By: E&P Staff
Nela, River Falls, Wis., has delivered a fourth Vision punch/bender to the North Jersey Media Group printing plant in Rockaway, N.J., where it addresses a need for greater plate capacity brought about by the recent expansion in commercial printing. NJMG publishes two dailies and several weeklies.
The original North Jersey Media Group installation included a combination bender (Nela VCP-M) to automatically punch and bend plates for the Wifag doublewide and older manroland Uniset singlewide presses. A second Vision punch/bender for Wifag plates only and a third bender for multiple web widths on one of the plant’s original Mitsubishi press were installed at later dates. The bender for the Mitsubishi press was modified by Nela for a 44″/50″ web reduction earlier this year.
The fourth and newest bender will punch and bend multiple plate formats for the other Mitsubishi press, which was recently brought back into production to provide additional capacity for new commercial work.
The system now consists of four Nela Vision punch/benders, receiving plates from four computer-to-plate lines. The benders and CTP devices are connected by a Nela conveyor system that can automatically route plates for redundancy in certain situations.