ANSI Table of Fits - [PDF Document] (2023)

  • ANSI Fits Practices(Based on ASME B4.1 and B4.2)

    Bruce A. HardingMechanical Engineering Technology

  • Factors affecting fit selection Length of engagement Bearing load Lubrication

    Materials Temperature Humidity

    Modifications to ANSI fits may be required to satisfy extreme conditions. Subsequent adjustments may also be required as a result of particular application experience to suit critical functional requirements or to permit optimum manufacturing economy.

  • ANSI Preferred Tolerances & Allowances (ANS B4.1-1967)

    Thousandths of an inch

  • ANSI Standard Tolerances (ANSI B4.1-1967)

    Thousandths of an inch. Above line to ABC agreement

  • Relationship of Machining Tolerances and Tolerance Grades

    This chart may be used as a general guide to determine the machining machining processes that will under normal circumstances produce work within the tolerance grades shown.

  • ANSI Standard Fits (Inch) In selecting limits of size for any

    application, the type of fit is determined first, based on the use or service required first, based on the use or service required from the equipment being designed.

    Then the limits of size of the mating parts are established, to insure that the desired fit will be produced.

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  • ANSI Standard Fits (Inch) RC = Running or Sliding Clearance Fit LC = Locational Clearance Fit LT = Transition Clearance or Interference Fit LN = Locational Interference Fit LN = Locational Interference Fit FN = Force or Shrink Fit

    The symbols are not intended to be shown on drawings. Instead, sizes (dimensions) based on the fits should be specified on the drawings. The letter symbols are then used in conjunction with class of fit numbers, thus FN 4 represents a Class 4, force fit.

  • Running & Sliding Fits (RC 1-4)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Description of Fits (RC 1-2)Running and Sliding Fits (RC) are intended to provide a similar running performance, with suitable lubrication allowance, throughout the range of sizes. The clearances for the first two classes, used chiefly as slide fits, increase more slowly with the diameter than for the other classes, so that accurate location is maintained even at the expense of free relative motion. RC 1 Close sliding fits intended for the accurate location

    of parts that must assemble without perceptible play. RC 2 Sliding fits intended for accurate location, but with

    greater maximum clearance than class RC 1. Parts made to this fit move and turn easily but are not intended to run freely, and in the larger sizes may seize with small temperature changes.

    the expense of free relative motion.

  • Graphical Presentation (RC)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Description of Fits (RC 3-4)Running and Sliding Fits (RC) are intended to provide a similar running performance, with suitable lubrication allowance, throughout the range of sizes. The clearances for the first two classes, used chiefly as slide fits, increase more slowly with the diameter than for the other classes, so that accurate location is maintained even at the expense of free relative motion.

    RC 3 Precision running fits are about the closest fits that can be expected to run freely, and are intended for precision work at slow speeds and light journal pressures, but are not suitable where appreciable temperature differences are likely to be encountered.

    RC 4 Close running fits are intended chiefly for running fits on accurate machinery with moderate surface speeds and journal pressures, where accurate location and minimum play are desired.

    the expense of free relative motion.

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  • Graphical Presentation (RC)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Running & Sliding Fits (RC 5-9)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Description of Fits (RC 5-9)Running and Sliding Fits (RC) are intended to provide a similar running performance, with suitable lubrication allowance, throughout the range of sizes. The clearances for the first two classes, used chiefly as slide fits, increase more slowly with the diameter than for the other classes, so that accurate location is maintained even at the expense of free relative motion.

    RC 5 and RC 6 Medium running fits are intended for higher running speeds, or heavy journal pressures, or both.

    RC 7 Free running fits are intended for use where accuracy is not essential, or where large temperature variations are likely to be encountered, or under both these conditions.

    RC 8 and RC 9 Loose running fits are intended for use where wide commercial tolerances may be necessary, together with an allowance, on the external member.

    the expense of free relative motion.

  • Graphical Presentation (RC)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Description of Fits (LC 1-11) Locational Fits (LC, LT, and LN) are intended to determine only the location of the mating parts. They may provide rigid or accurate location, as with interference fits, or provide some freedom of location, as with clearance fits. Accordingly, they are divided into three groups: clearance fits (LC), transition fits (LT), and interference fits (LN).

    LC Locational clearance fits are intended for parts which are normally stationary, but that can be freely assembled or disassembled. They range from snug fits for parts requiring accuracy of location, through the medium clearance fits for parts such as spigots, to the looser fastener fits where freedom of assembly is of prime importance.

    interference fits (LN).

