The FlexiCrane can be installed differently depending on the layout of your facility and the loads that need lifting.
Pillar mounted or floor mounted articulating jib crane
A pillar-mounted or floor–mounted articulating jib is ideal for extended reach within the workplace, and it requires no specific ceiling bearings. The crane’s coverage area is maximized by its freestanding pillar. The outer arm can rotate endlessly, without obstructions (no stop at 360°), which allows for seamless work in large areas around the pillar. The crane’s easy rotation makes it both agile and fun to work with.
FlexiCrane Mobile: mobile platform
The FlexiCrane Mobile is a crane mounted onto a freestanding pillar, which is in turn mounted on a mobile platform. This combination is perfect when you need a lifting tool in several parts of the workplace but don’t have the means for an overhead crane system to move it about. Using a simple pallet jack, one person can move the FlexiCrane Mobile around the facility. This mobile crane is ideal for combining with a lifting tool for positioning loads, packing and dispatching goods. Choosing a mobile platform for your FlexiCrane enables you to use the same crane at different stations all around your workplace, saving you both money and space.
One of the most popular combinations we see is the pairing of the FlexiCrane Mobile with the Basic – the lifting tool with a wide range of attachable mechanical and vacuum lifting applications. The Basic’s range of interchangeable applications allow for the lifting of all sorts of goods, from lighter to heavier loads, from porous to dense materials.
Wall mounted articulating jib crane
The wall-mounted articulating jib frees up floor space. It can also be mounted onto the facility’s building columns. It is especially suitable for workplaces where the ceiling, for one reason or another, is inaccessible or without enough bearing, and where floor space is limited.
Ceiling mounted articulating jib crane
The ceiling-mounted articulating jib frees up both floor and wall space. Because it is installed into the ceiling it has no ground obstructions and therefore can rotate 360 degrees, allowing for optimal reach all around the crane.
What is the difference between a jib and a crane?
A jib is a part of the crane´s articulating arm. It is an extension of the boom – the horizontal beam that keeps the load at a distance from the pillar. A crane, on the other hand, is a larger construction that often has both a boom and a jib, amongst other crane parts.A jib extends the reach of the crane arm.
Lifts All´s FlexiCrane is a compact articulated jib crane that can carry loads up to 65 kilograms. Like overhead traverse systems, the FlexiCrane is a suspension system for lifting tools. Instead of moving goods manually, the FlexiCrane articulated jib crane alleviates the operator from the weight of the load while providing the user with unhindered movement around the working area.
What is an articulated jib?
An articulated jib is a jointed extension of the crane arm that gives a crane an extended reach, around and under the crane arm. The FlexiCrane articulating jib crane is a a vital part of material-handling equipment. The articulating arm can rotate infinitely, so it can be used 360 degrees around the pillar, over and over again. Lifts All’s articulated jib also comes in a version with two rotating arms that revolve up to 360 degrees at two pivoting joints on the same crane. (The primary arm is where you would typically attach one of Lifts All´s lifting tools.) With its extended reach and agile responsiveness, the FlexiCrane articulating jib crane is easy for anyone to work with.
What is a jib crane used for?
The function of a jib crane is to aid in lifting and positioning loads vertically and/or horizontally. Lifts All´s articulating jib cranes are customized to lift loads up to 100 kilograms and are therefore more compact and lightweight than traditional jib cranes that may require heavy maneuvering. When lifting and moving goods, the FlexiCrane provides unhindered rotation and consistent responsiveness making it a very effective and easy to work with tool in the workplace. The standard coverage area of a FlexiCrane depends on the length of the crane arm, which normally ranges between 2-4 meters.
Lifts All´s articulating jib cranes can be connected to a hoist and/or different lifting tools e.g. a mechanical or vacuum gripper, depending on what needs to be lifted. Paired with a lifting tool, our flexible jib crane can lift almost anything in a workshop, warehouse or factory.