4.1 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,
1.2.4 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,
1.2.10 Rope and belt systems:
220.127.116.11 End fitting design,
1.2.11 Chain drive design,
1.2.12 Pulley design:
18.104.22.168 Rope pulley design,
22.214.171.124 Belt pulley design,
1.2.15 Weight stack enclosure design,
1.2.16 Loading and deflection:
126.96.36.199 Intrinsic loading and associated deflection,
188.8.131.52 Extrinsic loading and associated deflection,
184.108.40.206 Endurance loading,
1.2.17 Documentation and warnings verification, and
1.2.18 Additional universal design and construction requirements.
1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.