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  • Locational Clearance Fits (LC 1-5)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Graphical Presentation (LC)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Locational Clearance Fits (LC 6-11)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Graphical Presentation (LC)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Description of Fits (LT 1-6) Locational Fits (LC, LT, and LN) are intended to determine only the location of the mating parts. They may provide rigid or accurate location, as with interference fits, or provide some freedom of location, as with clearance fits. Accordingly, they are divided into three groups: clearance fits (LC), transition fits (LT), and

    LT Locational transition fits are a compromise between clearance and interference fits, for applications where accuracy of location is important, but either a small amount of clearance or interference is permissible.

    three groups: clearance fits (LC), transition fits (LT), and interference fits (LN).

  • Locational Transitional Fits (LT 1-6)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Graphical Presentation (LT)

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    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Description of Fits (LN 1-3) Locational Fits (LC, LT, and LN) are intended to determine only the location of the mating parts. They may provide rigid or accurate location, as with interference fits, or provide some freedom of location, as with clearance fits. Accordingly, they are divided into three groups: clearance fits (LC), transition fits (LT), and

    LN Locational interference fits are used where accuracy of location is of prime importance, and for parts requiring rigidity and alignment with no special requirements for bore pressure. Such fits are not intended for parts designed to transmit frictional loads from one part to another by virtue of the tightness of fit. These conditions are covered by force fits.

    three groups: clearance fits (LC), transition fits (LT), and interference fits (LN).

  • Locational Interference Fits

    (LN 1-3)

    Values represent limits for hole & shaft and min. & max. clearances.

  • Graphical Presentation (LN)

    Disposition of hole & shaft tolerances in thousandths of an inch. Basic size 0.

  • Description of Fits (FN 1-2) Force Fits: (FN): Force or shrink fits constitute a special type of interference fit, normally characterized by maintenance of constant bore pressures throughout the range of sizes. The interference therefore varies almost directly with diameter, and the difference between its minimum and maximum value is small, to maintain the

    FN 1 Light drive fits are those requiring light assembly pressures, and produce more or less permanent assemblies. They are suitable for thin sections or long fits, or in cast-iron external members.

    FN 2 Medium drive fits are suitable for ordinary steel parts, or for shrink fits on light sections. They are about the tightest fits that can be used with high-grade cast-iron external members.

    resulting pressures within reasonable limits.

  • Description of Fits (FN 3-5) Force Fits: (FN): Force or shrink fits constitute a special type of interference fit, normally characterized by maintenance of constant bore pressures throughout the range of sizes. The interference therefore varies almost directly with diameter, and the difference between its minimum and maximum value is small, to maintain the

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    FN 3 Heavy drive fits are suitable for heavier steel parts or for shrink fits in medium sections.

    FN 4 and FN 5 Force fits are suitable for parts that can be highly stressed, or for shrink

FAQs

How much clearance do I need for a slip fit? ›

But at a bare minimum, plan on oversizing the hole 0.0015 inches to get a clearance fit.

What does H7 g6 mean? ›

Explanation: In this capital letter H denotes hole and small letter g denotes shaft. This combination H7-g6 denotes the clearance fit. It can be seen in the table below the various types of fit according to the hole shaft system.

What does H7 p6 mean? ›

H7/p6. P7/h6. Locational interference fit for parts requiring rigidity and alignment with prime accuracy of location but without special bore pressure requirements. H7/s6. S7/h6.

What is the tolerance for H7? ›

3.) slide fitting
ISO system of limits and fits basic hole system Upper and Lower limits in micrometer (0.001 mm)
overup toH7
5065+30 0
6580+30 0
80100+35 0
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What are the 3 types of fit? ›

The three main categories are: Clearance fit. Transition fit. Interference fit.

What is an example of a clearance fit? ›

Clearance fit: Clearance is the difference between the size of the hole and the size of the shaft which is always positive. Here the tolerance zone of the hole will be above the tolerance zone of the shaft. Examples: Slide fit, easy sliding fit, running fit, slack running fit, and loose running fit.

What is d11 tolerance? ›

ISO Tolerance Designation
ISO Tolerance DesignationNominal Diameter of Tool (mm)
Tolerance ( Unit = 0.001 mm )
d9-20 -45-30 -60
d11-20 -80-30 -105
e8-14 -28-20 -38
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What tolerance is H13? ›

ISO Tolerances For Bolt Fastener and Holes Table Chart ISO 286
SizeTolerance Zone in mm (Internal Hole Features)
overtoH13
13+0.14 0
36+0.18 0
610+0.22 0
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What is an H9 fit? ›

H9/d9. D9/h9. Free running fit not for use where accuracy is essential, but good for large. Clearance. Clearance.

What is a P7 h6 fit? ›

P7/h6. Locational interference fit for parts requiring rigidity and alignment with prime accuracy of location but without special bore pressure requirements. H7/s6. S7/h6. Medium drive fit for ordinary steel parts or shrink fits on light sections, the tightest fit usable with cast iron.

