GESTER Recommended: meet the latest version of ANSI / BIFMA X5.1-2017 general office chair machine Mar,22 2019
In February of this year, the Association of Commercial and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers (BIFMA) released ANSI / BIFMA X5.1 - 2017 standard ANSI standard. The standard was firstly published by BIFMA in May 1974, and the standard was revised several times later. This version of ANSI / BIFMA X5.1-2017 for the latest version of the standard version, this version of the standard specifies the specific test, laboratory test equipment, test environment and office chair class safe, durable, structural minimum Recommended level. In line with the standard update, GESTER also has a corresponding test equipment.

Due to the increase in human weight, the revised content mainly increases the test load:

Section 8, Rotational Test - Seats load increased from 250 lb to 270 lb; optional test equipment:GT-LB07 Chair Swivel and Castor Testing Machine

Section 9, Tilt Mechanism Test - Cyclic Seat Loads increased from 225 lbs to 240 lbs;optional test equipment:GT-LB13 Chair Backrest and Tilt Mechanism Durability Test Machine

Section 10, Seat Durability - Increases the test load from 165 lbs to 200 lb, increases the drop height from 1.2 "to 1.4" and specifies the direction of the caster during the drop test;optional test equipment:GT-LB05 Chair Seat Impact and Durability Testing Machine

Section 14, backrest durability - seat load increased from 225 pounds to 240 pounds;optional test equipment:GT-LB13 Chair Backrest and Tilt Mechanism Durability Test Machine

Section 16, Casters / Seat Durability Test - Increases the cyclic seat load from 250 pounds to 270 pounds;optional test equipment:GT-LB09 Caster and Base Durability Testing Machine

Section 23, the handrail board static load test - the cycle - the load applied to the surface of the tablet arm from the center of the 77-point on the surface becomes 55 pounds from the edge 1 inch;optional test equipment:GT-LB03L Chair Armrest Durability Testing Machine

Section 24, Structural Durability Test - Cycle - Add a new test.


In addition to the above changes, the other affected parts are as follows:

Section 5 and 6, back static strength;
Section 7, drop test;
Section 11, stability testing;
Section 12, Handrail Strength Test - Vertical .
Section 13, Handrail Strength Test - Level.

GESTER specialize in providing the total solutions of chair testing machine. We have been adopting the world standards and regulations such as ISO, ASTM, DIN, EN, GB, BS, JIS, ANSI, UL,TAPPI, AATCC, IEC, VDE, and CSA. To ensure the accuracy and authority of testing results, all the products must been calibrated by professionals from the central laboratory ex-factory. If you have any interest or question, please contact us:sales3@gester-instruments.com

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