HVH Industrial Solutions is a leading shim supplier/distributor
A shim is thin and often tapered or wedged material used to fill small gaps or spaces between objects. Shims are typically used to support, adjust for better fit, or provide a level surface. Shims may also be used as spacers to fill gaps between parts subject to wear.
Slotted leveling shims are used for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. For example, the electric motor shaft must be aligned with the mating equipment (pump, compressor, gearbox, etc.). Without proper alignment, equipment may experience damaging vibration or excessive shaft and bearing wear, resulting in a mechanical breakdown.