Noise and vibration

In certain applications, the noise produced in operation is an important factor and can influence the bearing choice. SKF ball bearings are produced specifically for these applications.


In general a rolling bearing does not generate noise by itself. What is perceived as "bearing noise" is in fact the audible effect of the vibrations generated directly or indirectly by the bearing on the surrounding structure. This is the reason why most of the time noise problems can be considered as vibration problems involving the complete bearing application.

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