Factors influencing bearing performance

In many applications, the performance of polymer ball bearings is influenced by factors (temperature, pressure, material tension, interaction with chemical substances, design features etc.) that are difficult to replicate in laboratory tests or to be considered by adjustment factors. Because of the complexity of these effects on these bearings, the information provided in this section should be used as a guideline and cannot substitute for field testing a selected polymer ball bearing in its specific application. Therefore, SKF recommends field testing a selected polymer ball bearing to make sure that it performs satisfactorily within the application.
For additional information, contact the SKF application engineering service.
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