IKO PILLOBALLs are compact self-aligning spherical bushings that can support a large radial load and a bi-directional axial load at the same time.
IKO rod ends bearing are classified by sliding surface types, namely, insert type, die-cast type and maintenance- free type. In the insert type, a spherical inner ring makes contact with the special copper alloy bushing with superior run-in properties. In the die-cast type, a spherical inner ring makes direct contact with the bore surface of the body of special zinc die-cast alloy. In the maintenance-free type, a spherical inner ring makes contact with the special PTFE liner of maintenance-free type. Thus, a smooth rotational and oscillatory motion can be achieved with superior anti-wear and loading properties in each type.
IKO PILLOBALL Rod Ends have either a female thread in the body or a male thread on the body, and they can be easily assembled onto machines.
IKO PILLOBALLs are used in control and link mechanisms in machine tools, textile machines, packaging machines, etc. The maintenance-free type is especially suitable for loading in one direction and is the best choice for machines in which oil must be avoided such as food processing machines, or machines which cannot be re-lubricated.
IKO rod ends types
Lubrication Type PILLOBALL Spherical Bushings Insert Type PB
This type has superior anti-wear properties and high rigidity. It consists of a spherical inner ring, an outer ring, and a bushing of special copper alloy with superior run-in properties inserted in between. The spherical surface of the inner ring is chromium plated after heat treatment and grinding. This type is assembled with a shaft and a housing.
When especially large radial and/or axial loads are applied, Spherical Bushings with molybdenum disulfide (M S2) treated inner and outer rings are recommended.
Lubrication Type PILLOBALL Rod Ends Insert Type PHS, POS, PHSB and POSB
This type has superior anti-wear and anti-corrosion properties as well as high rigidity. It consists of a spherical inner ring of which spherical surface is chromium-plated after heat treatment and grinding, a body with a zinc chromate treated outer surface, and an inserted bushing of special copper alloy having superior run-in properties. This type includes PHS and PHSB, which has a female thread in the body, and POS and POSB, which has a male thread on the body.
Lubrication Type PILLOBALL Rod Ends Die-cast Type PHSA
The spherical inner ring of this type is mirror-finished after heat treatment and is built in a body of special zinc die-cast alloy. The sliding surfaces of the inner ring and body are in close contact with each other. Thus, this type is an economical rod end with superior anti-wear and loading properties.
Maintenance-free Type PILLOBALL Rod Ends PHS..EC..POS..EC
This type has superior anti-corrosion properties as the body is zinc chromate treated and the spherical inner ring is chromium plated on the sphere surface after heat treatment and grinding.
A special PTFE liner, reinforced with copper alloy meshes, which is superior in anti-wear properties with little creep deformation is used for lining on the sliding surface of the body, and this type is maintenancefree.
PHS...EC, which has a female thread in the body, and POS...EC, which has a male thread on the body, are available.