Design and layout of bearing assembly bearing clearance, press fit
Theoretical bearing clearanceBushes made from KS PERMAGLIDE® P1 and P2 are pressed into the housing and fixed in place radially and axially. No further measures are required. For rigid housings and shafts, the fitting tolerances from Table 1 result in the following:
- The press fit
- The bearing clearance as per Table 6
The theoretical bearing clearance is calculated as follows:
 Δsmax = dGmax – 2 · s3min – dWmin
 Δsmin = dGmin – 2 · s3max – dWmax
Δsmin [mm] Minimum bearing clearance
dGmax [mm] Maximum diameter of housing bore
dGmin [mm] Minimum diameter of housing bore
dWmax [mm] Maximum shaft diameter
dWmin [mm] Minimum shaft diameter
s3max [mm] Maximum wall thickness
s3min [mm] Minimum wall thickness (see Tab. 4)
Widening the housing bore is not taken into consideration in the bearing clearance calculation.
For calculating the press-fit U, the tolerances of the housing bore are stated in Table 1 and the dimensions of the bush outside diameter DO are stated in Table 2.
Press fit and bearing clearanceThe bearing clearance and press fit can be influenced by the measures shown in Tab. 7:
- At high ambient temperatures
- Depending on the housing material
- Depending on the housing wall thickness.
Smaller clearance tolerances require narrower tolerances for the shaft and bore.
When using shafts with tolerance zone position h, the bearing clearance for 5≤dW<80 (P10, P14, P147) and dW<80 (P 11) must be verified using equations  for Δsmax and  for Δsmin.
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