HEIM Rod Ends

Heim Rod Ends

The Rod End, also referred to as the Heim Joint, was named after the founder of the Heim Bearing Company, Lewis R. Heim, in 1942. The Heim Bearing Company later became a division of RBC Bearings, offering the industry’s widest selection of Rod End types and sizes. While spherical plain bearings offer misalignment capability in a fixed housing position; Rod Ends offer ease in mounting and adjustment of position in installations such as mechanisms, linkages, and control rods. Rod Ends also provide a compact, lightweight, economical design alternative to a conventional housing installation. Today, Rod Ends, or Heim Joints, can be found throughout industry in many of the applications listed below:


  • Medical Equipment
  • Fluid Power Applications
  • Material Handling
  • Packaging/Canning
  • Food Processing
  • Industrial Applications
  • Golf Carts/ATV
  • Amusement Rides
  • Trains/Trams/Busses
  • Lawn/Agricultural Equipment
  • Waste Management Applications


PIC’s product range includes Heim precision four piece rod ends with brass race inserts, self-lubricating rod ends with engineered thermoplastic races, military standard rod ends withTeflon® liners for the ultimate in Rod End performance, and ball bearing rod ends which have extremely low friction and misalignment capability.

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