Setting the cutting clearance

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High efficiency for cutting edges

When setting the cutting clearance (also shear gap), the lateral distance between two cutting edges moving past each other is optimally aligned. This makes it possible to achieve the highest possible efficiency with minimal wear – for example, in scrap shears or presses. In order to be able to adjust the cutting clearance, standard solutions are usually not sufficient, which is why individual shim sets – consisting of precision shims of the same geometry of different sheet thicknesses – are mainly used in this area of application.

The mostly rectangular shape and elongated holes allow you to easily replace the shims on the blades – without having to turn the screws completely out of the fixture. To remove individual sheets or to add more, it is sufficient to loosen screws.

Advantages of shims for adjusting
the cutting clearance

  • minimizes wear due to precise adjustment options,
  • reduces the maintenance effort of machines and the associated downtimes,
  • offers high flexibility due to unlimited combination possibilities of different sheet thicknesses,
  • allows the reusability of the
    sheets not required.
Beispiele von Shims der Firma peel-plate für den Vorrichtungsbau in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Shim washers for the ideal adjustment of the cutting clearance

Single sheets are available from a thickness of 0.05 mm up to several millimeters. For parts made of laminated metal sheet, the thickness of the individual sheet foils starts at 0.01 mm. Any combination of sheet thicknesses is possible for installation or replacement of the cutting blades. Production according to your customer-specific requirements is possible in materials such as steel, aluminum, brass, etc.

Our products

Unsere Standard-Passplatten peel-plate, single-plate und vario-plate als massive Einzelbleche


Passbleche von peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Shim washers

Beispiele verschiedener Schichtblechteile, bei denen einzelne Schichten zum Teile abgezogen wurden

Laminated metal sheet

Ausgleichsbleche von peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Sheet metal parts

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We manufacture shim washers according to your requirements, technical drawings, and drafts. Send us a request with your drawing. We will be happy to make you an offer based on this data.

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Accuracy and diligence play just as important a role for us as they do for your machines and systems.


We manufacture shims and underlays exactly according to your customer-specific requirements.


We will be happy to advise you personally! Together we will find the right solution for your application.


We supply standard shims directly from stock, and we also manufacture custom sheet metal parts promptly.