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The Benefits Of A Jib Crane

November 16, 2023

Jib cranes are a type of material handling equipment that we supply here at Metreel to businesses across the UK. 

Specifically, jib cranes can be used to lift, move and position heavy loads to make material handling safer and more efficient within industrial, construction or manufacturing settings.

Jib cranes can be floor or wall-mounted, with endless customisations available spanning lifting capabilities of between 125kg and 10,000 kg. 

As a business, it’s common to question investing in any piece of industrial equipment, especially if you are looking to overcome specific challenges within your workplace.

So when it comes to all things jib cranes, here are some of the top benefits which demonstrate why this particular piece of equipment is invaluable.

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Most forms of material handling equipment can be tailored to the needs of your business, and jib cranes are no exception.

It’s not just the capabilities or formats of jib cranes which are flexible, but also their usage purposes. In particular, jib cranes are used for lifting and moving heavy objects. This can involve repositioning items within a manufacturing facility or speeding up the lifting of heavy parts on construction sites as two common examples.

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Precise Load Control

The weight of a heavy load can present dangers to all those nearby, especially when there is an inability to control the movements of that load.

Jib cranes allow for precise movements to take place, meaning the operator has more control over the direction and speed of heavy loads. This is just one of the many reasons why jib cranes are used to improve safety within workplaces where the movement of heavy goods or materials is central to overall operations.

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Compact Design

When mentioning the word ‘crane’, the types of cranes used to build skyscrapers often come to mind first. 

However, traditional cranes aren’t suitable for all workplaces, since they are often too large and expensive for most project requirements. 

Jib cranes provide the power needed to move heavy loads but without the size and space requirements of a typical crane. As noted above, jib cranes can be wall or floor-mounted meaning there is always a suitable solution to be found regardless of the available space.

Increased Productivity & Safety

The goal of material handling products such as jib cranes is to reduce physical strain on workers, while simultaneously increasing the capacity of the business. 

Metreel jib cranes can lift loads up to 10,000kgs, which far exceeds safe manual lifting loads for workers. This greatly increased lifting capacity allows workers to get their job done more efficiently while reducing the chances of workplace injuries. 

Increased productivity and safety is a winning combination that every business can benefit from, especially where there is a need to regularly lift or reposition heavy loads.

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Do any of the above benefits appeal to you as a business owner in search of a safe and efficient alternative for your material handling needs?

Metreel supplies a range of material handling equipment including jib cranes to businesses across the UK. 

Head over to our jib cranes page to discover our products which include rotating jib cranes, floor-mounted jib cranes, wall-mounted jib cranes and custom jib cranes. 

You can also download our free brochure to discover more about our product specifications by visiting our product brochure page

Alternatively, if you’re ready to place an order or have any questions about all things jib cranes, please give us a call on 0115 932 7010 or email us at [email protected].