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STANDARD CATALOGUE AEROSPACE ROD ENDS AND CUSTOM PRODUCTS FOR CRITICAL AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

STANDARD CATALOGUE AEROSPACE ROD ENDS AND CUSTOM PRODUCTS FOR CRITICAL AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Date Published: May 25, 2023

Carter Manufacturing Ltd. supply both standard catalogue aerospace rod ends and custom-manufactured products for critical aerospace applications. These rod end bearings, widely known as spherical plain bearings, serve a multitude of functions:


 

  • Flight Controls: Bearing rod ends are extensively used in aircraft flight control systems. They provide pivotal connections between control surfaces, such as ailerons, elevators, and rudders, and the control actuators or pushrods. These bearings allow for smooth and precise movement of control surfaces, enabling pilots to manoeuvre the aircraft effectively.


 

  • Landing Gear: Rod end bearings (spherical plain bearings) are employed in the landing gear systems of aircraft. They facilitate the articulation and movement of landing gear components, such as struts, linkages, and actuation systems. These bearings ensure the smooth extension and retraction of the landing gear and provide stability during ground operations and landing.


 

  • Wing Folding Mechanisms: In certain aircraft designs, such as carrier-based or space-saving aircraft, wing folding mechanisms are used to reduce the wingspan for storage or transportation purposes. Bearing rod ends are utilized in these mechanisms to enable controlled and reliable folding and unfolding of the wings.


 

  • Engine Controls: Aerospace applications often require precise control of engine components, such as throttle systems and fuel control mechanisms. Bearing rod ends play a role in connecting and articulating these control systems, ensuring smooth and accurate movement for optimal engine performance.


 

  • Cabin Equipment: Bearing rod ends can be found in various cabin equipment installations, such as seating mechanisms, overhead compartments, and movable partitions. They provide flexible and reliable connections, allowing for adjustable and reconfigurable cabin layouts.

 

 

In critical aerospace applications, bearing rod ends must meet stringent requirements for reliability, durability, and performance under challenging conditions. They must withstand high loads, vibrations, temperature variations, and other environmental factors associated with aircraft operation. These bearings contribute to the safe and efficient functioning of flight controls, landing gear, wing systems, and other critical components in aerospace systems. For details & enquiries, please call +44 1865 821 720

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