precision rod ends

Heim® Bearings produces the industry's widest range of rod end types and sizes. Heim's® product range includes rod ends with brass race inserts in standard, precision, and high capacity designs; high strength two piece designs; self-lubricating rod ends with engineered thermoplastic races or Teflon® liners; and military standard rod ends for the ultimate in rod end performance. Heim® also produces a complete line of ball bearing rod ends that have extremely low friction and accommodate misalignment. Heim® rod ends are also available with a variety of platings, coatings, and materials, and with a wide range of optional features such as lubrication fittings, left hand threads, and keyway slots.

Heim® rod ends and spherical plain bearings are intended for linkage applications where a bearing must accommodate significant misalignment. While spherical plain bearings offer flexibility in housing and mounting design, rod ends offer greater mounting convenience and provide a compact, lightweight, economical design alternative to the spherical plain bearing.

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Metal- to-Metal Rod Ends
Four piece brass race insert construction for lubricity and control, plated for corrosion resistance 
Extra capacity for heavily loaded applications, oversized shank for additional shank strength four piece bronze insert construction, heat-treated bodies, plated for corrosion resistance
Extra capacity for heavily loaded applications, four piece bronze insert construction, heat-treated rod end body, plated for corrosion resistance
Self-lubricating Rod Ends
This series uses Heim’s Type E Uniflon PTFE liner and cartridge type construction
Approved to SAE-AS81935 (formerly MIL-B-81935)