The permissible operating temperature is mainly limited by the seals (table 1), the oil level gauge and the lubricant. For temperature limits of SKF bearings and lubricants, refer to the relevant product information. The permissible operating temperature for the oil level gauge is 110 °C (230 °F).
The housing material does not have any additional temperature limits, except for very low temperature applications where impact strength could be a factor.
The housing paint is heat resistant up to 80 °C (175 °F) material temperature or 100 °C (210 °F) ambient temperature.
When temperatures outside the permissible range are expected, contact the SKF application engineering service.