The seats of an Extreme Bearing are machined to a tolerance to provide a loose fit. The bearing seats in the housings are sufficiently wide to allow axial displacement of the bearing and to accommodate for thermal expansion of the shaft due to high temperatures, such as on a baking conveyor belt.
Room for axial displacement
Suitable for expansion and contraction of the shaft
Allow for thermal expansion and contraction
There is a total clearance available for thermal expansion that is equal to the thickness of the location ring. The expansion and contraction of material must be considered in order to maintain the clearance that is required to operate the bearing well. In the diagram, the clearance for contraction by cooling is indicated by C and the clearance for expansion by heating is indicated by B. The table shows the maximum values for C and B depending on the diameter of the shaft.