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

Model variants

VCPevolution T:

  • Integrated plate shearing for different applications

VCPevolution M:

  • The ideal solution when several plate formats with different bend lengths and angles shall be processed
  • Driven by servo motors
  • Bend lengths and angles can be adjusted, even via remote

VCPevolution flexx:

  • Different bending radii possible
  • With fully automatic dual-radius changer, depending on the configuration on one or two plate edges

A combination of these technologies is possible to provide a solution that is perfect for you!


  • NELA PQM + Plate Quality Measurement
  • Blank plate feeder
  • Barcode reader
  • Inkjet printer
  • NELA PageTracking
  • Plate transport systems
  • Automatic plate sorting
  • NELA Status Center
  • VPN + Remote Maintenance
  • NELA Service Packages
  • VCPevolution mit Fördertechnik
  • VCPevolution mit Fördertechnik
  • VCPevolution mit Plattensorter