Articulated Arm Jib
Optimised positioning of the supporting gantry or crane can be a crucial factor in the successful implementation of a new, suspended load handling system. Transportation of the load must be ergonomically managed to prevent unnecessary strains or physical stress on the operator. Palamatic designs the lifting aid to the task and the crane system to the process environment, with the occupational health of the operator always at the forefront of considerations.
Ergonomically, the lifting aid is only as good as the gantry from which it is suspended. Palamatic supply a complete range of overhead support systems individually rated for use with vacuum lifting units. Palamatic gantries are available in a hygienic stainless steel manufacture. This design minimises internal cavities and flat surfaces to prevent product build-up and facilitate clean down.
The knuckle type or aticulated jib is used where the standard design interferes with plant layouts. All articulated arm jibs can be suspended from vertical steel columns or from existing stanchions. In some cases these can also be fitted to building walls, although in this case (and in the case of the existing stanchion) the suitability of such is the customers’ responsibility. Mobile base plates are available for some slewing jib cranes. This crane can be transported using the clients’ fork-lift truck for use in different parts of the factory.