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Significance and Use
The purpose of these test methods is to provide valid and repeatable test methods for the evaluation of selectorized strength equipment assembled and maintained according to the manufacturer's specifications. Use of these test methods in conjunction with Specification F2216 is intended to maximize the reliability of selectorized strength equipment design and reduce the risk of serious injury resulting from design deficiencies.
1.1 These test methods specify procedures and apparatus used for testing and evaluating selectorized strength equipment for compliance to Specification F2216. Both design and operational parameters will be evaluated. Where possible and applicable, accepted test methods from other recognized bodies will be used and referenced.
1.2 Requirements—Selectorized strength equipment is to be tested in accordance with these test methods or Test Methods F2571 for all of the following parameters:
1.2.2 Edge and corner sharpness,
1.2.3 Tube ends,
1.2.4 Weight stack travel,
1.2.5 Weight stack selector pin retention,
1.2.6 Function of adjustments and locking mechanisms,
1.2.7 Handgrip design and retention,
1.2.8 Assist mechanisms,
1.2.9 Foot supports,
1.2.10 Rope and belt systems:
188.8.131.52 Static load,
184.108.40.206 End fitting design,
1.2.11 Chain drive design,
1.2.12 Pulley design:
220.127.116.11 Rope pulley design,
18.104.22.168 Belt pulley design,
1.2.13 Entrapment zones,
1.2.14 Pull in points,
1.2.15 Weight stack enclosure design,
1.2.16 Loading and deflection:
22.214.171.124 Intrinsic loading and associated deflection,
126.96.36.199 Extrinsic loading and associated deflection,
188.8.131.52 Endurance loading, and
1.2.17 Documentation and warnings verification.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1749 Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels
F2216 Specification for Selectorized Strength Equipment
F2571 Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Fitness Equipment
European StandardsEN957-1 Stationary Training EquipmentPart 1: General Safety Requirements and Test Methods
ICS Number Code 17.020 (Metrology and measurement in general)