Rolling bearings in electric motors and generators
A handbook for the industrial designer and end-user
This SKF applications, lubrication and maintenance handbook for bearings in electric motors and generators has been developed with various industry specialists in mind. For designers of electric machines this handbook provides the information needed to optimize a variety of bearing arrangements. For specialists working in various industries using electric machines, there are recommendations on how to maximize bearing service life through appropriate mounting, maintenance and lubrication. The recommendations are based on experience gained by SKF during decades of close cooperation with manufacturers and users of electric machines all over the world. This experience along with customer input strongly influences product development within SKF, leading to the introduction of new products and variants. General information about the selection and calculation of ball and roller bearings is provided in the SKF General Catalogue. This publication deals with questions arising from the use of rolling bearings in electric motors and generators.