Rod ends and Spherical Bearings

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Rod ends and Spherical Bearings

Rod ends are available in right or left hand thread, male or female design. Shank (thread) and eye (bore) diameters listed apply to most types in the tables. Spherical bearings are also listed. Other dimensions/size ranges/liner types may vary between manufacturers.

  • Comprehensive range of metric and imperial sizes
  • Broadest range carried throughout Australia & New Zealand
  • Industrial, packaging, race car and aerospace applications

Please check availablity before ordering.

Click here to view – Rod End Catalogue


Mating materials usually fall into one of the following groups:

  1. Sintered bronze, brass or copper alloy. Part No prefix: VM/VF, POS/PHS, PB
  2. Reinforced Nylon. Part No prefix: PM/PF
  3. Steel on steel design. Part No prefix: AM/AF, BL-D (zinc alloy)
  4. With reinforced Teflon© liner. Part No prefix: All race car series, AHMT/AHFT, KA/KJ-D, RBT/RBT-E, S-D

Click here to view – Material specifications


The numbering system usually identifies the construction, basic size, thread type (male/female – left/right hand) and whether imperial (inch), or metric (mm).

Load Capacities

Capacities listed by manufacturers are not necessarily relative to each other, as no uniform standart exists to determine these. In general, the industrial grade rod ends listed herein can be grouped as having similar capacities. For heavy duty applications please refer to the RACE CAR SERIES which are more suitable for higher loading and shocking applications (eg racing car suspension). For applications of a difficult nature please consult our technical department.

Studded Design

Most industrial rod ends are available in a studded design as shown with either male or female body design. Studs are male right hand, and of the same thread form and diameter as the shank. Dimensions P & K are listed in the viewing tables. Ordering example – VMS 8 (Bronze lined male right hand with 1/2″ UNF stud)

Race Car Series

Statewide Linear Bearings has been supporting the race car industry for thirty years by way of rod end and plain spherical bearing supply. The company stocks the broadest range of aircraft, race car and industrial styles in Australia and New Zealand, including brands such as NMB (Minebea) and Alinabal. Alternate brands can be sourced through our world wide network of suppliers.

Click here to view race car series specifications

Rod Ends – Metric

Statewide Linear Bearings have a large range of metric series rod ends that include various liners and load capabilities.

Some of our metric brands include, THK / ASKUBAL / and NMB.

Click here to view metric rod end specifications

Rod Ends- Imperial

Statewide Linear Bearings has a large range of imperial – inch size rod ends with various liners and load capacities.

Some of our brands include: ALINABAL / NMB / ROSE / HEIM / DURBAL and more.

Click here to view imperial rod end specifications

Studded Rod Ends

Statewide Linear Bearings can supply a large range of studded rod ends including male to male, female to male in various liner and load capabilities.

Our extensive range covers both metric and imperial – inch sizes.

We can supply the following brands, THK / ALINABAL / NMB / ROSE / HEIM

Click here to view female metric studded rod end specifications