Maintenance free rod ends are suitable for constant direction loads with low coefficient of friction and without lubrication. They are available with internal and external threads. The bearing is housed within an open cylindrical bearing. These ends are not recommended for use in shock and alternating loads. The ring is staked into the housing. Depending on the specifications, these ends can support varying axial forces. The following sections describe different types of maintenance free rods ends and their main characteristics.
Rod ends consist of two parts - a spherical plain bearing and a rod head. The spherical plain bearing is a good choice for constant load direction. This type of end is resistant to shock and corrosion and is made of PTFE/chrome steel. The spherical plain bearing has a low friction coefficient, which makes it a good choice for high-temperature applications. However, it is vital to inspect the rod ends regularly to prevent damage to the bearing.
A maintenance-free rod end is comprised of a housing with a threaded shank and a spherical plain bearing. The former is more resistant to shock and alternating loads. Both types of rod ends are suited for axial and radial applications. A galvanized rod end is ideal for applications that have corrosion-prone areas. There are other ways of avoiding corrosion as well. A maintenance-free rod-end can be a useful addition to a maintenance-free assembly.
Maintenance-free rod ends are the most cost-effective way to improve your equipment's performance and reliability. They feature a zinc-plated steel housing and a spherical plain bearing. The outer ring is made of bronze, while the inner ring is made of carbonChromium steel and features a hard chromium plating. They are ideal for applications where the speed of rotation and the number of rotations is small.
A maintenance-free rod end is a type of rod end that is made of zinc-plated steel housing with a spherical plain bearing. The material used to manufacture a maintenance-free spherical bearing is a combination of PTFE and chrome steel. These ends are ideal for heavy-duty applications and can handle shock and alternating loads. They are a popular choice for many applications. The corrosion-resistant properties of these rod ends make them highly preferred.