Givens Engineering is proud to be the leading provider in custom-designed jib cranes and material handling solutions. Our specially-designed and manufactured jib cranes are considered the most lightweight in the industry and are developed to meet the unique material handling needs of our clients.
Our team of expert engineers, designers, machinists and welders create custom-designed jib cranes for manufacturers throughout Canada. We offer industry-leading expertise and customization that allows us to create the ideal piece of machinery for your unique needs and situations.
A jib crane consists of a column and a boom that pivots about the column. It is used as a less expensive alternative to a bridge crane
and is often used in situations where the 4 columns of a bridge crane would occupy too much space. Jib cranes are made in 2 different styles:
- the predominant ‘straight’ jib
- the less common ‘articulated’ jib, which is higher in weight and cost
Why don’t engineers specify jib cranes more often? The weight of the boom is the jib crane’s number one problem! At Givens Engineering, we manufacture our jib cranes to be the lightest in the industry. This minimizes the rotational momentum, which is essential when working with this style of crane
. If the boom is too heavy, operators will not want to use a jib crane, because part transfers are too slow.
A secondary problem with floor-mounted jib cranes is that they often require a concrete foundation. Our installation process is quick and efficient because usually there is no expensive foundation to be installed.