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’specifications. Use of these test methods in conjunction with Specification F 2216
1.1 These test methods specify procedures and apparatus used for testing and evaluating selectorized strength equipment for compliance to Specification F 2216. 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 RequirementsSelectorized strength equipment is to be tested 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:
End fitting design,
1.2.11 Chain drive design,
1.2.12 Pulley design:
Rope pulley design,
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:
Intrinsic loading and associated deflection,
Extrinsic loading and associated deflection,
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.
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