Meet our Employee: Mike Slager

Welcome to our first employee spotlight blog! In this installment, you will get to know Mike Slager, who serves as our Sales and Marketing Lead in our Holland location. Q: How many years have you been at Koops? A: I have been at Koops just over 2 years. Q: Where did you receive your education? A: I am a proud alumni of Calvin College. Q: What do you enjoy most… Read more »

What We Need to Quote your Next Project

When you have a manufacturing process you want automated, you look to an expert in factory automation systems to provide you with guidance.  Koops has the ability to provide the best solutions to meet your requirements. Incorporating best of class technology and a team of talented professionals, our innovative solutions will exceed your expectations. Now that you know who to call, what are the first steps? We have put together… Read more »

Cobots vs Robots: What’s the Difference?

You have probably heard of cobots, as they are a growing trend in today’s automation manufacturing industries. Cobots, or collaborative robots work in partnership with employees. Unlike traditional industrial robots, cobots are designed to work with humans and not for humans. Although gaining popularity, many people do not fully understand the differences between cobots and robots. 4 Key Differences of Cobots Partnership with Humans: A cobot can act as an… Read more »

Top Reasons You Will Love Koops Service and Support Team

We know you are under constant pressure to drive productivity and minimize downtime. Whether you need technical support, on-site engineering help, or worker training, we have you covered. Koops has a dedicated service and support team to help you with all of your ongoing needs. Our goal and desire are to help you keep your capital investment running at peak performance. What makes Koops Service and Support Team Great? On-site… Read more »

6 Benefits of Assembly Process from Automation Systems

Technology has made major advancements for almost every industry. Manufacturing is certainly one of those industries. The assembly process is one area that has seen significant changes. Automation from these technological advances has been key to business operation and efficiency for many years. Is your business taking advantage of all the benefits that automation can bring to your assembly process? Koops has built many types of assembly systems for manufacturers… Read more »

What Safeguards are Built into Koops Automated System?

Safeguards While workplace safety is a concern in all environments, it is something that definitely cannot be ignored in the manufacturing industry. When looking at automated systems for your manufacturing business, you want to be assured your machines are built with safety in mind. All Koops machines are designed and built with safeguards and safety mechanisms. These safety mechanisms are designed into each machine in order to keep employees safe… Read more »

What It Means to Koops Customers That We Are a Fanuc Robotics Integrator

Fanuc Robotics Did you know that Koops is a Fanuc Robotics Integrator? Fanuc, the leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas, partners with an extremely talented and experienced group of robotic integrators. Koops is proud to be one, providing customers with a truly unique solution for their automation application. We are able to analyze your system requirements and provide a robotic solution that will improve quality, throughput, and productivity to… Read more »

4 Ways Koops is Ideal for your Medical Manufacturing Project

Like many other industries, manufacturers of medical equipment need to produce a consistent product efficiently, but they also face the pressure of making sure safety, accuracy, and compliance to federal regulations are met throughout the production process. In medical manufacturing environments, the maintenance challenge is to increase cleanliness, minimize contamination, and keep equipment running. That challenge requires using materials, tools, and processes that will not affect the cleanliness of the… Read more »

Koops Continues Growth with Recent Expansion

Growth and expansion are not new to Koops. Founded in 1989, by Wesley Koops, Koops was dedicated to supplying its customers with special machine designs and engineering services. Koops has since developed its capabilities from an “engineering services” company to a “full service” company that showcases our hallmarks of service and support. In July of 2000, Koops broke ground at the 987 Productions Ct. plant. At that time there were… Read more »

How Robots Benefit the Manufacturing Industry

We all know that people are vital to a manufacturing operation, but robots can also help in many ways. Human safety is the highest priority and integrating robots with safety features is a great way to stay competitive and create more jobs. Robots are here to rescue workers from manual labor and dangerous work conditions. They can do the dangerous and strenuous work that could cause employees harm or injury. In… Read more »