How do you know what type of fit you are? ›

The Three Types Of Fit
  1. Clearance Fit. Clearance fits allow for loose mating, where free movement is important and a certain amount of play is desired. ...
  2. Interference Fit. An interference fit will be much tighter than a clearance fit. ...
  3. Transition Fit. A transition fit would fall between a clearance and interference fit.
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How many types of tolerance are? ›

Today, there are 14 types of geometric tolerances by the number of symbols, and 15 types based on classification. These are grouped into form tolerance, orientation tolerance, location tolerance, and run-out tolerance, which can be used to indicate all shapes.

What tolerance is H8? ›

ISO Hole Tolerances (ISO 286-2) (3mm-400mm):
GradeNOMINAL HOLE SIZES (mm)
H6+8 0+22 0
H7+12 0+35 0
H8+18 0+54 0
H9+30 0+87 0
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What is H7 in drawing? ›

The tolerances work in such a way that for a hole H7 means that the hole should be made slightly larger than the base dimension (in this case for an ISO fit 10+0.015−0, meaning that it may be up to 0.015 mm larger than the base dimension, and 0 mm smaller).

How do you calculate tolerance? ›

TOLERANCE - Usually provide as a percentage of the expected value. It can be plus or minus. Tolerance = (Measured Value - Expected Value)/Expected Value. In the above case the Tolerance is (75.1-75.0) / 75 = 0.13%.

What is limit measurement? ›

The term limits of size referred to the two extreme permissible sizes for a dimension of a part, between which the actual size should lie. The largest permissible size for a dimension is called upper or high or maximum limit, whereas the smallest size is called lower or minimum limit.

What is fits and its types? ›

The types of fits depend upon the actual limit of the hole or shaft which can be divided into three categories which are: Clearance fit. Interference fit. Transition fit.

What is clearance fit? ›

This is an intuitive concept to grasp- a clearance fit specifies a fit where there will always be a gap in the joint between the mating shaft and hole. Even at the maximum shaft and minimum hole tolerance, the shaft will be able to freely pass through the mating hole.

What is H7 hole? ›

For example, in H7/h6 (a commonly-used fit) H7 represents the tolerance range of the hole and h6 represents the tolerance range of the shaft. These codes can be used by machinists or engineers to quickly identify the upper and lower size limits for either the hole or shaft.

What is positive clearance? ›

The difference between the size of the hole and the size of the shaft is defined as clearance. Clearance fits have limits of the size prescribed so that a clearance always results in a positive allowance, or air space is left between mating parts.

What is the difference between clearance fit and interference fit? ›

They range from an interference fit, where the parts are purposely made to be forced together. This fit can be further described as heavy through to light interference. Whereas a clearance fit is for parts made to have a space between them. This fit can be further described as tight through to loose.

What does the fit designation H11 c11 stand for? ›

What does the fit designation H11/c11 stand for? Loose running fit. What does the fit designation P7/h6 stand for? Locational interference fit.

What is E10 tolerance? ›

ISO Hole Tolerances (ISO 286-2) (400mm to 3150mm):
GradeNOMINAL HOLE SIZES (mm)
E9+290 +135+400 +170
E10+385 +135+ 530 + 170
F6+108 +68+142 +86
F7+131 +68+ 176 +86
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How many GD and T symbols are there? ›

Geometric tolerances are specified using symbols on a drawing. Currently, we have 16 symbols for geometric tolerances, which are categorized according to the tolerance they specify.

How many grades of tolerances does the ISO system of limits and fits specify? ›

Explanation: Limits and fits comprise 18 grades of fundamental tolerances for both shaft and hole, designated as IT01, IT0 and IT1 to IT16. These are called standard tolerances.

Is 2102 a general tolerance? ›

±0,05 ±0,15 10,2 10,1 10,3 10,5 10,3 ±0,8 ±1,2 very coarse 10,5 ±1,5 ±2,5 1) For nominal sizes below 0,5 mm, the deviations shall be indicated adjacent to the relevant nominal size(s). ISO 2768.

Which type of fit is represented as H 8 f7? ›

Some of the selected Preferred fits: H8/f7, F8/h7, F8/h6, H9/f8, H8/f8, H7/f7, Locational Clearance; For locating stationary parts, it provides snug fit.

What is H6 in drawing? ›

H6 is the tolerance for the hole of 80mm. Tolerance means the limits for dimensions while manufacturing the parts.

What is a loose running fit? ›

1) Loose running fit: Loose running fit has maximum clearance. It is used at high speeds and in which misalignment between mating parts is observed. They are used in low precision task. These fits are generally used in plumber blocks, hand trolleys, textile machinery, etc.

