Technical information on rod ends
Rod ends, maintenance-free
Maintenance-free rod ends and maintenance-free corrosion-resistant rod ends comprise a housing with integral shank and a maintenance-free spherical plain bearing. The shank has an internal or external thread, the spherical plain bearing is firmly seated and located in the housing.
The rod ends are available in open designs and in designs sealed on both sides. The housings and shanks are protected against corrosion by a zinc coating.
The sliding layer between the inner ring and outer ring is PTFE composite , ELGOGLIDE or PTFE film .
Area of application
Maintenance-free rod ends can support radial loads in a tensile or compressive direction. They are particularly suitable for slow movements with small to moderate swivel angles and unilateral loads. For alternating loads, rod ends with bearings of series GE..-UK-2RS(-2TS) and GE..-FW-2RS(-2TS) can be used.