UK shim washers can be purchased from a wide range of suppliers – including Stephens Gaskets. With over fifty years of experience in the industry, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading shim washers’ suppliers.
What are shim washers?
A shim washer is a small round component that is designed to be fitted into the inside of a piece of machinery. Shim washers are designed and manufactured to specific dimensions so that they can be used to fill excess gaps in assemblies and fittings. There are lots of different parts and structures inside machinery that all have to work together to make it run correctly and safely. Inside a mechanical device, naturally, gaps can sometimes occur between different parts. These gaps provide space for parts to move around and hit into each other – potentially jeopardising the safety and performance of the device. In addition to this, friction damage can also be caused which can lead to a decrease in the machine’s lifespan. People use shim washers to fill these gaps, which therefore helps to prevent unnecessary movement from the components. By filling the space between two components with a shim washer, you can create a tighter fitting alignment and help to enhance the safety and performance of the device.
UK Shim Washers at Stephens Gaskets
Stephens Gaskets specialises in the manufacturing of shim washers in the UK and can create the parts in a wide variety of sizes, thicknesses, and materials. As highly experienced shim washers’ manufacturers, we strive to meet as many different requirements as we can, and we do this by offering both a generic and bespoke manufacturing service. The variants of a shim washer will depend on the environment or application it is going to be used within – for example, some will need to be corrosion resistant, while others will need to be an electrical insulator. Metals such as stainless steel are one of the most common materials to manufacture shim washers from, but they can be made from other materials too; such as cork, rubber and plastic. Shim washers may be required to bear the weight of constant impact, so the material, its measurements, and its thickness will be influenced by the type of machinery it’s being used inside of.
Bespoke Shim Washers
If you are looking to buy shim washers in a specific size then here at Stephens Gaskets, we can help. Alongside offering shim washers in a wide scope of pre-cut generic sizes, we can also create custom-made shim washers – these can be created specifically to your required measurements. Our bespoke service means that no matter how intricate the sizes you require are – we’ll be able to accommodate your requirements and at the most competitive prices too.
If you would like to find out more information about our UK Shim Washers, head to our website today. Alternatively, call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and experienced team.
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