Rod Ends, Spherical Plain Bearings

Rod ends, spherical plain bearings can effectively handle oscillating movement and angular misalignment at relatively low sliding speeds.

Rod ends feature an eye-shaped head on an integral shank. Rod ends are also known as Heim joints or Rose joints. The rod end design supports pivoting within the housing to accommodate misalignment along with radial and axial loads.

Spherical plain bearings are also called spherical bushings, or ball joint swivel bearings. Due to their large contact area, spherical plain bearings are suitable for high-capacity radial and axial loads. Certain bearings are designed for high misalignment or adjustable clearance. Spherical plain bearings work well in many heavy-duty applications, such as articulated machinery joints, vehicle steering linkages, and textile equipment.

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