ROD ENDS, BALL JOINTS & CAM FOLLOWERS
Linear Motion stock a wide range of female and male rod ends in metric coarse, metric fine and imperial RH & LH threads. A rod end has a spherical shaped ball encapsulated in an outer body. The most common types have a central through bore and the construction allows the through bore to rotate and incline relative to the outer body. The ability to take up a degree of rotary and angular misalignment makes them a key component for linkages and adjustment arms.
The most popular types are zinc plated with bronze lined rod ends with grease nipples for easy maintenance.
However zinc plated and stainless steel rod ends with maintenance free teflon liners are also available for food plants where lubricant could contaminate or be washed away. We also stock stainless steel female rod ends in metric fine threads – ideal to go straight on pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders.
We also have RBL series metric ball joints (or studded rod ends) stocked in RH & LH threads and are all equipped with rubber boots to keep lubricants in and prolong their life.
Also available is a complete range of spherical plains, stud (also referred to as cam followers) and yoke type track rollers. Please feel free to contact Linear Motion with your product needs, and we will look forward to assisting you with your enquiry.