Jib cranes lift and transport materials in full circles (360 degrees) or semi-circles (200 degrees) around their support structure. Jib cranes can be used to transfer materials to adjacent workstations. Hoists, manipulators, balancers, or other hook devices can be installed on the jib’s booms. Jib cranes can be configured to have an combination of manual or motorized motions.


jib1Freestanding jib cranes are the industry’s most versatile crane. They are ideal to place underneath bridge cranes for specific workstation duties. These foundation mounted cranes install almost anywhere often times overlapped with other jibs to provide staged operation.

Overview – Most commonly used in light duty applications: loading docks, machining, and assembly lines. – Ideal assisting cranes to overhead bridge crane workstations. – Circular Coverage Areas. Spans from 8ft to 20ft.



jib2Wall mounted jib cranes are a cost effective option of providing hoist coverage for individual use in bays. We offer a variety of styles of wall mounted jib cranes to cover a variety of applications. Wall mounted jib cranes are an effective benefit when paired with an overhead bridge crane allowing movement through workstations.


Overview – Most commonly used in light duty applications: assembly plants, machining workstations. – Supplement overhead crane systems. – Fold up against the wall to maintain working space. – Most cost effective crane option to serve your light duty workstation


How to Choose the Right Jib Crane

Area of rotation: Freestanding and mast style jib cranes offer 360-degree rotation; wall-mounted cranes offer 200-degree rotation.

Underboom height: Distance from floor to underside of jib crane’s boom. Also factor in hoist size and lifting height needed.

Overall jib crane height: Factor in any attachments, such as electrical entry, so the crane will be free from overhead obstructions.

 Actual working span needed: The hook distance is roughly the length of the boom.

Power requirements: Will you need power for your jib crane’s motor drive, its trolley, its hoist… or all three? Will the power be electric or air? Bottom or top entry? Indoor or outdoor use?

Installation: Your FIM Cranes & Service representative can review your application and make expert recommendations and provide turn-key installations.

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