Givens Lifting Systems is proud to be the leading provider in custom-designed jib cranes and material handling solutions in the United States. Considered the most lightweight in the industry, our specially-designed and manufactured jib cranes are developed to meet the unique material handling needs of your business.
The Givens Lifting Systems team of expert engineers, designers, machinist and welders creating custom-designed and manufactured jib cranes for manufacturer’s throughout the US. Our industry-leading jib cranes
and custom lifting solutions help us design the perfect crane for your businesses unique needs.
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, or in situations where the 4 columns of a bridge crane would occupy too much space. Jib cranes are made in 2 different styles: the ‘straight’ jib, which predominates, and the ‘articulated’ jib, which is less often used, because of higher weight and cost.
The number one reason why engineers do not specify jib cranes more frequently is the weight of the jib cranes' boom. At Givens Lifting Systems, we manufacture our jib cranes to be the lightest in the industry. A light jib crane boom minimizes the rotational momentum, which is essential when working with this style of crane. When a boom is too heady the part transfers are slow, making the jib crane less than ideal for the operator.
Often, a jib crane requires a concrete foundation. This can be a barrier for some businesses as the installation process can be lengthy and difficult. At Givens Lifting Systems, we are able to install our lightweight jib cranes without a concrete foundation speeding up the installation process.