Bearing and Housing Unit: SKF bearing units typically consist of a bearing, seal, lubricant and shaft locking mechanism. The units are preassembled and adjusted at the factory. These ready to mount units are available with either ball or roller bearings. In addition to standard all steel units, SKF has more focused standard products – which target a particular industry – like the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries where, for example, special materials, lubricants, seals and housings are needed.
Rod ends requiring maintenance
Rod ends consist of an eye-shaped head with integral shank which forms a housing for a standard spherical plain bearing. As a rule, rod ends are available with left or right-hand female (internal) or male (external) threads to ISO 965/1:1980. Where rod ends are needed for specific applications – primarily those where a rod end is attached to the end of a piston rod or at the base of a hydraulic cylinder – rod ends are available with slotted shank and compressible threaded section or with a “welding shank” i.e. a shank suitable for welding to another component.