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Production and Development


The main advantage of DURBAL lies in its commitment to sustainability.

On the one hand, this is reflected in its long-standing tradition, its close relationship with its employees, customers, suppliers and finally in the quality of its products. On the other hand, the company’s wide expertise involving “everything to do with rod ends and spherical plain bearings” is of course handed down from generation to generation of employees.

Much of the machining of our forged parts to produce the DURBAL Premium Line and DURBAL Classic Line installation-ready precision parts is done using special machines and tools specially developed and manufactured by us. In the processes involving turning, milling and hard turning, too, the very latest technologies, designed to the exact requirements of our production systems, are used for maximum precision and economic efficiency. At Durbal, we have therefore long used the latest high speed cutting technology for turning processing. By offering system components, we are also in a position to satisfy our customers’ individual wishes or to work with our customers to develop appropriate solutions in the areas of technical applications involving turning, tilting and swivelling movements.

Heat treatment, galvanisation and coating techniques are delivered in close cooperation with suppliers with whom we have worked for many years.

Work with especially demanding quality requirements, e.g. inserting the self-aligning roller bearings in the heavy-duty antifriction bearing rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearings of our DURBAL Premium Line, continues to be carried out manually on our own premises for good reason. Assembly is carried out in specifically adapted processes at ergonomically designed workstations. We ensure the consistently high quality standards of our products by means of interim and final inspections during the course of these processes.

At the Öhringen site we produce precision products on a daily basis – including heavy-duty rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearings in both Standard and stainless steel variants from 5 mm up to 60 mm diameter. Approx. 500,000 finished parts are produced here each year.