Rod Ends

A rod end bearing (also known as a Heim joint) is a mechanical joint that incorporates a spherical bearing and is categorized by either an external thread (male) or an internal threaded tapped hole (female).

A rod end keeps a fixed point of contact between two components, while the spherical bearing allows 360° rotation of one axis with limited rotation in the two remaining axes.

We offer rod ends in the following materials:

  • Thermoplastic body and L280® polymer bearing: these are maintenance-free, self-lubricating, and lightweight.
  • Two-piece Commercial Rod Ends: coated carbon steel body (for corrosion resistance) with a hard chrome-plated 52100 alloy steel, heat-treated bearing with an optional lubricator.
  • Four-piece Precision Rod Ends: coated carbon steel body (for corrosion resistance) with a hard chrome-plated 52100 alloy steel Rc 56 min., heat-treated bearing, and brass insert.

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