Foster introduces powered version of the popular On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo at SGIA Expo

September 28, 2017

Foster will introduce a powered version of its popular On-a-Roll Lifter® Jumbo at SGIA 2017, October 10-12, in New Orleans. Designated the Power Jumbo, the new lifter eliminates the manual effort required to lift the large substrate rolls used with EFI and VUTEk wide format and superwide printers, EFI Reggiani textile printers, and a wide variety of similar roll-fed printers. With the Power Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can effortlessly manoeuvre rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 19.6 inches (50 cm). With the Power Jumbo, shop personnel no longer need to use overhead cranes or forklifts near delicate electronic printers and expensive substrate.

Announcing the new powered 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 Power Jumbo dramatically reduces the effort required of operators to quickly and easily load and unload printers, as well asmanoeuvre heavy rolls in the warehouse and on the shop floor. The Foster Power Jumbo lifter will be shown at SGIA 2017 and is available from Foster dealers around the world."

For more than 65 years, Foster has provided finishing solutions for corporate users and businesses in the graphic arts industries. Founded as Foster Manufacturing, the company simplified the name to Foster in 2015 in recognition of a product line that has expanded well beyond cutters. Throughout the Americas, Foster offers a complete selection of quality, precision cutters and trimmers for wide format, sign-making and display graphics production. As a worldwide HP partner, Foster provides a complete line of lifters for handling the large media rolls used in grand- and large-format printing. Foster products are distributed through a worldwide network of qualified graphic arts equipment dealers.

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