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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Rod ends from igubal® are self-lubricating and maintenance-free

Our igubal® rod end bearings (both the spherical ball and its housing) are designed with our high-performance, self-lubricating plastic materials for dry-running operation. They don’t require any external lubricants, which enables the system to be maintenance-free and resistant to dirt and dust. Our rod ends are also corrosion resistant, lightweight, vibration-damping, and highly rigid and durable. igubal® compensates for misalignment errors as well as edge loads. It’s suitable for rotating, oscillating and linear movements. We rigorously test our rod ends each year inside of our 41,000ft2 test lab in Germany. The data is stored in our online service life calculator, which you can use to calculate how many hours a specific rod end is expected to last inside your application. It takes just a few minutes. Simply enter your requirements and see your results instantly. Click the button below to try it out today!

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EBLM: Rod end with female thread

  • Spherical ball material: iglide® L280
  • Housing material:  igumid G
  • Resistant to dirt, dust, lint, corrosion and chemicals
  • High vibration-damping and lightweight
  • For rotating, oscillating and linear movements


KBRM CL: Rod end with female thread

  • Spherical ball material: RN248KM
  • Simplified assembly due to hexagonal housing
  • Direct locking due to molded nut
  • Heavy-duty, high durability in varying loads
  • High vibration damping and very lightweight


KARM: Rod end bearing with stainless steel sleeve

  • Spherical ball material: iglide® L280 with stainless steel sleeve for higher tightening torque
  • Thread direction:  right hand
  • Heavy-duty, lightweight, high vibration-damping
  • Resistant to dirt, dust, corrosion and chemicals


KARM: Rod end bearing with male thread

  • Spherical ball material: iglide® L280
  • Thread direction:  right hand
  • Housing material:  igumid G
  • High durability in varying loads
  • For rotating, oscillating and linear movements


EBLM: Rod end with female thread

  • Rod end with female thread
  • Thread direction:  left-hand
  • Housing material: igumid G
  • Heavy duty and lightweight
  • Vibration damping, maintenance-free


EBRM: Rod end with female thread

  • Spherical ball iglide® FC180
  • Blue color is detectable, ideal for food industry
  • Made of materials according to FDA and EU 10/2011
  • igumid FC housing
  • Dimensional E series according to DIN ISO 12240


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For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Product Manager - Startups Business Units


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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