Shim washers have a variety of uses in a variety of different applications, but why should you use them? And what are the advantages of using shim washer kits in your equipment or machinery?

Why Purchase Shim Washer Kits?shim washer kits

So what is a shim washer and why should you purchase shim washer kits? Basically, shims are used as compensators in mating components, their purpose being to absorb tolerances. They have several advantages, the main ones being that they reduce costs, they reduce manufacturing time, and they come in a variety of types so that you’ll always be able to get one to fit your needs.

But how do they reduce costs, exactly? Time is money, and the manufacturing time is significantly reduced as the shims eliminate the need for precision machined components in order for the assembly to function properly. They also lower maintenance costs as they are durable and long lasting, reducing tolerance requirements for the components. As well as this, they stop the machine from deteriorating, lengthening the life of the machinery and acting as a low-cost way of taking the damage that would otherwise affect the equipment itself – the shims can be sacrificed and easily replaced when needed, saving wear and tear on the assemblies.

So where should you go for your shim needs? Our company, Stephens Gaskets, will provide you with quality shim washer kits.

Because we have been around for so long – nearly seventy years – our team have become experts in determining the appropriate specifications for every job and tailoring our products to each individual customer’s requirements. While based in Oldbury, we serve all kinds of businesses and business sectors all over the UK, and have built up a large and loyal customer base since our formation all those years ago.

At Stephens Gaskets, we can help you no matter what your requirements, so get in touch today to learn more about our shim washer kits and other products. To talk to one of our shim washer experts, give us a call, send us an email, or fill in the form on the contact site and we’ll get right back to you. Our service team are happy to help you in any way they can, no matter what your needs or requirements.

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