Bearings on sleeves
Spherical roller bearings with a tapered bore can be mounted on plain or stepped shafts with an adapter sleeve (fig. 5 or fig. 6) or on stepped shafts with a withdrawal sleeve (fig. 7). Adapter sleeves are supplied complete with a locking device. For additional information about sleeves, refer to Bearing accessories.
When using sealed spherical roller bearings on an adapter sleeve, the locking device must not interfere with the seal. To avoid this, use an appropriate SKF adapter sleeve assembly for sealed bearings (fig. 8), as listed in the product table. Alternatively, a spacer ring can be inserted between the bearing and the lock washer.