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Rod Ends and Spherical Bearings also known as "Rose Joints", along with Ball Joints, Clevises and Rod Based Linkages are proudly manufactured in the UK by Medway Linkages, the UK manufacturing division of Medway (UK) Ltd, who are one of Europe's leading manufacturers and International distributors of mechanical power transmission and motion transfer components.
From London origins more than 50 years ago the MEDWAY brand name has established itself with an enviable reputation for high quality manufactured components. These products are now in the forefront of a highly competitive and specialised industry covering a vast spectrum of applications including Agricultural, Construction, Industrial, Recreation, Medical and Automotive.
Our entire product range is backed with a comprehensive line of support services, product application, research and development, quality control procedures and an intense focus on the requirements and expectations of our customers.
We have a dedicated export department and global advisory service which operates in all major industries across 6 continents, providing support in Africa and the Middle East, Australia, Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe.
Rod end bearings are available in a wide range of designs and materials to suit light to heavy duty industrial/mechanical applications requiring low friction, and good wear resistance.
Both male rod ends and female rod ends are available with either metric or imperial threads and bore sizes. A wide choice of bearing liners are available including, GR-Nylon, Polyurethane, Bronze, Steel/PTFE. Internationally patented designs offer maintenance free options suitable for high precision motion transfer applications and extended life.
Metric rod ends are based on DIN 648 specifications and imperial rod ends are based on SAE J1120 specification. All products are ELV and RoHS compliant.
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Medway studded rod end bearings are available in both metric and imperial sizes, they are based on the above specification but with the addition of a male stud added to the bore, a wide range of studs are available.
All products are ELV and RoHS compliant.
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Spherical bearings are available in a wide range of designs and materials to suit light to heavy duty industrial/mechanical applications requiring low friction and good wear resistance.
They are available with either metric or imperial bore sizes and a wide choice of bearing liners including, GR-Nylon, Polyurethane, Bronze, Steel/PTFE.Metric rod ends are based on DIN 648 specifications and imperial rod ends are based on SAE J1120 specification. All products are ELV and RoHS compliant. Metric rod ends are based on DIN 648 specifications and imperial rod ends are based on SAE J1120 specification. All products are ELV and RoHS compliant.
Metric spherical bearings are based on DIN 648 and imperial spherical bearings are based on SAE J1120.
All products are ELV and RoHS compliant.
Download spherical bearing catalogue
Our range of ball joints extends to eleven different types all having been designed for a specific purpose or application, smooth action, severe wear conditions, vibration and shock loads are examples of these applications.
Materials include light-weight nylon, die cast Zinc alloy, steel and stainless steel are available in styles incorporating retaining springs, safety clips, swaging, nylon liners and detachable studs.
Metric ball-joints are based on DIN 71802 and DIN 71803 and imperial ball-joints are based on SAE J 490 specification.
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Clevis joints, also known as 'yoke' or fork' ends, are available in both metric and imperial thread and hole sizes. In addition to our standard range, we have produced over 2000 different designs to suit individual customer requirements.
Folding spring pins along with standard Clevis pins are available to ease assembly of clevises with their mating parts as well as 2 designs of safety clips.
Metric clevis components are based on DIN 1752 and imperial clevises are based on DIN 71802.
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Medway is the UK's market leader for linkage related components such as rod end bearings, ball joints and clevises as shown above, but in addition we are able to produce a wide range of custom made linkage assemblies to suit individual customer requirements.
Our rod-based linkage assemblies comprise typically of a linkage rod, and two linkage components. An example would be a formed rod with a clevis at one end and a rod end bearing at the other. The centres of the components might be set to a pre-determined distance.
Such assemblies are used in a wide variety of applications, agricultural and construction equipment, hospital beds, stair-lifts, road sweepers, shopping scooters, motor-sport, position sensors, lawn mowers, luxury cars... and so on. Medway linkages are used in almost every conceivable engineering application, and supplied to some of the worlds most highly renowned original equipment manufacturers.
Our design department have worked on 1000's of linkage assemblies and they are on hand to assist you with your design and application requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your application.
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