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Structural Beam Jib Cranes

Free Standing Jib Cranes

Gorbel Free Standing Motorized Jib Crane (FC300)

They are perfect underneath large bridge cranes, in open areas where they can serve several work stations, in outdoor applications such as loading docks, or in machining and assembly operations where they can be overlapped with other jib cranes to provide staged coverage.

  • Available in floor mounted, insert mounted and sleeve insert mounted styles.
  • Capacities from 500 to 10,000 lbs, with spans to 20'.
  • Use I-beam boom assemblies for heavier
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Wall Cantilever Jib Cranes

Gorbel Wall Cantilever Jib Crane (WC200)

Provide hoist coverage and 200 degree rotation for individual use in bays, along walls, or columns of plants, or as a supplement to an overhead crane or monorail system. This jib has the advantage of providing maximum lift for the hoist, since it can be installed very close to the underside of the lowest ceiling obstruction. It is composed of a vertical mast mounted to 2 brackets on a wall or vertical building beam with a boom that cantilevers out, perpendicular from the wall at the top.

  • Capacities from 1/4 ton to 5 tons
  • Spans to 20'
  • Requires very little head room and exerts less force on the structure it is mounted to
  • Requires a structurally adequate wall or column to support the jib, and needs sufficient clearance above the boom
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Wall Bracket Jib Cranes

Gorbel Wall Bracket Jib Crane (WB100)

The most economical means of providing hoist coverage for individual use in bays, along walls or columns of plants, or as a supplement to an overhead crane or monorail system. This jib has 2 brackets that mount to a wall or building beam. The bottom bracket has a boom that is perpendicular to the wall with a bracket toward the end that a tie rod is attached to. This is the least expensive jib, but it takes up the most head room and it exerts the most force on whatever it's mounted to.

  • Capacities from 1/2 ton to 5 ton
  • Spans to 30'
  • 200 degree rotation on primary boom
  • Suited for applications where maneuvering around obstacles or swinging under obstructions is necessary
  • Available as complete units or money saving kits and you supply the beam
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Mast Type Jib Cranes

Gorbel Mast Type Jib Crane (MT400)

Floor supported, top stabilized, and capable of 360 degree rotation via a top and bottom bearing assembly. MT Series Cranes are available in two styles.

  • Full Cantilever - Provides maximum amount of lift where full use of available headroom is desired.
  • Drop Cantilever - Jib boom can be placed at a specific height to clear overhead obstructions.
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Workstation Jib Cranes

Free Standing Work Station Jib Cranes

Gorbel Free Standing Work Station Jib Crane (WSJ360)

The ideal substitute for traditional, heavy I-Beam Jib Cranes. These jibs are designed to service circular areas and support tool balancers, air balancers, vacuum lifters, and hoists. When floor mounted, they can accommodate up to a 360 degree rotation. Capacities are available from 100 lbs. to 1000 lbs. with spans up to 16'.

  • Most can be bolted directly to existing floors without adding special foundations
  • Features a retaining pin through the pivot pin to help resist accidental upward dislodgement of the boom assembly
  • Includes hoist trolley
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Wall Cantilever Work Station Jib Cranes

Gorbel Wall Cantilever Work Station Jib Crane (WSJ200)

The ideal substitute for traditional, heavy I-Beam Jib Cranes. These jibs are designed to service circular areas and support tool balancers, air balancers, vacuum lifters, and hoists. When column or wall mounted, they can handle up to a 200 degree rotation. Capacities are available from 100 lbs. to 1000 lbs. with spans up to 16'.

  • Available in steel (all capacities) or stainless steel (capacities to 500 lbs.)
  • Uses enclosed track for the boom assembly, which reduces dead weight for easier rotation than traditional I-Beam Jib Cranes
  • Uses tapered roller bearings at the pivot points for unsurpassed ease of rotation.
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Aluminum Tie Rod Work Station Jib Cranes

Gorbel Aluminum Tie Rod Work Station Jib Crane (AL100)

Light-weight, high strength extruded aluminum enclosed track. This revolutionary track reduces the rotational dead weight of the boom by 56% to 68%, making the jib up to 40% easier to rotate than comparable I-Beam Jib Cranes. The tie rod design minimizes deflection and is more precise when positioning loads than other jib cranes.

  • Can be mounted to wall or column
  • Available in capacities from 150 - 2000 lbs. with spans up to 20'
  • Has less deflection for easier load control and positioning
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Gorbel Articulating Jib Cranes

Gorbel Free Standing Articulating Jib Cranes

Gorbel Free Standing Articulating Jib Cranes (AJ360)

Perfect for applications that demand an Articulating Jib, but lack the walls or columns needed to mount the crane. These cranes offer effortless rotation and a consistent responsiveness when positioning loads in a work cell, through open doorways, or into machines.

