A Rod End is essentially a Spherical Plain Bearing held inside a housing. The eye-shaped housing head is attached to a shank which has a thread.
Rod Ends come in female or male threads, or welding shanks and are available in both metric and imperial sizes. Rod Ends can be bought as either ‘maintenance free’ or ‘requiring maintenance’ versions.
Providing the same features and benefits available in spherical plain bearings, the rod end’s design is also ideal for a number of unique application areas including.
- Piston Rods in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders
- Automatic Doors
- Textile Machinery
- Printing & Packaging Machinery
We can also offer fully Stainless Steel Rod Ends for those applications which require protection from arduous conditions.