SKF manufactures rod ends requiring maintenance with a steel/steel or a steel/bronze sliding contact surface combination.
Steel/steel rod ends consist of a rod end housing and a steel/steel radial spherical plain bearing from the standard assortment, where the outer ring is secured in the housing. These rod ends are available with:
- a femail or male thread
- a female thread with a slotted shank (special series for hydraulic cylinders)
- a welding shank with cylindrical or rectangular section.
Steel/bronze rod ends are available with a female or male thread. They consist of a rod end housing and a steel/bronze spherical plain bearing . These bearings have an inner ring made of steel and an outer ring made of bronze. The bearing is held in position by staking the housing on both sides of the outer ring. These rod ends are available with a male or female thread.
SKF rod ends requiring maintenance are provided with a grease fitting or a lubrication hole in the rod end housing. Relubrication via the pin is also possible. Exceptions are steel/steel rod ends in the SA .. E and SI .. E series and a few smaller rod ends as indicated in the product tables.
SA(A) series : ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series E, EH
SI(A) series : ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series E, EH
SC series : ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series E
SCF series : –
SIJ series : ISO 8133:2006
SIR series : –
SIQG series : ISO 8132:2006
SAKAC series : ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series K
SIKAC series : ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series K
SIKAC/VZ019 series : ISO 8139:2009, ISO 12240-4:1998
SKF rod ends requiring maintenance