Rod Ends

Rod ends can also be referred to as a rod end bearing or a rose joint and they are a type of bearing that has a circular head with an opening and a threaded shaft attached. It is a type of mechanical articulating bearing joint often used in the automotive industry. Rod end bearings can also be found in industrial machinery, boats, and remote control helicopters. Rod ends and bearings are often used to assist with movement of mechanical parts and components.

RS Components have a great range of bearings including rod ends bearings suitable for both light and heavy applications. Our rod ends are available in male and female connections and have various configurations depending on the job at hand as these bearings are suitable for rotary, oscillating and linear movements. Some spherical bearings are also self lubricating, designed to run dry and are maintenance free.

Are rod ends available in left and right hand threads?

Depending on the type of application required, you may need a rod end with either a left hand thread or a right hand thread. We offer a wide selection of highly durable rod ends in both left and right hand threads.

Do rod end bearings have male or female threads?

Rod ends are available in both male and female threads, making them ideal for use in a wide range of applications. Rod ends with a male thread feature an external thread, whereas female rod ends feature an internal thread.

What thread standards are available for rod end bearings?

Many applications that require a rod end to operate demand precise thread measurements in either metric or imperial sizing. With our wide selection to choose from, you will find high quality rod ends in both metric and imperial to suit your needs.

Applications

Rod end bearings are usually made from steel such as stainless steel or galvanised steel  for corrosion protection and are come in left and right hand thread types to meet various installation requirements. Rod end bearings can be found in various applications including automotive and aircraft industries.


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Description Price Connection Size Rod End Type Bore Size Dynamic Load Rating Static Load Rating Overall Length Material Connection Thread Standard Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Connection Gender Manufacturer Series
RS Stock No. 198-9099
BrandRS PRO
TWD605.00
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M10 x 1.5 Male - 10mm 20000N 10700N 61mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 263-9177
Mfr. Part No.KJ8D
BrandSMC
TWD458.00
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M8 x 1.25 Female - 20mm - - - - Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 382-295
BrandRS PRO
TWD805.00
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M3 x 0.5 Female - 3mm - 3600N 27mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 263-9155
Mfr. Part No.KJ4D
BrandSMC
TWD449.00
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M4 x 0.7 Female - 8mm - - - - Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 185-2948
Mfr. Part No.GAXSW22X2.5
BrandFluro
TWD6,678.00
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M22 x 2.5 Male - 22mm 97kN 114kN 111mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 712-4989
Mfr. Part No.EBRM-10
BrandIgus
TWD284.00
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M10 Female - 10mm - 1150N 57.5mm Igumid G Metric +80°C -30°C Female -
RS Stock No. 185-2949
Mfr. Part No.GAXSW25
BrandFluro
TWD5,592.00
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M24 x 2 Male - 25mm 122kN 135kN 124mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-1395
Mfr. Part No.GALRSW12R
BrandFluro
TWD3,446.00
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M12 x 1.75 Male - 12mm 32kN 34.5kN 70mm Stainless Steel Metric +250°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-2959
Mfr. Part No.GALXSW12
BrandFluro
TWD2,061.00
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M12 x 1.75 Male - 12mm 32kN 42kN 70mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-1396
Mfr. Part No.GALRSW14x1.5R
BrandFluro
TWD4,590.00
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- - 14mm 42kN 39.5kN 78mm Stainless Steel Metric +250°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-2973
Mfr. Part No.GIXSW6
BrandFluro
TWD1,308.00
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M6 x 1 Female - 6mm 9.3kN 16.7kN 40mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Female -
RS Stock No. 185-2950
Mfr. Part No.GAXSW30
BrandFluro
TWD6,810.00
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M30 x 2 Male - 30mm 168kN 184kN 145mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9162
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,505.00
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M22 x 1.5 Male - 22mm 76200N 37000N 109mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 185-2541
Mfr. Part No.SPOS12EC
BrandLDK
TWD1,763.00
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M12 Male - 12mm 13.5kN 22.7kN 69mm 304 Stainless Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 184-4528
Mfr. Part No.GI22
BrandFluro
TWD2,628.00
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M22 x 1.5 Female - 22mm 29kN 57kN 111mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Female -
RS Stock No. 184-4476
Mfr. Part No.GA16x1.5
BrandFluro
TWD1,754.00
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M16 x 1.5 Male - 16mm 16kN 36.5kN 87mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 184-4505
Mfr. Part No.GAL20x2.5
BrandFluro
TWD2,420.00
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M20 x 2.5 Male - 20mm 23.5kN 49.5kN 103mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-1441
Mfr. Part No.GILRSW20R
BrandFluro
TWD7,450.00
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M20 x 1.5 Female - 20mm 83kN 78kN 102mm Stainless Steel Metric +250°C -50°C Female -
RS Stock No. 184-4578
Mfr. Part No.GALXS16
BrandFluro
TWD3,923.00
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M16 x 2 Male - 16mm 21.5kN 67.5kN 87mm Galvanized Steel Metric +250°C -50°C Male -
RS Stock No. 185-2960
Mfr. Part No.GALXSW12x1.25
BrandFluro
TWD2,021.00
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M12 x 1.25 Male - 12mm 32kN 42kN 70mm Galvanized Steel Metric +200°C -50°C Male -