Kennedy Series Workbenches - Integrity Testing.  
 
 
Test Basis Description Pass Media

Horizontal Static Load Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 A.3.1

Evaluate the ability of the workbench to withstand fatigue stress and wear caused by horizontal forces on the workbench top.

72.5 Psi is applied ten times at the center of each edge. The feet are securely attached to the floor and a verified distance of inflection is observed. To pass the test, the components of the bench are inspected and verified to have full integrity and no reduction in functionality.

Vertical Static Load Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 A.3.2

Evaluate the ability of the workbench to withstand fatigue stresses caused by a vertical impact.

105 PSI is applied with a downward force 10 times on each edge. Following the test, the bench is inspected for warping or damage. No changes were found.

Sustained Vertical Load Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 A 3.3

Evaluate the ability of the workbench to withstand a load for 24 hours.

1.25 kg / sqm (275 lbs / sqin) is uniformly loaded into the surface of the workbench. 24 hours pass. Eight points are measured to ground before loading, after loading and once the load is removed to determine if there is any inflection of the workbench. The bench is inspected for damage following the test as well. The Kennedy Series is rated to hold up to 5,500 lbs on the surface. This weight had no impact on performance of the bench.

Horizontal Impact Stability Test of  Free Standing Workbenches.

BSI EN 13150:2001 A 3.5

Verify the ability of a workbench to withstand a repeated impact from people walking into it. 

A basketball that is filled to 72.5 psi is attached to a weight and dropped from a standard distance to simulate the impact of a person walking into the table with 110 psi. The impact is repeated and the table is inspected for damage. No damage occurred. 

Drop Test of movable

workbenches (tables).

BSI EN 13150:2001 A 3.7

The purpose of this test is to check the strength and functionality of the casters after being tested in free fall strike the floor.

The workbench is dropped from a height of approximately 6" ten times on each end. The casters are tested in the locked position. Following the test, it was verified that the bench maintained full and smooth motion of the wheels.

Horizontal Fatigue Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 B.3

Verify the ability of the workbench to withstand multiple side impacts.

72.5 PSI are applied 30,000 times to each end while 110 lb. weighs the top of the table down. Following the test, the bench is inspected for damage and none was found. 

 Vertical Fatigue Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 B.4

Evaluate the ability of the workbenches to withstand  fatigue stresses and wear caused by vertical forces on the workbench top. 110 PSI is applied at the middle of the long edge in a downward direction. This is repeated 20,000 times on each edge. Following the test, the bench is inspected for signs of fatigue. No fatigue occurred. 

 Vertical Impact Test.

BSI EN 13150:2001 B.5

The purpose of this test is to check the strength and functionality of the workbench. 55 lb is dropped onto the middle of each edge from 6 in, 8 in and one foot.  Following the test, the bench is inspected for structural damage. The bench was not affected.
BenchPro™ Pull Test Verfies the ability of the workbench frame to endure a large force from the side. 

The bench is secured to the ground and the top is pulled laterally at 450 psi until the bench has shifted 1 inch toward the force. Following this, the bench is inspected for damage and none was found.  

BSI: British Standard for Industry, the industry standard for workbenches.