What is rod end bearing or heim joint ?



What is rod end bearing or heim joint ?

Rod end bearing, also called heim joint (N. America) or rose joint (U.K. and elsewhere), is a mechanical articulating joint.
Rod end bearings are used on the ends of control rods, steering links, tie rods, and anywhere a precision articulating joint is required,
 and where a clevis end is unsuitable.

Rod End bearings have an ball-shaped head with integral shank forming a housing and a standard spherical plain bearing, 
or Rod End bearings have a spherical plain bearing inner ring, or a spherical plain bearing inner ring and a sliding layer between the bore of the head and the inner ring.

Male and Female rod end bearing,Left and Right hand thread rod end bearing, Metric and Inches sizes available.

Rod ends from yousen bearing have the sliding contact surface combinations steel-on-steel, 
steel-on-PTFE,steel-on-bronze composite material, and steel-on-PTFE fabric. 

types rod end will self-lubricating, other types with a lubricating hole or grease nipple. Some types rod end require lubrication, and other types are maintenance free.

Besides, zinc or chrome or nickel multicolour can be plated on its shell as customer's need. 

Main types

1. Rod End Bearings

2. Spherical Plain Bearing

3. Hydraulic Rod ends

4. Ball joint rod ends bearing

Metric Rod Ends Series



Commercial Series Rod Ends*American Size



1.Ball:Gcr15 steel,heat treat,harened HRC 58-64;Precision ground polished

2.Body:Carbon steel,Zinc plated,Chromate treated

3.Race:Brass,PTFE composite or PTFE fabric or fiber reinforced engineering plastic

4.Liner:PTFE composite or PTFE fabric

5.Sliding contact:Steel/Brass,Steel/PTFE,Steel/Nylon,Steel/Steel

If you have any need about rod end,welcome enquiry.
We are a chinese professional rod end bearing manufacturer in Shanghai.