Rod End Bearings
Rod end bearings are available for many driving options, including universal joints, crossed roller joints, angular contact ball or cylindrical roller assemblies. Rod end bearings are suitable for high load carrying capacities and low rotational speeds with hanging angles joining to other components.
Intact360 manufacture a wide range of Rod End Bearings that comes with different Load capacities and rotation angle. Rod end bearings are generally used in controlling and maintains a fixed point of contact between two points that features a rounded ball- like swivelling tip.
Rod end bearings are initially invented for use in aircraft control systems which provides rotations, making them suitable for high load and low speed applications. Rod end bearings are also called as Heim joint or Rose Joint. Rod end bearings consisting of spherical inner ring with a hole for mounting shafts.
Male and female Rod End Bearings:
Rod end bearing are considered as Male and Female depending on threading. Male Rod end bearing comes with external threading and Female rod end bearing comes with internal threading. Rod end bearings are available with left- and right-hand male (External Threads) and Female (Internal Threads). Female rod end bearings can handle unique application that are not possible with male rod end bearings.
Applications of Rod End Bearings:
Rod End Bearings are used at the end of rods, shafts, cylinders, linkages to enable rotations between connected parts.
- Aircraft Control Systems
- Steering Links
- Track Rollers
- Tie Rods
- Control Rods
- Automation Equipment
- Agricultural Machinery
- Automation Equipment
Advantages of using Rod End Bearings:
- The design of Rod end bearings provides a rigid mechanism, which does not subject control rods to bending moments.
- Rod end bearings have the advantage of allowing three-axis rotations between the components
- Provides effective point-to-point contact
- Precise and predictable control
- Support High Shock Loads
Raw Materials for Rod End Bearings:
- Mild Steel
- Stainless Steel
- High Carbon Steel
Intact360 being a leading supplier of fasteners we can supply in below grades
Finish / Coatings for Rod End Bearings:
- Zinc Coating
- PTFE / Teflon Coating
- Cadmium Plated
- Zinc Aluminium flake coating (Geomet / Dacromet)