• ANSI/BIFMA S6.5-2001 Furniture - Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.5 is intended to provide a common basis of mechanical tests for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of storage and desk-type furniture intended for use in the small office and/or home office. The styling, marketing and chain of distribution for these products are intended to address usage in a residential, home office or small office environment.

    ANSI/BIFMA S6.5-2001 Small Office/Home Office Furniture - Tests
    ANSI/BIFMA X6.5 is intended to provide a common basis of mechanical tests for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of storage and desk-type furniture intended for use in the small office and/or home office. The styling, marketing and chain of distribution for these products are intended to address usage in a residential, home office or small office environment.
    ANSI/BIFMA X6.5 includes the following tests:

    4.2

    Stability Under Vertical Load Test

    4.3

    Stability Test for Units with Extendible Load Bearing Elements

    4.4

    Freestanding Pedestal Stability Test

    4.5

    Horizontal Force Stability/Dislodgement Test for Tall Units

    4.6

    Vertical Force Stability For Bookcases

    4.7

    Horizontal Force Stability for Bookcases

    5.2

    Distributed Functional Load Test for Individual Surfaces

    5.3

    Concentrated Functional Load Test for Primary Surfaces

    5.4

    Distributed Proof Load for Individual Surfaces

    5.5

    Concentrated Proof Load for Individual Surfaces

    5.6

    Unit Strength Test-Static Load

    5.7

    Extendible Element Proof Load Test

    6

    Top Load Ease Test - Cyclic

    7

    Leg Strength - Static

    8.2

    Angle Rack Test

    8.3

    Horizontal Rack Test

    9

    Interlock test - Static

    10

    Drop Test

    11.2

    Force Test for Extendible Element Locks

    11.3

    Force Test for Door Locks

    12.2

    Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Deeper than Wide

    12.3

    Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Wider than Deep

    12.4

    Cycle Test for Center/Pencil Drawers

    13

    Out Stop Tests - Cyclic

    14

    Rebound Test

    15

    Adjustable Keyboard Surfaces and Input Device Support Tests - Cyclic

    16.2

    Strength Test for Vertically Hinged Doors

    16.3

    Wear and Fatigue Tests for All Hinged Doors

    16.4

    Slam Open/Closed Test for Vertically Hinged Doors

    16.5

    Drop Test for Horizontally Top-Hinged Doors

    17.2

    Test for Horizontal Receding Doors

    17.3

    Test for Vertical Receding Doors - Cyclic

    18.2

    Wear and Fatigue Test

    18.3

    Slam Open and Closed Test for Doors Which Do Not Free Fall

    19

    Durability Test for Products with Casters - Cyclic

    20

    Pull Force Test


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