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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.
After the test the drawer must not be damaged and must operate as before the test, with no visible sign of joint separation or failure of any part of ansj cabinet or mounting system.
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. Cabinets are impact tested by striking the center of a closed and open door with a 10 pound sand bag. The door edge must then show no delamination or swelling and no appreciable discoloration or evidence of blistering, checking, whitening, or other film failure.
For information on the certification or to locate a certified cabinet manufacturer, visit the Certifications portal at KCMA. To test the 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.
After 10 drops, there must be no evidence of looseness or structural damage to the drawer-front assembly that impairs its operation. 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.
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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. A 3 pound weight is dropped 10 times against the drawer assembly to ensure that the drawer front assembly will withstand the impact of closing.
This ensures the cabinets will live up to your expectations. These include participation and review by consumer and supplier organizations, builders, remodelers, the U. To be certified, cabinetry must first meet the following 14 construction requirements: Cabinet finishes are inspected to ensure that stringent standards of appearance are also met.
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.
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. 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.
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 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. Have something to say?
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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. The cabinet door must operate as before the test and show no damage or sign of separation or failure in the system.
Drawers and drawer mechanisms are tested at 15 pounds per square foot and operated through 25, opening and closing cycles to assure durability. A load of up to pounds is applied against the a161.11 of cabinet fronts to ensure reliable front joints. Doors are opened and closed for anwi, cycles to ensure durability under the stress of normal usage.
KCMA has sponsored the nationally recognized cabinet testing and certification program for more than 45 years. 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.
These tests create, in accelerated form, the cumulative effects of anwi of normal kitchen conditions of pre-finished cabinets.
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The strength behind certified cabinetry: ANSI/KCMA A161.1
To test the ability of doors, hinges, and means of attachment to withstand loading, 65 pounds of weight is applied on the door. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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. Your recommendation is being sent!