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. 198-9083
BrandRS PRO
£13.23
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M8 x 1.25 Male - 8mm 14300N 7900N 53mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9099
BrandRS PRO
£14.07
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M10 x 1.5 Male - 10mm 20000N 10700N 61mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9077
BrandRS PRO
£12.51
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M6 x 1 Male - 6mm 8600N 4800N 45mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-8951
BrandRS PRO
£12.05
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M6 x 1 Female - 6mm 8600N 5000N 39mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9106
BrandRS PRO
£17.67
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M12 x 1.75 Male - 12mm 26700N 14000N 69mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-8973
BrandRS PRO
£14.15
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M10 x 1.5 Female - 10mm 20000N 10700N 56mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-8967
BrandRS PRO
£15.06
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M8 x 1.25 Female - 8mm 14300N 7900N 47mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-8995
BrandRS PRO
£17.03
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M12 x 1.75 Female - 12mm 26700N 14000N 65mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 382-295
BrandRS PRO
£18.71
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M3 x 0.5 Female - 3mm - 3600N 27mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9134
BrandRS PRO
£26.84
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M16 x 2 Male - 16mm 42900N 21500N 85mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9033
BrandRS PRO
£41.38
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M20 x 1.5 Female - 20mm 62900N 30500N 100mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 303-4028
BrandRS PRO
£13.59
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M10 x 1.25 Female - 10mm - 1400N 57mm Steel Metric +150°C -30°C Female -
RS Stock No. 382-302
BrandRS PRO
£37.02
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M4 x 0.7 Female - 4mm - 4500N 31mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 198-9061
BrandRS PRO
£12.14
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M5 x 0.8 Male - 5mm 6700N 3400N 41mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 382-245
BrandRS PRO
£29.15
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M2 x 0.4 Male Rod End Cover 2mm - 410N 22.5mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9156
BrandRS PRO
£35.00
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M20 x 1.5 Male - 20mm 62900N 30500N 101mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 382-267
BrandRS PRO
£31.33
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M4 x 0.7 Male - 4mm - 2040N 37mm Steel Metric - - Male -
RS Stock No. 198-9011
BrandRS PRO
£27.72
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M16 x 2 Female - 16mm 42900N 21500N 83mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 382-318
BrandRS PRO
£18.99
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M5 x 0.8 Female - 5mm - 5600N 35mm Steel Metric - - Female -
RS Stock No. 382-251
BrandRS PRO
£20.02
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M3 x 0.5 Male - 3mm - 1220N 33mm Steel Metric - - Male -