Foster Lifter Suited for Heavy Rolls

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA | Foster, a supplier of cutting devices and other postpress equipment, announces the availability of the On-a-Roll Lifter Compact, a new compact roll lifter for handling wide or heavy media rolls used with wide-format printers. 

The new design incorporates ergonomic features said to enable printer operators to lift media as heavy as 200 lbs (90 kg) and as wide as 72 in. (180 cm) quickly and effortlessly. Designated the new device is designed specifically for sign makers and other businesses handling heavy media rolls.

Foster CEO Ted Borowsky says, "Media rolls are getting bigger and heavier as mills and printers look to minimize shipping costs and inventory. These larger roll can be dangerous for operators and warehouse personnel to handle. Our new lifter enables a single wide-format press operator to safely manipulate media rolls around tight corners and through narrow passages in shops with limited floor space. It is available from Foster dealers around the world."

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