SAF and SAW pillow (plummer) block housings must be mounted properly using the appropriate tools and state of the art mechanical mounting methods. All the associated components must also meet certain basic requirements (→ Specifications for shafts and housing support surfaces). Mounting instructions are provided with each housing. For information about mounting rolling bearings, refer to the SKF bearing maintenance handbook or

Cap bolt torque specifications

Cap bolts should be tightened to the torque values listed in the product tables for:

Pinning or supporting the housing

Some load conditions may require the housing to be pinned to its support surface or a stop to accommodate loads acting parallel to the housing support surface (→ Additional housing support).
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