ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 Desk/Table Products - Tests

ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 provides a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability and structural performance, including reasonably foreseeable misuse, of desk/table products intended for use in commercial office and related institutional environments. It provides test methods and performance requirements for desk/table products.

*Our UL Laboratory in Cabiate, Italy is an IKEA approved testing lab and able to perform additional table tests. Refer to our IKEA Testing page for more details.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 includes the following tests:

  • Stability with Extendible Elements Open Test
  • Stability Under Vertical Load Test
  • Horizontal Stability Test for Desk/Tables with Casters
  • Stability Test for Keyboard/Laptop Tables (with and without casters)
  • Force Stability Test for Tall Desk/Table Products
  • Concentrated Functional Load Test
  • Distributed Functional Load Test
  • Concentrated Proof Load Test
  • Distributed Proof Load Test
  • Transaction Surface Torsion Load Test
  • Extendible Element Static Load Test
  • Benching Systems - Distributed  Functional Load and Stability Test
  • Benching Systems - Distributed Proof Load Test
  • Top Load Ease Cycle Test
  • Desk/Table Unit Drop Test
  • Leg Strength Test
  • Disengagement Test for Tall Desk/Table Products
  • Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Deeper than Wide
  • Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Wider than Deep
  • Cycle Test for Center/Pencil Drawers
  • Extendible Element Retention Impact and Durability Test
  • Extendible Element Rebound Test
  • Interlock Strength Test
  • Force Test for Extendible Element Locks
  • Force Test for Door Locks
  • Locking Mechanism Cycle Test
  • Work Surface Vertical Adjustment Test
  • Keyboard Support and Input Device Support Adjustment Tests
  • Slam Closed Test for Vertically Hinged and Vertically Receding Doors
  • Drop Cycle Test for Horizontally Hinged and Horizontally Receding Doors
  • Slam Test for Doors that Free Fall Open or Closed
  • Slam Open and Closed Test for Doors That Do Not Free Fall
  • Door Latch Test
  • Strength Test for Vertically-Hinged Doors, Bi-fold Doors, and Vertically Receding Doors
  • Hinge Override Test for Vertically-Hinged Doors
  • Vertically Receding Doors Strength Test
  • Horizontal Receding Door Strength Test
  • Wear and Fatigue Test for Hinged, Horizontal Sliding, and Tambour Doors
  • Wear and Fatigue Test for Vertical Receding Doors
  • Wear and Fatigue Test for Horizontal Receding Doors
  • Vertical and Horizontal Receding Door Out Stop Test - Cyclic Impact Durability
  • Durability Test for Desks and Table with Casters
  • Pull Force Test
  • Tilting Top Table - Cycle Test
  • Tilting Top Table - Latch Strength Test
  • Monitor Arm Strength Test
  • Monitor Arm Cyclic Test
  • Monitor Arm Dislodgement Test

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