What is a spherical plain bearing

What is a spherical plain bearing?

Spherical Bearings are consist of an inner ring with a sphere convex outside surface and a outer ring with concave inside surface.  They are also called Spherical Plane Bearing, Spherical ball bushing bearings and Ball Bushings.

what is a rod end bearing

What is a rod end bearing?

A Rod End Bearing is also called as heim joint or rose joint. It consists of a spherical bearing in an eye-shaped head of the rod end housing and used on the ends of control rods, steering links and tie rods.  Rod Ends allow tie rods to perform a rotation in a precise and controlled manner.