Several Methods to Protect Rod Ends from Corrosion

Surface Pretreatment of Rod Ends Surface cleaning: The appropriate cleaning method must be based on the nature of rod ends’surface and the conditions at that time. Commonly used methods are solvent cleaning, chemical treatment cleaning and mechanical cleaning.What is a cleaning solvent? Solvents are compounds that can be used to dissolve, soften, melt or extract another compound. Solvents are divided ...
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The History of Spherical Rod Ends

The WWII happened 80 years ago, but because of the trauma it caused, people still cannot help shivering when they are talking about it. However, if we look at the war from a different perspective, we will make different discoveries. War is the catalyst of technology: penicillin, radar, computer, nuclear energy… Many of the technologies that changed our lives today ...
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SYZ Machine at 2018 SEMA SHOW

Year 2018 SYZ attend SEMA Show. Full sizes of loader slot rod ends, 2-piece rod ends, 3-piece rod ends, COM-T spherical bearings, tie rod ends, ball joints, rack ends, tie rods, adjust linkages, misalignment spacers, tube adapters, rebuildable joint, clevis, were on display ...
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Shopping Guide–Spherical Plain Bearings

Spherical Plain Bearings Spherical Plain Bearings are made of a large variety of materials. They are designed to work under nearly any kind of operating environment. SYZ Machine has a complete product line offering spherical plain bearings in both inch and metric. SYZ’s High Quality Bearings are qualified for heavy duty, off highway vehicles, agricultural-equipment and robotics. Characteristics of Spherical ...
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The Heat Treatment Process of Bearing Steels

When Rod End Bearing Steels are soft and unhardened. Engineers refer to this structure as being in the pearlite state. People must heat the bearing steel to a very high temperature. And then cool it down rapidly so as to harden it. Bearing Steels will transform from pearlite to austenite when the temperature reaches 1,750 F. After a rapid cooling ...
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Rod Ends, Spherical Plain Bearings: Let SYZ Machine Find the Right Part For You

SYZ Machine offers nearly 1,000 products of Rod Ends and Spherical Plain Bearings. Who are ideal for off-highway applications, racing vehicles, agriculture and so on. Our bearing experts and engineers will help you to make cost-effective solutions according to your unique specifications. In the mean time, our customer service agent will guide your buying to make sure that you have ...
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Different Types of Rod End Bearing Lubricants

Rod End Bearing Lubricants has a very important role in the expected life and performance of Rod End Bearings. The most important task of rod ends Bearing Lubricants are to reduce friction and prevent wear. Bearing Lubrication designed for special environments will provide a load bearing wear protective film. Besides, the lubricant needs to lower the temperature and prevent the ...
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Causes of Bearing Failure

When Rod End Bearings (heim joints) failed to reach their expected life or performance level, there will be profound and long-lasting consequences. The following are main reasons of Bearing Failure. The entrance of dirt and other objects into the rod end bearings will cause contamination failure. Scratches, pits and lapping of the race ways are often the results of it ...
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Benefits Of Titanium Rod Ends

Titanium rod ends have been used for decades in high-end applications. Compared with rod ends made of other materials, they have the following advantages: Titanium Rod Ends are Tough. When a pistol bullet hit aluminum, fractures radiate at the speed of sound and the bullet blows on through. But when the bullet hits tough titanium with the same thickness, it ...
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How Automotive Suspension System Works

Today we’re going to be talking a little bit about automotive suspensions and how they work to smoothen the ride of your car. There are mainly three purposes of the automotive suspension system. First, they support the  weight of the vehicle. Second, they maintain accurate tire contact with the ground. And third, they absorb any shock that you get through ...
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Symptoms that You Should Change Your Ball Joints

As we are driving down the road, maybe our car wants to pull to one side and we correct it. Say it’s pulling to the right, we turn it to the left. Now it pulls to the left and then we have to correct it and it goes back to the right. So you’re going down the road just see-sawing ...
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Ball joints, Their Critical Function in Your Suspension

A ball joint is is a connection that is flexible. And it allows movement of the two parts of that connection in more than one direction at the same time. What a ball joint do is really simple. First, they hold the wheel to the car. As you can see in your car, the knuckle that the wheel  attached to ...
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Different Types of Suspension Joints#2–Heim Joints

Heim joints are also known as rod ends. There’s a lot of different versions of these leases by SYZ Machine. There’s other companies out there that make them but SYZ is probably one of the best that you can get. There are really high-end rod ends and there’s kind of low buck cheap versions that aren’t going to last very ...
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Different Kind of Suspension Joints #1 –Jonny Joints and Bushings

