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. 263-9161
Mfr. Part No.KJ6D
BrandSMC
SGD18.34
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M6 x 1 Female - 12mm - - - - Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 350-0503
Mfr. Part No.KJ16D
BrandSMC
SGD37.52
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M16 x 1.5 Female - 50mm - - - Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9099
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.41
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M10 x 1.5 Male - 10mm 20000N 10700N 61mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 192-8656
Mfr. Part No.QM/8040/32
BrandNorgren
SGD56.65
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RS Stock No. 198-9083
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.23
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M8 x 1.25 Male - 8mm 14300N 7900N 53mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 510-4466
Mfr. Part No.QM/8080/32
BrandNorgren
SGD110.33
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RS Stock No. 311-3020
Mfr. Part No.KBRM-14
BrandIgus
SGD16.55
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M14 Female - 14mm - 2000N 76mm Igumid G Metric +80°C -30°C Female -
RS Stock No. 263-9183
Mfr. Part No.KJ10D
BrandSMC
SGD17.96
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M10 x 1.25 Female - 10mm - - - Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-8973
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.59
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M10 x 1.5 Female - 10mm 20000N 10700N 56mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 263-9155
Mfr. Part No.KJ4D
BrandSMC
SGD21.09
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M4 x 0.7 Female - 8mm - - - - Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 192-8662
Mfr. Part No.QM/8050/32
BrandNorgren
SGD93.72
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RS Stock No. 382-295
BrandRS PRO
SGD37.79
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M3 x 0.5 Female - 3mm - 3600N 27mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9106
BrandRS PRO
SGD35.69
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M12 x 1.75 Male - 12mm 26700N 14000N 69mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 468-8799
Mfr. Part No.PIC 4LRS
BrandParker
SGD57.04
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M12 x 1.25 Female - 12mm - - - Zinc Plated Steel Metric +80°C -20°C Female -
RS Stock No. 382-245
BrandRS PRO
SGD33.00
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M2 x 0.4 Male Rod End Cover 2mm - 410N 22.5mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 382-289
BrandRS PRO
SGD74.26
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M2 x 0.4 Female - 2mm - 1900N 20.5mm Galvanized Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 382-302
BrandRS PRO
SGD72.62
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M4 x 0.7 Female - 4mm - 4500N 31mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9077
BrandRS PRO
SGD25.24
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M6 x 1 Male - 6mm 8600N 4800N 45mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 389-5390
Mfr. Part No.P1A-4HRS
BrandParker
SGD34.86
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M8 Female - 8mm - - 52mm Galvanized Steel Metric +80°C -20°C Female -
RS Stock No. 192-8640
Mfr. Part No.QM/8025/32
SGD61.66
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