Profile Solutions has exhibited its flagship 6LDV leak tester at K 2019, the world’s leading plastics industry trade show.
One of three Australian exhibitors out of 3000 companies at the fair, Profile, an APPMA member, has exported to 35 countries to date. According to Thomas Mitchell of Profile, the 6LDV on the stand was testing faster than ever before.
“We normally test a robust 210ml bottle at shows, as it gets tested over and over thousands of times. We showed it testing this bottle at 15,500 per hour on one head and finding a 0.18 mm hole. Plus people could press the override button on the new self-test and see every bottle fail as a test hole was introduced.
“At K 2013, the same bottle was being tested at 11,500 per hour, and at K 2016 at 13,400 per hour. So we achieved a 15 and 30 per cent increase over these previous two exhibitions, which shows our dedication to innovation,” he said.
More than 430 people visited the stand, said Mitchell, and every machine on display – the 6LDV plus a2LD+ and a 30LD, were sold.
“We also offer lot more than leak testers, with automation and vertical integration items like conveyors, collators, cooling tables, bung and spout inserters, palletisers, and a whole range of plastics blow and injection moulding machinery including robots also for sale.
“Many people found these other products and services of interest at the show. We are happy to have the nice problem of lots of leads to follow up,” he said.
According to Mitchell, the 6LDV can perform the same work as machines from leading European and US suppliers at half the cost.
“Many of our local customers, for whom we are part of the furniture, don’t realise how much more they would have to spend if we had not existed.
“So maybe your high tech solutions are down the road, and not always from the Northern Hemisphere,” he said.