Each module can communicate directly with other modules, both upstream and downstream, and make independent decisions based on program instructions. The GEN2 can reduce costs and improve productivity, and a quick-connect design speeds installation. Simple menu-driven programming lets users select a range of options and configure the system. While it functions without a central computer, it can connect to a LAN and provide status and diagnostic information. The system was designed for pneumatically powered accumulation conveyors but is suited for nonpneumatic conveyor systems, as well as sequential and proportional-control applications.

Humphrey Products Co., Box 2008, Kalamazoo, MI 49003, (269) 381-5500, humphrey-products.com