The EcoPlan® drive concept: efficient and economical.

Performance begins with the drive system. That is why ARKU developed EcoPlan®, an innovative and energy-saving drive concept for feeding lines. In addition, the material transport prevents rapid wear of the leveling rollers and also protects the strip material.

More performance, less wear.

The patented EcoPlan® drive concept from ARKU provides up to 30% more performance with the same power requirements. Similar to an ABS system in a vehicle, EcoPlan®, prevents the leveling rollers from slipping on the material. Intelligent intermediate rollers ensure that the leveling rollers apply even pressure. This reduces the wear on the leveling rollers and also prevents marks on the material.

  • Optimized torque: thanks to step-down couplings.
  • No skidding: free running compensates for speed differences between the leveling rollers and the sheet metal strip.
  • No slipping: less wear on the leveling rollers.
  • Shorter changeovers: Switch out the leveling rollers and change the leveling parameters during operation.
HiCap®PLUS high-performance leveler using the EcoPlan® drive concept.

Additional information.


Franck Hirschmann
Sales coil lines
T: +1 513 985-0500


Success stories.

“We received a highly flexible cut-to-length line that was precisely designed to meet our exacting needs.”"  - Günter Knecht, Project Manager at BITO Lagertechnik. More about customers’ successful use of our machines:

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Why leveling?

Internal stresses and unevenness adversely affect your parts and sheets during subsequent processing. Find out what happens when unleveled parts are processed and why leveling is so important.

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