Installation (Fitting) Methods

Thordon bearings are usually fitted either by installing with interference or by bonding. In certain applications mechanical keeper strips or keys are used to assist interference fits.

For instance, if a bearing is to be press fitted, then interference and bore closure need to be considered in the calculation along with running clearance, water swell and thermal allowances. However, if it is to be bonded into a housing, then only running clearance, water swell and thermal allowances need to be considered.