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A load of up to pounds is applied against the inside of cabinet fronts to ensure reliable front joints. 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.

A 3 pound steel anzi is “drop tested” against shelves, cabinet bottoms and drawer bodies to ensure cabinets will withstand dropping of cans q161.1 other items.

The door edge must then show no delamination or swelling and no appreciable discoloration or evidence of blistering, checking, whitening, or other film failure.

Scroll Down for more stories. Cabinet finishes are inspected to ensure that stringent standards of appearance are also met. A hour soap and water solution test checks the finish’s ability to withstand exposure to detergents and moisture.

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 asi cabinet or mounting system.

Cabinets are impact tested by striking the center of a closed and open door with a 10 pound sand bag.

The strength behind certified cabinetry: ANSI/KCMA A161.1

In addition, mounted wall cabinets are gradually loaded to pounds to ensure no visible sign of failure in the cabinet or the mounting system. Doors are opened and closed for 25, cycles to ensure durability under the stress of normal usage. This ensures the cabinets will live up to your expectations. To be certified, cabinetry must first meet the following 14 construction requirements: Please refine your selection. On all cabinets, the shelves and bottoms are loaded at 15 pounds per square foot, with the weight maintained for seven days to ensure that there is no excessive deflection and no visible sign of joint separation or failure of any part of the cabinets or the mounting system.

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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. The finish must then show no appreciable discoloration and no evidence of blistering, cold checking, or other film failure.

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. These include participation and review by consumer and supplier organizations, builders, remodelers, the U. 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.

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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, and proof alcohol for 24 hours and to mustard for one hour.

To test the ability of doors, hinges, and means of attachment to withstand loading, 65 pounds of weight is applied on the door.

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For information on the certification or to locate a certified cabinet manufacturer, visit the Certifications portal at KCMA. After 10 drops, there must be no evidence of looseness or structural damage to the drawer-front assembly that impairs its operation. The cycle is repeated five times.

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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. For more information a16.11 the certification process, or to find manufacturers of certified cabinetry, visit KCMA. Cabinet doors are weighted with 65 pounds and operated 10 times to test the ability of door and hinges to withstand loading.

Your Email has been successfully sent! Installed wall cabinets are loaded with pounds to ensure that the cabinet will accept net loading aansi compliance with ANSI A Z161.1 verify the structural integrity and strength of the cabinets.

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 a1661.1 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. 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.

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