Crane Systems provide the means to support many types of lift assister manufactured by Birch Handling. Workstation slewing jib cranes and free-standing bridge cranes are available in a wide range of lengths and SWL capacities. Both provide ideal ergonomic crane solutions to fulfill the needs of industrial workplace handling operations.

Typically the crane support system falls into two major categories ‘Jib Cranes’ and ‘Bridge Cranes (also known as ‘H Cranes’) and then in to one of four sub-categories as follows.

  • Jib Cranes

A floor mounted column with a fixed radius jib arm. An alternative arrangement is to clamp or mount the jib arm to an existing building column or wall.

  • Articulating Jib Cranes

Similar arrangement and mounting to the jib crane but with the exception of an articulating arm. The system provides greater flexibility and is ideal when used in areas with restrictions.

  • Overhead Gantry Cranes

An ‘X’ x ‘Y’ type gantry arrangement suspended from either existing ceiling structure or free floor mounted posts.

  • Mobile Support System

A fully mobile support system allowing loads to be transported long distances.

 

JIB CRANES

Birch Handling’s Jib Crane is an ideal support gantry system to be used in conjunction with either a vacuum lifter, air balancer or electric hoist.
Available with rotating arms ranging from 2 – 8 metres in length and having the capacity of up to 2000kg, the jib crane system is ideal for most applications when lifting from either two or three separate positions.

ARTICULATING JIB CRANES

Birch Handling’s Articulating Jib Crane is an ideal support gantry system to be used in conjunction with either a vacuum lifter, air balancer or electric hoist.
Available with rotating arms ranging from 2 – 7 metres in length and having the capacity of up to 500kg, the articulated jib crane system is suitable for most applications when lifting from multiple positions within the crane’s working envelope.

OVERHEAD GANTRY CRANES

Birch Handling’s Overhead Gantry Crane is an ideal support system to be used in conjunction with either a vacuum lifter, air balancer or electric hoist.
The overhead gantry crane provides full freedom of movement within its extremities and is suitable for lifting from numerous positions.

MOBILE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Birch Handling’s Mobile Support System is a specialist-lifting device that is ideal when the payload is required to be transported long distances.
The mobile support system is available as either a vacuum lifter or pneumatic lifter and allows products such as reels, rolls, drums and panels to be raised and moved with minimal operator effort.