A modular conveyor belt is formed by a plurality of rows of conveyor modules and is pivotally coupled by a transverse pivot rod, particularly adapted to move along an arcuate path. The module includes the upper product transfer surface and the underlying sprocket drive surface. The conveyor module has a plurality of first link ends disposed along the conveyor running direction and a plurality of second link ends disposed in opposite directions. The transverse holes on the end of the link are aligned with each other to receive a pivot rod. When the link ends of the modules arranged in parallel with a plurality of rows are inserted into each other, the pivot rods are hinged as hinge pins between the continuously connected modules. In order to allow the belt to be bent to one side, the holes in the end of the first link are longitudinally slit in the direction in which the belt is conveyed. In order to prevent fingers from entering the space, the conveyor module has a transverse rib having an extension in the longitudinal direction which is designed to allow the end of the link to enter under the transverse rib when folded, thereby reducing the gap between adjacent modules .
A radius conveyor belt comprising: a plurality of conveyor belt modules having a plurality of first link end portions disposed along a running direction of the conveyor belt and a plurality of second link end portions disposed in opposite directions; disposed in the first and second a transverse rib having a web between the ends of the links; and a corrugated portion disposed adjacent the web; the first and second links are disposed to form an acceptable relationship between adjacent end portions of the links a space at the end of the chain, one end of the space is open, and the other end is terminated in a circular area, and the plurality of first link ends are offset from the plurality of second link ends, so that the first link end and the second link The spaces between the ends are aligned such that adjacent conveyor modules can be inserted into each other such that the first link end of a conveyor module mates with the space formed between the second link ends of adjacent conveyor modules, The first link end has a slot formed therein, the slot being disposed in a direction transverse to the running of the conveyor belt and extending in a direction in which the conveyor belt runs, the plurality of second link ends having a transverse hole formed therein a pivot rod that is facing laterally The belt running direction extends through a hole in the second link end of one of the plurality of conveyor modules and extends through a slot in the first link end of the adjacent conveyor module such that adjacent conveyor modules The first link end and the second link end are inserted into each other, and adjacent conveyor modules are interconnected into adjacent hinged conveyor belts that are movable along an arcuate path; characterized by webs on the transverse ribs Extending in the direction of travel of the conveyor belt, such that when the conveyor belt is at its maximum extent in the direction of travel of the conveyor belt, the space enclosed by the web, the outer end faces of the first link end and the side walls of the second link end has a diameter of less than 10 mm.