LIMITS,FITS AND TOLERANCE BY PROF. KHAN AAMIR TERMINOLOGY

BASIC SIZE: It is the standard size of a part , with reference to which all the limits of variations of size are determined. ZERO LINE: the line corresponding to basic size is called as zero line. SHAFT AND HOLE: These terms are used to

designate all the external and internal features of any shape and not necessarily cylindrical. HOLE DESIGNATION: By upper case letters from A, B, ... Z, Za, Zb, Zc (excluding I, L, O, Q, W and adding Js, Za, Zb, Zc) - 25 nos. Indian Stds. SHAFT DESIGNATION: By lower case letters from

a, b, ... z, za, zb, zc (excluding i, l, o, q, w and adding js, za, zb, zc) - 25 nos. DEVIATION UPPER DEVIATION:The algebraic difference between the maximum limit of size (of either hole or

shaft) and the corresponding basic size LOWER DEVIATION:The algebraic difference between the minimum limit of size (of either hole or shaft) and the corresponding basic size FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATION:It is one of the two deviations which is chosen to define the position of

the tolerance zone Tolerance: The algebraic difference between upper and lower deviations. It is an absolute value.

Types of tolerance Unilateral tolerance : if the tolerance is allowed on one side of the basic size, the system of tolerance is said to be unilateral.

Bilateral tolerance : if the tolerance is allowed on both side of the basic size, the system of tolerance is said to be unilateral. LIMITS The limits are two extreme permissible sizes of a part between

which, the actual size of that part is contained. They are fixed with reference to the basic size of that dimension. Basic shaft: it is the shaft, whose upper deviation is zero or whose max. limit of size is equal to basic

size . Basic hole: it is the hole, whose lower deviation is zero or whose min. limit of size is equal to basic size . Allowance Allowance is the prescribed difference between the hole dimension

and shaft dimension for any type of fit. It is the intentional difference between the lower limit of the hole and higher limit of the shaft. Fits The relation between the two parts, where one is inserted into the

other with a certain degree of tightness or looseness is known as fit. Fit is the degree of tightness or looseness between two mating parts to perform a definite function . fit is the relation between dimensions of two mating parts before their assembly.

Classification of fits Clearance fit In this type of fit, the largest permitted shaft diameter is smaller than the Diameter of the smallest hole, so that, the shaft can rotate or slide

through, with Different degrees of freedom according to the purpose of the mating members Transition fit In a fit of this type, the diameter of the largest allowable hole is greater than that of the smallest shaft, but the smallest hole is

smaller than the largest shaft, so that, small positive or negative allowance between the shaft and hole members are employable. In this type of fit, the size limits of mating (shaft and hole) parts are so selected that, either clearance or interference may occur depending upon the actual size of the parts.

Interference fit In this type of fit, diameter of minimum allowable shaft is greater than that of Maximum allowable hole. In this type of fit, the sizes of the mating parts are so selected that, interference Or negative allowance will always occur.

Hole Basis System In this system, the design size of hole, whose lower deviation (fundamental deviation) is zero, is assumed as basic size and different class of fits are obtained by varying the limits of the shaft only. In other words, the limits of the hole are kept constant and those of

the shaft are varied so as to obtain the necessary fit. Shaft Basis System In this system, the design size of a shaft, whose upper deviation (fundamental deviation) is zero, is assumed as basic size and different class of fits obtained by varying the limits of the hole only.

In other words, the limits of shaft are kept constant and limits of holes are varied to obtain the necessary type of fit. Designation of fit To describe completely a hole or a shaft, its basic size followed by appropriate letter and the number of tolerance grade is given .

Holes are designated by capita letter Shafts are designated by small letter. Example, 20 mm hole H' with tolerance grade IT7 is designated as 20H7. 20. mm 'f' shaft with tolerance grade IT8 is designated as 20f8.

for shafts a to h -clearance fit, j to n - transition it, p to z -interference fit. Grades of Tolerance Grade of Tolerance: It is an indication of the level

of accuracy. There are 18 grades of tolerances IT01, IT0, IT1 to IT16 IT01 to IT4 - For production of gauges, plug gauges, measuring instruments IT5 to IT 7 - For fits in precision engineering applications

IT8 to IT11 For General Engineering IT12 to IT14 -For Sheet metal working or press working 14 IT12 to IT14 For Sheet metal working or press working IT15 to IT16 For processes like casting, general

cutting work Designation of fits example: 50 H7g7 : is a fit indicated by its basic size 50mm, followed by symbols representing the limits of hole (H7

i.e hole having basic size 50mm and tolerance grade IT7) and shaft (g7 i.e shaft having basic size 50mm and tolerance grade IT7) the type of fit system is hole basis and obtained type of fit is clearance fit. 35 H8j7 :