Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, USA - Foster 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 superwide printers as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers, but is suitable for a variety of similar rollfed printers in the marketplace. With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuver rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 19.6 inches (50 cm). The Foster Jumbo lifter has a roll tray that facilitates loading and unloading, as well as transporting, rolls.
Announcing the new lifter, Foster CEO Ted Borowsky said: "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. The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo permits operators to quickly and easily load and unload printers, as well as maneuver heavy rolls in the warehouse and on the shop floor. The Foster Jumbo lifter is available from Foster dealers around the world."