In 1971 a new company entered the rod end and spherical bearing marketplace. Founded by a group of bearing professionals with backgrounds in all aspects of the rod end and spherical bearing industry, this new firm, Aurora Bearing Company, soon became a major force in the rod end industry.
The 2-piece design CM/CW series rod ends introduced Aurora to the U.S. market. The design was not a new idea, but it took the engineering and manufacturing expertise of the new company to make it a commercially available and economical product. Now offered by most rod end manufacturers in the United States, the 2-piece, all steel rod end is now the standard economy/commercial bearing in the U.S. market.
As Aurora quickly became known for a high quality engineered product and a strong commitment to customer service, the firm dramatically increased its product range and market coverage and now serves nearly every industrial and aerospace market. These markets include among others: textile and packaging machinery, machine tools, business machines, recreation and exercise equipment, agricultural and off highway vehicles, commercial transportation and high-performance racing vehicles as well as military equipment and commercial air and spacecraft.
Over the years, Aurora Bearing has retained its original business philosophy of furnishing a high-quality product at competitive prices. In addition, the company’s initial goals of providing prompt delivery and furnishing service with a personal touch have been rigidly maintained.
Aurora Bearing offers a complete line of standard rod end and spherical bearings. We also design and manufacture spherical bearings to meet a variety of applications that require custom engineered units or special materials.
Now marketing products worldwide, Aurora Bearing fields a very competent sales force that is available to assist and provide you with a practical and sound solution to rod end and spherical bearing application problems and challenges.
From design to manufacturing to testing, Aurora Bearing has the technology to produce the highest quality bearings in the world. Utilizing 2-D Cad packages, as well as 3-D modeling capabilities, Aurora Bearing engineers have the tools to design any part to meet your needs. Our manufacturing facility uses machinery such as CNC lathes, hydraulic presses, and laser markers to produce everything from the simplest to the most complex parts. Our Quality Assurance department verifies the accuracy of our manufacturing methods with such equipment as a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), optical comparator, and various testing machines to ensure our customers receive the highest quality parts. Aurora Bearing Company is constantly searching for new technologies to bring you, the customer, the highest quality parts and service.
Our Engineering Expertise
Aurora Bearing Company has come to be known a world leader in the rod end and spherical bearing industry. Our highly knowledgeable engineering staff is always ready to assist in applications where motion transfer is needed. In the early 1970’s Aurora pioneered the application of mass production techniques to the two-piece rod end design, introducing this type of bearing to many commercial and industrial applications. With over 125 years of combined experience in the bearing industry, our engineers have the expertise and field experience necessary to assist with design, troubleshooting, or to simply answer any question you may have about rod ends or spherical bearings. Our engineers will work with you to develop practical, cost-effective solutions to all of your bearing needs.