Depending on the bearing type and size, mechanical, thermal or hydraulic methods are used for mounting. In the following, the bearing size is categorized:
- small → d ≤ 80 mm
- medium-size → 80 mm < d < 200 mm
- large → d ≥ 200 mm
In all cases, it is important that the bearing rings, cages and rolling elements or seals are never struck directly with any hard object and that the mounting force is never applied through the rolling elements.
For an interference fit, the mating surfaces should be coated with a thin layer of light oil. For a loose fit, the mating surfaces should be coated with SKF anti-fretting agent.