The permissible operating temperature for needle roller thrust bearings can be limited by:
- the dimensional stability of the bearing washers and rollers
- the cage
- the lubricant
Where temperatures outside the permissible range are expected, contact the SKF application engineering service.
Bearing washers and rollers
The bearings are heat stabilized up to at least 120 °C (250 °F).
Steel cages can be used at the same operating temperatures as the bearing washers and rollers. For temperature limits of polymer cages, refer to Cage materials.