The permissible operating temperature for hybrid deep groove ball bearings can be limited by:
- the dimensional stability of the bearing rings
- the cages
- the seals
When temperatures outside the permissible range are expected, contact the SKF application engineering service.
The rings of SKF hybrid deep groove ball bearings undergo a special heat treatment. Depending on the variant, hybrid bearings are heat stabilized up to:
- 120 °C (250 °F) for basic design hybrid bearings
150 °C (300 °F) for XL hybrid bearings
On request, SKF can supply hybrid deep groove ball bearings with rings stabilized for operating temperatures up to 300 °C (570 °F).
Steel or PEEK cages can be used at the same operating temperatures as the bearing rings of standard hybrid bearings. For temperature limits of other polymer cages, refer to Cage materials.
The permissible operating temperature for seals depends on the material:
–40 to +100 °C (–40 to +210 °F)
Temperatures up to 120 °C (250 °F) can be tolerated for brief periods.
–30 to +230 °C (–20 to +445 °F)
When using lubricants not supplied by SKF, the temperature limits should be evaluated according to the SKF traffic light concept.