Introducing the Light Duty Over Under Conveyor

A standard over under conveyor is extremely useful in material handling applications. But what if you need a conveyor that is more compact, economical, and quicker to implement? 

A light duty over under might be the answer!

A light duty over under conveyor is a wonderful alternative to the larger standard over under conveyor. It has all the same general features, but it has a few additional bonus features that make it a great low-cost addition to a manufacturing line or automation system.

Let's dive into those features.

Light Duty Over Under Conveyor Features

Compact

Being compact is an important feature of this conveyor. Because it's maximum size is 10 feet long and 2 feet wide, it can fit easily into small workspaces. This helps maximize the available floorspace on the manufacturing floor.

Economical

Aluminum comprises most of the conveyor parts. The conveyor becomes much more cost effective when the pallets, frame, and guarding are aluminum based.

Our standard over under conveyors are made from steel, which makes them more rugged, but also increases the price.

When looking to install a full automation system, this feature can give you room in the budget for additional equipment such as robots or cobots.

Increase your efficiency with a Light Duty Over-Under Conveyor

Quick Time to Install

A compact conveyor means there are less complex materials to assemble. We assemble the light duty over under less time than the standard.

Additionally, Zeta offers the option for in-house controls installation on all of our conveyors. This reduces the additional time and headaches that are involved in using multiple providers. 

You'll be automating your manufacturing lines quicker and with less down time.

Asynchronous

A key feature of all over under conveyors is that they are asynchronous. This means that the pallets can move independently from the chain and from each other. The light duty over under is no different. The pallets move on the chain independently and pneumatic stops control positioning. 

Continuously Running

The motor on this conveyor does not index and is continuously running. This means the motor/gearbox has a longer lifespan and the cycle time from station to station decreases. 

Conveyor Controls

All of the conveyors in our cyclops conveyor series use a FESTO I/O system. This system allows all sensors and pneumatics to be on the same network.

Safety

As always, safety is on the top of our minds at Zeta, so the light duty over under conveyors have a variety of safety options.

Custom designed guarding covers each end of the conveyor where the pallets move from top to bottom. This allows someone to work alongside the conveyor. There are electronic safety options as well. These include safety switches and emergency stops.