SKF inch roller bearing units must be mounted properly using the appropriate tools and state of the art mechanical mounting methods. All the associated components must also meet certain basic requirements (Specifications for shafts and housing support surfaces). Mounting instructions are provided with each unit.
The mounting collar on SKF ConCentra roller bearing units is equipped with M6 set (grub) screws, the number of which depends on the size of the bearing unit. SKF recommends using a torque wrench to tighten these set (grub) screws. The tightening torque is 66 in-lbf. A specially designed hexagonal key 3L, in accordance with ISO 2936:2014, with a torque indicator is supplied with each bearing unit.
CAUTION:Do not tighten the set (grub) screws until the bearing unit is positioned on the shaft. If the screws are tightened prematurely, the stepped sleeve may deform.
The locking collar of collar-mount units is equipped with two set (grub) screws, the size of which depends on the bearing unit size. SKF recommends using a torque wrench to tighten these set (grub) screws. Recommended tightening torque values are provided in table 1.