SGS, a testing, inspection and certification company, has launched a new advanced slide test protocol that uses “PROF” – short for “SGS Performance Factory” – to assess the performance and durability of furniture drawers.
The PROF furniture drawer slide test protocol accurately simulates real consumer use and misuse to measure and map the evolution of opening force, damping force and drawer face position when operating. It can also compare the impact of drawer use on the right and left sides and be used to contrast different brands and designs.
This protocol has several key advantages for consumers, manufacturers and brands. Its high-quality, trusted and impartial data supports performance and durability claims, enabling consumers to make better-informed purchasing decisions. It also empowers better commercial decisions concerning design improvements and product selection.
PROF is SGS’s next generation performance and durability testing solution for consumer products. Combining adaptable robotics with advanced algorithms and high-level analytics, it accurately replicates real human dynamics and measures the impact on a product.
Every PROF test protocol is built using real use configurations drawn from the actions of a large panel of end users, ensuring accuracy and authenticity.
Nicolas Bacheré, VP global C&P Hardlines, says: “We are thrilled to bring our PROF platform to a wider audience, as it continues to expand globally.
“With its cutting-edge approach to performance testing, PROF delivers unmatched and in-depth insights, transforming the traditional methods of evaluating furniture drawer slides.
“Our aim is to empower our customers with the innovative tools and expertise they require to develop products that truly meet their end-users’ needs and expectations, now available across three continents.”