Cookies on the SKF website

SKF uses cookies on our websites to align the information shown as closely as possible to our visitors’ preferences, such as country and language choices.

Will you accept SKF cookies?


Minimum load

For additional information
Requisite minimum load
Frm = 0,02 C

Except for SKF Explorer bearings:
Frm = 0,017 C

Perform calculations
Equivalent dynamic bearing load

For additional information
Equivalent dynamic bearing load, P
Fa/Fr ≤ e → P = Fr

Fa/Fr > e → P = 0,4 Fr + Y Fa1)

Perform calculations
Equivalent static bearing load

For additional information
Equivalent static load
P0 = 0,5 Fr + Y0 Fa1)

P0 < Fr → P0 = Fr

1) When determining the axial load Fa, refer to Calculating the axial load for bearings mounted singly or paired in tandem.


basic dynamic load rating [kN] (→ product table)
calculation factor (→ product table)
Faaxial load [kN]
Frradial load [kN]
minimum radial load [kN]
Pequivalent dynamic bearing load [kN]
equivalent static bearing load [kN]
calculation factor (→ product table)
SKF logo