Used in a variety of applications in light and heavy industries, the automotive sector, the aircraft industry and for linkages and pneumatics, rod end bearings are available in self-lubricating and maintenance-free options and in a number of different material combinations. They also come in both male and female versions and a number of different configurations. This type of bearing can be used in applications requiring linear, oscillating and rotary movements.
They commonly have a mild steel body, which is galvanised for corrosion protection, and a hardened chrome steel ball that runs in a phosphor bronze raceway. They are also available in left- and right-hand thread versions to suit different installation requirements and, of course, in a range of different thread sizes.
It is also possible to buy male and female rod end bearings in stainless steel and with alternative linings, including nylon and PTFE. It is obviously important to choose the right type for your application and our customer services team will be happy to advise if you are unsure. At Simply Bearings the range we have on offer includes budget brands and bearings from some of the major manufacturers, including Dunlop, IKO and Durbal. You can be sure you are getting a quality product.
We also offer plastic male and female rod end bearings from German brand Igus. These are lightweight and ideal for areas requiring clean operation and for outdoor or wet environments, as they are resistant to corrosion. They are manufactured to high tolerances, are maintenance free and can operate in a temperature range from -20°C to +80°C.
Naturally we also supply rod end nuts in left- and right-hand threads, which means that you can order everything you need for installation in one place.
Simply Bearings will ship your order on the same day if it is placed before 4pm. Second class postal delivery is free of charge; however, if you need your order in a hurry, we also offer first class or courier delivery. We can supply orders both in the UK and overseas, whether for a small or large quantity, with price breaks available for larger orders.
Whether you are looking for bearings or rod end nuts, all our products are available from our website and are backed by a no-quibble money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, allowing you to buy with confidence. If you need any help when ordering, give our knowledgeable, friendly, professional customer services team a call and a member of staff will be happy to assist you.