Ingersoll Rand launches jib crane range

1 December 2010

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With four new jib crane models capable of lifting loads between 275lb and 1100lb, Ingersoll Rand intends to provide an inexpensive system that can be quickly integrated to allow load transfers over short distances where overhead obstructions prevent EOT cranes being used.

Each jib crane in the series adheres to American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards as well as ANSI B30.11, and ANSI MH27.2, and can be used with powered or manual hoists or air-balancers despite the designs not featuring tie rods.

Suitable for use with beam clamps, I-beam trolleys or rail trolleys, balancer trolleys for the jib cranes can be ordered pre-configured. All hoist trolleys are sold separately.

Three of the new models use I-Beam style support while the 350lb model uses the A2 precision aluminium Ingersoll Rand enclosed track rail.

Ingersoll Rand's category manager for its industrial lifting global product arm, Jeff Baker, said: “These first four models to be released represent common configurations our customers need every day to solve their lifting problems. We’ve answered a need with our new jib cranes and our customers can get them quickly through our fast delivery program, with guaranteed seven day shipping.”

The firm intends to release additional I-Beam and aluminium rail models with boom lengths between 8ft and 16ft, with 10ft, 12ft and 14ft ground clearances.