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Factors influencing bearing performance

In many applications, the performance of polymer ball bearings is influenced by factors (temperature, pressure, material tension, interaction with chemical substances, design features, etc.) that are difficult to replicate in laboratory tests or to be considered by adjustment factors in calculations for example. Because of the complexity of these influences, the information provided in this section should be used as a guideline. SKF recommends field testing a selected polymer ball bearing to make sure that it performs satisfactorily within its specific application. For additional information, contact SKF.
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