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Temperature limits

The permissible operating temperature for spherical roller thrust bearings can be limited by:
  • the dimensional stability of the bearing washers
  • the lubricant
When temperatures outside the permissible range are expected, contact the SKF application engineering service.

Bearing washers

SKF spherical roller thrust bearings undergo a special heat treatment. The bearing washers are heat stabilized up to at least 200 °C (390 °F) for 2 500 h, or for brief periods at even higher temperatures.


Temperature limits for SKF greases are provided under Lubrication. When using lubricants not supplied by SKF, the temperature limits should be evaluated according to the SKF traffic light concept.
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