What is fit in measurement? ›

One reason to set a tolerance is that the dimensional difference must be determined when engaging multiple parts, such as a shaft being engaged to a bore. This is called fit, or clearance.

What is clearance and tolerance? ›

Stated simply, CLEARANCE is the distance between the adjacent surfaces of mating parts (how much the mating parts CLEAR each other), while TOLERANCE is the allowable variation of a dimension from its nominal (desired) value ( the amount of error one will TOLERATE ).

What is a tolerance limit? ›

In quality control, the limiting values between which measurements must lie if an article is to be acceptable, as distinct from confidence limits.

What does U mean in GD&T? ›

“U” stands for “unequally disposed profile.” This specifies the range of run-out of the offset amount from the tolerance zone (tolerance zone limit) in terms of the profile tolerance of a plane.

What are different symbols used in GD&T? ›

To download your copy of the free GD&T Symbols Reference Guide, please click here.
Control TypeName
FormCylindricity
ProfileProfile of a Surface
ProfileProfile of a Line
OrientationPerpendicularity
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How big is a slip fit? ›

A slip fit can be formed when the bore diameter is 12–20 μm (0.00047–0.00079 in) wider than the rod; or, if the rod is made 12–20 μm under the given bore diameter.

What is a clearance fit? ›

Clearance fit is an air space or clearance which exists between the shaft and holes. Such clearance fits give loose joints. The clearance fit has to be joined with other fits so that the clearance fit can have its space.

How do you calculate interference fit? ›

F = p × A × μ
  1. p = calculated contact surface interference pressure.
  2. A = contact surface area of bearing / housing interface.
  3. μ = coefficient of friction at bearing / housing interface.

What does limit fit tolerance mean? ›

Two extreme permissible sizes of a part between which the actual size is contained are called limits. The relationship existing between two parts which are to be assembled with respect to the difference on their sizes before assembly is called a fit. Tolerance is defined as the total permissible variation of a size.

How do you know what type of fit you are? ›

The Three Types Of Fit
  1. Clearance Fit. Clearance fits allow for loose mating, where free movement is important and a certain amount of play is desired. ...
  2. Interference Fit. An interference fit will be much tighter than a clearance fit. ...
  3. Transition Fit. A transition fit would fall between a clearance and interference fit.
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How strong is a press fit? ›

The inserted part is typically 0.001 to 0.002 inch larger than the mating hole. The assembly stays in place through friction and the force of the two parts pushing against each other. In most cases, the press fit is strong enough to stand on its own.

What is allowance in limits and fits? ›

Allowance in limits and fits refers to Minimum clearance between the shaft and hole.

What type of fits are there? ›

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  • clonic seizures.
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What is the importance of fits? ›

Therefore, a fit is used to describe the dimensional relationship between the components of a product. It is used to determine whether the components are loose or tight which is very important in various design guides.

How is press capacity calculated? ›

For a stamping operation, knowing the press tonnage required to produce a part is essential.
...
Equation 1 estimateTonnage = 1 * 0.06 * 80 = 4.8 tons
Equation 2 minimumTonnage = 3.14 * 0.06(20%) * 0.6(40) = 0.9 tons
Equation 2 maximumTonnage = 3.14 * 0.06(50%) * 0.6(55) = 3.1 tons

How is pressing force calculated? ›

To calculate hydraulic press force, first find piston area from piston diameter. Then multiply the pressure in psi by cylinder area in inches. Divide force in pounds by 2,000 to get force in tons.

What interference fits bearings? ›

An interference fit is precisely the opposite of the clearance fit. In this fit, often referred to as a press-fit, there is interference between the bearing ring and its mating part. The bearing bore is smaller than your shaft diameter, or your bearing O.D. is larger than your housing bore.

What is maximum metal limit? ›

MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM METAL CONDITIONS Consider a shaft having a dimension of 40 ± 0.05 mm and Hole having a dimension of 45 ± 0.05 mm. For Shaft Maximum metal limit (MML) = 40.05 mm Least metal limit (LML) = 39.95 mm For Hole Maximum metal limit (MML) = 44.95 mm Least metal limit (LML) = 45.05 mm.

What is the minimum limit size of a dimension? ›

Minimum Dimension: The minimum length or width of the open space type, as measured along the longest two (2) straight lines intersecting at a right angle defining the maximum length and width of the lot.

How do you calculate basic size tolerance? ›

Tolerance equals the difference between lower and upper limit dimensions. Example; for 0.500-0.506 inch the tolerance would be 0.006 inch. BILATERAL TOLERANCE : It is a way to express tolerance by using both minus and plus variations from a given size.

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