A crane is a robotic device that is used to carry heavy materials either in an industry of a site of construction. The two types of cranes are the mobile cranes and the fixed crane. The mobile crane moveable from one place to another. Fixed cranes exist in one position and carry more massive loads, they have high stability and can rise to high heights.
There are various examples of cranes which a being used in the field of construction and harbors. The gantry cranes are one of the enormous cranes used. There are different types of gantry cranes that are developed for different uses. There are gantry that is used to carry small loads, these are the lightweights and others are used to carry heavy materials.
One of the most flexible with very important parts for handling any material is the gantry crane. It gives the ability of lifting heavy weights and go from one area to the next. 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. Moveable hoist available in Jib cranes are supported by the horizontal beam. They are capable of lifting five tons and move 20 feet up from the ground. Two types of Jib cranes are the freestanding Jib cranes, and the wall mounted Jib cranes.
What to look when choosing a jib crane. You should look at the needs of the crane and all application that the crane will be used for and whether it needs to move along. Deciding on the tallness of the crane and the height it needs to extend. It is necessary to put in consideration the foundation and structural support that are readily available to put the jib crane on. Apparently, cost of the jib crane is important, but the cost of installation and maintenance must also be considered.
You need to consider when purchasing a crane include; the cost, the use of the crane, the maintenance cost, lifting capacity, speeds and distances, usage limit and the components of the crane. Cranes with different components are suitable for various working environments. So, you must take into account the components like mechanical components and electrical components. Besides, you must also learn about the motor controls and operator controls to ensure that the right crane is purchased. Cranes may be controlled by methods such as radio control, infrared control or a built-in control station using push button pendant or by an operator sitting in the cab of the vehicle.