Piab, Hingham, Mass., introduced ECU-10, a new electrical control unit that simplifies the addition of extra control functions in conveying systems. 

Apart from supporting basic conveying functionality, the new electrical control unit enables pipe emptying and allows for additional level detectors to be used at feed and discharge points.

The new electrical control unit can also be used to enable slow speed conveying of fragile materials. This means that when fragile materials are to be conveyed, electrical piGENTLE functionality is integrated in the valve unit that goes with the electrical control unit. In addition, it can be connected to an overarching programmable logic controller system that is utilized to control the entire manufacturing process in customer facilities.