Cobot Feeder CNC Loader

June 22, 2023
PBC Linear's CNC machine loading/unloading cobot solution handles up to 17 trays and up to 50 lb. to boost production.

The Applied Cobotics (a brand of PCB Linear) Cobot Feeder is an automation tool to help small to medium-sized companies boost robot production without significant increases in labor or cost.


The Cobot Feeder assists cobots and other robotic applications by providing a continuous arsenal of machinable parts over a much longer time frame. It achieves this by consistently loading and unloading up to 17 consecutive dunnage trays onto the cobot-accessible work area, eliminating the need to manually replace each one. The Cobot Feeder acclimates to many industrial applications including CNC lathes and mills, material handling, assembly, and more.


The Cobot Feeder allows shop floors to maximize robot output by decreasing changeovers and robot downtimes as the machine offers a boost in production when compared to single-tray applications. Only one operator is needed and can oversee up to 5 separate stations, focusing attention on production flow and quality control. 


It features a vertical lead screw-driven table and a horizontal tray loader/unloader that provides accurate and repeatable motion. The base packages come complete with a dunnage tray rack tower that locks in place and can hold up to 17 trays. It also offers open-spaced shelving for various part sizes up to 18 in. (457 mm) in height along with station-to-station mobility.


The standard fixed robot mount offers 45-deg. of adjustment and a custom bolt pattern that is compatible with any cobot/robot. The mount can be upgraded to a more flexible swivel stand that offers 4x the amount of adjustments over the standard model.

  • Compatible with pallet jacks
  • Easy setup/Plug-and-play solution
  • Compatible with most cobots
  • HMI touchscreen display for easy lift control
  • SICK Safety floor scanner (optional)
  • Camera and monitor screen for convenient production viewing (optional)
  • Compatible with UR5e, UR10e, UR16e & UR20
  • Run operations lights out (24/7)
  • Easily position multiple part racks
  • Software Version Required: E-series: Polyscope version 5.9.1 or higher
  • 220V single phase
  • Standard fixed robot mount: 6 x 6 x 6.5 ft (LWH) with rack and 6 x 4.5 x 6.5 without rack (2 x 2 x 2 m and 2 x 1 x 2 m)
  • Standard aluminum or stainless tray dimensions: 18 x 26 in. (457 x 660 mm)
  • Tray Tower capacity: 17 Trays
  • Max tray capacity: 50 lb. (23 kg)
  • Built-in safety interlock system on dunnage rack