Plain Bearings, Rod Ends
Spherical plain bearings are sliding bearings for similar applications as rolling bearings, while being tendency-wise less expensive and more compact, but also facing different application limits. FLT provides popular sizes and variants of typical plain bearings.
Rod ends incorporate plain bearings and allow easy installation by an integrated threaded connection. Here a large product range exists with inside and outside threads, right and left hand threads and non-standard thread pitches.
The standard FLT material for all components is stainless steel. Plain bearings and rod ends are usually maintenance-free through a PTFE inlet.