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Plain Bearings & Rod Ends

maintenance-free and maintenance-bound, overview

Technical details Spherical plain bearings & Rod ends

  • Spherical plain bearings (maintenance-free and maintenance-bound)
  • Rod ends (maintenance-free and maintenance-bound)
  • Ball joint ends (Screw on and welded)

Our best quality rod ends for you

We manufacture rod ends and plain bearings for you in a range of designs. You can order them in our online store in the sizes you want and with individual adaptations. We will be happy to deliver other special designs on request, including at short notice. Be won over by our more than 40 years of experience in sliding bearing technology!

Plain bearings are machine components that can be installed immediately and are produced to meet a specific standard. As they are sliding bearings, there is a sliding contact between the inner and outer ring. Plain bearings are suited to rotating, tilting and swinging movements and are resistant to shocks, blows and oscillations. That makes them highly suited to load bearing and guiding functions. Rod ends are made from a housing and a built-in plain bearing. The housing of a rod end is on the rod head, which can have an internal thread or an external thread. Rod ends are particularly suited to use in rod and lever linkages.

The right rod ends for your needs

In our range you will find both maintenance-free rod ends and plain bearings and those maintenance-bound. You can purchase our special hydraulic rod ends either to screw in place or to weld in place.

Our rod ends are designed for high static loads. The maintenance-bound rod ends withstand varying load and impact loads without problems over a long period, while the maintenance-free models can only do so too a limited degree.

The maintenance-free plain bearing in our range meet DIN ISO 12240-1, series E/G. The bearing pair consists of a hard chrome/PTFE bond. The bearings themselves are manufactured to internal clearance group CN. These are also available in a sealed variant. If you need other dimensions or special designs, let us know on a request form and we will deliver the product you want.

You can find a matching bronze sliding bearing here, which you can also request maintenance-free online. Do you have any questions about our products?

Don’t delay, call us, send us an email or contact us via our request form. Our friendly service team will be happy to assist you!


* On request further materials are available for higher demands, e.g. suitable for use in food industry or higher temperature ranges.

** The above stated material properties are valid for optimal operating conditions. Through changes of the application conditions e.g. higher sliding speed or strain, these values are subject to change