Ruud Backus (IJsselsteijn, Netherlands) realized a sow barn with maternity pens in a Super Coated slatted floor system with movable part - the BALANCE. This reduces the number of dead piglets by 80%. As soon as the sow lies down, she activates a switch that lowers the sow slat to the same level as the piglet slat. When the sow gets up again, the sow slat will rise to a safe height. The Super Coated Balance also offers extra flexibility in dimensions and is fire-resistant (Bfl-S1).