Foster (Montgomeryville, PA) has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo, a new lifter developed in collaboration with EFI. The new device was designed for use with EFI and VUTEk wide-format and super-wide printers as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers – but it’s also suitable for a variety of similar roll-fed printers in the marketplace. With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop-floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuvere rolls as heavy as 990 pounds (450 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 19.6 inches (50 cm). The lifter has a roll tray that facilitates both loading and unloading, as well as transporting of rolls.
“Large media rolls such as those used by EFI printers are extremely difficult for operators to handle in the typical print shop, converter or packaging firm,” said Foster CEO Ted Borowsky. “The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo permits operators to quickly and easily load and unload printers, as well as maneuvere heavy rolls in the warehouse and on the shop floor.” The new Foster Jumbo lifter is available from Foster dealers worldwide.