Dynamic axial load carrying capacity

Double row and double row full complement cylindrical roller bearings with flanges on both the inner and outer rings can support axial loads up to Fa ≤ 0,25 Fr in addition to radial loads.
The axial load carrying capacity is determined by the lubrication condition, operating temperature and heat dissipation at the roller end / flange contact.
The formulae below are valid for normal operating conditions:
  • ΔT ≈ 60 °C between the bearing operating and ambient temperature
  • specific heat loss ≈ 0,5 mW/mm2
  • viscosity ratio κ ≥ 2

Permissible axial loads

ConditionsMechanical limitationsThermal limitations
ContinuousFap max ≤ 0,0023 D1,7Circulating oil lubrication

Other lubrication
  • Reference surface A ≤ 50 000 mm2
  • Reference surface A > 50 000 mm2
Brief periods

Fap brief ≤ 2 (Fap, Fap oil, Fap max)

  • provided it does not increase the bearing operating temperature > 5 °C temporarily
  • “brief period” is the approximate time for 1 000 revolutions to take place

Occasionalpeak loadsFap peak ≤ 3 (Fap, Fap oil, Fap max)


Areference surface [mm2]
= π B (D + d)
Bbearing width [mm]
basic static load rating [kN] (→ product table)
bearing bore diameter [mm]
bearing outside diameter [mm]
temperature difference between incoming and outgoing oil flow [°C]
Faaxial load [kN]
Fappermissible axial load [kN]
Fap brief
maximal axial load for brief periods [kN]
Fap peakmaximal occasional axial peak load [kN]
Fap maxmaximal constantly acting axial load [kN]
Fap oil
maximum permissible axial load in circulating oil applications [kN]
Frradial load [kN]
k1lubrication factor
= 0,35 for oil lubrication
= 0,2 for grease lubrication
k2lubrication factor
= 0,1 for oil lubrication
= 0,06 for grease lubrication
nrotational speed [r/min]
amount of oil flow [l/min]
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