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Jib Cranes

You can improve the health and safety of your workers by relying on over 25 years of experience solving material handling problems across the globe. A wide range of solutions are available to you, including industrial manipulators, vacuum lifters, and jib cranes. You will gain access to a team of trained and experienced engineers who will work with you to find out the exact details of your materials handling problem and recommend a solution that will be right for your business.

Jib Cranes

You can improve the health and safety of your workers by relying on over 25 years of experience solving material handling problems across the globe. A wide range of solutions are available to you, including industrial manipulators, vacuum lifters, and jib cranes. You will gain access to a team of trained and experienced engineers who will work with you to find out the exact details of your materials handling problem and recommend a solution that will be right for your business.

Handling Concepts' Jib Crane Materials Handling Equipment Solution

What Are Jib Cranes?

Jib cranes are a type of overhead lifting device often used for repetitive tasks. They are widely used in the automotive and construction industries because of their versatility and cost effectiveness.

Jib cranes have a simple 3 component structure: the arm, the trolley, and the lifting device. The arm provides horizontal movement for the trolley, which supports the lifting device and the weight of the load. It rotates around an axis to give radial movement. The operator can slide the trolley along the arm of the jib crane, which is connected to the lifting device. It enables the lifting device to move along the arm to complete the handling operation.

Typical lifting devices include electric chains hoists, pneumatic chain hoists, or vacuum tube lifters. These can also have additional end effectors, like bespoke grippers.

As one of the most versatile cranes available on the market, jib cranes offer a low-cost, easy-to-use and reliable manual handling solution.

For your tricky lifting and handling application and to find out if a jib crane is the right solution for you, contact us today for a detailed assessment to help you solve your material handling problem.

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Why Are Jib Cranes Used?

Jib cranes are optimal for lifting loads in small, tight areas. They can lift loads by themselves or support a larger crane system. Highly durable, versatile, and powerful jib cranes are an ideal solution for a wide variety of applications.

Industries like automotive or pick-and-packing often have manual handling problems that are not easily solved with a standard product. Bespoke lifting equipment like grippers can be devised to work with a jib crane thanks to their functional design.

This design also makes jib cranes suitable for repetitive handling tasks. They safely and efficiently lift and move loads for workers, improving health and safety and boosting productivity.

Jib Crane using bespoke gripper

The Benefits Of Using Jib Cranes

Jib cranes can increase production efficiency and reduce injuries in the workplace. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually.
  • Raising an item to a location that is not easily accessible for the person.
  • Reducing the risk of Musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling.
  • Avoid employee fatigue.
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line.
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents and damage to products


This material handling equipment is a good long-term investment for any business. As a cost-effective and reliable solution, jib cranes are a great first step to reducing the risk of injury for your workers.

Jib Crane demonstrating horizontal travel

Handling Concepts' Jib Crane Solution

This jib crane solution can safely lift loads up to 50kg. It provides 4 metres of radial movement, allowing spare wheels to be moved between the assembly line and the warehouse.

As a new factory install, it was important for our customer to have a material handling solution that was good value for money. This jib crane provides a low cost and easy-to-maintain outcome that is ideal for the application.

The jib crane was supplied as part of a full turnkey solution. A pneumatic hoist and bespoke gripper function smoothly with the jib crane to create a weightless handling experience.

Jib cranes provide a cost-effective solution to material handling problems. They remove the need for workers to manually lift the load, reducing the risk of workplace injuries. They also increase production line efficiency, as the task can be carried out swiftly and easily by a single operator, and adapted to work with new assembly line equipment when needed.

The Benefits Of Using Jib Cranes

Jib cranes can increase production efficiency and reduce injuries in the workplace. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually
  • Raising an item to a location that is not easily accessible for the person
  • Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling
  • Eliminating employee fatigue from moving items manually
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents


This material handling equipment is a good long-term investment for any business. As a cost-effective and reliable solution, jib cranes are a great first step to reducing the risk of injury for your workers.

Handling Concepts' Jib Crane Solution

This jib crane solution can safely lift loads up to 50kg. It provides 4 metres of radial movement, allowing spare wheels to be moved between the assembly line and the warehouse.

As a new factory install, it was important for our customer to have a material handling solution that was good value for money. This jib crane provides a low cost and easy-to-maintain outcome that is ideal for the application.

The jib crane was supplied as part of a full turnkey solution. A pneumatic hoist and bespoke gripper function smoothly with the jib crane to create a weightless handling experience.

Jib cranes provide a cost-effective solution to material handling problems. They remove the need for workers to manually lift the load, reducing the risk of workplace injuries. They also increase production line efficiency, as the task can be carried out swiftly and easily by a single operator, and adapted to work with new assembly line equipment when needed.

For advice, design, manufacture, installation, training, and long-term service support, contact us today to find out if a Handling Concepts jib crane is the right material handling solution for you.

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Phone: +44 (0) 1527 570 900

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