Shims are probably the most important industrial component you never think much about. Well you should.
Our shims fill tiny, unseen spaces, often between two moving components in machines that manufacture a myriad of products.
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As shim manufacturers, our products are used to absorb the different types of friction and tolerances, the ultimate wear and tear that exists between components. And it’s a truism that components are often not particularly well manufactured to fit together perfectly. Indeed, to achieve this would be far too costly and time inefficient, so our shims do the job perfectly. Filling those gaps to ensure that moving machine parts perform to their maximum capacity.
Also as shim suppliers we understand that all good shims should help to prolong the life of the components they’re fitted with.
High Quality Components
For a company such as Stephen’s Gaskets, considered one of the premier shim manufacturers UK, our shims come in all sizes and material; including shim steel, brass, copper, aluminium, and polyester plastic, felt and leather. Each of these materials has a different shim property that enhances their performance. As shim manufacturers, this versatility is our strength – we understand our customers’ requirements and the market.
Nevertheless, different components need shims with different properties. Brass is a popular material, for example. Brass shim properties include aspects such as non-sparking properties, which make brass shims very good for using in applications that have chemicals and explosive gases. Brass is also supple and has unique acoustic properties, so it can be used in sectors that manufacture electrical appliances. Elsewhere, aluminium is popular with industries that require shims that are non-magnetic; aluminium does not ignite easily, it has excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, reflects very well, and is corrosion resistant.
At Stephens Gaskets, we are shim suppliers who stock the widest range of shim materials, in a variety of gauges and thicknesses. We’re based in Oldbury, near Birmingham, and were established in 1947. As well as shim manufacturers UK, we export shims globally and also ring shims, precision washers, gaskets, exhaust gaskets, cylinder head gaskets, graphite gaskets and many more besides.