Attainable speeds

The attainable speeds listed in the product tables are guideline values and are valid under certain conditions. For additional information, refer to Attainable speeds.

Sealed bearings

As there is no friction generated at the seal lip, the attainable speed of a sealed bearing is equivalent to a same-sized open bearing.

Effect of lubrication

The values listed for oil-air lubrication should be reduced if other oil lubrication methods are used.

The values listed for grease lubrication are maximum values that can be attained with sealed bearings or open bearings with an appropriate fill of a suitable, high-quality, soft consistency grease. For additional information, contact the SKF application engineering service.

Adjusted bearings

If, in order to increase system rigidity, single bearings are adjusted so that a heavy preload results, the attainable speeds listed in the product tables should be reduced. For additional information, contact the SKF application engineering service.

Bearing sets

If bearing sets with two or more bearings mounted immediately adjacent to each other are used, the attainable speeds listed in the product tables need to be reduced. Values for the maximum rotational speeds in these cases can be obtained by multiplying the guideline value listed in the product tables by a reduction factor (dependent on the bearing design, preload, and the bearing arrangement) listed in table 1.

Spacer rings

If the calculated attainable speed is not sufficient for the application, precision-matched spacer rings in the bearing set (fig. 1) can be used to increase the speed capability.
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