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Ball Joints

Our engineers have been responsible for many innovations in ball joint design, manufacture and use of materials. One of the most significant is the two-component ball joint, consisting only of a ball stud and housing. Cost was reduced so dramatically, ball joints began to be used for applications previously not feasible due to their relatively high cost. Another innovation is the pre-lubricated socket, which prolongs life and assures smooth, reliable operation. Our ball joints and assemblies are utilized for a variety of applications.

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Specifications

Part Construction Materials Options Available Sizes
Housing Ball Race
SR-G Retaining Ring LC Steel LC Steel LH
Thread
10-32, 1/4-28, 5/16-24, 3/8-24,
1/2-20, 5/8-18
R-G Staked LC Steel LC Steel LH
Thread
10-32, 1/4-28, 5/16-24, 3/8-24,
7/16-20, 1/2-20
S Spring Retained LC Steel LC Steel LH
Thread
10-32, 1/4-28
SS Spring Retained LC Steel LC Steel LH
Thread
1/4-28, 5/16-24, 3/8-24
SC Spring Clip LC Steel LC Steel LH
Thread
10-32, 1/4-28

Performance Comparison

Part Economy Load Capability- Tensile Strength Load Capability- Ball Pull Out Corrosion Resistance Vibration Resistance Wear Resistance Lubrication Break-away Torque Ball Clearance (Play)
SR-G ball joint ball joint
R-G
S ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint
SS ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint
SC ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint ball joint