Foster has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Grande, a new lifter capable of handling extremely heavy rolls of media. With the device, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely manoeuvre rolls as heavy as 1540 lbs (700 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 31.5 inches (800 mm). The Grande 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 are extremely difficult for operators to handle in the typical print shop, converter, or packaging firm. Our new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Grande 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 Grande lifter 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.