ANSI/BIFMA Backrest Durability Type 1 Cyclic Test

General Purpose Office Equipment >> BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests: Backrest Durability

BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests

Section 14 – Backrest Durability Test – Type I – Cyclic

  • For chairs with backrest width less than 16 in.
    • Chair is secured to test platform
    • Device is affixed to back so that load is applied through center of back rest
    • 240 lbs. is placed in center of seat
    • 100 lbs. of force is either pulled or pushed for 120,000 cycles total
  • For chairs with backrest width greater than 16 in.
    • Chair is secured to test platform
    • Device is affixed to back so that load is applied through center of back rest
    • 240 lbs. is placed in center of seat
    • 100 lbs. of force is either pulled or pushed for 80,000 cycles total
    • Device fixed to back 4 in. off center to left side and then to right side
    • 20,000 cycles at 100 lb. applied to each side

 

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