ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2010 Panel Systems Tests

ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 is intended to provide a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural performance of panel systems products, such as panels, screens, panel-supported systems, and various hang-on components used in conjunction with panel systems products. Building wall-mounted components are not covered by this standard; they are covered by ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Standard for Office Furniture Storage Units – Tests.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 includes the following tests:

  • Force Stability Test
  • Impact Stability Test
  • Force Stability Test for Freestanding Screens
  • Mechanical Strength Test for Panel Systems Products
  • Panel Glide Assembly Strength Test
  • Primary Surface Concentrated Functional Load Test
  • Horizontal Surface Distributed Functional Load Tests
  • Primary Surface Concentrated Proof Load Tests
  • Horizontal Surface Distributed Proof Load Tests
  • Transaction Surface Torsional Load Test
  • Functional Load Test for Panel Mounted Storage Units - Static
  • Proof Load Test for Panel Mounted Storage Units - Static
  • Test for Extendible Element Locks
  • Force Test for Door Locks
  • Top Load Ease Cycle Test (for Primary Surfaces) Test
  • 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 Tests
  • Rebound Test
  • Locking Mechanism Cycle Test
  • Keyboard Support and Input Device Support Adjustment Tests
  • Work Surface Vertical Adjustment Test
  • Strength Test for Vertically-Hinged Doors, Bi-fold Doors, and Vert. 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
  • Slam Closed Test for Vertically Hinged Doors
  • Drop Test for Horizontally Hinged Doors
  • Slam Test for Doors which Free Fall Open or Closed
  • Slam Open/Closed Test for Doors that Do Not Free Fall
  • Door Latch Test
  • Upward Force Static Disengagement Test for Panel Mounted Components
  • Upward Force Impact Disengagement Test for Panel Mounted Components
  • Pull Force Test

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