Principles for selection and application

This section, and its sub-sections, provide general technical information as well as comparisons of different materials and designs. The following also provides support as well as guidelines for product selection and application including calculations where applicable.
The performance of SKF plain bearings, which also includes bushings, thrust washers as well as strips, depends mainly on the interaction of load, lubrication, surface roughness, sliding velocity, and operating temperature in specific applications.
This makes it impossible to include all the information needed to cover every conceivable application. Therefore, we refer to the SKF application engineering service where needed.
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