SGS Unveils Performance Factory: The Next Generation in Performance and Durability Testing

SGS's PROF combines real human dynamics and cutting-edge robotics to create a single highly versatile testing platform.

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 27, 2023 - PROF is SGS's new cutting-edge performance and durability testing solution for consumer products. Combining adaptable robotics with advanced algorithms and high-level analytics, it accurately replicates real human dynamics with unmatched consistency, repeatability and reproducibility. PROF is used to measure the impact of human use on a diverse range of products, from furniture draws and suitcase zips to paint rollers and screws.

SGS, the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched a unique protocol for determining screw quality using PROF, the company's revolutionary new performance testing solution. SGS's PROF screw protocol is a trusted way to build consumer confidence in screws. Utilizing the power of PROF, the protocol allows unbiased and accurate comparisons on a wide range of parameters, including screwing torque, braking torque, braking rate, installation time, average energy consumption per screw and screwed unit per fully loaded reference screwdriver. Manufacturers receive high-value data, free from human or machine bias, enabling continuous improvements in screw design and empowering competitive advantage.

The screw protocol is just one example of the many tailored consumer product testing solutions available through PROF. SGS's dedicated team are constantly introducing new protocols and developing new system capabilities, while also working directly with stakeholders to create protocols that answer individual customer needs.

"We are excited to launch the PROF platform and bring the next generation of performance testing to the market," said Nicolas Bacheré, VP Global C&P Hardlines. "Our platform offers customers a unique and comprehensive approach to understanding the performance and durability of their products. We believe that this platform will revolutionize the way consumer products are tested and bring new levels of quality and confidence to the market."
SGS PROF is the world's most advanced consumer product testing solution. It offers next generation performance and durability testing and delivers high-quality insights that inspire better decisions and continuous product improvements.

SGS is committed to providing its customers with the tools and expertise they need to make products that are better adapted to the needs of their final user.

Join SGS's expert-led webinar on April 11, 2023, to learn more. Register here.
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