Foster has reported a successful SGIA Expo 2017 exhibition. Discussing the show, Foster CEO Ted Borowsky said: "By returning to SGIA this year, we were able to see many customers and prospects for our cutting and trimming tools and our line of On-a-Roll® lifters, many of which were also on display in the booths of dealers and equipment manufacturers. At the show, we introduced our new Power Jumbo lifter, an electric lifter that dramatically reduces the effort required of 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 Power Jumbo lifter is available from Foster dealers around the world."
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.