Bushings: Say you have a link suspension like on a Jeep Wrangler TJ or JK or on the back of a Toyota 4runner or those new dodge trucks. A lot of the linked suspensions are basically a bar and then at the end it has some sort of joint that has to flex. Most of the OEMs will use a ...
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Benefits and Drawbacks to Different Types of Suspension Joints #2

SYZ Rebuildable Joint Re-buildable Rod End. Re-buildable rod end gives you adjustment in the suspension thanks to the threaded shank. It is to articulate because the stainless steel inner ball is hourglass-shaped designed to let the suspension move. There are two Delrin sliders inside that if they ever worn out. You can disassemble the joint and replace them. Those Delrin sliders ...
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Benefits and Drawbacks to Different Types of Suspension Joints #1

Benefits and Drawbacks to Different Types of Suspension Joints #1 –Rubber Joints No matter what type of link suspension you are building. There’s going to have to be some type of suspension joint at the end of each suspension link to allow the suspension to move. Now there’s many different types and there’s benefits and drawbacks for each one.   ...
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5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #5

Important Details when Using Rod End Bearing #5 –Use a Manufacturer’s Catalog If you need to choose a rod end bearing for some application, where do you go to determine the specifications of a suitable unit? I am going to use the SYZ Machine as an example of why using a manufacturer’s catalog is a great method for selecting a ...
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5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #4

Important Details when Using Rod End Bearings #4 –The Witness Hole   Many rod end bearings have tiny holes at the base of their body, this is the witness hole. Its purpose is to allow you to easily check whether you have enough threads inserted into the body for a full strength connection. Check to see daylight through. Or better ...
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5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #3

Important Details when Using Rod End Bearings #3 — Use large Washers under the bolt head     Use large washers under the bolt head to guard against the bearing falling out of the side of its body. Nothing is perfect and if there were a failure such that the bearing fell out, could your bolts slip through the hole ...
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5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #2

5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #2 –Clamp the Ball Bearing   Be sure to securely clamp your components to the ball bearing in order to utilize the bearing. Some builders mistakenly make connections to the rod end bearing with bolts that are purposely set loose even with capsulated nuts and cotter pins. You don’t want a ...
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5 Things You Must Know When Using Rod Ends #1

  Have you ever wondered why you always find a jam nut installed on the threaded rod? It is not there to keep the rod from twisting out from the bearing body. As in most installations the attachment points keep this from happening. For example,  in this installation the bearing and the rod cannot rotate as they are locked in place ...
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How to Choose High Quality Rod Ends

Rod end bearing is an indispensable part of many mechanical equipment. It can be used in various fields from medical devices and packaging to automobiles and office technology. As a professional rod end bearing manufacturer, SYZ Machine is committed to providing high quality products to consumers from all over the world. In machinery industry,  bearings are extremely important. It enables ...
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Where Do We Use Rod Ends?

Applications of Rod End Bearings Rod end bearings are used at the end of cylinders, linkages, rods and shafts to enable rotations between connecting parts. They generally consist of a spherical inner ring and a hole for mounting shafts. Applications: Rod end bearings are widely used in aerospace, agricultural machinery, automotive, military, automation equipment and many other fields. Most rod ...
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The History of Rod Ends

AM Rod Ends Although the WWII happened 80 years ago, but because of the trauma it caused, people still cannot help shivering when they are talking it. However, if we look at the war from a different perspective, we will make different discoveries. War is the catalyst of technology, penicillin, radar, computer, nuclear energy… Many of the technologies that changed ...
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Rod Ends Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast

Overview: Rod ends also known as heim joints or rose joints are a type of bearing used in oscillating assemblies to reduce friction. It consists of a bearing mostly spherical, in the eye-shaped head of the rod end housing with integral shank. The rod ends misalign axially and thus allows the machinery to work efficiently even under misaligned or oscillating ...
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Why are Rod Ends and Spherical Bearings Teflon Lined?

A PTFE liner in a spherical bearing or rod end is a component that allows the unit to be “self-lubricating”. Metal on metal bearings need to be lubricated. In certain applications this can be difficult to accomplish. Grease lubrication attracts dirt and may prematurely wear apposing metal surfaces. Excessive wear will produce increased fatigue and ultimately leads to an expensive ...
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What is inside a Johnny Joint?

This question comes up a lot, so I thought I’d start a thread that may hopefully help out. A Johnny Joint is either come as a fixed housing Weld on style like on an upper axle mount or they come as the type with the threaded section for use with an adjustable arm. The Johnny joint is a very large, ...
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What is a heim joint

A rod end bearing, also known as a heim joint (N. America) or rose joint (U.K. and elsewhere), is a mechanical articulating joint. Such joints are used on the ends of control rods, steering links, tie rods, or anywhere a precision articulating joint is required, and where a clevis end (which requires perfect 90 degree alignment between the attached shaft and the second component) is unsuitable. A ball swivel with an opening ...
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