SKF single row deep groove ball bearings have only limited ability to accommodate misalignment. The permissible angular misalignment between the inner and outer rings, which will not produce inadmissibly high additional stresses in the bearing, depends on:
- the radial internal clearance of the bearing in operation,
- the bearing size,
- the internal design and
- the forces and moments acting on the bearing.
Because of the complex relationship between these factors, no generally applicable specific values can be given. However, depending on the various influences of the factors, the permissible angular misalignment lies between 2 and 10 minutes of arc. Any misalignment will result in increased bearing noise and reduced bearing service life.