Oakdale, MN – May 19, 2006 – Over the past few months NELA has sold equipment to more than 27 US printing facilities. This is a very exciting number for a family-owned business and their 85 US employees. Organizational and staff improvements have been made to meet the demand for the products.
During this time, several major installations have been successfully completed:
At the Dayton Daily News, NELA installed three (3) NELA VCP Vision Punch/Benders connected to three (3) Agfa Advantage CL plate setters with a total capacity of 720 plates per hour. An integrated, fully automated, NELA 20-Station Sortation System controlled by NELA NPS Software is used to sort the multiple products printed at the facility. NELA's NPS closes the automation loop by providing Plate Tracking and plate quality information for each plate to the alfaQuest Technologies PrintExpress production management software. (See 3-D layout below).
The Arizona Republic installations have been completed at both printing plants. The Deer Valley & Mesa facilities are now fully automated with NELA vision punch/benders and a sophisticated plate sortation system.
Deer Valley Plant:
Three (3) NELA VCP Vision Punch/Benders connected to three (3) Kodak Trendsetter News CTP devices will handle up to 720 plates per hour. A fully automated NELA plate transport system will sort and stack plates into a 24 position up and down (dual level) stacker. (See 3-D layout below).
Plates are scanned via barcode reader and time stamped with the NELA NPS software; feedback to the ProImage front end system is guaranteed. This system will also produce plates for the New York Times, a product printed by the Arizona Republic.
One (1) NELA VCP Vision Punch/Bender will handle up to 320 plates per hour in connection with two (2) Kodak Trendsetter News CTP devices. Plates will automatically sort and stack into a 13 position stacker.
NELA thanks their continuously growing customer base for all their trust and support.
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