Shim washers are also often referred to as support washers. They are small washers which are commonly used to take up excess play or fill gaps. Especially in engineering environments and bearing assemblies. Shim washers properties – most commonly made of carbon spring steel, which gives them a number of benefits. These include being flexible and supportive as well as heard wearing. Stephens Gaskets are shim washer manufacturers.
Stephens Gaskets – Shim Washer Manufacturers
It is also common for shims to be used as compensators, which absorb tolerances and friction between two components. This ensures that the components themselves are protected and don’t need to be machined for a perfect fit, Therefore you save on time and manufacturing costs. It also means that only the shims need to be replaced, as opposed to the parts themselves. Reducing service and maintenance costs means that shims are a fantastic way of making servicing and maintenance much easier. Time constraints are also minimised, with machinery and parts being preserved for longer.
Made To Suit Your Needs
Shim washers are available in a number of different materials. From nylon to brass shim washers. Some specific materials are more suitable for a particular purpose. Sometimes the shims need to be waterproof, resistant to chemicals or provide particular thermal properties. We also provide them in a range of thicknesses, gauges and internal and external diameters in order to suit your own individual requirements and needs. It’s this ability to meet your bespoke requirements which makes us such a popular choice for custom shim washers.
Midlands Based Company – Shim washer manufacturers
Formed in 1947, we have been shim washer manufacturers ever since, making us the perfect company to put your trust in. We have a long history and a wealth of expertise, and we’re strategically placed in the West Midlands. That way we can supply our products and services quickly and efficiently to all corners of the UK. With customers all over the world we also supply much further afield. Our customers return time and time again to use our services.
We are a small company with a family ethos and a long history. Therefore we are proud to say that all of our staff are fully committed to ensuring that your customer experience is the best it possibly can be. Everyone from the factory floor to the top of the company. This enables us to provide an exceptional service and top-quality metric shim washers at very reasonable prices. We serve both new and existing customers equally whilst continuing to develop new cutting-edge products.
Take a look at our previous blog on shim washer suppliers here.