Rod end data

Rod ends requiring maintenance
Dimension standards

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 


Male and female threads:

  • rod ends without suffix VZ019 → ISO 965-1:1998
  • rod ends with suffix VZ019 → ISO 8139:2009
Tolerances

Inner rings → ISO 12240-4:1998 (table 1)

Radial internal clearance

ISO 12240-4:1998 (table 2)

Materials

Incorporated steel/steel bearings: inner and outer rings made of through-hardened, ground and phosphated bearing steel; sliding contact surfaces are treated with a running-in lubricant
RS-seals: polyester elastomer or acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (table 3)

Incorporated steel/bronze bearings: outer ring made of bronze and an inner ring made of hardened and ground bearing steel 

Rod end housings (table 4)

Permissible operating temperature range
Depends on the rod end housing, the bearing, the bearing seals and the grease (table 5)

The load carrying capacity of the rod end is reduced at temperatures above 100 °C (210 °F). For temperatures below 0 °C (30 °F), check to be sure that the fracture toughness of the rod end housing is adequate for the intended application.

Permissible operating temperature range of the grease must be considered too.

SKF Explorer steel/steel rod ends
Dimension standards

ISO 12240-4:1998 dimension series E, EH


Male and female threads → ISO 965-1:1998


Tolerances

Inner rings → ISO 12240-4:1998 (table 1)

Radial internal clearance

ISO 12240-4:1998 (table 2)

Materials

Incorporated bearings: inner and outer rings made of hardened, ground and phosphated high grade carbon chromium steel

LS-seals: acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) (table 3)

Rod end housings: heat treatable, zinc coated steel C45V, material no. 1.0503


Permissible operating temperature range
-45 to +110 °C (-50 to +230 °F)

Maintenance-free rod ends
Dimension standards

ISO 12240-:1998

Male and female threads:

  • rod ends without suffix VZ019 → ISO 965-1:1998
  • rod ends with suffix VZ019 → ISO 8139:2009

Tolerances
Inner rings → ISO 12240-4:1998 (table 1)

Radial internal clearance, preload

Depending on their design, maintenance-free rod ends either have a radial internal clearance or a light preload. Tables list maximum values for the radial internal clearance as well as for the frictional moment in the circumferential direction caused by preload:

  • Sliding surface steel/PTFE sintered bronze (suffix C) (table 2)
  • Sliding surface steel/PTFE fabric (suffix TXE-2LS) (table 3)
  • Sliding surface steel/PTFE FRP (suffix F) (table 4)
Materials

Incorporated bearings:

  • steel/PTFE sintered bronze and steel PTFE fabric rod ends (table 5)
  • steel/PTFE FRP rod ends: inner ring made of through-hardened and ground bearing steel, hard chromium plated sliding contact surface; sliding layer consists of a fibre reinforced polymer, containing PTFE

LS-seals: acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) (table 6)

Housing materials (table 7)

 

Permissible operating temperature range
Depends on the rod end housing, the bearing, the bearing seals and the grease (table 8)

The load carrying capacity of the rod end is reduced at temperatures above 100 °C (210 °F). For temperatures below 0 °C (30 °F), check to be sure that the fracture toughness of the rod end housing is adequate for the intended application.

Permissible operating temperature range of the grease must be considered too.

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