Selecting initial internal clearance

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The operating clearance required for a bearing to perform satisfactorily is application dependent. → Importance of selecting correct clearance/preload
You must ensure that the bearing has a minimum initial internal clearance of a size that, when it is reduced due to the effects of mounting and other influences, is equal to or greater than the required minimum operating clearance.

To achieve this, follow this procedure:

In case of doubt, contact the SKF application engineering service for support.
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