Shim washers are also often referred to as support washers, and 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, including being flexible and supportive as well as heard wearing.
Stephens Gaskets – Shim Washer Manufacturers
It is also common for shims to be used as compensators, which absorb tolerances and friction between two components, ensuring that the components themselves are protected and don’t need to be machined for a perfect fit, which saves on time and manufacturing costs. It also means that only the shims need to be replaced, as opposed to the parts themselves, which reduces service and maintenance costs and means that shims are a fantastic way of reducing costs and 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, right through from brass to nylon shim washers. Some specific materials being more suitable for a particular purpose, for example if 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
We were formed in 1947, and 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, which means we can supply our products and services quickly and efficiently to all corners of the UK. We also supply much further afield, with customers all over the world returning time and time again to use our services.
As a small company with a family ethos and a long history, 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, right from the factory floor to the top of the company. This enables us to provide an exceptional service and top-quality products at very reasonable prices, serving 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.