The Curved Conveyor Tube is used alongside several similar blocks to link inventories on a ship or station into a network. Once established, the conveyor network allows items to be easily transferred between blocks and will automatically move items as needed.
For more information on the conveyor system, go here.
The Curved Conveyor Tube was added with update 01.030. It functions the same as Conveyors and Conveyor Tubes, except that it only attaches to blocks on two adjacent faces. It forms a sort of elbow pipe, allowing bends in the conveyor system without requiring a full Conveyor block.
The Curved Conveyor Tube consumes 40 W of power when placed in large ships and station, however it needs 80 W in small ships. It is unknown why this requires more power. It will not draw power unless there is at least one inventory on each side of the tube.