Heim® Precision Four Piece Rod Ends

Heim® Precision Four Piece Rod Ends

PIC Design Manufacturers Heim® Precision Four Piece Rod Ends, Series HM and HF, using brass race inserts for lubricity and clearance control. They are produced to tight tolerances for applications requiring a more precise rod end; for example, a linkage where positioning accuracy is essential. The rod end bodies and balls are plated for corrosion resistance. Heim® four-piece rod ends are produced using standard materials and manufacturing methods and making them an economical choice for industrial applications.

Heim® Four Piece Rod Ends Materials 

  • Insert - Brass
  • Rod End – Carbon Steel with protective coating for corrosion resistance
  • Ball – 52100 Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, Chrome Plated

Four Piece Rod Ends offer greater mounting convenience and provide a compact, lightweight, economical design alternative to the spherical plain bearing. Heim Bearings offers the industry’s widest selection of rod end types and sizes.



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Four Piece Rod Ends Applications & Uses

Heim® Four Piece Rod Ends are intended for linkage applications where a bearing must accommodate significant misalignment. While spherical plain bearings offer flexibility in housing and mounting design, the user bears the responsibility for housing design and the cost of housing manufacture. Common applications of four piece rod ends includes:

  • Food Processing
  • Packing Equipment
  • Refuse Vehicles
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Construction Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Textile Machinery

Brass Insert Four Piece Rod Ends

Heim® four-piece rod ends use race inserts, typically of brass, to provide lubricity in the bearing area. This design offers reduced internal clearance and provides smoother operation which makes it ideal for dynamic applications. These rod ends are metal-to-metal with the option for a lubricator to apply grease, further extending dynamic life. 

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