of the arm. The benefit of an over braced jib crane is that it gives you a completely unobstructed area directly below the beam, whereas an under braced swing jib crane will be slightly restricted in terms of the distance that the hoist can travel along it. This is just one of the things to think about when picking which crane type to order from our site.
The angle of rotation that can be achieved is another deciding factor to consider. The more a crane can rotate, the easier it will be to manoeuvre loads within the available area around it. This will also be a factor when choosing amongst our wall, floor or column mounted crane gantry system setups.
Wall, Floor and Column Mounted Swing Jibs
Whether you are looking for something free standing or something that attaches to the wall or existing steel stanchion, our professional team can work with you to find the optimum machine for you.
A wall mounted jibs will take up the least amount of space, because it can be affixed to the structure of your building. We can not only sell you this type of crane, but also adjust its design to fit the layout of your premises and the work you want to complete with it. We can even visit you to install it and make sure that everything works as intended, then return in the future to inspect and maintain it. Column mounted Swing jibs are similar to wall mounted models, but take advantage of the structural columns that are found in many working environments. This includes places like factories and workshops, which is exactly where this type of lifting gear can be most effectively deployed. Greater slewing ranges and impressive radiuses are offered by this type of crane. They can also be installed without intruding on the floor space or getting in the way of other equipment, which is an advantage.
A floor mounted crane can be under or over braced and will typically be bolted directly into the ground and is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, depending on the model. If you need a custom made crane of this type then Lifting Gear Direct can help you out. You can specify lots of extras, including trolleys and clamps for the beam as well as safety features like an isolator switch and knockout box. With radiuses of up to four metres available, and under beam heights also peaking at four metres, these cranes can be configured with different types of bracing according to your needs.
Crane Gantry System Service Options
If you need to book in the annual inspections which are mandated for column mounted jibs, we can schedule in regular check-ups to ensure that it is working as intended. This will not only keep you in line with safety regulations, but also make sure that your crane works reliably year after year, without suffering from any unplanned downtime.
Get in touch
Browse our full selection of jib cranes below for full technical details and call our team on 01384 76961 to discuss any particularly specific requirements. Remember to view our other lifting equipment to compliment your crane. You can also contact us through our website and we will get back to you via email. No matter what you need to know, from product info to a quote for the services we offer, our team will help you out as soon as possible.