Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are proud to offer a wide range of quality slotted shim washers in a variation of sizes, thicknesses and materials. From slotted shims to alignment shims, we understand that every requirement for a shim can be different from the next. So, we aim to create quality shims in as many different variations as we can. We do this by working with lots of different materials including copper, steel, plastic, aluminium, stainless steel, and rubber. 

 

What are slotted shim washers?

Slotted shim washers are made from a variety of materials, depending on the job in hand. They have machined notches that allow them to slip into machinery components. They are usually used for spacing, alignment, or other fixture adjustments. A slotted shim may be made from metal, such as steel, stainless steel, or aluminium. They can also be made from plastic, copper or rubber. However, our stainless steel slotted shim is extremely popular. This is due to its hard wearing durable qualities. 

 

What is a slotted shim used for?

Slotted shims are useful when it comes to improving poorly fitted components inside a piece of machinery, or to prolong the life of a piece of machinery. Unnecessary gaps between components inside a machine can cause a lot of movement. In turn, this can reduce the effectiveness of it. If the components are free to move around, it can cause friction between the parts. This can ultimately damage the machine, and speed up general wear and tear. If enough damage is caused from the loose fitting components, the machine’s safety and productivity can be compromised. It could end up being dangerous and/or expensive to fix.

By using shims to fill in the gap, you create a much tighter fitting alignment between the components. This will limit the risk of friction between parts. It will also reduce the chances of unnecessary damage to your machine. 

 

Why choose Stephens Gaskets?

At Stephens Gaskets we pride ourselves on producing quality slotted shim washers. Our customers keep on coming back. That’s because we offer a very quick lead time on the quotation and a rapid turnaround on actually producing the parts. If it’s for a breakdown or a last minute job for one of our customer’s customers, we will prioritise it. We pride ourselves on helping our customers to help their customers. 

 

Call us today!

Our team has years of experience in the industry. As leading shim manufacturers and shim suppliers, we can help you with any shim requirements you might have.

If you would like to find out more about our slotted shim washers, head to our website today. Or, call us on 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. 

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on laminated shim washers

 

 

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk