Foster introduces media lifter for Agfa Printers

Foster On-a-Roll Lifter.
The Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Universal.

The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Universal, the latest in the comprehensive Foster line of material-handling equipment, is specifically designed for Agfa Anapurna, Mira, Tauro and Titan printers. The new lifter enables operators to quickly and safely position rolls as heavy as 660 lbs. (300 kg) and as wide as 16 feet, 5 inches (5 m). On Agfa wide-format printers, the tray fits easily into the roll loading area. Multiple roll wedge settings enable the operator to position the roll precisely for loading and unloading. “The loading areas of many roll-to-roll printers are very limited, and roll lifters must be individually configured to accommodate the different designs in the marketplace,” said Foster CEO Ted Borowsky. “The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Universal can be quickly reconfigured by the operator, adjusting it to the exact internal geometry of many individual printers. This is particularly useful in shops using multiple brands and models of printers. Our new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Universal improves workplace safety and convenience.”

For more than 65 years, Foster (Montgomeryville, PA) has provided finishing solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry. Founded as Foster Manufacturing, the company simplified the name to Foster in 2015 in recognition of a product line that has expanded well beyond its original cutters. Throughout Canada and the U.S., Foster offers a complete selection of quality, precision cutters and trimmers for wide-format, sign-making and display graphics production. The company also provides a complete line of lifters for handling the large media rolls used in grand-format and large-format printing. Foster products are distributed through a worldwide network of qualified graphic arts equipment dealers. Foster is also a worldwide HP partner.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.