A new igus Fit Calculator app for iOS and Android enables engineers to calculate dimensions and tolerances for bearings according to ISO 286. The app, which can be easily found and downloaded from the smartphone's or tablet's app store, is very simple to use and requires no registration.
By selecting the nominal bearing size (between 0.01 and 500mm) and required tolerance grades for the housing bore and shaft, the igus Fit Calculator app calculates the dimensions and tolerances instantly. The maximum and minimum dimensions and the associated type of fit (clearance or interference fit) are also provided.
A key benefit of this streamlined app is that it can be used offline, which is particularly helpful when working in closed machine or safety zones. In addition, users can swap the units at any time between metric and imperial systems.
Detailed help regarding the calculations of the tolerance field is provided, as well as direct contact with an igus bearing specialist. For more information, go to www.igus.co.uk.