Joint Bearing(Rod end bearing)
Known as a heim joint (N. America) or rose joint (U.K. and elsewhere), is a mechanical articulating joint. Such joints are used on the ends of control rods, steering links, tie rods, or anywhere a precision articulating joint is required. A ball swivel with an opening through which a bolt or other attaching hardware may pass is pressed into a circular casing with a threaded shaft attached.
Rod End Bearing can mainly bear radial load, but also can withstand a certain amount of axial load which has little friction, high limiting speed, many type of size and forms. It's suitable for precision instruments, low noise motors, automobiles, motorcycles and general machinery, the machinery industry, the most common kind of bearing.
Rod end of steel and zinc coated, with male or female thread, spherical surface with bronze liner, inner ring of carbon chromium steel, spherical surface with chromium plating, can be lubricated via a nipple or a hole in the rod end. It has characteristics of large load capability, easy mounting and dismounting and mechanism simplification.