The cleaning effectiveness of ProfilGate® is scientifically proven by the Fraunhofer IPA Institute.
Even though our customers confirm the excellent cleaning results of the ProfilGate® system regularly, we wanted to attest these observations by an objective and scientific analysis. In order to do this, we cooperated with the Fraunhofer IPA Institute and created an adequate test setup. During the tests, shoe soles, as well as smaller wheels and larger tires have been cleaned, by just regularly passing the ProfilGate® system. The attached dirt particles have been captured before and after passing the field. Thereafter the probes were analyzed by quantity and also quality, using an electron microscope scanner (Model PSEMeXplorer, by RJL). In the following you find detailed information about the excellent results.
Fraunhofer IPA test results for shoe soles:
Only a few steps on the ProfilGate® system are enough to brush off more than 60 % of the adhering dirt.
Fraunhofer IPA test results for smaller wheels:
Just after 3 rotations on the field, the brushes have taken off up to 80 % of the adhering dirt from the wheels.
Fraunhofer IPA test results for tires:
For a sound cleaning of forklift tires we recommend at least 3 rotations.
Test preparation with Fraunhofer IPA
Contact sample before and after the cleaning field
REM-EDX-analysis by the PSEMeXplorer
The microbial efficacy of ProfilGate® aqua has been scientifically analysed by the IBELIN® laboratory!
The efficacy of ProfilGate® aqua our cleaning fields for wet cleaning and disinfection has also been scientifically confirmed. The IBELIN® laboratory carried out the test in cooperation with the University of Bonn. The test area was an approx. two-metre-long cleaning field ProfilGate® aqua, which was filled with a two-percent disinfectant.
The selected test organisms were Escherichia coli (rod bacteria which behave similar to Salmonella), Enterococcus faecium (bacteria with high environmental resistance similar to Listeria) and Aspergillus niger (mould).
Before and after driving over the cleaning field, contact and swab samples were taken from the polyamide rollers of a trolley. The single passing over the ProfilGate® aqua field led to a reduction of the microbiological load by the bacteria by approx. 99%. The load by the mould spores was reduced by approx. 90%.
The examination was carried out analogously on soles of work shoes. Also here, contact and swab samples led to the result. With the bacterial strains likewise a reduction of the microbiological load by approx. 99% was reached after single passing. The mould was not tested on the soles. Below you will find the test results in detail.
Several friction evaluation methods proved that our ProfilGate® models show low slipping risk and can therefore be evalu- ated as anti-slip and as floor pavements suitable for operational usage.
Our ProfilGate® models were tested in compliance with the above-mentioned standards and finally classified as anti-skid, appropriate-for-use and flame-resistant floor covers.
Our high-quality ProfilGate® bristles are in compliance with the FDA, which regulates the contact of plastic materials with food.