Temperature limits

The permissible operating temperature for spherical roller thrust bearings can be limited by:
  • the dimensional stability of the bearing washers
  • the lubricant
Where temperatures outside the permissible range are expected, contact SKF.

Bearing washers

The washers of SKF spherical roller thrust bearings are heat stabilized up to 200 °C (390 °F).


For temperature limits of SKF greases, refer to SKF greases.

When using lubricants not supplied by SKF, temperature limits should be evaluated according to the SKF traffic light concept.

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