For a good eight decades now, we have been involved in the production of rod ends and spherical plain bearings.
While these elements, with integral self-aligning ball bearings, were originally used under the name of the company founder, SCHLEGEL, only in the aircraft industry, DURBAL heavy-duty rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearing have now become well-known for their quality, reliability and prevision in all industrial sectors.
As a member of the Nadella Group, DURBAL Metallwarenfabrik GmbH and the entire DURBAL team stand by the production site in Öhringen, which has been our home since 1959.
Rod ends & spherical plain bearings in PREMIUM-, CLASSIC and BASIC-Line
Since 1979 the name of DURBAL has been a byword for the highest quality, reliability and precision in all areas relating to turning, tilting and swivelling movements, the applications in which our heavy-duty rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearings are used.
Wolfgang Schlegel was the founder of the company. He was an amateur pilot and one day had the ambitious idea of creating a perfect product. He developed a rod end with integral self-aligning ball bearing, actuator rod and flight control rod for aviation.
Our DURBAL brand product portfolio in the DURBAL Premium Line, DURBAL Classic Line and DURBAL Basic Line covers a very broad range, enabling us to supply to a wide variety of industrial sectors, concentrating on packaging, food processing and mechanical engineering.
DURBAL develops and produces high quality sliding- and antifriction bearing rod ends and spherical plain bearings for the mechanical engineering, packaging and food industries. We offer a very broad portfolio and we produce a catalogue of approx. 2,200 standard articles.