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:

  • Stability Under Vertical Load Test
  • Stability Test for Units with Extendible Load Bearing Elements
  • Freestanding Pedestal Stability Test
  • Horizontal Force Stability/Dislodgement Test for Tall Units
  • Vertical Force Stability For Bookcases
  • Horizontal Force Stability for Bookcases
  • Distributed Functional Load Test for Individual Surfaces
  • Concentrated Functional Load Test for Primary Surfaces
  • Distributed Proof Load for Individual Surfaces
  • Concentrated Proof Load for Individual Surfaces
  • Unit Strength Test-Static Load
  • Extendible Element Proof Load Test
  • Top Load Ease Test - Cyclic
  • Leg Strength - Static
  • Angle Rack Test
  • Horizontal Rack Test
  • Interlock test - Static
  • Drop Test
  • Force Test for Extendible Element Locks
  • Force Test for Door Locks
  • Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Deeper than Wide
  • Cycle Test for Extendible Elements Wider than Deep
  • Cycle Test for Center/Pencil Drawers
  • Out Stop Tests - Cyclic
  • Rebound Test
  • Adjustable Keyboard Surfaces and Input Device Support Tests - Cyclic
  • Strength Test for Vertically Hinged Doors
  • Wear and Fatigue Tests for All Hinged Doors
  • Slam Open/Closed Test for Vertically Hinged Doors
  • Drop Test for Horizontally Top-Hinged Doors
  • Test for Horizontal Receding Doors
  • Test for Vertical Receding Doors - Cyclic
  • Wear and Fatigue Test
  • Slam Open and Closed Test for Doors Which Do Not Free Fall
  • Durability Test for Products with Casters - Cyclic
  • Pull Force Test

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