Shims are commonly used for aligning or spacing between two components or surfaces to allow for wear compensation or tolerance accumulation (dimensional variance). The process of placing and removing pieces of shim for alignment acquired the name “shimming”. Similarly shims are used for bearing adjustment. Shims can be manufactured from various materials and take many profiles.
Laminated shims provide peelable layers allowing for variable thicknesses to reduce working time, and the necessity to stock a large variety of shim thicknesses. Laminated shims can also be used to remove the wear out of rotating shafts and adjusting the tolerances on the top and bottom of the alignment.
Most commonly used in Construction, Aerospace. Automotive and Agriculture Engineering, and composites.
Industries & Applications
|Bearings||Steel (CS4 CR4)|
|Pumps and Motors||Brass|
|Automobile||Alignment (Slotted Shims, Foot Shims)|
|Food Industry||Washers (DIN & Bespoke)|
|Machine Tools||Arbour Spacing|
|Tabbed Shim / Washers|