A “jib” is defined as “the projecting arm of a crane.” ¹
A jib crane works similar to an arm by functioning as a manipulator for lifting and positioning tasks.
The arm on a jib crane rotates 360° and has an attached, movable hoist for lifting purposes.
Jib Crane Features
Jib crane mounting options and specifications:
- Floor mount
- Wall mount
- Column mount
- Assembly consists of a rotating horizontal beam
- A trolley and hoist may be suspended from the beam for lifting purposes
- Lifting capacity up to 5 tons
- Spans up to 40 feet
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¹ Source: Wiktionary, Jib: Etymology 3, External Link»
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