Nela VCP Evolution
Fully Automatic Register Punching and Bending Device with Video-Control-Positioning for Offset Printing Plates


The NELA VCPevolution is our tried and tested high-precision register punching and bending system which in combination with NELA plate sorting and plate transport systems meet the needs of any modern newspaper printer. With more than 3,000 installations worldwide, it’s our global best-selling register punching and bending system with optical plate alignment. It is available in different models and can easily be integrated into any automation solution.

Technical details

  • Speed: up to 300 single plates / h (depending on machine type and equipment)
  • Handles single and double width offset plates
  • Optical monitoring of register punching and bending in one step
  • Register-exact positioning of offset plates through high-resolution digital cameras and imaged registration marks
  • The three-point system allows pre-positioning of the printing plates and serves as a backup for the optical alignment
  • Cleaning and oiling of the punching tools before each punching process ensures the long lifetime of the equipment as well as a continued burr-free and accurate register punching
  • Stepper motor-controlled 3-axis positioning
  • NELA VCPnet – intuitive user interface
  • Siemens S7 compatible
  • Pneumatic components from FESTO
  • Network capability via event channels
  • PC-based sequence control
  • Open integration-platform for easy integration of new applications
  • Priority-controlled alarm system: error, warning, information