ANSI A161.1 PDF

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In addition, mounted wall cabinets are gradually loaded to pounds to ensure no visible sign of failure in the cabinet or the mounting system.

To test a16.11 ability of doors, door-holding devices, hinges and attachment devices to operate under the stress of normal use, doors are opened and closed through a full degree swing for 25, cycles.

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A hour soap and water solution test checks the finish’s ability to withstand exposure to detergents and moisture. For more information on the certification process, or to find manufacturers of certified cabinetry, visit KCMA. A load of up to pounds is applied against the inside of cabinet fronts to ensure reliable front joints.

They should also be filled and sanded, edgebanded, or otherwise finished to ensure compliance with the performance standards. Shelves and bottoms are loaded at 15 pounds per square foot to ensure no excessive deflection or joint failure on the cabinet or mounting system.

This ensures the cabinets will live up to your expectations.

KCMA has sponsored the nationally recognized cabinet testing and certification program for more than 45 years. To test the ability of the drawer-front assembly to withstand the impact of closing the drawer under normal use, a 3-pound weight is dropped 8 inches against the drawer assembly.

View the discussion thread. A 3 pound weight is dropped 10 times against the drawer assembly to ensure that the drawer front assembly will withstand anxi impact of closing. The weighted door is slowly operated for 10 cycles from 90 degrees open to 20 degrees open, and returned to the degree position.

Please refine your selection. These verify the wnsi integrity and strength of the nasi. To test the ability of cabinet doors and connections to withstand impacts such as children may cause in falling against a cabinet, or running into it with a tricycle, a pound sandbag is used to strike the center of a closed cabinet door and repeated with the door opened to a degree angle.

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Cabinet doors are weighted with 65 pounds and operated 10 times to test the ability of door and hinges to withstand loading.

Cabinet finishes ani inspected to ensure that stringent standards of appearance are also met. The maximum number of products that can be compared is 4.

Scroll Down for more stories. Your recommendation is being sent! Welcome to anei redesigned homepage! To test the ability of the finish to withstand substances typically found in the kitchen and bath, exterior exposed surfaces of doors, front frames, drawer fronts and end panels are subjected to vinegar, lemon, orange and grape juices, tomato catsup, coffee, olive oil, ansii proof alcohol for 24 hours and to mustard for one hour.

The exceptions are sink fronts and bases, oven cabinets and refrigerator cabinets.

To test the ability of drawers and drawer mechanisms to operate with loading during normal use, drawers are loaded at 15 pounds per square foot and operated through 25, cycles. Your Email has been successfully sent! To test the strength of base-front joints, a load of pounds is applied against the inside of cabinet-front stiles for cabinets with a drawer rail, or pounds for cabinets without a drawer rail, to ensure reliable front joints that will not open during stress in service or during installation.

Installed wall cabinets are loaded with pounds to ensure that the cabinet will accept net loading in compliance with ANSI A To test the ability of shelves, bottoms and drawer bottoms to withstand the dropping of cans and other items, a 3-pound steel ball is dropped from 6 inches above the surface.

To test the ability of the finish to w ithstand hot and cold cycles for prolonged periods, a cabinet door is placed in a hotbox at F and 70 percent relative humidity for one hour, removed and allowed to return to room temperature and humidity conditions, and then placed in a coldbox for one hour at -5F. These tests create, in accelerated form, the cumulative effects of years of normal kitchen conditions of pre-finished cabinets.

The cabinet door must operate as before the test and show no damage or sign of separation or failure in the system.

The door must remain weighted for 10 minutes, after which the door and hinges must show no visible signs of damage, and connections between cabinet-and-hinge and door-and-hinge must show no sign of looseness. Finish is exposed to vinegar, grape juice, olive oil, lemon juice, proof alcohol and more to ensure no appreciable discoloration, stain or whitening of the finish occurs.

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KCMA Certified

Have something to say? The cycle is repeated five times. The door edge must then show no delamination or swelling and no appreciable discoloration or evidence of blistering, checking, whitening, or other film failure.

To test the ability of the finish to withstand long periods of exposure to a detergent and water solution, a cabinet door edge is subjected to exposure to a standardized detergent formula for 24 hours.

To test the ability of doors, hinges, and means of attachment to withstand loading, 65 pounds of weight is applied on the door. A 3 pound steel ball is “drop tested” against shelves, cabinet bottoms and drawer bodies to ensure cabinets will withstand dropping of cans and other items. Drawers and drawer mechanisms are tested at 15 pounds per square foot and operated through 25, opening and closing cycles to assure durability.

To test the ability of the finish to withstand high heata cabinet door is placed in a hotbox at F and 70 percent relative humidity for 24 hours. After 10 drops, there must be no evidence of looseness or structural a1611 to the drawer-front assembly that impairs its operation.

In order to be certified, cabinets must also undergo eight categories of testing, covering structural integrity, drawer and door operation and finish quality see sidebar below. To be certified, cabinetry must first meet the following 14 construction requirements: Skip to main content.

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Doors are opened and closed for 25, cycles to ensure durability under the stress of normal usage. The finish must then show no appreciable discoloration and no evidence of blistering, cold checking, or other film failure. The drawers must then remain operable with no failure in any part of the drawer assembly or operating system, and drawer bottoms must not be deflected to interfere with drawer operation.