Shim Washers are discs which compensate for axial play within a shaft or axle. Shim Washers are used to minimise backlash until all components fit perfectly. Steel or stainless steel is used in the manufacture of Shim Washers.
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made of stainless steel do not belong to the connecting elements but much more to the compensating elements. Special attention should be paid to shim washers made of stainless steel. Very few people know exactly what Shim-washers or support washers do for a purpose and how they are installed and used. No mechanical engineering frame, gear manufacturing company or technical plant in special machine construction can do without support shims or Shim-washers. Shim washers are always inserted where machine parts have production-related tolerances, where, for example, shafts with gear wheels have too much play or bearing seats in bearing housings must be set free of play. As inconspicuous as these little really important helpers are, many people do not know what they are really used for. Imagine you are driving your car and hear noises caused by backlash from your gearbox, whether under load or when shifting to the next gear, these changes are always noisy. That would be terrible. Not only would the noises be disturbing, but also the play between the shafts and journals or bearings and the gears would irrevocably increase wear. This is exactly where spacer shims - i.e. Shim Washers - are used and easily compensate for the production-related play. Stainless steel Shim Washers are usually also used, which also prevent corrosion. Here we specifically speak of the material V2A or V4A. The Shim Washers or support rings are available in many common diameters and especially in different thicknesses. The different thicknesses of shim washers are extremely important, because they can compensate the play to almost a few micrometers (in principle free of play). This ensures smooth and backlash-free running, low wear and smooth running of gears. Also in other technical plants where shafts and axles or bearings or bearing housings have to be balanced, these Shim washers are used thousands of times a day and fulfil their tasks with the greatest accuracy. If you would like to read more about Shim washers made of stainless steel, please visit our blog post.
Our delivery program of Shim Washers made of stainless steel - buy online in our online shop
We supply shim washers
or support rings in a wide range of diameters and thicknesses. We are equipped with the most common stainless steel shim washers in stock and can quickly take over the delivery. Often the orders leave our warehouse the next day or the following day after processing. So we can deliver shim washers made of stainless steel with the smallest diameter of 4 mm to the largest diameter of 45 mm. So again all intermediate sizes of shim washers are available. You will find the entire range of support shims available below this page. To make the purchase in our online shop much easier for you, the website has been converted to the secure SSL certificate. That means for you, a secure transmission of your onlien data, which you enter to order your goods from us. This means that there is no more access point for attacks or data theft during the transfer of your sensitive data to our system. In the same breath we would like to explain to you briefly how you can place your order in our online shop. Simply place your items in the shopping cart. The quantities can be small but also larger quantities, it does not matter. Put together your assortment of goods. Once the spacers are placed in the shopping cart, you will be automatically directed to the selection of payment options. Decide on the best payment option for you. Once you have done so, you will be redirected to the website of our payment provider. There you will confirm your purchase. Afterwards you will be redirected to us if the payment was successful. In the same breath you will receive an automatic order confirmation. If we have received your order, we will pack the goods for you in our warehouse and hand them over to the appropriate shipping center. The goods should arrive one day later.
The mounting of shim washers
In order to correctly compensate for the play between shafts or axles and bearing seats, this is only possible by using shim washers. The shims washers made of metal or stainless steel or steel have the effect of bridging gaps or distances. In order to mount the shim correctly, you should first measure the gap between the elements to be compensated. To do this, use a feeler gauge, which combines different thicknesses on strips. With this tape you now calculate the exact gap between the individual parts to be compensated and put together the correct metal discs with the correct thickness. Now put the shims one after the other over the shaft and move them up to the edge of the number wheel. When all the different elements have been inserted and are thus lined up, try to insert the circlips into the groove. If the washers jumps into the groove without much effort, there is almost certainly still a little too much play between the snap ring and the hub of the gearwheel. Add another compensating element and try again to see if the snap ring engages. If this is the case, check if everything is free of play. If there is no more play between the hub and the circlip, the assembly is complete.
The production of shim washers made of stainless steel