Cages are available in a variety of material types. The properties of the material type used for a cage determines the suitability of the bearing in which it is used for specific applications and operating conditions. The general categories of cage, by material type, are:
Other cage materials
In addition to the materials described in the sections listed above, SKF bearings for special applications can be fitted with cages made of other engineered polymers, phenolic resin, light alloys or special cast iron. For additional information about alternative cage materials, contact the SKF application engineering service.