BHMA Revises Two ANSI/BHMA Standards

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published revisions to ANSI/BHMA A156.5 Cylinders and Input Devices for Locks and ANSI/BHMA A156.30 High Security Cylinders Product. Both of these revisions are approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

“These latest revisions are part of our ongoing role at BHMA, as the standards-bearing organization for builders hardware, to review product standards on a regular basis to continuously improve builders hardware standards,” says Michael Tierney, BHMA standards director. “As new technologies emerge, our product standards must evolve to meet the needs of both the public and of our industry.”

Changes in this edition of ANSI/BHMA A156.5 Cylinders and Input Devices for Locks include:

  • Clarified 6.6.1 Cylinder Body or Housing Tension Test and an illustration added
  • Clarified 6.6.2 Cylinder Body or Housing Torque Test including organizing the failure criteria
  • Removed backplates from I/C cylinder drawings in 4.4
  • Editorial improvements throughout, to enhance understanding

Changes in this edition of ANSI/BHMA A156.30 High Security Cylinders Product, include:

  • Added screwdriver manipulation to 6.1.2
  • Editorial improvements throughout, to enhance understanding

The full scope for each ANSI/BHMA standard can be found on the BHMA website. Read a one page overview of the standards. For more information on ANSI/BHMA standards, please contact Larry McClean at [email protected].

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