  • Floor mounted for easy installation and relocation
  • Capacities from 150 to 2000 lbs. with spans to 16'
  • 360 degree rotation at both pivot points (optional)
  • Can be used with hook mounted lifting devices (electric, air or vacuum)
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Gorbel Ceiling Mounted Articulating Jib Cranes

Gorbel Ceiling Mounted Articulating Jib Crane (AJ360-C)

You can move loads around corners, reach into machines or doorways, and swing under obstructions. This versatile crane is perfect in applications that require an operator to rotate the jib in close to the pivot point.

  • Capacities from 150 to2000 lbs. with spans to 16'
  • Can be mounted to a platform supported from a Gorbel Work Station Bridge Crane to allow the jib to swing under an obstruction or outside the normal coverage of a bridge crane
  • Can be used with hook mounted lifting devices (electric, air, and vacuum)
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Gorbel Wall/Column Mounted Articulating Jib Cranes

Gorbel Wall/Column Mounted Articulating Jib Crane (AJ200)

Move loads around corners, reach into machines or doorways, and swing under obstructions. This crane is perfect in applications that require an operator to rotate the jib in close to the pivot point.

  • Capacities from 150 to 2000 lbs. with spans to 16'
  • 200 degree rotation on primary boom
  • Suited for applications where maneuvering around obstacles or swinging under obstructions is necessary
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Special Jib Cranes/Accessories

Foundationless Jib Cranes

Gorbel Foundationless Jib Crane

A poured foundation can cost as much or more than the jib crane itself and take a week to cure. It's easy to relocate a jib where there's no poured foundation. That means flexibility in choosing initial jib location. You can place it closer to machines or other obstructions, because there is no need for a large square foot area for a concrete pour.

  • Capacities: 250/500/1000 lbs.
  • Height: HUB 8' to 14'
  • Spans: 4/6/8/10/12/14/16 feet
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Motorization Retro-fit Drive Kit

Gorbel Motorization Retro-fit Drive Kit

When load weight or operation frequency make manual rotation non-economical, impractical or unsafe on an existing manual rotation jib crane, you need Gorbel's Retrofit Drive. No matter who makes your jib crane, you can motorize it easily.

Turnkey assembly including:
  • Motor
  • Reducer
  • Controls
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Jib Crane Sales Literature

Structural Jib Crane Literature

Work Station Jib Crane Literature

Articulating Jib Crane Literature


Jib Crane Features

  • Precision tapered roller bearings in top pivot and trunnion assemblies provide smooth operation and long life.
  • Full supporting triangular base plate gussets are used (in lieu of struts) to minimize crane deflection, thus making it easier to accurately position loads.
  • Independent head assembly, installed separately from the boom for easier installation.
  • Recessed bearing assembly allows greatly reduced clearances needed for installation.
  • Bolted head/boom connection which permits separate installation and provides maximum lift for the hoist, since it can be installed very close to the underside of the lower ceiling obstruction for greater headroom.
  • In-head totally enclosed, bottom entry collector assembly allows the option of easily adding power to the hoist for 360 degree rotation at the time of or after purchase.
  • Optional power rotation
  • Optional J-Bolt anchors
  • Optional festoon electrification
  • Optional anchor bolt template (paper or wood)

Jib Crane Applications

  • Circular coverage areas
  • Outdoor applications such as loading docks
  • Applications underneath large bridge cranes
  • Open areas where the jib can serve several areas
  • Machining or assembly applications where it can be overlapped with other jibs to provide staged coverage

Jib Crane Warranty

  • Industry's Best Warranty - 5 years on Manual and Motorized Jib Cranes!
  • Industry's Best Delivery - 5 Day Shipments available for all manually operated jib cranes. 2 or 3 Day Premium Service also available.
  • Multiple Shipping Points - We have multiple manufacturing facilities, and we ship from the closest plant to lower your freight costs and reduce product damage.
  • "If it'slate, we pay the freight" - When delivery is critical, you can depend on Gorbel. Upon request, we will guarantee your jib crane will be ready for shipment on the promised date or we pay the freight.
  • Ease of Installation - We build and assemble all components with jigs and fixtures to ensure easy installation.
  • Ease of Operation - This helps reduce operator injuries and increase your company's productivity.
  • Versatility - Gorbel makes a complete line of jib cranes to meet your needs!
  • Safety - All cranes are pre-engineered for powered hoist operation - with a factor of 15% of the jib capacity for the combined weight of the hoist and trolley and an additional factor of 25% of the jib capacity for the impact of powered hoists.

