Shim Washer Assortment: we know from our previous blog post that a shim washer, or support washer, is a buffer – rather like the cartilage in your joints – between two other components in a system, preventing unnecessary wear and tear. Each shim washer must compliment the material of the components either side of it – there’s no use having a shim washer that’s too soft or too malleable between two metal components, or a washer that’s too hard and rigid in a joint that needs to move.

Particular jobs require shim washers that meet particular specifications, like a high resistance to acids, oils or fuels, or excellent tolerance to extremes of temperature. They are often made of carbon spring steel, meaning that they are supportive, flexible, and hard wearing – exactly what you need in a shim washer. But why use them? For one thing, they reduce repair costs and other costs involved with maintenance, as you won’t have to constantly keep checking them, and for another thing, there is a wide range of shim washers available, no matter what your needs or requirements.

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Often a variety of shim washers in a variety of materials are required to keep a machine or series of machines running at optimum capacity. This is where the shim washer assortment from Stephens Gaskets Limited comes in. Since shim washers come in all shapes, sizes and materials, at Stephens Gaskets, we can provide a shim washer assortment to fulfil all of your shim washer needs.

Because we have been around for so long – nearly seventy years – our team at Stephens Gaskets have become experts in determining the appropriate specifications for every job and tailoring our products to each individual customer’s requirements. With an extensive production capability comprising four thousand existing presses – which range from hand tooling presses to high volume presses – we are confident that we can deliver any bespoke shim washer to your own particular needs.

We are based in Oldbury and can help you no matter what your requirements, so get in touch today to learn more about our shim washer assortment and other products. We are ISO accredited, and we guarantee that all of our products are of the highest quality, safe, and reliable. To find out more, give us a call or an email, or fill in the form on the contact site, and we’ll get right back to you.

Read our previous blog here…. Stainless Steel uses at Stephens Gaskets

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