The permissible operating temperature for cam followers can be limited by:
- the dimensional stability of the bearing rings and rolling elements
- the cage
- the seals
- the lubricant
Bearing rings and rollers
SKF cam followers undergo a special heat treatment. The bearings are heat stabilized up to at least 140 °C (280 °F).
CagesSteel cages can be used at the same operating temperatures as the bearing rings and rolling elements. For temperature limits of PA66 cages, refer to Cage materials.
The permissible operating temperature for seals depends on the material:
–40 to +100 °C (–40 to +210 °F)
Temperatures up to 120 °C (250 °F) can be tolerated for brief periods.
PA66 sliding rings:
–30 to +100 °C (–20 to +210 °F)