RAO/AOF Registerstanz- und Biegesystem für den Akzidenzdruck

Fully automatic register punching and bending system for web commercial printing, that can also be delivered for bending only (AOF). The ideal solution for processing of several web plate formats in one single system that is also suited for very large plate formats up to 96 pages. 

RAO and AOF respectively provide the proven NELA register punching and bending technology and accuracy with a controlled 3-point alignment. Both are extremely flexible and are suited for usage in package printing or continuous forms printing. In combination with NELA conveyor systems and plate sorters, RAO and AOF can be integrated into a fully automated plate processing line. 


Technical information

  • RAO: register punching and bending process in one work step
  • 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
  • AOF: bending only
  • Controlled 3-point system for plate alignment 
  • 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


  • Integrated plate shear for shearing on leading or trailing edge, lateral cut, or center cut


  • Definition of several bending angles on leading and/or trailing edge

RAO/AOF flexx:

  • For processing of different plate sizes with varying punching and folding configurations
  • Different bending radius possible
  • With fully automatic dual-radius changer, depending on the configuration on one or two plate edges

Combination of the above technologies is possible to provide the ideal solution to you!



  • NELA PQM + Plate Quality Measurement
  • Barcode reader
  • Inkjet Printer
  • NELA PageTracking
  • Plate transport systems
  • Automatic plate sorting
  • NELA Status Center
  • VPN +
  • NELA Service Packages