ANSI/BIFMA X5.3-2007 Vertical Files - Tests

ANSI/BIFMA X5.3 is intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of vertical files normally used in an office environment. The tests are intended to be independent of construction materials, manufacturing processes, or mechanical and aesthetic designs. The tests are not intended to assess a product that has been in use.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.3 includes the following tests:

  • Stability Test
  • Functional Load Test
  • Proof Load Test
  • Racking Resistance Test
  • Drop Test
  • Extendible Element Cycle Test
  • Interlock Test
  • Rebound Test
  • Out Stop Test
  • Force Test for Locks
  • Locking Mechanism Cycle Test
  • Latch Test
  • Compressor Test
  • Pull Force Test

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