Many standards contain information on average and maximum forces for the operation of control actuators. These values are generally determined empirically. Before now however, manufacturers of the products concerned did not have access to a standardized method for measuring these actuating forces; neither national nor European/international standards existed for the measurement of body forces on control actuators or machine parts such as flaps or steps. Based upon these findings from its study, Operating forces on agricultural machinery, KAN launched development of the DIN/TS in the DIN Anthropometry and biomechanics standards committee in 2017.
The committee is to discuss shortly whether the subject-matter should also be submitted to standardization activity at European level.