From our original offering of one series of rod ends, the Aurora line now encompasses over 30 series of rod ends and spherical bearings, the widest selection in the industry. From economy commercial bearings, to premium grade, we've got it all.
The Aurora Bearing product line features over twenty-five different standard series of rod ends in inch, or imperial, and metric dimensions. From the economy commercial CM series through the performance racing PRM series, Aurora has a standard catalog series bearing for every rod end need.
Products range in the inch dimension series from 1/8 to 2 inch bore size, with threads from 6-32 through 2"-12. Metric series Dimensions follow DIN 648 schedule K. All series with the exception of the CM/CW-M are available in fine thread styles as well. Products range in bore and thread size from 3mm through 30mm.
All feature one-piece, full swage steel raceway construction, with the exception of the SPM/SPW series, which feature a proprietary low friction high wear resistance molded liner. Aurora PTFE liners are available in most series.
The sixteen series of Aurora spherical bearings all incorporate the single-piece race type construction, providing excellent ball-to-race conformity and structural integrity, along with the advantages of metal-to-metal contact between bearing components. Standard race materials are low carbon, heat treated alloy or stainless steel. Balls are precision ground alloy or stainless steel. Metal on metal race units can be re-lubricated through an annular groove in the outer race with two interconnecting holes positioned at 180 degrees, while a self lubricating PTFE to metal interface may also be optionally specified in many series. Inch or imperial sizes range from 3/16 inch through 6 inch bore, metrics from 3 through 160 mm.