Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania - Foster--a major supplier of cutting devices and other postpress equipment for more than 65 years--has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter® Spinner, the latest in the comprehensive Foster line of material handling equipment. Designed specifically for use by converters, package printers, and label manufacturers, the Spinner lifter enables a single operator to safely and easily load rolls. The two roller shafts allow the operator to spin the roll into the proper position for a production run. For roll unloading, the roll is spun in the opposite direction to break the friction lock.
Announcing the new lifter, Foster CEO Ted Borowsky said: "Media rolls are bigger and heavier as mills and converters seek to make their production workflow more efficient. These larger rolls are heavy and unwieldy for operators and warehouse personnel to handle. Our new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Spinner can accommodate rolls as wide as 61 inches (1500mm), with diameters as great as 24 inches (610mm). With it, a single operator can safely manipulate media rolls in shops with limited floor space and can quickly and single-handedly position fresh rolls for quick and easy mounting and unloading. It is available from Foster dealers around the world."