Specialist Jib Crane Manufacturers
At Modular Cranes, we are specialist jib crane manufacturers. If you are looking for the best jib crane Australia has to offer, then you should be speaking to our team to ensure we can provide you with a system that will meet the specific requirements of your operational environment. We are committed to working closely with our clients to ensure that we fully understand your needs. As quality jib crane manufacturers, we understand the importance of providing you with products that will offer a safe, reliable, and durable solution.
Our jib cranes are constructed with a horizontal beam – the jib – which is swung by a movable hoist. The whole construction is fixed to a wall or the ground by a mounted pillar. These cranes are well designed and easy to use. They offer flexibility in their installation and can be moved to a different area of the worksite without much difficulty.
MC jib cranes are manually or electrically rotated and are available in both column and Wall Mounted JIB Crane versions. There are several different types of system available, including:
- Top Braced Wall Mounted JIB Crane
- Top Braced Free Standing JIB Crane
- Under Braced Wall Mounted JIB Crane
- Under Braced Free Standing JIB Crane
Our clients can use our jib cranes as stand-alone structures or in conjunction with other jibs and monorails. They have a load capacity of up to 3.2 tonnes, and they can be up to 6 meters in length, with a slewing range of up to 360 degrees.
How To Choose The Right JIB Crane
- Area of rotation: Freestanding and mast style jib cranes provide users with 360 degrees rotation. Our wall-mounted cranes offer 200 degrees rotation.
- Jib Height: Distance from floor to underside of jib crane’s arm. Also, factor in hoist size and lifting height required.
- Overall jib crane height: Crane should be free from overhead obstructions.
- Power requirements: Does motor drive, trolley or hoist of your jib crane require power?
- Installation: Modular crane can review your application and, together with our engineering staff, make expert recommendations.
The Next Generation Hoists
These ZX range of hoists are next-generation lifting solutions evolved over the years to fit rigorous production environments. These hoists have the brake mounted on the hoist gearbox. Therefore, this “braked gearbox arrangement” holds the load even if there is a motor shaft, motor connection, or motor coupling failure. This is contrary to how the brakes of the conventional hoists work and therefore ensure extra hoist brake safety.
The unique double band rope guide of the ZX hoists avoid the issues of slack rope failures. The rotating inner band clamps the rope to the drum, preventing the rope from pulling through. Overloading is one of the primary reasons for hoist failure and incidents. Importantly, ZX hoists have an additional protection mechanism called torque arm capacity restrictor to prevent overloading issues. The restrictor senses the total load passed by the hoist mechanism.
Notably, the detector saves the hoist from a load greater than the capacity but from an overload created by the impendence of hoist rotation.
Tailored To Your Needs
The ZX hoists are available in different designs and capacity to meet all your operational needs. While coming to single girders, the low headroom monorail hoists have a lifting capacity of up to 15 tonnes, and the low headroom twin trolley construction can hold up to 25 tonnes.
On the other hand, the double girders are available as single rope hoists and double rope hoists. While the single rope hoists can carry up to 32 tonnes, twin rope hoists can be the ideal choice for heavy lifting needs with a capacity of up to 80 tonnes. Importantly, all these hoists come with optional features such as micro-speeds, anti-sway control, load-dependent speed, and more.
As a leading supplier of electric hoists in Australia, we ensure that our customers get the finest range of hoisting solutions.
What is the main difference between a crane and a jib?
Cranes are a type of machines that are designed to lift, lower, or move loads with wire ropes, chains, or hoist ropes. Today, a vast range of crane types are available in different size and lifting capacity for industries and businesses. Cranes are broadly classified into mobile cranes and static cranes.
Jib cranes are a crane type that provides 180°–360° of rotation and lifts several tons of load according to the capacity. Compared to other crane types, jib cranes do not have a track system or runway and usually designed as stand-alone or wall-mounted. Therefore, these cranes are an excellent option to move loads within a smaller radius.
What is a jib on a crane?
In general, jibs are the secondary arms of a crane that extends from the primary arm called boom. Jibs are fitted to a crane to get extra reach and cover a larger radius. However, the inclusion of a jib can reduce the capacity of the crane to lift heavy loads. While many cranes include jib as a necessary component, the users can remove it and use the crane if the extra reach is unnecessary for the project operations.