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).
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)