Bearing retainers

Bolts onto the gearbox housing

In car gearboxes, maintaining proper shaft positioning in the bearing housing is essential for maintaining proper shift ability and torque transfer in the gear mesh. Stable, accurate shaft positioning also helps minimize gearbox noise, vibration and energy loss. Achieving precise axial guidance of the shaft requires a rigid connection between the bearing and the gearbox housing. SKF’s bearing retainers provides it in one pre-assembled, easy-to-integrate unit.

Enables several benefits

By significantly reducing any axial clearance between the bearing and gearbox housing, the bearing retainer helps optimize overall gearbox efficiency and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). Full benefits include: 
  • Optimal stiffness in the bearing arrangement
  • Enables gearbox length reductions
  • Reduced system costs
  • Improved operating efficiency
  • Reduced noise and vibration
  • More compact, lightweight designs
  • Optimized designs before prototyping
  • Reduced development time
  • Simplified assembly
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