Fixturlaser UK

Shimpacks

Fixturlaser Shims & Shimcases

Shims and Shimcases available ex-stock – contact us for pricing or visit our online store

Stainless Steel Shims are generally regarded as the standard product to use to lift machine feet, when performing precision laser shaft alignment.

Pre-cut shims are approximately four times more cost effective than hand cut shims, in time savings alone, not to mention they are far more reliable with regards to consistency of pressure under each foot, thereby minimising Softfoot caused by any variance in shim thicknesses.

Hand cut shims, especially the thinner ones, are near on impossible to deburr by hand and so contribute to the deviation in each ones’ thickness & reduce the possibility of a precision alignment job.

  • Shims are an integral part of obtaining precision shaft alignment in an efficient manner.
  • Be mindful of the position of your shim stack in relation to the bolt. Keep clearance between the shim and the bolt, to prevent damage to the shim stack or bolt threads.
  • A bent shim can induce Softfoot, where it normally does not exist.
  • The cost of new shims is minimal when compared to the cost of extra downtime caused by an inaccurate or rushed shaft alignment job.
  • Use of hand-made shims brings to mind the old saying ‘Penny Wise Pound foolish.’
  • Improper storage and re-use of old shims can be a contributing factor to Softfoot.
  • Dirt, debris, bent shims and inconsistent thickness of cheap carbon-steel or plastic shims can drive up costs in lost time, as the frustrated mechanic struggles with alignment problems.
  • Never overlook ‘hidden shims’ under the feet which includes dirt and ingress!

Our products have flexible features that enable us to tailor a package to suit your budget & specific needs.

Fixturlaser Shimpacks

 

Shims are purpose machined plates used to correct vertical positioning of moveable machines during the shaft alignment process. Machine-train baseplates are normally machined so that a number of shims are required under the prime-mover. Following measurement of the misalignment of the driver and driven shafts, shims are added to (or removed from) the motor’s feet to correct for vertical offset and angularity.

Fixturlaser Shimpacks are supplied in pre-packed sets containing 10 shims per size with one thickness per pack. We make bespoke shims to order. Please visit our online store below for pricing or contact us to discuss any specific issues you have.

Order Fixturlaser Shimpacks Online

Order your Shimpack’s online and have them shipped to your doorstep, next working day. Navigate to your size of choice, click the links below.

Fixturlaser Shimpacks

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Shimpack R1 A 0.5

Fixturlaser single slot, pre-cut, shims are available on overnight delivery from our UK Midlands based stores in 5 different profiles and a range of thicknesses to fit machine bolts M12 through M55.

Shimpack A – 50 x 50mm
0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

Shimpack B – 75 x 75mm
0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

Shimpack C – 100 x 100mm
0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

Shimpack D – 125 x 125mm
0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

Shimpack E – 200 x 200mm
0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00

Please note that we make bespoke shims to order. Please contact us for more details.

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Slotted Alignment Shims

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Shim Sizes – New

Shims are purpose machined plates used to correct the vertical positioning of moveable machines during the shaft alignment process.

Machine-train baseplates are normally machined so that a number of shims are required under each foot (in normal circumstances), of the prime mover. In some instances the Feetlock function is used, if the moveable machine is base bound.

Following measurement of the misalignment of the driver and the driven shafts, shims are added to, or removed from, the motor’s feet to correct for vertical offset and angularity.

Base Bound
This is the vertical condition that occurs when the movable machine is positioned higher than the stationary machine and there are either no, or an insufficient number of shims, that can be removed in order to lower the movable machine to the required elevation, to align both shafts vertically.

Bolt Bound
This is the horizontal condition that occurs when the moveable machine is ‘bound’ by the hold down bolts in the direction of movement needed to correct for horizontal misalignment. Typical remedies to correct for bolt bound situations are:-

  • drill out the movable machine feet,
  • undercut the hold down bolts,
  • replace the hold bolts with smaller diameter ones when through drilled or,
  • move the stationary machine, if possible.

Our products have flexible features that enable us to tailor a package to suit your budget & specific needs.

Fixturlaser After Sales Support

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Fixturlaser UK offers full technical support and training on all of our products. Training can be arranged to be carried out at our premises or yours. Contact us for more details.

Fixturlaser Guide-U™

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Fixturlaser Guide-U™ is our unique icon based user interface that guides the mechanic throughout the alignment process, zero text, no confusion. Press the icon of choice and follow the screen prompts. There are no text barriers or confusing tree sub-structures cluttering the mechanic’s path to ensuring precision shaft alignment each and every time.

Fixturlaser TPS™

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With Fixturlaser True Position Sensing, no re-measurement or additional rotation of the machine train, in between adjustments, is necessary. You can see exactly how much your remedial actions are moving the machine, live. TPS™ is accurate & innovative, ensuring the quickest response time between machine failure & getting your machine back on-line.

Fixturlaser UK
Unit 70, Dunston House, Dunston Rd, Chesterfield, S41 9QD, United Kingdom
Phone: 01909 251001
e-Mail: sales@fixturlaser.co.uk