Jib Cranes also called Pillar Cranes are used where materials are to be handled within a circle. The rotation on the Pillar is usually up to 270 degrees but 360 degrees rotation could be provided. The Jib Cranes are very versatile in handling materials to and from machining bays, small part assembly shops, hammer/press shops and repair bays etc. Compared to overhead cranes, which are meant for handling heavier and bulky materials, the Jib Cranes are very useful for faster operation. They can be hand operated also but, electrically operated Cranes with Electric Wire Rope Hoists, are the order of the day for increasing the production. The lifting capacity could be in the range of 1 Ton to 10 Tonnes.