A crane is a mechanical lifting device, that is often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes. The mobile crane and the fixed crane are the general types of cranes. The mobile crane is flexible and can move in different positions. Fixed cranes exist in one position and carry more massive loads, they have high stability and can rise to high heights.
Some types of the cranes available are used in the construction site and another place like the harbors. The gantry is a type of cranes that have massive uses. They are a whole range of different gantry crane that has been developed for entirely different purposes. Some are lightweights that are used to lift small material while others are well-composed gantry cranes.
One of the most flexible with very important parts for handling any material is the gantry crane. It can carry heavy loads and move from one position to another. This is enabled by its design, immediately items have been raised from the floor and moving them to where they are needed. Another type of cranes is the Jib crane. In Jib cranes moveable hoist is given support by a horizontal beam. They are capable of lifting five tons and move 20 feet up from the ground. There are types of Jib cranes that include; wall mounted jib cranes and the free-standing jib cranes.Examples of Jib cranes are the wall mounted jib cranes and the free-standing jib cranes.
There are several factors to look on when selecting jib cranes. It is a must to check all the uses of the crane and what to be applied application are there and if mobility is required. A part of this requires deciding on the how tall should the crane reach and the kind of the height it will reach. It is necessary to put in consideration the foundation and structural support that are readily available to put the jib crane on. The price of the crane is equally important in addition to the cost of maintenance.
Before you buy a crane some of the things you need to look upon include; the cost, the application of the crane, maintenance cost, lifting capacity, speeds and distances, usage limit and the components of the crane. The crane that have many components are capable of working in much more environments. It should be a mandatory to put into consideration the mechanical and electrical components. Besides, you must also learn about the motor controls and operator controls to ensure that the right crane is purchased. Cranes are controlled in various ways such as the radio control, infrared control or in-built control station using a push button pendant of by an operator sitting in the cab of a vehicle.