Jib Crane Accessories

Available Accessories:

  • Festoon Clamps - Festoon clamps anchor the festooning at the start of the jib boom. They also prevent the festoon gliders from exiting the track and they can provide redundant stop for the trolley. Festoon clamps for vacuum hose are also available.
  • Festoon Gliders - Festoon gliders are used to support flat electrical cable along the jib boom. No tools are required to attach the festooning to the gliders. One festoon clamp is required with the use of festoon gliders.
  • Festoon Trolleys - Gorbel festoon trolleys are used to support flat cable, air hose, or round cable along the jib boom. The trolleys have four wheels and a pivoting festoon saddle support. Festoon trolleys for vacuum hose are also available. One festoon clamp is required with the use of festoon trolleys.
  • Flat Cable and/or Air Hose - A Flat cable festooning system is required when using an electric powered lifting device. Air hose is also available and is supported by festoon trolleys.
  • Four Ring Electrical Collector (Top or Bottom Entry) - A collector is needed to provide a continuous 360 degree boom rotation when using an electrical powered lifting device. A bottom entry collector requires 4 additional inches of clearance above the pivot pin. A top entry collector requires 11 - 1/4 additional inches of clearance above the pivot pin.
  • Air Swivel (Top or Bottom Entry) - An air swivel is needed to provide a continuous 360 degree boom rotation when using an air powered lifting device. A bottom entry air swivel requires an additional 5 inches of clearance above the pivot pin. A top entry air swivel requires between 8 - 1/2 and 9 1/2 inches (depending on span and capacity) of additional clearance above the pivot pin.
  • Manual Rotation Stops - Rotation stops are required to limit the WSJ360 rotation to less than 360 degrees to prevent boom damage to machines, equipment, or building structure.
  • Electric Lifting Devices
  • Air Lifting Devices
  • Vacuum Lifting Devices
  • Retrofit I Universal Motorized Kit - 1/4 ton -2 ton, 20 ft. maximum span
  • Retrofit II Universal Motorized Kit - 3 ton - 5 ton, 20 ft. maximum span
  • Tagline Assemblies
  • Anchor Bolt Templates
  • Multi-Position Lock Devices
  • Single-Position Lock Devices

Jib Crane Terminology

Anchor Bolt Load: The total amount of force that is applied to each supporting anchor bolt; usually measured in kips.

Axial Load: The total vertical force applied to the supporting structure.

Formula: Axial load = (overall weight of the crane) + (design factor x weight of load)

Boom: The horizontal beam (track) upon which the hoist trolley travels. The "jib" of the jib crane.

Bracket Center: The distance, center line to center line, between two supporting brackets of a wall mounted jib crane (i.e. the distance between the two wall mounting points).

Capacity: The maximum live weight that the crane is designed to support. For jib cranes, the design load is based on the capacity, plus a hoist and trolley allowance (15% of capacity) and an impact al lowance (25% of capacity). The allowable deflection of the crane is calculated using the design load plus the hoist allowance. Load testing can be performed to 125% of rated load capacity. Standard Gorbel® jib cranes are available in capacities up to 5 tons (4536 kg).

Deflection: The difference in elevation at the tip of the boom between an unloaded crane and a fully loaded crane; usually measured in inches. Gorbel tends to have stricter deflection criteria than others in the industry. Typical deflection of Gorbel® designs (where L = span of the crane in inches): WC200, FS300, FS350, FS350S, MT400: L/150 WB100: L/450

Foundation: Free Standing jib cranes require that a special foundation, usually of concrete and steel, be used to support the crane and prevent the crane from tipping over. Foundation recommendations can be found in the price pages and in the installation manual.

Height Under Boom (HUB): The distance from the floor to the underside of the crane's boom. The minimum height under boom equals the height of the load, plus the maximum distance the load is to be lifted, plus the headroom required for the hoist, trolley, and attachments.

Mast: The vertical steel component of the jib crane which supports the crane. Free Standing Jib Cranes (including Work Station Jibs) have a circular pipe for a mast, Wall Cantilever Cranes have standard I-Beams, and Mast Type Cranes have wide flange beams. Wall Bracket Cranes do not have a mast.

Overall Height: The distance to the highest point on the jib crane (should include hardware). A minimal clearance (nominally 3 inches) is required from any obstructions above the boom or tie rod assembly throughout the entire rotation of the crane.

Span: For a jib crane, span is the distance from the center of the pivot point to the end of the boom. Note that "span" is greater than actual "working span" or "hook coverage."

Supporting Structure: For a Free Standing Jib Crane (FS300, FS350, FS350S) the supporting structure is the foundation which the crane is bolted to or implanted in. For a Wall Bracket or Wall Cantilever Jib Crane (WB100 or WC200), the supporting structure is the wall or column to which the crane is bolted. Mast Type Jib Cranes have a supporting structure at both the ceiling and the floor.

Thrust & Pull: Forces exerted by a crane on its supporting structure. Thrust is the pushing (or compressive) force exerted on the structure, while Pull is the tensile force. Thrust and Pull are thus equal (but opposite in direction) to each other. The maximum thrust & pull occurs when the crane is loaded at full capacity.

Working Span: The working span (or hook coverage) is less than the span of the crane. It is a function of the maximum hook reach and the ability to get the trolley close to the mast. Working span = (d istance between trolley stops) - (hoist trolley length)


Jib Crane Word of the Week

Bridge Crane Control actuator

A manual means at the operating station by which hoist Bridge Crane Controls are energized. (ASME HST-4M-1991)