Conveyor 101: The Serpentine Return
June 26, 2012
The photo shows a serpentine conveyor chain return. This return configuration is used in moderate to high speed TableTop Conveyor or MatTop Conveyor applications. The serpentine return profile assures uniform wear over the entire chain surface. This return design also has reduced noise levels than other returns.
Other types include a roller return that uses a free turning roller to provide frictionless support for the chain return. Also, a tab return is designed for use in situations where the top surface of the chain cannot be contaminated.
For more information, visit our web page about TableTop Conveyors for video and downloads and more photos showing different chain returns.