Astro is now fully qualified and is currently the only approved source for the CRES
(Stainless Steel) self lubricating rod end series, AS81935/6, /7, and /9 (the /8 series has not been released by the ACBG group). Rod ends manufactured to this new standard are a safer and cleaner alternative to AS81935/1, /2, /4, and /5 rod ends, which are Cadmium plated. AS81935/6, /7, and /9 rod end bodies are manufactured from corrosion resistant Ph13-8Mo Stainless Steel. Ball components can also be made of Ph13-8Mo Stainless Steel for added corrosion resistance.
To learn more, contact the Astro Division of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, 155 Lexington Drive, Laconia, NH 03458, 603.524.0004, www.nhbb.com.
Hans M. Baker