Rod ends are spherical plain bearing units. They comprise a housing and integral shank, into which a spherical plain bearing is integrated, and have an external or internal thread. Rod ends are used as connecting levers and connecting rods and as connecting elements between cylinders and their adjacent parts in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.
The rod ends can support radial forces in a tensile or compressive direction. They are suitable for slow movements with small to moderate swivel angles, for unilateral load and under certain conditions for alternating loads.
Rod ends are available maintenance-free as a standard design and as corrosion-resistant rod ends made from high-grade steel as well as with CETOP mounting dimensions.