Bearings

The spherical bearings and rod ends are designed and produced to withstand high loads, high temperature environments, vibration and corrosion. These bearings and rod ends are used in all types of aircraft applications such as nose and main landing gears, engine mounts, flight control surfaces, doors, etc.

Trunnion Bearings
• Utilized extensively in landing gear applications
• Provide high load-carrying capabilities and allowance for misalignment
• Designed for corrosive and demanding working environments
• Produced for maximum lubrication of all critical internal surfaces
• Allow for removal and replacement of spherical ball - reducing downtime and lowering maintenance costs
• Materials include:
- Ball: Copper Beryllium
- Race: 17-4PH and 15-5PH
• Bore size range: 0.500” to 10.000”

Rod Ends and Links
• Designed for primary and utility actuation, engine controls, and various other engine and airframe applications
• Used in elevated temperature environments
• Provide high load-carrying capabilities and allowance for misalignment
• Available with internal and external thread configurations
• Manufactured with externally threaded rod ends that are rolled for higher strength
• Allow for removal and replacement of spherical ball - reducing downtime and lowering maintenance costs
• Materials include:
- Ball: Stellite®, Copper Beryllium, Inconel® 718 and A286
- Race: 17-4PH,15-5PH, Inconel® 718 and A286
• Bore size range: 0.125” to 2.000”

Split Ball Bearings
• Used in secondary flight control systems, including leading edge slats, trailing edge flaps, and flight control actuators
• Designed for applications with dynamic or static loads that produce small relative motion between the ball and race
• Offer superior race to ball conformity and more resistance to contamination
• Provide high load-carrying capabilities and allowance for misalignment
• Manufactured with split ball that is replaceable without removing the bearing outer race from the housing - reducing downtime and lowering maintenance costs
• Materials include:
- Ball: Stellite®, Copper Beryllium, Inconel® 718 and A286
- Race: 17-4PH, 15-5PH, Inconel® 718 and A286
• Bore size range: 0.500” to 10.000”



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