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, part of our cyclops conveyor series, is a wonderful alternative to the larger standard over under conveyor. It has all the same general features, but it has a few additional features that make it a great low-cost addition to a manufacturing line or automation system.

Let’s dive into some of these features a little bit.

Light Duty Over Under Conveyor Features


Being compact is an important feature of this conveyor. With a minimum length of 8 feet and and a minimum width of 12 inches, it can fit easier into smaller workspaces. This helps maximize the available floorspace on the manufacturing floor.


Aluminum comprises most of the conveyor parts. The pallets, frame, and guarding are all aluminum based. Because of this, the application becomes much more cost effective compared to the standard over under.

Our standard over under conveyors are made with steel which increases their durability, but also increases the price.

This feature can give you room in the budget for additional equipment such as robots or cobots.

Quick Implementation

A compact conveyor means there are less complex materials to assemble. We assemble the light duty over under in weeks rather than months like with the standard over under.

Additionally, Zeta offers the option for in-house controls on all of our conveyors. This reduces the troubles and additional time associated with using multiple providers.

This means you’ll be automating your manufacturing lines quicker with less down time.

Light Duty Over Under Conveyor full side view


A key feature of the standard over under conveyor is that it is asynchronous. This means that the pallets can move independently from the chain and from other pallets.

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. It also automatically maps the I/O network.

The cables on the controls are quick connect cabling which is advantageous for easy install and troubleshooting.

Controls on light duty over under conveyor


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

Fixed see through polycarbonate guarding covers the sides of the conveyors. Custom designed, easy removal guarding with keyhole slots covers each end of the conveyor where the pallets move from top to bottom.

There are electronic safety options as well. These include safety switches and emergency stops.

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Zeta Group Engineering is a robotic integrator and conveyor manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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