Every Pelloby jib crane is tailored to the specific requirements of each application as requested by our clients – from the span, height and capacity needed, right down to the smaller details like the number and size of anchor bolts depending on the thickness of the concrete floor.
A 360° jib crane we installed at the Telford Ricoh UK Products Ltd (RPL) site earlier this month featured an alternative power connection system from our standard models.
Traditional method – power fed through the post
The typical method of supplying power to one of our jib cranes is by feeding the cabling through the base of the post and up to the jib arm. This can either be done by running the cable along the floor (which can sometimes become a hazard) or by excavating the floor under the post. This connection is then used for the hoisting motion, the hoist or trolley travel motion and the jib arm slewing motion.
Alternative method – power fed from above the arm
However on this particular jib crane the client didn’t have an easily accessible low level or floor based power supply and therefore felt that having this cabling run along the ground could be a potential trip hazard for staff. Instead the cable was fed down from an overhead position to the top of the jib.
The crane itself stands at four metres in height, providing a lifting height of 3.1 metres, while the jib arm reaches six metres. The jib makes use of a Yale CPV hoist unit to lift capacities up to one tonne and features Pelloby’s classic red and green colours.
If you want to know more about our jib crane capabilities or find out how we can tailor any aspect of our jib design to better suit your requirements, give our sales team a call on 01952 586626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.