Slotted shims are just one of the many types of shims we manufacture and supply here at Stephens Gaskets. As a company with over sixty years of experience in the trade, we offer wide variations of our products so that plenty of different clients and industries can take advantage of our mechanical solutions. We strive to offer a service that starts before the checkout, lending our own expert advice and knowledge to ensure our clients leave with a component that meets each and every one of their requirements.
What is the purpose of a shim?
Shims are small circular parts that are specifically designed to fit into a mechanical device to fill a gap. The interior of a piece of machinery is often clustered with many different parts however sometimes if there is gap, it can cause the parts to move around and potentially damage the device. By fitting a shim into the space of a gap, you will create a tighter fitting alignment between the parts and reduce any unnecessary movement – decreasing the risk of wear and tear.
Slotted Shims at Stephens Gaskets
As leading slotted shims suppliers we can design on site and can produce in a whole range of materials to be used in a variety of applications – both industrial and commercial. As a leading slotted shim manufacturer, we appreciate the importance of quality when it comes to shims which is why here at Stephens Gaskets, quality control remains a number one priority in production.
Shims – Endless varieties!
Being a highly experienced shim supplier, we want to offer mechanical solutions to as many clients as we can – we achieve this through supplying endless variations of our shims. Customers’ can pick from an extensive list of shim material including rubber, foam, aluminium, leather, plastic, steel and many more. In addition to this, we can also create custom shims through our bespoke service; this service enlists the help of an industrial laser cutting machine that cuts shims into the exact measurements which are required. Our bespoke laser cutting service is perfect for those who are looking for a more intricately sized component that cannot be found within our range of pre-cut shims – here at Stephens Gaskets the varieties of shims are endless!
Contact us today
Head to our website if you would like to find out more about our slotted shims services or call 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 the Advantage of Laser Cutting.