Mar
3

A new Standard has been released!

ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 has been offically released today! In this new standard there are several new tests as well as updates on the present ones. I just want to bullet point the more important ones here.
  • Tests have been added that are specific to benching systems (section 5.8 and 5.9 and monitor arms (sections 22 – 24)
  • Changes in Section 4.3: use two loads for tables greater than 72 inches instead of one, now 4.3 is no longer applicable to Keyboard Tables.
  • Section 4.5 no longer applies to screen or storage segments installed between double sided products.
  • Section 15 changes: Expanded to include counterbalanced adjustment mechanisms. (was limited to motorized and crank)
  • Section 18 changes: Clarified position of attachment device for cycling.
  • Changed Wide Pull from 12 inches to 18 inches in Tables 2, 4, and 7 for Attachment Locations.
  • New Sections:
    • Section 3.10 Temperature and Humidity Considerations
    • Section 3.11 Cycle Rates
    • Section 3.12 Glass Surfaces
    • Section 5.8 Benching systems – Distributed Functional Load and stability
    • Section 5.9 Benching systems – Distributed Proof Load
    • Section 20 Tilting Top Table – Cycle Test
    • Section 21 Tilting Top Table – Latch Strength Test
    • Section 22 – 24 Monitor Arm

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