There are no standardized calculation methods internationally for calculating basic load ratings for polymer ball bearings. According to the current state of technology, a bearing rating life calculation is not possible.
For low speeds (n < 25 r/min), the static load limit is to be used.
|The dynamic load limit is an indication of the operational load that the bearing can accommodate in the majority of applications under standard conditions. The dynamic load limit depends on the operating conditions and needs to be adjusted under the following conditions:
Clima = fT fn C
→ Single row deep groove ball bearings, Loads
|The static load limit is the maximum load that a bearing can accommodate at standstill without sustaining damage to the balls or raceways. It depends on the operating temperature and needs to be adjusted at operating temperatures T > 50 °C (120 °F).
The adjusted static load limit can be estimated by using
C0lima = fT C0
|Clim||dynamic load limit [kN] (→ product table)|
|Clima||adjusted dynamic load limit [kN]|
||static load limit [kN] (→ product table)|
|C0lima||adjusted static load limit [kN]|
||adjustment factor for speed (diagram 1)
||adjustment factor for operating temperature (diagram 1)
||rotational speed [r/min]|
|nlim||limiting speed [r/min] (→ product table)|
|T||operating temperature [°C (°F)]|