To facilitate transfer of product to and from other machinery, rollers may be used at each end of the conveyor. Rotating end rolls are preferred because belt wear is less. Grooved end rolls or free turning transfer rolls should be used where possible to ensure positive tracking and minimise wear at the belt joints. Smaller rolls should be braced or supported to prevent deflection.
Blank type end rolls may use one or two pairs or sprockets along with blanks to assist the roll in turning and to provide belt alignment. Belts wider than 1200mm should use extra sprockets in the centre. Any extra sprockets added should be evenly distributed across the width of the belt.